Associate, The Praxis Centre
MTheol, Msc IT & Marketing
- Drama-based training
- Role playing
- Forum theatre & live issues
- Coaching for interviews
Paul first became involved in drama-based training, which represents the key set of skills he has contributed to courses at Cranfield since 1994, as an actor working for Lothian Health Board in the mid 1980s on a course to assist trainee social workers how to liaise with other professionals – lawyers, barristers, general practitioners – in the process of sectioning people suffering from a variety mental health challenges.
Paul contributed to a People Development Programme for a large accountancy firm. This led to coaching initiatives and a wide range of interpersonal communication skills courses: role playing, forum theatre, live issues and specifically scripted pieces are all used to accelerate and enliven the learning process in a safe and constructive environment.
Key to this work is the ability to authentically replicate prescribed roles outlined in a brief , to respond commensurate to the manner in which a delegate deals with a situation and then to offer constructive feedback along with further opportunities to put theory in to practice to increase confidence.
He has worked extensively with magic circle law firms, the pharmaceutical industry, NHS, financial services sector, engineering, Borough Councils, retail, insurance and manufacturing.