Professional Development

Our message will engage your team in a way that will improve the culture,  promote supportive collaboration and effective communication. Research shows (as we present in our workshops) that overall “happiness” leads to fewer sick days, improved job performance, and even a longer life! We explore this and many other study-backed principles in our interactive workshop.

Invite Curtis Needs A Ride to be apart of your training schedule and we will deliver strategies to your team that can be utilized in your office space immediately! 

Our goal is to affect a positive culture, and to share the tools we've learned that make good ideas great and reform mistakes into triumphs. We want to share the secret to overcoming stress, pessimism, opposition, and other day-to-day vices and teach how to "flip the script" on negativity. 

We use the tenants of improvisational comedy as a guideline to teach positive tools that facilitate a happier, healthier work and personal life.

Some of the topics we discuss are:

Communication | Adapting to Change | The Power of Positivity | Creating A Supportive  Culture


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First and foremost we have to engage your staff with ideas and exercises that challenge their thinking. High stress levels are a continual battle in any field. Thus, it is critical to inspire the notion inside EVERYONE that says “you can make a difference”. We will share useful tools and remind your team that they are valued and have the power to make a difference.


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There are so many ideas that we present, like building a supportive culture and learning how to adapt to change, that we HAVE to spend time exploring what that looks like. This is where it getʼs interactive. Your staff will experience for themselves our strategies and our large area of formal assessments. Our exploratory strategies will open the door for staff to staff interaction to improve upon your team's climate while enabling your staff to share their best practices.


Itʼs tough to do anything in life that doesnʼt bring joy. Going through the motions for too long can beat a person down. Just like your team needs to be constantly energized in what theyʼre doing, we get to SHOW this wonderful group of people the power of positivity. We want to entertain your staff to 1) give them a break from the “norm” and 2) show them how THEY can infuse “entertaining” techniques that will bring out the best in their work. 

Training Options

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1) The 60 Minute Flyby : Our shortest training will be a fast and entertaining ride that is a combination of group interaction and teaching take-away skills that can be incorporated into the classroom.

2) The Half Day Intensive : This 3 hour training allows us the time to really dive into all of our material, while still leaving half of a day for your school to handle internal matters. We will make sure that EVERYONE gets involved on some level (we are promoting PLCs, after all) and allows us plenty of time to dive into every topic we want to cover.

3) The Full Curtis : Our full day extravaganza is the training we get most excited about. Everyone enjoys the 60 minute Flyby b/c it moves fast and leaves people wanting more. The Full Curtis pushes everyone pretty far. And while we keep the whole day moving at a fun pace, we will embrace the fact that work is hard. School days can be long. And we show how you can tackle those long days (and negative feelings) with tools that will greatly increase your chance of success.

We are always happy to discuss a customized training day for your team. Please contact us anytime and we can figure out the best way to incorporate a CNAR workshop into your schedule.