Event Details
Event Type: Online Class

Jul 25 - Aug 15 2023
4:30pm - 5:30pm
At your computer/device

The Improviser’s Mindset

Improvisational theater is the art of getting onstage in front of a live audience and making up a story, collaboratively. The skills required to accomplish this while on the spot and under pressure are invaluable offstage as well.

In this online class series, you will learn and practice improvisational skills that can develop resilience, resourcefulness, agile thinking, and imagination. These four 90-minute experiential workshops will explore the core concepts of applied improvisation, including accepting offers, building on ideas, embracing mistakes, and inspiring your partners.

By practicing with a cohort, you will also gain skills in forming bonds and making connections. Every session will be framed with theory and principles, yet filled with dynamic, engaging, playful and safe exercises. Now more than ever, we need an improviser’s mindset to combat physical distance and deepen social connection.

This is a highly interactive class. Please be prepared to actively participate in activites, breakout rooms, and class discussions.

Attendance requirement for incentive points – 3 of 4 sessions. This class will not be recorded.

Request disability accommodations and access info.

Instructor: Jessia Hoffman is a leadership trainer, culture consultant, and the founder of On Deck Workshops. She delivers transformative programs for Fortune 500s, tech unicorns, and nonprofits. Jessia is an instructor in Stanford’s Knight-Hennessy program and a business school guest lecturer at Stanford, Berkeley, and MIT. She holds a BA from Stanford and brings decades of coaching experience to her work. 

Class details are subject to change.

Summer quarter registration opens on June 13