Event Details

  • When: Thursday, 21 May 2020
  • to  Sunday 24th May 2020

    Timings: Starts 18:15 on first day - Finishes 14:00 on last day

    Tuition fee: £260*

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SHORT COURSE: Leadership and the Clown Archetype

SHORT COURSE: Leadership and the Clown Archetype

This course is for anyone wishing to practice and enlarge their understanding of human relations. With Lilach Danin Lavee and Vivian Gladwell

Leaders must either invest a reasonable amount of time attending to fears and feelings or squander an unreasonable amount of time trying to manage ineffective and unproductive behaviour”  Brene Brown – Dare To Lead

Leadership in our chaotic, turbulent and fast changing world requires new skills and management styles. Research shows that leaders and managers who master emotional skills are far more successful than the old school charismatic ”know – all” managers.This course offers leaders a practical approach in how to integrate cognitive and emotional skills with self awareness and flexibility.

Through the clown archetype we can explore self-awareness, empathy, non-judgment, listening, trust, and the creativity that arises from letting go of our fears of vulnerability. This course is for anyone wishing to practice and enlarge their understanding of human relations… and to explore how this knowledge can improve their effectiveness as leaders or managers. 



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Lilach Danin Lavee

Has extensive and diverse experience working with organizations and business owners as a consultant and professional mentor. Specializes in processes to develop profitability and achieve a company’s maximum business potential.

The work is done holistically, emphasizing the integration and accuracy of individual abilities, and matching them to the person and the business.

Lilach has a BA in theater studies and an MBA from Tel-Aviv University. Certified personal coach in Israel and internationally (CPCC).


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Vivian Gladwell

Vivian is the founder and director of Nose to Nose and has given hundreds of workshops around the world. He lives both in the UK and France where he started clowning in 1978. He speaks French and English fluently.

Vivian began teaching in 1988 as part of the Lifeways Festival at Emerson College – UK. He trained as a facilitator with the Bataclown in 1990 and joined their team in 1991 also working as a modern day Court Jester (Clownanalyst).

He created Nose to Nose UK in 1990, Nose to Nose of North America in 2006 and Fool View, the Social Clowning group and has trained facilitators in the UK, the USA, Germany and Italy – view history.

He continues his role as ambassador for the work by researching the applications of clowning in the context of teacher training, medicine, conflict management, ecology and intercultural work in many countries (South Africa, USA, Senegal, Vietnam, India, Malaysia, Italy, Germany, Norway…)

He holds clowning as a social playground for exploring our humanity.