Highwire Improv

Transform Your Management with Highwire Improv

Facilitating Team Communications for Software Team Leaders

A small group, interactive workshop to level up your team management!

Moving into engineering management means taking on a wide range of new responsibilites. It’s no longer good enough to be technically proficient and productive – you now have to:

  • Develop the individuals on your team and give key feedback.
  • Ensure your team works smoothly together to accomplish larger goals.
  • Understand and translate requests from a broader set of people.
  • Teach your team to communicate outward with one voice.
  • Structure effective meetings for a wide range of personalities.

…and these are skills not taught in CS classes, coding bootcamps, or on the job, so where are you going to learn how to be a great manager?

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Why Choose Highwire Improv for Your Professional Development?

Customized Workshops

We capture details about your specific role, experience, and skills to build personalized training.

Experienced Facilitators

Led by seasoned improv professionals with a background in technology and management.

Practical Skills

Focused on real-world application, from improving communication to enhancing problem-solving abilities.

Small Class Sizes

Each session has just eight people, so you get tons of reps, individual feedback, and a close-knit team feel.

Improv can do that? Improv can do that!

Performers on a stage perform improv, much like how applied improv workshops teach people the fundamentals of improv

Don’t panic! We’re not going to ask you to get on stage and act, dance, sing, or tell jokes!  Our workshops use improv techniques to help you develop skills in a low-pressure environment where the brain is primed for maximal learning.

 

Highwire Improv’s Play / Reflect / Apply learning methodology creates connections in the moment and then reinforces learning through solo reflection and team discussion.

 

Each workshop uses a mix of communication exercises, improv games, lecture, and group discussions to prepare you for the wide range of challenges that arise in team communications.  

 

Plus, we’ll leave you with worksheets and instructions to run some of these exercises with your team so that you can share and practice what you’ve learned!

 

Can I Use Professional Development Budget to Pay for This?

Absolutely – in fact, we’ve already pre-written an email template for you right here!

I highly recommend Highwire Improv to any corporate group seeking to foster teamwork, collaboration, a client-centric mindset, and appreciating how funny and creative their colleagues are. The Highwire Team’s expertise, enthusiasm, and ability to create a positive environment make them an excellent choice for improv-based events. Invite Highwire Improv to facilitate your next event and give your team the gift of laughter, growth, and improved collaboration.
Lisa Tsyvine
Senior Manager, Deloitte
Highwire Improv delivered an interactive and well structured training program. Opportunities to engage & interact as a group while having fun is a great way to build communication skills and creativity skills. Our team had so much fun doing improv as we continue to use it in meetings and team building activities.
Matthew Soeth
Head of Trust and Safety, Spectrum Labs
Thank you for an amazing training experience. You made taking a break out of our busy day a time we could not miss. Some of us were a little uncomfortable at first because we did not know much about Improv. But after the first session, everyone was very engaged and enjoyed learning in a playful environment. Our learned lessons were plentiful and very applicable to our work environment. We learned how to be more present, be more effective collaborator and explore ways to think on our feet. I would recommend this training to my friends and co-workers!
Alexandrine Harris
Director, Element Fleet Management

Highwire Applied Improv has something for everyone!

Applied Improv for the Workplace

Improv games and exercises are great ways to explore leadership and team-building skills like assertiveness, resilience, collaboration, active listening, and agility in a fun, low-stakes environment. By combining improv instruction with reflection exercises, we create long-term learning and development outcomes for individuals and teams.

Applied Improv for Students

Students in K-12 and college can greatly benefit from improv activities to explore creativity, communication skills, and emotional and physical understanding. Maintaining a place to play and explore can provide an impactful new context to develop social and performance skills. Ideal for career services, arts education, and student life groups.

Applied Improv for Remote and Distributed Teams

Connecting online can be a real challenge, whether your team is temporarily or permanently distributed. Applied improv can tune up skills like listening, giving and sharing space, and building on each others’ ideas that can be difficult to maintain in remote environments. Highwire was formed amidst the pandemic and has virtual facilitation at its core – we’ve run dozens of workshops and hundreds of shows with participants all over the globe. Perfect for companies operating in a hybrid work environment.

Get Started with Applied Improvisation

Ready to transform your team? Say Yes, And! Let’s discuss how our applied improvisation workshops can make a difference in your organization. Reach out today!