What is an agent provocateur?
Agent provocateur is a great quick hit technique for sparking debate and challenging beliefs and behaviours. Our agent provocateurs take up a controversial viewpoint on the subject being covered. They present the view that no-one dares to mention. The group can then challenge the views of the character, which gets them thinking about what the counter-arguments are and also gives them practice in tackling the unacceptable behaviour of the character.
Agent provocateur is great for surfacing issues on equal opportunities, discrimination and harassment, change and many more subject areas. It works particularly well in diversity training or interpersonal skills training but can be used elsewhere too.