Participant Attending Program Online

Develop and practice an improv mindset to strengthen your interpersonal toolkit so you can lead with agility, spontaneity, and creativity.

Agility. Spontaneity. Creativity. The most effective and dynamic leaders need all three. But learning how to respond to unscripted situations and unexpected business challenges is rarely part of your leadership training — until now. This Stanford Intensive live online program combines cutting-edge research in social psychology and improv techniques to help you find and flex your creative muscles and grow as a business leader. By developing an improv mindset, you’ll be more open to solving challenges in new ways, sharing your authentic self, and leading with both confidence and empathy.

Key Benefits

Develop an improv mindset to increase your creativity, flexibility, empathy, and effectiveness as a leader

  • Sharpen essential “soft skills” to become a more authentic, agile, and dynamic leader.
  • Learn how to read situations and make well-calibrated, appropriate responses for different audiences and circumstances.
  • Acquire proven techniques to inspire and connect with your teams as well as foster creative problem-solving.
  • Understand how to use, display, and vary your power and status so it’s most appropriate for the situation.

Who Should Attend?

  • Business professionals who are taking on a new leadership role
  • Professionals facing increased demands to adapt to new environments
  • Individuals who wish to stretch their default response to social situations both in and outside of work settings

    24 Apr 2023 – 27 Apr 2023

    Online | Registration Price: US $3,200


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    Payment is due upon registration. Your space is secured upon receipt of full payment.

    Awarded Upon completion

    Certificate of completion


    Andy Sikic
    Associate Director, Programs Executive Education
    Participant Attending Program Online

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    Faculty Leadership

    S. Christian Wheeler
    The StrataCom Professor of Management and Professor of Marketing
    Benoît Monin
    The Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Professor of Ethics, Psychology, and Leadership
    Professor of Psychology, School of Humanities and Sciences

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