PARTNER WITH PCA TO BRING
YOUR EVENTS TO LIFE

PCA is an award-winning global specialist in custom experiential learning and recommended partner for Events providers seeking transformational elements for your conference and events portfolio.

Our diverse faculty delivers highly immersive solutions in 41 countries with over 150 global brands, including FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies.     

We take a personal and collaborative approach to Events partnerships, supporting and enabling your project team to deliver impactful interventions by enhancing participant experience.


FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR SOLUTIONS FOR EVENTS COMPANIES.

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OUR EXPERIENCE

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HOW WE CAN BRING YOUR EVENTS TO LIFE

Pre-Event

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We know these events are pivotal for clients and in some cases presenters are more confident than others. 1-2 weeks before the conference PCA can run our Formal Presentation Workshop for your client’s people.

The workshop is about how to Engage, Compel, and Be Memorable to make the most of critical opportunities to articulate your value, confidently and authentically.

 

Pre-Event
Full Programme

Orchestrator / Specialist Facilitator

The orchestrator is in charge of creating and developing the learning narrative from start to finish of the event. They will work closely with the client team to make sure the event turns from an informational download to a learning journey enabling all participants to have a transformational experience.

THEY WILL

  • Hold the programme narrative and ensure that everything that makes up that event create that cohesive story for participants.
  • Involved in design phase.
  • Connect the dots for participants
  • They are the right combination of challenge and care – guardians of the safe space that needs to be created.
  • Create the right environment for participants to experiment, explore. challenge and fail in safe, supportive space.
  • Engage participants in the conversation, especially with large groups.
Full Programme
Day 1 – Experiential Element

Forum Theatre

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This experiential approach is fantastic for quickly bringing a subject-matter to life and provides a highly immersive platform for the participants to safely explore and try out skills and behaviours being discussed during the session.

  1. Audience watches a scenario played out by 2-5 characters – the scenario might, for instance, be a conversation between a manager and their line report.
  2. Having watched the conversation, the audience provides feedback to the facilitator on what was effective and what would make the conversation even more effective
  3. Conversation is run a second time with the audience – as the ‘directors’ – coaching the characters on how to improve the conversation using best practice techniques discussed during the session –the conversation being progressed on a ‘stop’/‘start’ basis
Forum theatre allows participants to focus on behaviours instead of technical knowledge allowing them to build best practice as a group.
Day 1 – Experiential Element
Day 1 – Experiential Element

Support and Facilitate an Internal Session

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A PCA facilitator will work with a member of the organisation to present an impactful session. Working with 

Day 1 – Experiential Element
Day 1 – Experiential Element

Deep Dive Workshop

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Create scenarios based on critical business challenges that can be demonstrated to participants in a safe space.

A recent example of this is our team simulating a conversation between a physician and a patient to support the patient with the full range of services that are available around the treatment.

Day 1 – Experiential Element

Improvisation Workshop

During the workshop participants experiment with a new approach to working in a team, adopting the improvisers code of ‘yes and’ to accept and build on other people’s ideas, using word games, story-telling and comedy.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
The audience will usually identify themes like (but not exclusively):

  • Leading in ambiguity
  • Collaboration
  • Empowering others
  • Building trust
  • Culture of inclusivity
  • Productive failure
  • Leading with courage
  • Innovation
  • Customer centricity
  • Agility

Showstopper – The Improvised Musical

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During this highly immersive experience, participants are invited Olivier award winning West End cast to co-create a full blown all singing, all dancing 40 minute musical. 

This unique experience showcases the skill and trust involved in improvised performance and engages hearts and minds, leaving participants energised and inspired.  By reacting in the moment to direct feedback from the audience, the Showstoppers demonstrate core competencies such as agility, customer centricity, listening and collaboration.  Participants can themselves experience the increased engagement, commitment and emotional connection as a result and consider how they can practice these competencies in their own role.

