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Friday, August 25 • 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Workshop 1 Space 6b (D): Using Improv to Improve Individual & Group Effectiveness (45 min)

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Workshop Description: This session is designed to share the results of my recently completed doctoral dissertation on the impact of theatrical improvisation on organizational effectiveness. The use of an experiential, arts-based curriculum that is centered around theatrical improvisation, when utilized for corporate employee training and development purposes, has the potential to have a transformational effect on individuals and organizations if planned and implemented in a thoughtful and purposeful manner. This interpretive case study explored the use of an improv-based training program for employee development purposes in order to understand the experiences of the study’s participants relative to the perceived impact and effectiveness of this training methodology, at both the individual and group levels. 


Host
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Maxine Shapiro

Biz owner, Collaborcate!™
Max has been having a ball giving Keynotes, Workshops and now doing one-on-one Coaching using what we all know as one of the most exhilarating forces in business today - improv. From the Federal Reserve Bank (pls ask her what it was like to get 250 Fed Execs from all 12 Banks d... Read More →

Speaker
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David Olson

Associate Professor of Arts Management, University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Dr. Olson is an associate professor of arts management at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, an arts conservatory located in Winston-Salem, NC, where he has served as the director the MFA program in performing arts management. In addition, Dr. Olson has more tha... Read More →



Friday August 25, 2017 3:45pm - 4:30pm
UCI CAC Colloquium Room

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