Improv to Improve – Menzies

11:15 am -11:50 pm

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Breakout Room 1


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Abstract: Improv is a form of theater where a team makes up a story in the moment. Places like Second City in Chicago or the TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? demonstrate Improv at its best. In this interactive presentation, participants will be exposed to Improv games to help them get out of their comfort zone and out of their heads to be in the moment in a safe and supportive manner. Through the practice of Improv, you learn to support your team members, keep the story going, and have fun!
Do you frequently have project scopes creep? Receive new information that could completely change the direction of your project? Or do you have a dysfunctional team and are looking for ways to build a supportive, open environment? If so, Improv can be used to improve you and your team. Warm-up games such as Zip-Zap-Zop allow participants to practice handing-off and accepting assignments. Whereas more advanced games such as What Are You Doing? allows participants to act out one thing while say something else. This type of game gives the participant the chance to challenge thought and actions. By practicing Improv games, the team can learn to work with each other while challenging him- or herself to grow and explore.

1. Participants will understand how Improv games can be used to support them and their teams.
2. Participants will be introduced to how to incorporate Improv games into the work environment.

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