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Friday, August 25
 

3:01pm

Workshop 1 Space 6a (D): Improv for Adaptive Leadership (45 min)

Workshop Description: Looking for new concepts that can bring greater weight to your work in applied improvisation?  Applied improv connects with over 30 years of field-tested theory and practice from Harvard University’s project on “Adaptive Leadership,” a hands-on approach to leading and managing change in and across organizations. Drawing on my current research and Improv for Leadership courses I have taught to Executive MBA students for the last several years, I will introduce participants to the core vocabulary of adaptive leadership, show how it connects with applied improvisation, and highlight how we can put this powerful alignment into practice.


Host
avatar for Maxine Shapiro

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 doing... Read More →

Speaker
avatar for Don Waisanen

Don Waisanen

Associate Professor, Baruch College, CUNY
Don Waisanen (USA) is an Associate Professor in the Baruch College, CUNY Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, where he teaches courses and workshops in public communication—including executive speech training, communication strategy, and seminars on leadership, storytelling... Read More →


Friday August 25, 2017 3:01pm - 3:45pm
UCI CAC Colloquium Room

3:01pm

Workshop 1 Space 7a (D): Writing and Publishing AI Case Studies (45 min)

Workshop Description: Since 2014, Caitlin and Theresa have been working with Bloomsbury Press and 11 applied improvisers to collect, edit and publish a book of case studies called Applied Improvisation: Leading, Collaborating and Creating Beyond the Theatre, which will be released next year. Come talk with the two co-editors and some of the contributing authors. We will share how the project started, some of our big challenges and successes, then spend the rest of the time on Q&A. We want to encourage and empower you write and publish your stories!


Host
avatar for Mike  Bonifer

Mike Bonifer

Founder, bigSTORY
Bonifer is the founder of bigSTORY is a network of story specialists and strategists who use co-created stories to build envisioned futures.

Speaker
avatar for Theresa Robbins Dudeck

Theresa Robbins Dudeck

Co-Founder/Creative Team, Global Improvisation Initiative (GII)
Theresa Robbins Dudeck, PhD, has taught improvisation all over the world in both academic and professional settings. She is considered one of the foremost teachers of Keith Johnstone’s Impro System of training. She wrote the critically acclaimed "Keith Johnstone: A Critical Biography... Read More →
avatar for Caitlin McClure

Caitlin McClure

Caitlin McClure has been using improv inside and outside of the theatre for most of her life. Her formative years were spent studying at BATS Improv and with Keith Johnstone. She now designs and facilitates experiential learning leadership development programs, worldwide. Caitlin... Read More →


Friday August 25, 2017 3:01pm - 3:45pm
UCI CAC 3100A

3:45pm

Workshop 1 Space 6b (D): Using Improv to Improve Individual & Group Effectiveness (45 min)

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
avatar for Maxine Shapiro

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 doing... Read More →

Speaker
avatar for Dave Olson

Dave 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 than... Read More →



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

3:45pm

Workshop 1 Space 7b (D): Once upon a time… Stories in Intercultural Communication (45 min)

Workshop Description: Stories provide entrée to relationships, are essential for prospective sharing and are a means of understanding and empowerment. Story frames are structured story prompts that can be used in intercultural communication. Prompts provide participants with “permission” to share, while at the same time allowing the stories to be directed to suit communicative goals.

We will explore the power of narrative, consider culturally sensitive approaches to narrative engagement, and develop our own story frames. The goal of this workshop is for all of us to become more narratively resourceful as we talk, listen, create, and celebrate the power of stories.


Host
avatar for Mike  Bonifer

Mike Bonifer

Founder, bigSTORY
Bonifer is the founder of bigSTORY is a network of story specialists and strategists who use co-created stories to build envisioned futures.

