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HLS Beyond Improv and Storytelling Workshop with expert improviser Courtney Pong
February 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Immerse yourself in an activity that will energize and empower you to take on the challenges and opportunities that come with your unique role as a lawyer!
What will you do in this workshop?
Up-level communication and leadership skills
Practice improv as an iterative process in a supportive environment
Experience the power of collaboration
Receive instruction, real-time coaching, have chances to practice application of skills learned, and then reflect. (It’s also really fun.)
Leave this engaging, active session with tools and skills you can practice such as:
Reframing any situation as an opportunity to make connections and gain momentum
Telling meaningful, impactful stories
Speaking to the needs and knowledge of your audience
Decision-making under pressure
How to communicate effectively with both clients and team members in any situation, while keeping the big picture in mind
As a professional improviser for over 18 years, Courtney has led team building workshops and provided entertainment and entertainment programming for Fortune 500 companies such as Pricewaterhouse Cooper, Brocade, Cisco Systems, eBay, PayPal, Nike, Intel, HP and Adobe. Since 2001, she has been a performer and educator with CSz Worldwide, which is home to the award-winning, competitive improv show, ComedySportz, performed in 30 cities across the US and Europe. Prior to her move to Boston, she spent 15 years with CSz San Jose, one of CSz Worldwide’s longest-running operating locations with over 6,000 performances. Courtney hails from San Francisco, as a seasoned high tech and digital health communicator, with a focus on corporate wellness programs and employee engagement. She holds over a decade of experience in communication, public relations, analyst relations, social media and marketing. In Silicon Valley, Pong utilized her depth of experience in team building, collaboration and applied improv to build fun, communicative and connected teams. She’s the world’s okayest runner and rock climber, nearsighted and dust intolerant.