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Professional Development

Strengthen your voice. Focus your message. Empower your staff.

Whether you’re looking for intensive training in persuasive speaking or an interactive team-building experience to reinvigorate your staff, STC Education offers a menu of unique experiences to enhance communication skills in the work place. These collaborative programs explore how the classical actor’s strategies can be valuable assets in the professional world.

Email STCtraining@ShakespeareTheatre.org or call 202.547.5688 to book a workshop.

Workshop Topics include:

  • Acting for Business Professionals: Communication and the Captivated Audience
    Capture your audience’s attention and deliver an effective message that will resonate long after the meeting is over. In this fast-paced, interactive workshop, participants explore physical communication, vocal performance, objectives and text analysis as they apply to the workplace. Adapted from the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s popular multi-week Master Acting Class, participants discover how to practically apply tools and concepts utilized by classical actors to maximize the potential of all communication – whether leading a team through a challenging project or negotiating one-on-one.
  • Text and Persuasion
    Focus your message and sharpen your delivery to inspire action and achieve your goals. Participants will explore text and presentation content in depth in order to sharpen delivery and bring life to complicated, dense language. Receive detailed individual coaching and feedback while analyzing and presenting text you use with your clients in your professional work.
  • Team Building and Communication in the Workplace
    Improve communication between staff through play and performance. Strengthen your ability to listen, create relationships and collaborate with others through games and exercises designed by theatre professionals to build ensemble. Have fun practicing your communication skills in a team-building experience that’s challenging, energetic and entertaining.

If your organization’s specific goals are not adequately addressed within any of these existing workshops, STC Education will collaborate with your staff to customize an experience that suits your needs.  Workshop fees vary and are based on the length and location of classes, degree of customization and number of participants engaged.

“Exceptional educators… The workshop was really well conceived…practical and highly applicable to our docents and to our space. Both instructors managed to balance warmth and professionalism which is quite tricky but highly important, especially with our crowd, and putting people at ease and creating an atmosphere of trust. What was so impressive for all of us was their high level of expertise, which they used as a tool to teach and assist and not to show off their wealth of knowledge. “
Elizabeth Diament
Senior Educator, Manager of School Tours and Docent Programs
National Gallery of Art

Past clients include:
The National Gallery of Art, The World Bank, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, The President’s Own Marine Band, Washington Gas, Marriott International, Food and Drug Administration and Freddie Mac

For more information and to book a workshop, email STCtraining@ShakespeareTheatre.org or call 202.547.5688.