Speaker
avatar for Vicki Crooks

Vicki Crooks

Assistant Professor, University of Rio Grande
Dr. Vicki Crooks teaches Communication at University of Rio Grande, Ohio. She uses Applied Improvisation with students and has presented conference papers and workshops on the use of AI in educational settings. Recently, as a guest teacher in China, she used story prompts and improv... Read More →


Friday August 25, 2017 3:45pm - 4:30pm
UCI CAC 3100A
 
Saturday, August 26
 

10:00am

Workshop 2 Space 9 (D): Shaking  up Traditional Learning Models (90 min)

Each year, The Detroit Creativity Project creates pathways to foster social and emotional learning for over 700 middle and high school students. A higher education researcher uses a faculty training methodology that improves student engagement and learning. An elementary teacher-turned-training strategist  applies innovative techniques to change the way students in Thailand and the U.S. develop literacy and engage with writing. Their secret? These practitioners know: improv works in education.  In this dynamic panel discussion and interactive workshop, participants will hear from three practitioners who dared to say yes. Find out what happens when improv shakes up traditional learning models.


Host
avatar for Katherine Kasmir

Katherine Kasmir

Executive Director, Straight Up / Reality Improv Connection

Speaker
avatar for Beth Hagenocker

Beth Hagenocker

Secretary/Treasurer, The Detroit Creativity Project
Beth Hagenlocker is co-founder of The Detroit Creativity Project, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering youth through creative experiences that foster social and emotional learning. Their flagship program, The Improv Project, offers free semester-long courses to middle and high school... Read More →
avatar for DeAnna Massie

DeAnna Massie

Assistant Professor, Lewis and Clark Comm College
DeAnna Massie, MFA, Ed.D., is a professional improviser, applied improv practitioner and educator dedicated to generating research and interest regarding improv as a tool for learning and engagement. Trained at Second City and Paper Slip Theatre, DeAnna has performed around the U.S... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Safran

Lisa Safran

Training Strategist & Executive Coach, Improv Consultants
Lisa Safran, MA, founder of Improv Consultants helps businesses and individuals, strengthen communication & leadership skills, and develop healthier teams through applied improvisation. She has facilitated programs around the U.S. and internationally. Lisa is the author of two books... Read More →


Saturday August 26, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
UCI CAC 3002

10:02am

Workshop 2 Space 8 (D): Using Improv for Negotiation Trainings (45 min)

In this interactive workshop, Valentin discussed his experiences with using improv exercises in negotiation (and management) trainings:   

  • What are the benefits of using improv in negotiation (and other management) trainings? 
  • What are possible pitfalls?
  • What is the integrative mindset, how is it similar to the improv mindset, and how can improv exercises help develop it?
  • What is the distributive mindset?

Host
avatar for Marc Purchin

Marc Purchin

Purchin Consulting
Marc Purchin is President of Purchin Consulting, a Southern California-based firm that specializes in appropriate dispute resolution (ADR). Since 1997 he has conducted more than 2,500 mediations, mostly through contracts with the California Special Education Hearing Office, the Department... Read More →

Speaker
avatar for Valentin Ade

Valentin Ade

Negotiation trainer and researcher, Independant
Valentin Ade is a pracademic interested in negotiations that people make in business, (international) politics, and in their private lives. He uses improv exercises in his negotiation trainings. Valentin is based in Constance, Germany.


Saturday August 26, 2017 10:02am - 10:45am
UCI MAB 125

10:45am

Workshop 2 Space 8 (D): Applied Improvisation and Drama for Second Language Education (45 min)

This presentation will outline and demonstrate techniques for applying improvisation and drama in the teaching of a second language, as well as discuss the strengths and challenges of this approach.  Specifically, the experiences of the speaker teaching in a Chinese language environment will be addressed.  Following the presentation, there will be practical demonstration of some techniques, as well as time for discussion and sharing among participants.

 


Host
avatar for Marc Purchin

Marc Purchin

Purchin Consulting
Marc Purchin is President of Purchin Consulting, a Southern California-based firm that specializes in appropriate dispute resolution (ADR). Since 1997 he has conducted more than 2,500 mediations, mostly through contracts with the California Special Education Hearing Office, the Department... Read More →

Speaker
avatar for John Maloney

John Maloney

Professor, Tainan University
John Maloney is a theater director and professor of drama living in Taiwan.  For the past ten years, he has been developing English through Drama curriculum at Tainan University of Technology, with the aim of developing confidence and fluency. 


Saturday August 26, 2017 10:45am - 11:30am
UCI MAB 125
 
Sunday, August 27
 

1:45pm

3:00pm