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Discovering Applied Improv for Collaborative Leadership

08.08.2019 @ 9:00 am - 11.08.2019 @ 5:00 pm

Applied Improvisation Network 2019 World Conference at Stony Brook University, New York

Dates: August 8-11, 2019
Location: The Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University

Leadership in companies can be a challenging topic that requires a lot of attention and, potentially, dedicated training. Our workshop addresses improvisation and agility in leadership. The workshop participants will engage in an experiential learning activity that explores leadership as a social phenomenon. This activity is designed to put leadership qualities to the test by applying improvisation skills that support the team in achieving success as a whole.

The following contents exploring different aspects of leadership await the workshop participants:

  • Learning about the applied improvisation and agile leadership milestones
  • Using time boxes for an enhanced double-loop learning process
  • Discussing and categorizing different leadership characteristics and teamwork dilemmas
  • Understanding the implementation of applied improvisation in situational leadership positions

After gaining first-hand experience, we will discuss how applied improvisation can be used to increase awareness and foster teamwork and leadership skills. Identifying main issues that arise throughout the learning activity will play an important role in the group discussion.
As a result, we will collectively develop strategies of using applied improvisation and agility for organizational growth. Our workshop is an invitation to learn together and contribute. Please be prepared to actively participate and work with flipcharts, post-it and pens.

Workshop Facilitators:
Tom Mellor (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomellor/)
Tom has coached many teams and individuals and helped them be more agile and effectively use Scrum over 15 years of experience. As a Certified Scrum Trainer he has led more than 400 workshops over 10+ years. Tom now helps people and businesses discover and enjoy agility and successfully apply Scrum and other methods. He strives to empower people to find joy in their work and organizations to improve.


08.08.2019 @ 9:00 am
11.08.2019 @ 5:00 pm


Stony Brook University, New York
100 Nicolls Rd, Stony Brook
NY 11794, USA, NY 11794 United States
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