• Maybo is a leader in conflict management training for theatre staff

    Conflict Management and Personal Safety Training for Theatre Staff

    Maybo’s leading training helps guest-facing employees to develop skills to reduce conflict and manage disruptive behaviour in safe and respectful ways.

    Proven experience and trusted expertise 

    Over 25 years Maybo has provided specialist training and guidance for organisations across the leisure, entertainment and hospitality sectors.

    Our Theatre clients experience challenges ranging from a guest who is dissatisfied and angry to someone behaving in ways that are of concern, or a risk to themselves or others. In Theatres this can include individuals and groups (often intoxicated) behaving in ways that are disrupting the experience of other guests, also contact with illegitimate visitors on our premises.

    We teach approaches that help reduce and defuse conflict and how to manage delicate and emotive situations for a positive and safe outcome.

    Our comprehensive resources enable Theatres to provide cost-effective training relevant to each role performed and the situations experienced. We offer the flexibility to provide baseline training through eLearning then practical courses (delivered by our trainers or yours) for key roles and ‘hotspots’, with tailoring options for your specific needs. 

    Maybo Training Programmes

    Explore the range of training modules in Maybo's theatre curriculum below

    • All

    • eLearning

    • Classroom

    • Virtual Classroom

    • Train the Trainer

    eLearning

    Maybo's eLearning programmes utilise the latest learning technologies, realistic scenarios and interactive exercises to offer an engaging self-study learning experience.

    eLearning can play a valuable role within a blended learning strategy, underpinning the knowledge and reducing staff abstraction time, or in some instances as a complete solution. It also works well for induction and refresher training.

    To find out more or for volume purchases contact our team or visit our eLearning store for individual purchases.

    eLearning is also known as self-directed learning. It often precedes Classroom or Virtual Classroom training to provide a foundation of knowledge in advance - this is known as a blended approach.

    Classroom

    Maybo designs and delivers training to meet your requirements and can deliver direct to your staff wherever you need it. We take time to understand your training needs and the unique challenges and scenarios your colleagues face, to ensure our Classroom courses are highly relevant. Learners receive superb resources and certificates with a range of accreditation and qualification options.

    Classroom training can be combined with eLearning to form a blended learning strategy, underpinning the knowledge and reducing staff abstraction time.

    Classroom training is delivered by a trainer at an agreed venue. It is also sometimes called face-to-face or in-person training.

    Virtual Classroom

    Maybo designs and delivers Virtual Classroom training to meet your requirements.

    Virtual Classroom training enables staff to benefit from engaging team training with high-levels of participation delivered remotely by a skilled facilitator over video conferencing software including Zoom and MS Teams.

    Virtual Classroom training can also be combined powerfully with eLearning to form a blended learning strategy, with eLearning underpinning the knowledge and reducing staff abstraction time.

    Virtual Classroom training is live, participatory training delivered remotely by a trainer with video conferencing software.

    Train the Trainer

    Maybo offers a Train the Trainer model that equips experienced trainers to deliver Maybo's accredited training curricula within their own organisation.

    We run regular courses on a variety of subjects that include supporting people with complex needs, positive behaviour support, preventing conflict and behaviours of concern, safer approaches to de-escalation and conflict resolution, personal safety, assault avoidance and low arousal handling skills.

    To find out more contact our team.

    Trainers receive access to Maybo's online resource centre where they can find everything they need to deliver and certify Maybo training in-house.

    Theatres – All

    • Preventing Conflict and Reducing Risk

      This module is for people who regularly interact with customers or members of the public in their role.

      Reducing Work-related Violence Risks

      • Workplace violence and difficult behaviours
      • Rights and responsibilities
      • Planing to reduce conflict and risk

      Signs and Causes of Escalating Conflict

      • Common causes of difficult behaviours
      • Instinctive reactions to emotional or threatening situations
      • Potential triggers in self and others
      • Levels of escalation

      Positive Interactions and Choices

      • People's needs and expectations
      • Influencing positive outcomes
      • Overcoming barriers to communication

      Delivery methods:

      • eLearning eLearning
      • Classroom Classroom
      • Virtual Classroom Virtual Classroom
      • Train the Trainer Train the Trainer
    • Safer De‑escalation

      This module covers de-escalation strategies to alleviate a situation and achieve a positive and safer outcome.

