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Duration

1 day

Tuition

$1,095

  Vancouver

Nov 22-Nov 22

Commitment

Part-Time

Delivery

Classroom

Year Founded

1956

Scholarships

no

The tools of improvisation aren’t just for stage performers: they are equally essential in managerial contexts. The dynamic business environment requires leaders to observe what is happening in the moment, adapt on a dime, and create with whatever is at hand—precisely the same skills used by professional performers.

In this workshop you will learn the tools of effective improvisation and integrate them into your managerial skill set. Develop a confident, “ready for anything” mindset that helps you find the right action in the moment. Adapt rapidly to changing circumstances. Create innovative ideas on the fly. Communicate compelling narratives and collaborate constructively with others.

Much of the program will be spent in interactive exercises designed to ignite your ideas and develop your improvisational skills.

What You’ll Learn

  • Pathways to creativity: connecting with your spontaneity, using constraint as a springboard to problem solving, making effective use of surprises.
  • Building team cohesion: fostering respect, developing a group mindset, playing by the same rules, adapting to change while leading and following, learning to build together, listening for silences and finding the right moment to jump in.
  • Creative collaboration: techniques for collaborative problem solving, shaping ideas through active listening, making use of “bad ideas”.
  • Presence and power dynamics: warming up and owning the room, power dynamics of physical presence and communications, observing and challenging power dynamics.
  • Storytelling as compelling communication: narrative structures and their functions, becoming inspired to tell a great story, using storytelling to keep audiences engaged, storytelling with a live audience.

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Student Reviews (2)

UBC Sauder School of Business

Great school, better classmates

Anonymous

Vancouver • December 10, 2021

Graduated From

The UBC Professional MBA

Overall:

5 out of 5

Instructors:

4 stars

Curriculum:

5 stars

Job Assistance:

5 stars

My experience at Sauder was overall very positive, I graduated in 2019.

There was a balance between advanced business theories and classes, and technical skills such as analytics and programming. The latter of which I personally found to be

My experience at Sauder was overall very positive, I graduated in 2019.

There was a balance between advanced business theories and classes, and technical skills such as analytics and programming. The latter of which I personally found to be
quite difficult, but rewarding if you put the time in to learn.

By far, the best part of the program was the people. Everyone accepted was professional, nice, and smart. These are people who want you to succeed just as much as they want to succeed themselves.

The school's career centre was an invaluable resource to help with applications and conducting mock interviews so we knew what to expect when entering the job market.

Be prepared for an (at times) overwhelming workload though. Your social life will take a significant hit when class starts.

UBC Sauder School of Business

Great community

Stuart Bell

Vancouver • July 10, 2020

Graduated From

Change Management

Overall:

5 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

5 stars

Job Assistance:

na

Sauder gets 5-stars from me. Great international faculty and a strong community of business professionals. My firm covered the costs of the change management program but I would have happily paid for it myself.

Sauder gets 5-stars from me. Great international faculty and a strong community of business professionals. My firm covered the costs of the change management program but I would have happily paid for it myself.

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