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Quick, Quick, What Do I Say: Facilitating Improvisational Activities

  • 06/19/2020
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Government Accountability Office (GAO), 441 G St, NW, Washington, DC, 7th floor, Room 7N36, classroom 9
  • 28


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Engaging participants in creative ways can be fun, yet challenging. Improv is a great tool to help enhance interpersonal, public speaking, leadership, and team skills – just to name a few.  But what does that mean? How do you know what “games” are best to use? How do you effectively facilitate activities and discussion? This interactive workshop answers these questions; gives you new ideas for experiential activities; boosts your own ability to think quickly on your feet; and provides some fun in the process. You’ll come away with a new perspective and some great strategies for your own training programs.

Participants will:

  • Know the basic principles of improv as an experiential learning tool.
  • Apply and adapt activities to appropriately support learning programs.
  • Identify the situations where improv can be applied.
  • Build confidence in facilitating improvisational activities.

This class is mostly practice and activity will be broken down based on focused skills such as listening, collaboration, “yes and…”, resiliency, and other communication skills.

About the Presenter

Lori Muhlstein is an accomplished facilitator, trainer, and improviser, and works with clients and training consultants across industries in several ways:

  • Deliver, create, and customize fun and engaging workshops focused on great communication to achieve success - within teams, with clients, and other key stakeholders.
  • Facilitate imaginative team building activities.
  • Coach individuals to prepare for delivering critical presentations.
  • Supplement existing communication training using client-developed content.

Throughout her career in corporate learning, sales, and marketing communications, she has worked with clients across industries including healthcare, telecommunications, local and state government, finance, and real estate/property management among others.

In her "other life", Lori acts and directs and have been fortunate to be involved with many local award-winning productions. When she is not leading workshops and helping professionals improve their communications skills, Lori can be seen helping audiences solve crimes in interactive murder mysteries and performing improv with StageCoach Theatre's improv troupe The StageCoach Bandits in Ashburn, VA.

If registrant pays for an individual MAFN workshop session and contacts info@mafn.org to cancel before the registration deadline, MAFN will either credit the full registration fee towards a future workshop or process a refund, less a processing fee of $10. No refunds after registration deadline has passed.

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