Applied Improvisation to drive emergent change (London)
Seymour Papert, a learning theorist and pioneer of artificial intelligence, said, “We need to produce people who know how to act when they are faced with situations for which they were not specifically prepared.”
Being prepared to improvise may sound like an oxymoron, but it is a skill we can all learn. In this event, Johnnie Moore of Creative Facilitation, will share activities that help us experience the principles of skilled improvisation. Improvising is not the same as ‘making it up’ – it is using existing skills and resources and whatever else is available in the moment, to deal with the immediate challenge.
For organisations dealing with persistent change, being prepared to deal with it needs to form part of the operating model. In this respect employees, managers and leaders driving change armed with the skills of applied improvisation will learn to tap into tools to illicit gut reactions, create shared purpose and create an environment of true collaboration to yield change which emerges naturally with high levels of employee engagement.
This session will be highly interactive, incredibly engaging and almost certainly enormous fun.
Johnnie has spent the past 15 years working around the world as facilitator specializing in improve theatre and psychotherapy. He has work with organisations such as the BBC, Virgin Atlantic and Amnesty International to name a few.
About our speaker
Johnnie Moore graduated from Oxford university having studied Philosophy and Politics. His first role was as a political researcher to Lord Sainsbury before moving into advertising and marketing.
Johnnie started his own agency and became more interested in how human beings worked together than in branding and logos they produced and ever since then he has dedicated himself to training and coaching on a variety of approaches that focus on building human relationships.