Mike McEvoy – Theatre leading organisational culture change

MelbournePlaybackTheatreWorkshop Title:

Theatre leading organisational culture change

Workshop Description:

This session asks ‘Can theatre play a role in inspiring culture change within organisations?’. A team from Melbourne Playback Theatre Company will reflect on how they worked with an iconic Australian airline to design and deliver experiential training days as part of a culture change program for over 4500 employees in 2012 and 2013. They’ll explore the role of theatre as a change-agent and community-builder with a specific focus on the playback theatre form developed by Jonathan Fox and Jo Salas. And through a mixture of show and tell, they will share how Melbourne Playback use storytelling, applied improvisation, role-play and actor training techniques in corporate learning and development.

If people got the best of the session what would they leave with?

Insights into theatre as a culture change tool.  Energy and inspiration for active ways to engage people.

How is this session connected to the conference theme?

The case study explored in the session is an example of how we influenced cultural change one story at a time.

About the Workshop Presenter:

Mike McEvoy has worked as a facilitator and actor with Melbourne Playback Theatre Company for 10 years, and was one of the company’s artistic directors 2011-2016. In that time he has helped deliver over 350 performances, workshops and training sessions for a range of organisations across the community, corporate and education sectors. Mike also works as a freelance actor, theatre-maker and teaching artist and is an ensemble member with Rawcus, an award-winning company of performers with and without a disability. One of his latest collaborations is a creative podcast called Strive, exploring human ambition from multiple angles.

| May 6th, 2016 | Posted in Uncategorized |

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