Improv for Professionals: An Interactive Workshop
Thursday, June 28, 2018
11:30am - 1:30pm
Nixon Peabody (14th Floor)
Often times, we experience days that don’t go quite as planned. Together, we'll learn to think on our feet in a highly effective, interactive and fun way--through improvisation!
The number one rule in improvisation is to actively listen in the moment, say “Yes!” to our partner's ideas and then take it one step further and build upon that idea with them. In everyday conversations, and especially while engaged in conflict, collaboration, or other important interactions, we are often thinking about what we are going to say next, rather than listening to what the other person is bringing to the table. Even when we do listen, if the idea or situation is uncomfortable, we immediately say “No!” and reason why it won’t work. This not only decreases our effectiveness, but we also end up missing out on potentially innovative ideas.
In this interactive workshop, participants will become more effective communicators by:
· Exploring ways to deal with the unexpected in a positive and creative way.
· Enhancing active listening skills.
· Role-playing work-based scenarios, putting these skills to practice right away.
· Defining your own takeaways, along with an action plan to bring this learning back to work.
Event registration is just $20 for Women's Council members, $25 for non-members, and includes this workshop along with a light lunch.
12:00-1:30: Improv Workshop (we will begin promptly at noon)
Please contact Michele Hefferon (michele.hefferon@GreaterRochesterChamber.com) with any questions.