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Marco is the CEO of 16lab SRL and the artistic director of the training courses and performances of Match d’Improvvisazione Teatrale Bologna At The Bologna Business School he teaches the Awareness and Presence module on the Personal Development Program, applying the conventions of theatrical interaction to public speaking, focussing in particular on non verbal communication. Involved in experiential training since 2000, he uses performance improvisation techniques in a corporate setting to develop both individual and team development training programs. Marco has been at the helm of conceptualising, developing, and directing a variety of innovative corporate theatre formats for public and private organisations. A Political Science graduate, he is also a certified International Coaching Federation (ICF) coach. He has worked as an improv trainer and performer throughout Italy, as well as in Europe and overseas. Clients include: Gruppo Mont.enegro S.p.A, Camst, W. Academy, Università di Bologna, Garc SpA, Tonino Lamborghini, Ego Airways, Regione Emilia Romagna, Bologna Welcome As the father of twins, Marco has fast become an expert in adaptive mindsets


Come funziona la nostra comunicazione quando ci relazioniamo con gli altri? Ne utilizziamo consapevolmente tutti i livelli o facciamo affidamento solo sull’aspetto verbale, dimenticandoci l’importanza del linguaggio del corpo e degli elementi legati al paraverbale? Siamo efficaci o andiamo in deficit cognitivo, prigionieri di convinzioni limitanti, paura e “performance anxiety”? Ci poniamo in apertura e ascolto, consapevoli del processo, o seguiamo schemi mentali e abitudini? Comprendere chi siamo e come possiamo gestire al meglio tutte le nostre abilità comunicativo relazionali è sempre più necessario e decisivo per entrare in “connessione” con gli interlocutori. Il modulo alterna parti teoriche con attività esperienziali, tra cui un training con l’improvvisazione, utile per prendere coscienza del proprio modo di stare di fronte a un pubblico (dal singolo individuo a un team di lavoro), e potenziare l’abilità di gestire sé stessi e di conseguenza gli altri, arricchendo in questo modo le nostre performance.

INSPIRATIONAL AND MOTIVATIONAL SESSIONS – Today we talk a lot about fluid organizations, defined as “containers of skills sets”, in which, in addition to technical skills, skills such as flexibility, collaboration and integration, problem solving, creativity and innovative thinking, shared autonomy and widespread responsibility are and will always be sought after.

These are the skills that support a continuous learning process, in which strictly disciplinary knowledge is very important but not sufficient.

To strengthen these skills is very useful training with improvisation, creative and natural act of the human being: we improvise every time that in front of an unexpected input we give in real time the best possible response, drawing on our knowledge and activating the best of our skills.

With the exercises of improvisation we train to manage ourselves, at the level of thoughts, emotions and actions; to value the other, seeing him exclusively as a useful resource to achieve a common goal; to manage the processes, what is happening in the present step by step, beyond mental schemes, prejudices and cognitive deficits from “performance anxiety”.

Training with improvisation enhances our adaptive mindset, which is nothing but the skill of skills: knowing what to do even when you don’t know what to do.


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