February 4, 2016
TIME: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Starting with, "Yes, and...": Improvised Leadership Language
Starting with, "Yes, and . . . " is one part presentation, one part demonstration and one part participation. Facilitators Brian Lam and Dann Sytsma lead attendees through an interactive program that explores how applied improvisation language can be used by leaders to engage, ignite and empower those around them.
This presentation is sure to be fun and engaging, and the take-aways are immediate. You'll learn language and listening techniques used on the improv stage and relate them to the professional work environment. Expect "ah-hah!" moments as you explore the language of collaboration, support, active listening, trust and how these environments bring out the BEST in a work environment.
After this session, you'll be able to:
1. Establish trust and intimacy with clients and team members
2. Facilitate training exercises with staff members that strengthens communication and collaboration
3. Demonstrate active listening
Agenda:5:30 - 5:50 pm Dinner & Networking
5:50 - 6:05 pm Welcome & Introductions
6:05 - 7:15 pm Presentation & Practice
7:15 - 7:30 pm Learning Wrap-Up & Meeting Close
Washtenaw Community College
Morris Lawrence Building
4800 E. Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Register by Jan 29 and save $5
- Chapter members = $20
- Student members = $15
- Non-member guests = $40
(Join now and save up to $25!)
Registrations are not considered definite or confirmed until payment has been submitted.
Cancellations & Refunds:
Cancellations will be accepted until 5 pm on Friday, Jan. 29
- Cancellations received prior to this time/date should be requested in writing and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Refunds will be issued either (1) by check (less a $5 processing fee) and will be mailed to the address on file or (2) transferred to the next scheduled A2ATD meeting date.
Refunds after Friday, Jan. 29 at 5 pm cannot be issued, but we will gladly accept a substitution should you wish to send someone in your place.
About the Presenters:
Brian's improvisational experience includes studying at the prestigious Second City theatre in Chicago. He performed with sketch comedy troupes around Chicago and is in his fourth season as a member of the improv troupe Crawlspace Eviction. Prior to Improv Effects, Brian's background was in sales and marketing, most recently as the owner of a public relations firm and formerly the vice president of a beverage distribution company.
Dann has been performing and coaching improv for over 15 years. He is the founder of Crawlspace Eviction, Kalamazoo's longest running improv troupe and is the founder of the Kalamazoo Improv Festival. He trained at both Second City and Improve Olympic (iO) in Chicago. Prior to improv effects, Dann was a chemist and taught college instruction.
Brian and Dann have blended their professional and improvisational experience to coach the techniques used on the improv state in professional settings for communication and leadership skills.