      Dynamic Risk Assessment

      • Maybo SAFER model
      • Risk identification
      • Informed decision-making

      De-escalation Skills

      • Positive, non-aggressive approaches
      • Safer positioning and teamworking skills
      • Strategies to defuse, calm and resolve

      Personal Safety and Post-incident

      • Confronting behaviour
      • Heightened risk indicators
      • Exit strategies in higher-risk situations
      • Post-event impact and responsibilities

      Delivery methods:

      • eLearning eLearning
      • Classroom Classroom
      • Virtual Classroom Virtual Classroom
      • Train the Trainer Train the Trainer
    • Personal Safety and Disengagement

      This module provides additional practical strategies for disengaging and reducing the risk of assault.

      It is relevant for employees whose roles require them to engage with people whose behaviour can be unpredictable.

      Risks, Rights and Responsibilities

      • Defining defensive skills and interventions
      • Risks of using physical skills
      • Authority for the use of physical skills
      • Individual and team responsibilities 
      • The importance of secondary strategies to reduce the need for physical skills

      Defensive Personal Safety Skills to Avoid Assault and Disengage

      • Training and operational risks associated with the use of Maybo physical skills
      • Low arousal positioning and defensive skills to avoid assault and reduce risk
      • Low arousal skills to release from wrist and clothing grips
      • Contextual applications of Maybo disengagement skills

       This module is RRN Approved when part of a BILD ACT Certified Curriculum.

      Delivery methods:

      • Classroom Classroom
      • Train the Trainer Train the Trainer
    • Maybo has great content relevant to hospital and health services. Experienced trainers were able to take-away some excellent strategies that can be delivered in such a way that feels comfortable and natural. The Maybo trainer was patient and informative and this was appreciated. Quality course/quality trainer.

      Queensland Health - OVP Trainer

    • Very professional instructors with good background knowledge of the Ambulance Service. Always willing to suggest solutions to possible problems.

      South Central Ambulance Service

    • Training was contemporaneous and provided contextually. Impressed with the overall content.

      Queensland Health - OVP Trainer

    • May I say a big thank you for the Maybo violence and aggression course for the ITU nurses. I attended the course today and it was excellent. I think the staff would all agree that the knowledge and skills taught will be hugely beneficial, but in addition, it was a great team-building exercise too. I feel it is imperative that all our ITU nurses attend this course.

      Ashford & St Peter's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - ITU Nurse

    • The training package was facilitated clearly, concisely and in an easy to understand way. The trainer was engaging and knowledgeable of the course content and catered for the diverse group of learners really well. The trainer kept us on track and encouraged everyone to engage and bring their own experiences. We all had a fabulous week.

      Queensland Health - OVP Trainer

    • Very happy with Maybo content and back-up services. I like how the content is aimed at the majority of staff and not just high end situations. The session content and layout of the presentations are a big improvement on previous training packages.

      Queensland Health - OVP Trainer

    • It has been a pleasure working with Maybo to coordinate St Mungo’s conflict management learning programme. This solution is ideal for staff and the pre and post support from Maybo is excellent.

      St Mungo's

    • They have extensive demonstrated
      experience in the delivery of conflict resolution and
      assault avoidance training in the health care sector both in
      Australia, and around the world. It has a layered and blended approach. They provide a
      comprehensive training program to meet the needs of staff
      in different service areas, all are based on human rights.

      Queensland Health - OVP Trainer

    • The training design was based on a comprehensive Training Needs Analysis informed by a bespoke staff survey and review of incidents. It has been an incredibly thorough and risk/evidence-based approach. Evaluation of this training by security and clinical staff has been very positive.

      Brighton & Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust - Head of Security

    • Maybo's licensed programme gives us the control and flexibility we need to train our staff effectively.

      Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Trust

    • Please make it known that the whole team had nothing but praise for the trainer and that even the “old hands” found it very stimulating as he raised issues in a very understandable way. May I comment that as a general rule, I have never known of any candidates coming away without having gained a lot from these refresher courses.

      Medirest Services - Security Manager

    • Springboard would like to thank the Maybo team for delivering training to us. It was very useful, the feedback was very positive, and the trainer was excellent.

      PBS Mentor - Springboard Education

    • Maybo has worked closely with BSUH to develop and enhance the violence reduction training we deliver to frontline staff. The passion, knowledge, commitment and support to the Trust and more generally in developing effective evidence-based violence reduction programmes for healthcare settings, mark them out as an organisation the Trust is pleased to continue to work with.

      Brighton & Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust

    • The Maybo Train the Trainer programme has enabled us to deliver Maybo’s excellent training to staff with our own trainers who have the knowledge and experience of the issues faced by the organisation. Staff in high-risk roles were given the confidence to deal safely with violent incidents.

      NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

    • We have seen a reduction in the number of reported physical assaults of 11% trust-wide so far and up to a 60% reduction in targeted wards.

      Brighton & Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust - Head of Security

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