Challenge the way you see the world and explore leadership and presentation skills through the lens of Shakespeare’s timeless plays. To Thine Own Self Be True is a series of online workshops that over three weeks will develop your leadership and communication skills in a style that is true to you. With a focus on presenting in both physical and online environments, these professional development workshops are perfect for young professionals looking to improve their skills, or those looking for a refresh. Delivered via Zoom, and facilitated by Bell Shakespeare’s Associate Director James Evans, with actors Jack Crumlin (Hamlet) and Emma Jackson (Macbeth).
SESSION 1: LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM SHAKESPEARE
What makes a good leader? This interactive session will examine the values, qualities and behaviours of successful and unsuccessful leaders in Shakespeare and how these relate to the workplace. A combination of performance (by Bell Shakespeare actors) and discussion, participants will be encouraged to reflect on their own behaviour and leadership style.
SESSION 2: LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND SPEECHMAKING
A practical, skills-based session including exercises on presence and holding the attention of a group in both a physical and online setting. Exercises will be based on the St Crispin’s Day speech from Henry V. How can we use language to influence, inspire and unite?
SESSION 3: PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF LESSONS FROM WEEKS 1 & 2
This session will bring together ideas and skills learned in the first two sessions to guide participants in the creation and delivery of a short speech on a topic of each participant’s choosing. This exercise will help to apply, practice and reinforce the lessons learned in the first two weeks in a relaxed environment, with the opportunity for feedback from the program facilitators and other participants.
Session 1: Live workshop Tuesday 4 August 2020, 5.30pm – 6.30pm AEST
Session 2: Live workshop Tuesday 11 August 2020, 5.30pm – 6.30pm AEST
Session 3: Live workshop Tuesday 18 August 2020, 5.30pm – 6.30pm AEST
$240 per participant.Book via Bell Shakespeare website.