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YES, AND! How Improv Strengthens Collaboration, Communication & Creativity

  • Tuesday, January 12, 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Ryder Headquarters : 11690 NW 105TH Street, Miami FL 33178


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YES, AND! How Improv Strengthens Collaboration, Communication & Creativity


Experience this fun, interactive and powerful session!  Warning:In this session you will experience creativity, laughter and lots of fun! Bring your energy with you!

A recent IBM survey of 1,700 global CEOs reveals that the four most critical traits for employees' future success are collaboration, communication, creativity and flexibility.  Improv training isn't just for actors, it's for professionals who want to strengthen these critical traits.  It's simple - improv is a team-based performance, where performers work together to create scenes based on audience suggestions.  Listening carefully, contributing freely, and remaining adaptable are all skills critical to good improv and to successful organizations.  

In this interactive session, you will experience the power of improv training, and learn how to implement improv training to drive key business results in your organizations.  You will experience the three foundations of improv, which can then be replicated in your for-profit, non-profit and governmental agencies to strengthen skills critical to organizational success.

During the session, participants will:
  • Participate in an Improv Learning experience that demonstrates how the incorporation of Improvisation techniques can enhance talent development sessions.
  • Increase their tolerance for uncertainty in an ever-changing business environment.
  • Learn how the use of Improv can create greater team synergy through greater adaptability to conflict and diverse personalities.
  • Explore various applications for incorporating Improv to enhance collaboration and teamwork, accelerate brainstorming and problem solving, and increase team buy-in
  Join us for this fun, dynamic and engaging session! 

The HR Certification Institute has pre-approved this activity for 1.5 general recertification credits.

"The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity.  It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit."      

 Presenter:  Darren Held

The creator and CEO of Held2gether, Improv for Life - Darren Held is an instructor, improviser and accomplished corporate trainer.
 He received a B.F.A. in Acting from New York University in 1992. From there he went on to perform in several stage, film and TV productions on both coasts.  Darren is a graduate of the renowned Groundlings School in Los Angeles. He has also performed with Upright Citizens’ Brigade and Second City Chicago.

Realizing the tools learned in improv comedy apply universally to great communication in all aspects of our lives, in 2008 he created Held2gether, Improv for Life. Their mission is to enhance productivity and communication with people from all backgrounds through the power of improvisation.  Since then, he’s worked with everyone from national corporations like Costco, Disney, Sephora and Edison, to nonprofits like the The Aquarium of the Pacific and The Substance Abuse Foundation to enhance communication and collaboration skills among a diverse array of teams. He also works students and staff on school campuses and governmental agencies, arming them with the valuable leadership engagement skills to further success in their careers. He’s a regular speaker at ATD (Association of Talent Development) and other business and training conferences throughout the country.


 Map and Parking Directions:   

Ryder Headquarters is located right off of the Florida Turnpike- Homestead Extension. Free parking is available on-site. Please see details for directions and other important parking information. After security point, please proceed and take a left to drive to the back of the building. There is plenty of parking space and you can park close to the cafeteria gate where you will see signs. Please click here for full instructions and directions.

Special Instructions: At the security gate please let security personnel know that you are here for the ATD South Florida Chapter event.


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