Shhhhh! Don't tell anyone this secret: In this remote interactive presentation, professional improviser Pam Victor shares the exclusive collaboration superpower that allows improvisers to create comedy out of thin air, so you can use these trade secrets for building stronger collaboration, communication, and resilience at work. This presentation provides easily applicable techniques for quieting the inner critic to build more confidence and adaptability. You'll receive fun, hands-on experience with why we overuse "no" to restrict progress, and how we can get to a "yes" mindset in order to move forward together with more positivity and creativity. Through humorous stories and impactful exercises, you learn how to use improv superpowers to improve brainstorming, flexibility with change, team empowerment, and creative problem solving. Participants also receive links to instructional demonstrations of improv games to play online or in-person with young patrons, families, and friends.
Instructor: Native Michigander Pam Victor is a professional improviser, author, teacher, happiness coach, and founder and president of Happier Valley Comedy, the first and only comedy theater in Western Massachusetts. Pam directs HVC's THROUGH LAUGHTER program for in-person and remote professional and personal development, which uses improv training exercises to build foundational training skills such as communication, collaboration, and creativity. Recently, Pam launched an exclusively remote program called "Resilience Training Through Joy: HVC's 30-Day Happiness Experiment." Pam is the author of "Baj and the Word Launcher: A Space-Aged Asperger Adventure in Communication" and co-author of "Improvisation at the Speed of Life: The TJ & Dave Book." Pam is a recipient of the 2019 New England Public Radio Arts & Humanities Award. She also is a TEDx speaker. A graduate of Smith College with a Master's in Education from Iona College, Pam has received improv training from iO Theater (Chicago), Annoyance Theatre (Chicago), ImprovBoston, and from Second City teachers. Pam is a nice person. She likes you already.
This project is made possible by grant funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) administered by the State of Michigan through the Library of Michigan.
The webinar link will be emailed to registered attendees the day before the webinar begins.