Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM PDT

Networking 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Speaker Session 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

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The Offices of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP 
2900 - 550 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 0A3

There will be no elevator access to the 29th floor after 6:00 PM - please arrive no later than 6:00 PM.

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 **Please note that Meeting tickets are non-refundable.  If you purchased a ticket and are not able to attend, you may transfer your ticket to another member/guest.


Monique Ronning
The Professional Women's Network 

Your Business: How Improv Skills can Give You an Edge at Work

Improvisers are skilled at observing, adapting, and creating with what is at hand to innovate new ideas, build with others, and communicate effective narratives. While the tools of "improv" are often associated with a hilarious comedy sketch or skillful jazz ensemble, they are equally useful in the business contexts. In this session, Andrew Chen will introduce us to some common tools used by improvisers that you can incorporate into your own skill set, including:
  • Be Present (and out of our own heads)
  • Tap Into Creativity (and build pathways for new ideas)
  • Listen (to get the most from your environment)
  • Collaborate and build with others (for truly shared projects)
  • Communicate effectively (through narrative and presentation)
Please note: This hour-long session will require participants to be engaged and interact, and involve standing and moving around. We would like everyone to participate and be comfortable, so please wear comfortable attire. If you may require additional physical assistance, please let us know ahead of time and we will do our best to accommodate you.

About Andrew Chen:

Andrew Chen is an Adjunct Professor at the Sauder School of Business, who specializes in Improvisation for Leaders.  He is a Canadian Comedy Award Nominated performer and has worked in Improvisation since 2003.  He has been affiliated with various improv organizations such as the Canadian Improv Games, UBC Improv, and Instant Theatre.