Where We Do It
Improv in Education
Referenced in pedagogical papers for experiential learning, Improv in Education is a validated approach to learning. It's also a lot of fun. Listening deeply, responding intuitively, collaborating positively are essential skills for school, work and life. NWC has delivered dynamic workshops from Senior Kindergarten to PhD Physics with remarkably similar enthusiastic and positive reviews.
Improv in Business
Nancy writes, speaks and delivers training for corporate clients.
Mental agility, dealing with unpredictable situations, adapting to change, listening deeply and communicating effectively. Just a few of the critical 21st century workplace skills that are gained through improv training. The bonus: one ton of laughter and team cohesion built along the way.
NWC collaborates with the best improvisers and communicators to disseminate evidence-based research from the fields of Behavioral Psychology, Positive Psychology, Organizational Theory and Behavior Economics
We improve participants’ management skills to help them thrive in dynamic and sometimes chaotic business environments. We tap their intuitive judgment, leverage all resources available to them, and watch them act decisively in the moment. Empathy, resiliency, leadership and followership skills build a formidable team. We know how that's done.
Improv in Healthcare
Improv workshops delivered at the inpatient psychiatric facility, St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton. Womankind an inpatient addiction treatment center and MASH, Men’s Addiction Service Hamilton also receive communication and creativity improv workshops.
St. Joseph’s Youth Wellness Center has agreed to funding a proper study using improv as a wellness marker for clients. Tests pre and post a 12-week Drop In Improv Workshop Series will include the Depression Score, Social Anxiety Score and Self Esteem score. A conference paper will be written and delivered to healthcare sector conferences late 2017.
Improv in the Neighbourhood
LAUGH LINES – Improv for Seniors
Well earned laugh lines get a work out in this creative, story-telling rich workshop where life experience counts for everything. Shattering the age bias is just the beginning in the creative, fun-filled workshop.
Proof that laughter is the best medicine, keeping everyone young at heart
HOLY IMPROV – Improv for Clergy
The extroverted arena of improv meets the introverted realm of contemplative practice…and merge to gain greater insights.
Religious leaders of all faiths meet regularly to connect and create together. Priests, Rabbis, Imams, Native Elders and Ministers have all enjoyed this workshop where we partner with a larger mystery.
Victor Borge once said, “The shortest distance between two people is laughter.”
"100 staff and graduate students attended. It was easily one of the most dynamic and effective colloquia we have ever given."
David M. Harrison, Senior Lecturer Emeritus
University of Toronto
"It was fantastic! Improv encouraged even the most shy and introverted student and it gave the extroverted types the opportunity to listen. I cannot say enough how powerful the afternoon was for my students. It was one of the highlights of my teaching career."
L. Richards, Teacher of 23 yrs,
Brookdale Elementary, Oakville, Ontario
"I collaborated on a networking event with Nancy for Enterprising Women and found her to be a real joy to work with. She was professional, delightful, engaging and I would highly recommend her as a key note speaker!"
Marty Britton, President & CEO
Britton Management Profiles Inc.
"Nancy presented a dynamic lesson on bridging the gender communication gap…insightful, active, engaging and thought-provoking…with more laughter than we’ve ever shared at our local monthly engineering meeting."
Mary Ellen Bruce Large, P.E., D.GE | Director of Technical Activities
Deep Foundations Institute
"Improv was a scary word for me until I met Nancy! She instantly brought a light to my group and helped each and every one of us shine brighter. She was even kind enough to stay late and help us perfect some of our business improv skills - which have certainly paid off!! Thank you Nancy, we will be calling again!"
Bailey Morrison, The Rhyze Project & Events Coordinator
I thoroughly enjoyed myself – it was such a nice break from my usual daily routine and I found the experience and learning very meaningful. Thank you for sharing your talent and expertise.
Rabbi Jordan Cohen
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