For Managers and Trainers
Let’s face it. Your workplace is full of people. You know– those difficult organisms that have different opinions and needs and skills and *gulp* personalities! Retention, mental health, conflict, harassment, performance, dismissal, diversity– these all have to be addressed. If not, a vicious cycle ensues:
employees go on leave.
tensions and workloads increase.
those employees go on leave.
This unhealthy merry go round is a ride that loses time, money, and morale. Left to spin on its axis it can cost consultation, investigation, and mediation fees.
What to do?
Although each workplace is unique, there are universal difficulties that all workplaces share. We are not robots at work- we are people who at the core are emotionally wired. We have created a bank of scenarios that address these issues, and use our talented actors to realistically portray these situations. In an encounter that comes closest to what it will be in the real world, your employees have the chance to practice:
Mental Health: Mindful Measures
What is Sexual Harassment?
Engaging Employee Excellence
Bullying in the Workplace
When you are the Messenger: Delivering Difficult News
Leading Through Changing Environments > Managing Objections
These scenarios can be easily adapted to reflect the learning outcome you would like built into the role-play.
For First Responders
You are on the front lines. You face crisis, violence, danger, and raw emotion every day. We can’t change the sharpness of the circumstances, but we can file the edges a bit with practice. In your line of work you don’t have time to mince words. You need to act. So we won’t mince our words either. We’ll tell you how we act.
As simulators we have:
> Stabbed a loved one
> Survived sexual abuse
> Confined a hostage
> Delivered a baby
> Sexually Harassed a co-worker
> Endured PTSD
> Found our child dead
> Turned Tricks
> Abused a child
> Planted racist materials
> Lived on the streets
> Attempted suicide
> Coped with illiteracy
> Been paralyzed in a car accident
> Suffered survivor’s guilt
> Been given a month to live
> Had sex at work
> Lost everything to gambling
> Hidden a drug addiction
> Smothered our baby
If we can tackle that– what can’t we roleplay for you?
For Diversity Education
“Finally, I get it.”
“I wish I had learned this years ago.”
“I never saw the need for this before, and now I understand.”
“Why doesn’t every workplace teach this?”
This is what we hear from our participants.
How do we do it?
We deliver immersive diversity training that is both common sense and cutting edge. All learning styles are engaged through hands on problem solving and discussion opportunities. We believe in empowering the participants rather than telling them what they “cannot” do.
As diversity educators we are trustworthy, open, and immediately responsive to the group. Exploring difference can be messy and emotionally charged. We let our participants “go there” in a secure framework and dig to the bottom of issues, not in a quest to criticize, but to offer an honest transformative learning process.
The foundation of our work is on three levels; awareness, knowledge, and skills.
Awareness of personal bias.
Knowledge of the benefits of a respectful and diverse workplace.
Skills to deal with inter professional diversity issues.
We customize our courses to your needs and time frames. Our clients include : The Nova Scotia Firefighter School, Halifax Regional Municipality Fire Service, Down East Communication, St. Patrick’s High School, Millwood High School, and Northwood.
Let us help your organization reach it’s true potential by creating an optimal work environment, where all employees feel valued and included. The measurement of our success is improved communication, a decrease in sick time, more employee motivation, and increased productivity.
We look forward to helping you achieve this goal, as we strive to promote a thriving and inclusive work place.
-Nadya-Lyse Paré and Kevin Reade
Script Writing Services
Karen Bassett, our writer, is a twice award nominated playwright, whose work has been produced across Canada. In addition, she has written script for numerous events and organizations including:
> Cancer Care Nova Scotia
> The Nova Scotia Merritt Awards
> Dalhousie School of Medicine
> Caregivers Association of Nova Scotia
> Family SOS
> The Dalhousie Legal Aid Society
> Association of Fundraising Professionals Nova Scotia
> The Irondale Ensemble Project
> Suddenly Listen Music Society
> Off the Leash Creative
Karen quickly and creatively customizes scenarios with your training outcomes, timelines, and participants in mind.