Attention: Faculty, Academic Staff, and Graduate Students

May 16, 2017
Kellogg Center

Improv Workshop #1
8:30 a.m. for check-in, light breakfast, and networking; 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. for workshop


Improv Workshop #2
1:00 p.m. for check-in, refreshments, and networking; 1:30-4:30 p.m. for workshop


Science advocate Alan Alda pioneered this workshop using improvisational theater exercises to help scientists connect more directly and spontaneously with different audiences. This is not about turning scientists into actors or comedians but helping them engage others and communicate about science effectively with non-scientists. Through a series of highly interactive activities, participants will learn to pay close attention to body language, understand two-way communications, listen with more awareness, and respond to their listeners with greater sensitivity. Participants should bring their own research project ideas.

Workshop space is limited to 16.

Sponsored by: University Outreach and Engagement, Academy for Global Engagement, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, College of Communication Arts and Sciences Brandt Endowment, College of Natural Science, College of Veterinary Medicine, Academic Advancement Network, The Graduate School