Leadership, Team Skills & Collaboration

"I thought the course was fabulous! The best course I have ever attended, certainly I have never laughed so much. I also think it will have a lasting effect on me in house every time I think about leadership, team working & collaboration."

Ministry of Justice

In the current VUCA world (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) the ability to function as a flexible and adaptive team is vital for organisations. Inter- and intra-organisational collaborations are becoming the norm, as complex projects require the input of multiple specialists and stakeholders. 

The Leadership, Team Skills & Collaboration and course focus on boosting effective teamwork and collaboration, using Applied Improvisation as a fast-track experiential methodology.  It aims to help individuals and teams to become more effective by providing direct experiential insight into which attitudes, mindsets, and behaviours help and hinder this development.

This course is from our Leadership & Management series. At the Civil Service College, we tailor our courses to each attendee’s role and organisation, ensuring that each participant gets the most out of the training. Our courses and trainers are continuously updated and evaluated to ensure that we are always delivering the best service possible.

Key Training Features

Who Can Attend

Learning Outcomes

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Key Training Features:

  • Experiential and participatory – learning through direct experience and action rather than theory, using the innovative methodology of 'Applied Improvisation'
  • Direct insight into which attitudes, mindsets, and behaviours support effective team operation
  • Distinguishing teamwork from collaboration, understanding the ways in which they differ, and the different requirements of each.
  • Insight into individual team style preferences, and opportunities to explore alternative approaches
  • A focus on flexible and adaptable leadership and followership, and the ability to move between the two
  • An engaging and interactive workshop.

Who Can Attend:

Anyone who has a need to operate as part of a team, or to collaborate with others – which is more or less everyone!

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will develop an understanding of the personal mindsets, attitudes, and behaviours the help achieve good teamwork and will have a direct visceral experience of how good teamwork feels. During the Leadership & Team Skills course, they will learn the difference between teamwork and collaboration, and access to the different skills required for each mode

They will develop flexibility in the face of uncertainty and discover techniques for group creative problem-solving. They will get experience in both confident leadership and strong followership, vital for flexible and adaptable teams.

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10:00 - 16:00


Available to be delivered In-House. Contact us for a quotation.


Face to face or virtual

In-House Option

This course is available In-House and can be tailored to meet your individual training requirements.


Lead Trainer

Jon Trevor

Jon Trevor

Jon has been training and facilitating for over 30 years. He is also a certified NLP Premiere Practitioner, Board member and Certified Practitioner of the Applied Improvisation Network.

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Jon Trevor

Jon Trevor

Jon Trevor has an eclectic background, having been an actor, a theatre director, a writer, a salesman, a university lecturer, a journalist, CEO of three SMEs, a trainer, a facilitator, and a consultant.  In one form or another he has been teaching, training, communicating and facilitating, for over 30 years.

He is a certified NLP Premiere Practitioner.

He is a Board member and Certified Practitioner of the Applied Improvisation Network, an international group of facilitators who use the skills and methods of improvisation to bring about social, personal, or organisational change.

He is an improviser and improv teacher, and Director of the Birmingham Improv Festival.

He has had features and articles published in The Guardian, Financial Times, The Training Journal, on Radio 4, and many others.

He is a licensed and experienced skydiver and aerial videographer with over 1,900 skydives in his logbook.

His training methodology is entirely experiential – his abiding motto is “you can’t learn to swim in the library”, so all his training is practical and participatory.

All though Jon Trevor uses a wide variety of training and facilitation techniques, his particular specialism is Applied Improvisation, which takes concepts, ideas, and techniques from the world of improvised theatre, and applies them as a fast-track, powerful and effective training tool. 

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