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Applied Improvisation: A set of tools, skills, and mindsets to enhance leadership development and educate change agents

May 14, 2017 12:43 PM | Thomas West (Administrator)

The Corporate University Professional Development Network (PDN) is excited to announce our May 25 program, Applied Improvisation: A set of tools, skills, and mindsets to enhance leadership development and educate change agents. You will have the opportunity to experience a variety of improvisational exercises and their debriefs.

This will be an ‘on-your-feet’ session where you will discover how to use applied improvisation to enhance leadership development and change management in your organization or for your clients. This program will be led by Jackie Gnepp of Humanly Possible®.

In keeping with the PDN’s practice of alternating between downtown and the suburbs, the May program will be in downtown Chicago.

In a world of accelerating change, leaders cannot be successful doing only what leaders did in the past. Where there is neither script nor playbook, leaders and change agents must improvise and help their organizations to do the same. “Applied improvisation” is a set of tools, skills, and mind-sets that were developed by improvisational theater experts and modified for purposes of application to real-world challenges. Organizational leadership and change leadership are examples of such challenges and the focus of this program.

The session includes:

A brief overview of Applied Improvisation.

A series of 3 to 5 improvisational exercises, including ones useful for teaching creative problem-solving, stakeholder perspective-taking, system dynamics, and other concepts and skills the group deems important for leadership and change.

A debriefing of the learning outcomes of each activity, in both small and large group discussions.

Reflection and sharing of how participants might use applied improvisation to help leaders build the capacity to respond to unforeseen challenges in ways that are positive for the organization.

When: May 25, 2017

6:00 PM-6:30PM  Networking
6:30PM-8:15PM   Session


Elevate Energy, 322 S. Green Street, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60607. Location is between Jackson and Van Buren, one block West of Halsted (Blue Line: UIC-Halsted stop). There is metered street parking and a paid parking lot on Jackson at 230 S. Green 


Naomi Berkove, nberkove@hotmail.com
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Elk Grove Village, IL  60007-7908

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