PARTNER WITH PCATO 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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HOW WE CAN BRING YOUR EVENTS TO LIFE
Present with Impact – Internal Workshops
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- Having watched the conversation, the audience provides feedback to the facilitator on what was effective and what would make the conversation even more effective
- 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
Support and Facilitate an Internal Session
A PCA facilitator will work with a member of the organisation to present an impactful session. Working with
Deep Dive Workshop
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.
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.
The audience will usually identify themes like (but not exclusively):
- Leading in ambiguity
- Empowering others
- Building trust
- Culture of inclusivity
- Productive failure
- Leading with courage
- Customer centricity
Showstopper – The Improvised Musical
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.
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
HOW WE DO IT - EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
PCA CAN SUPPORT
- 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.