Times of change often feel chaotic because we experience disruption in the normal flow of our lives. The more significant the change, the more likely we are to suffer stress and resist the new process. At the same time, organizations expect people to adapt quickly to changes that will further accomplishment of their visions, goals, and strategies.

Surprisingly, the foundational skills that are found in people who handle change most effectively also are present in improv theatre players— such as the ability to generate new ideas; be comfortable with suspending judgment, incorporate changes quickly and easily; and communicate constructively, consistently, and proactively. Both groups of people rely on a foundation of flexibility, creativity, and spontaneity.

The goal of this program is to assist participants in understanding who they are, why they do what they do, and how they can help themselves and others deal with the on-going transformation of the organization. This session is conducted by Izzy Gesell.

What You Will Learn:

As a result of this workshop, you will learn:

  • Why change is stressful.
  • The role of self-talk in dealing with change.
  • How to turn negative self-talk to positive.
  • How to gain confidence when dealing with new realities.

Session Outline

  1. What is self-talk?
  2. How it shapes our perceptions of events.
  3. Understanding your own response to stress.
  4. How Improv Theater works and its applications to change management.
  5. Practical ways to address stress and change.

Schedule Your Training


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