The Showstoppers can be briefed in advance on core learning themes and seamlessly weave them throughout their performance or  they can respond solely to the suggestions of the audience themselves.

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After the complete performance, our PCA facilitators lead a debrief to highlight key messages including what we might learn from this experience about high-performing leaders, teams & organisations. 

WHAT TO EXPECT - A TRUSTED PARTNER

In today’s world, organisations are in constant search for ways to enagage their leaders to drive their performance and achieve strategic goals. Organisations demand higher impact offerings which combine cutting edge concepts with practical application in tighter timescales at smaller investment. What if you could partner with a firm that combined global experience, fresh methods and exceptional relationship management to stay one step ahead?

At PCA, we offer our Events partners a unique opportunity to enhance content with high impact facilitators and experiential learning techniques tailored to your specific brief.  Our aim is to enhance, reinforce and embed the learning narrative that you have defined with your client on order to achieve agreed outcomes.

We support leaders improve effectiveness in moments that matter and this translates into everything we do with our Events partners. Partnering with PCA means a highly collaborative, flexible, supportive relationship with one goal in mind; delighting your end client by providing a highly customised solution whether for a half day leadership session or full-week product launch. We understand that designs evolve, timelines shift and client expectations refocus and so provide a dedicated team to support you throughout every project.

HOW WE DO IT

1. DISCOVER

DISCOVER

Getting to know you and your design philosophy

Understanding your clients’ needs

Immersing ourselves in the organisational 'why', learning to speak their language

2. DESIGN

DESIGN

Collaborating on experiential design

Developing innovative solutions that bring to life current trends and leadership challenges

Enhancing and embedding programme themes and objectives

3. DELIVER

DELIVER

Leveraging global reach with regional teams

Delivering highly immersive sessions

Using Explore, Engage, Embed philosophy Adapting methods to scale from C-suite retreats to company wide conferences.

HOW WE DO IT - EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

PCA CAN SUPPORT
YOU WITH:

  • Collaborative human centred design
  • Co-creating end to end learner journeys
  • Experiential vehicles for cutting edge research
  • Bringing learning to life 
  • Building future leaders capabilities
  • Challenging traditional norms and assumptions
  • Succeeding in the moments that matter
  • Creating a learning organisation
  • Promoting a culture of inclusion

PCA’s methodology is a careful blend of immersion, demonstration, theory, practice and ‘so what’ next steps that support leaders translate commercial strategy into everyday practice. Experiential methods allow participants to create their own learning strategies through observation, experimentation and reflection in a supportive yet challenging environment. The experience itself adds an emotional element to practice, encoding learning to a further degree than traditional methods. Our contextualised sessions provide the opportunity to fail fast in safe setting, one of the most powerful and constructive ways to consolidate new skills and mindsets.

Would you like to be immersed in one of our experiences?
Contact us to arrange a complimentary taster session.

WHO YOU WILL WORK WITH – OUR FRIENDLY EXPERTS

Our Custom Learning team is dedicated to translating cutting edge research into experiential sessions. We immerse ourselves in your clients’ world to design contextualised and profoundly relevant interventions which resonate with your participants.
Our global faculty is diverse by design; from global CEOs to hostage negotiators; leading academics to west end stars and behavioural psychologists to pioneering futurists. This enables us to identify the right team for the right challenge across every level, sector and geography. Our faculty are based across multiple markets, providing culturally diverse teams who can incorporate local knowledge and insight into each experience.

We focus on the moments that matter…to you and your clients.


FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR SOLUTIONS FOR EXECUTIVE EDUCATION.

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ABOUT US

PCA (Personal Communications Academy) are one of the world’s leading specialist providers of experiential learning experiences.

We work with leaders at all levels, including your senior leadership teams, future leaders, high performers and high potentials.

CONTACT US

We are happy to come in to talk with you at your offices, wherever you’re based, so please contact us at:

Email: hello@pca-global.com
Call: +44 20 8638 8308