“Doing leads to understanding”
Role-play, (rehearse for reality) in training, is essential for experiential learning and creating behavioral change.
Having an Acting Background, Paul is able to take on the challenging actions and behaviors of others (determined by the participants) to stretch participants and take on new skills. Role-play is a safe, fun and energized way to learn new skills, stretch, work outside comfort zones and practice in a safe environment. Having an actor role-play opposite you as a learner takes the pressure off you to “act”. The learners are allowed to be themselves focusing on the skills and increasing their flexibility. Stretching participants in training ensures that the skills stick and are easily transferred back to the workplace.