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Improv for Business Leaders | 0.1 LSP Credit

by Leadership Programs


Sat, 02 Mar 2019

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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Ramin Parlor

Sage Hall, 114 East Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14853, United States

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Improvisational comedy (“improv”) is about a lot more than making jokes, and the fundamentals of improv contain a variety of lessons that are directly applicable to the business world. To become a successful improviser, one must be a true team player, focus on supporting and building rather than negating; develop a comfort with novel and fast-changing situations; listen actively; and find a strong and consistent voice. This course will use team-based improv exercises to develop a set of skills for corporate settings. The course will be framed around different “modules”, with each module focused on a specific business skill.


Workshop attendees will improve their ability to:

  • Support their team by building up rather than knocking down
  • Jump into unfamiliar or uncomfortable situations with confidence
  • Actively listen to ideas being presented
  • Find and maintain a strong voice and presence


About the instructor:

Matt Guttentag is a former member of Washington Improv Theatre and currently runs monthly improv workshops in Ithaca. He has taught improv to groups as diverse as a Department of Defense corporate retreat, a group of young professionals in Morocco, and the Ithaca Freeskool.

Graduation Credit
All Johnson students are eligible to use up to 1.5 credit hours from Leadership Skills Program and/or Managerial Skills Program credits toward the MBA degree credit-hour requirements. 
This LSP workshop is worth 0.1 LSP credits and will build your skills in the the following 4Cs: 

  • Creativity/Innovation
  • Critical Thinking & Decision Making
  • Influence/Negotiation
  • Perspective Taking
  • Courageous Conversations

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Ramin Parlor

Sage Hall, 114 East Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14853, United States

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Co-hosted with: Student Council (SC), MBAI, MBAII, Cornell Tech MBA Program, One-Year MBA Program, Owasco Cohort, MPS in Management - Accounting Specialization, MPS in Management, Skaneateles Cohort, Keuka Cohort, Otisco Cohort, Conesus Cohort, Honeoye Cohort

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