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Friday, June 12 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Look, Listen, Laugh, Lead: How to Connect in an Everhcanging World

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Improv is founded on the same skills that empower any successful business or organization: innovation, creativity, collaboration and communication. And when you understand and experience how improv actually works, you'll realize these are attributes absolutely everyone can cultivate. And the best part? Being funny is absolutely not necessary! 

In this session, participants will learn the basic and guiding principles of improv and end with a clear vision of how they might use them to their advantage in work and in life, creating a supportive and creative climate for themselves and all those around them.

What will you learn or experience as a result of this program or session?
  • Actively engage in activities based in improvisation, allowing you to see how vulnerability and openness can lead to emotional and physiological responses.
  • Through real activities, you will experience examples of full-body listening before responding and how to see the unexpected and greet it with positivity and playfulness.
  • Leveraging the restraints of virtual sessions, Improv-based activities will allow you to see how your involvement and contributions impact conversations and collective experiences.
How might the content of this program or session change your perceptions, habits, ways of working, or view on the world?
  • Insight into your own responses and others’ responses, building empathy, collaboration, and connection.
  • Increased self-awareness, positively impacting personal wellbeing and fostering a healthy workplace. 
  • Experience the impact and value of principles and practices rooted in improvisation, play, and humor. 
How might you apply what you learn or experience in this program or session?
  • Through experiencing the principles and practices, you will be better able to integrate them into your own work and life.
  • Rich debriefing and exploration of the activities will inform your own debriefing and application in your own setting.
  • Inspire efforts to address and improve elements of your own interactions, whether virtual or in-person.

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Katie Garry

Creative Director, GREY Midwest
Katie is a Creative Director at GREY Midwest, and the owner of kg creative, llc, a bespoke Creative Marketing Agency in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her copywriting and creative director experience spans industries but always tells a rich consumer story. She’s worked with the likes of small-town... Read More →
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Jane Fischer

Creativity Trainer/CPSI Emcee, Creative Education Foundation
Jane has always drawn on three things: a love of humor and performing, her imagination and ideas, and the desire to help others. Her professional life began with a focus on “helping others." She has two decades of experience and leadership in health education and human services... Read More →

Friday June 12, 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT