Our team away day delivered excellent value for money. It was well structured, relevant for all levels in the team and also a fun and enjoyable team building experience. I’d certainly recommend City Academy to other businesses looking for something different.
Amy Chapman, Group Legal Director, MACE
Construction firm MACE were looking for an inspiring team away day and contacted City Academy. The aim of the day was to boost team morale and develop communication skills that could be put into practice back in the office.
City Academy's business team designed a bespoke full-day programme at Diorama Studios.
The morning session, led by expert vocal coach Dolly May, focused on Presence and Impact. Here the team explored practical techniques for conveying confidence under pressure working as group and in pairs. The group mastered techniques for managing nerves, connecting with an audience (no matter how small) and making a lasting impact.
After lunch the group participated in a fun, physical session to boost morale. Using tried and tested techniques for bonding actors in rehearsal, City Academy designed a three-hour Improvisation session tailored for the corporate group. This part of the day allowed the group to enjoy one another's company on a level playing field, in a safe environment with no pressure. The group were able to use some of the core learnings from the morning session and work together creatively.
Performing arts offers a wealth of techniques and exercises to bond a team and the legal team from MACE certainly enjoyed themselves.