Grow with the flow: Improv skills for communication, Aug. 7

July 19, 2013 at 11:25 am

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 2 p.m.
CLC Ballroom


Grow with the Flow: Improv Skills for Communication

In any type of business, the ability to be creative, flexible and intuitive is critical. Yet there are few tools to develop the capacity for intuitive and creative action “in the moment.” That’s where improvisation training can help! Led by experienced improv performers with experience in higher education, our leadership workshops bridge the skills and art of improvisation with communication practices to enhance your professional toolkit.

DuMore Improv’s “Grow with the Flow” workshop takes you through interactive improvisational exercises to demonstrate how using basic improv skills every day can open up new professional connections and creative pathways. Learn to make better offers to your students and coworkers and accept new ideas from unexpected places.

In this workshop, you will:

– Discover how the rules of improvisation can help you “play better with others” and achieve more collaborative results.

– Learn techniques that enhance your ability to listen for new ideas and serve your students more effectively.

– Feel more confident presenting your ideas, fielding questions and thinking on your feet.

About your facilitator:

With a degree in theatre from the College of Charleston, Allison Gilmore is a sought after instructor, trainer, and keynote speaker in the field of spontaneous and intuitive leadership. Through her company, DuMore Improv (, she builds upon 20 years’ experience in improvisational comedy, teaching the use of improvisation skills in order to become better communicators, team members, and leaders.

Allison is currently the director of the doctoral program in business at the Goizueta Business School-Emory University. At Goizueta she teaches executive, full time and evening MBA students, as well as undergraduate students, the tools of improvisation as leadership for both their professional and academic careers. Her work has also been offered at Emory’s Candler School of Theology and Center for Ethics,  Georgia State, Georgia Tech, UGA, Harvard Business School, Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine program and the University of California-Berkeley.

Bank of America, The Coca Cola Company,, Southern Company, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Kimberly Clark, and Turner Broadcasting are some of Allison’s training clients.