The Role That Role-Play Plays

Monday, April 1, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Juanita Coble, Owner, Cobleworks

Implementing role plays can help create enthusiasm and engagement in your training sessions. This interactive learning tool and strategy focuses on not only personal but also group learning objectives.

During this webcast, you will learn the practical skills needed to run role plays effectively. Not all companies can hire an actor. That means you, as a facilitator, may need to play this role or have other participants do so.

Expect to receive significant information so you can feel confident to guide role plays and the feedback process related to them. We will use relevant examples to explore the different methods and show how important it is to give feedback in a way that creates change.

In this webcast, you will learn:

  • the theory and methodology of training acting and how to use it
  • a variety of practical exercises that you as a facilitator can use with your groups
  • the procedure for guiding a role play and giving feedback.

Effective role play provides insights, creating dramatic changes lasting long after the “show” is over. So roll up your sleeves and see how role play can make your next training a resounding success, with rave reviews and real results—no theatrical experience necessary.


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Juanita Coble
Juanita Coble

Owner, Cobleworks

Juanita Coble (trainer, coach, mediator, actor) is owner of Cobleworks, an independent, international training company based in the Netherlands. Born in the United States, she moved to the Netherlands in 1995. Her learning and development sessions are enhanced, energized, and activated by applying theatrical training techniques.

She has worked in a wide variety of sectors, from boardroom to boatyard, covering extensive development topics in the scope of leadership, international communication, conflict resolution, and self-management. Juanita coaches top European scientists on presentation techniques as a part of their grant management program. She designs and delivers training sessions with impact, humor, and depth, creating an environment that encourages learning that sticks. She is a frequently invited speaker at the ATD International Conference & EXPO and has co-authored a TD at Work entitled “Overcoming Barriers to Behavior Change.”