Improv for Business Professionals and Leaders

  • 05 Dec 2013
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Special Care Nursery Classroom on Level E, Catholic Medical Center, 100 McGregor St, Manchester, NH 03103

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Improv for Business Professionals and Leaders

“Improvisation, or ‘improv,’ isn’t just for laughs. As is turns out, hidden beneath the sketches seen on popular shows like Saturday Night Live or Chicago’s famous Second City are skills leaders and business executives could use, especially in today’s frenetic business environment.

That’s why business schools at esteemed institutions such as Duke, MIT and UCLA have all made investments in improv training. The skills used in improv are rooted in communication, influence, engagement, listening, relationship building and awareness.

The root of improv isn’t comedy but the ability to react and be present in the moment undefined and both are skills he said business executives must have.” Frank Kalman – Chief Learning Officer Magazine - 2/1/13

In this highly-interactive two-hour session, we will focus on three improv techniques that are guaranteed to improve communication, teambuilding, and leadership skills within your professional organization!

The three dynamic improv skills that we incorporate into this training are:   

  1. Listen to understand, not respond
  2. Give every idea a chance ("yes, and...")
  3. Let go of your agenda

The class culminates with an activity that applies the learning to a personal challenge happening in each individual’s business.

Attendees will also each receive copies of the presentation and the workbook, so they can deliver this workshop in their own organization.


About the Speaker:
Geoffrey Eichhorn, Director of Training Operations and Instruction, CCA Global Partners, has over 30 years of experience in design, sales, management, and training. Geoffrey specializes in designing and delivering instructor-led training classes. A graduate of Roger Williams University in Rhode Island with a Humanities degree, Geoffrey also holds numerous training & development certifications, including as a DISC Model of Human Behavior Training Consultant with Personality Insights, Inc., and currently serves as President-Elect of the New Hampshire Chapter of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD).


 



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