High Performance Humour for Leaders

Take your people from 'stressed out' and 'over it' to productive and proactive by connecting with people through humour.

  • How to safely use humour and laughter in the workplace to reduce stress levels and increase feelings of wellbeing.
  • The humour strategies for leaders that will improve your connection and engagement with teams, clients and individuals.
  • Effective ways to use humour in the workplace that will achieve your outcomes and boost productivity.
  • How to confidently use humour in a risk-free way that maintains your integrity and enhances your message (without feeling embarrassed, awkward or uncomfortable).
  • What is covered in the course?

    • How to safely use humour that maintains your integrity and credibility.
    • The Funny On Purpose Formula that professional comedians use to have their audiences in stitches.
    • Why you should never “tell jokes” and what you should do instead 9 areas to seamlessly integrate humour into your leadership supporting your key outcomes and never overshadow them.
    • The 3-Part Comedian Mindset that will help you develop creative outcomes and solutions.
  • Should I attend?

    This insightful and highly practical course is useful for anyone who wants to remove the risk and realise the benefits of humour in a business context.

  • How will I benefit?

    You will learn how to:

    • maintain your integrity and credibility while using humour
    • remove the awkwardness from using humour
    • deliver your humour totally risk free
    • engage people with humour even when it doesn’t come naturally.

  • How will my organisation benefit?

    Your organisation will gain an engaging and effective leader with more confidence and who can use humour to engage staff, increase wellbeing and boost productivity.

    Need customised training for your organisation?

    Contact our team to discuss customising this course to meet your needs.


  • AQF Equivalence, Articulation Pathways CPD Points and Certification

    • You will receive a soft copy University of Adelaide Certificate of Completion.
    • This PACE course may contribute to earning Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points or credit. Many professional associations accredit CPD at a standard rate of 1 hour of professional development / learning = 1 CPD point. This should be used as a guide only and confirmation should be sought from your accrediting body prior to registration in any PACE course or program.

What will I receive as part of this course?

  • Printed course book and materials (PDF copy for tablet on request)
  • Certificate of Completion and training record
  • Refreshments during the day, including a light lunch on full day courses

What should I bring to the course?

Our courses are designed to be work-related and interactive. Please bring current workplace examples related to this topic for use on the day.

What further development can I do?

We recommend Leading Teams in Times of Transition, Handling Difficult Conversations Well and Strategic Storytelling .

Available course dates:

  • Tuesday 16 August, 2022 (9.00am - 4.30pm)

    Course Start Date: Tuesday 16 August, 2022 (9.00am - 4.30pm)
    Location: L 7, 10 Pulteney St. Adelaide
    Kate Burr BBus
    Kate Burr is a High-Performance Humour Coach and Award Winning Comedian who shows people how to develop their Comic Intelligence. Kate teaches people how to safely integrate humour into their leadership to support key outcomes, enhance workforce health, boost productivity and improve leader effectiveness. Creator of the FUNNY ON PURPOSE FORMULA, Kate has “left-brained” comedy by adding her own templates, checklists, laugh data and reference maps methodology which she uses to teach humour and engagement. With over 18 years of experience as a Stand Up Comedian, Event MC & Speaker, Kate teaches leaders and professionals how to use humour in a way that helps them be confident, funny and engaging while providing tools to ensure more effective leadership.
    Schedule number: 7999
    Required fees: Price
    Registration (GST Free)$660.00
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