Events & Resources

Are you looking for a great improv class or event? Or interested in learning more about applied improvisation? We provide some great links to events & resources here! Enjoy! AND Join us for a live event!

Events

Improv Consultants offers public events & workshops in public speaking & presentation skills, improvisation, leadership, communication, and more throughout the year.

We also host a monthly networking event: Using Improvisation in Business: Improvisation for Networking! Improv Consultants Improv for Networking PictureAs a company who values continuous professional development we also sponsor amazing classes taught by other people and groups! 

 

Are you looking for innovative and experiential professional development? This is your one stop shop!

Check our Events for upcoming workshops and programs! 

Exciting News!

In 2017 we will also be offering a new Improv Business LeadershipImprov Consultants Leadership & Innovative Lightbulb image series. Our first one, Fill Your Leadership Toolkit is scheduled to begin on February 15th and will run 4 consecutive Wednesday evenings from 7-9PM facilitated by Applied Improvisation facilitator & consultant, Cody Dunitz. To learn more click here!

Monthly Networking Event

Enjoy utilizing improvisation to think on your feet and get to know other business professionals in the area. Advanced Registration is required. You can register directly on our site or use Eventbrite. Click the date to go to Eventbrite!

  • January 12
  • February 16
  • March 16
  • April 20
  • May 18
  • June 8
  • July 20
  • August 17
  • September 14
  • October 19
  • November 9

Resources

Interested in learning more about Applied Improvisation? We have several articles we have written that provide useful information on how improvisation can be applied. We will update as often as possible as there is a lot out there on the subject. Click here for articles and press!

Lisa Safran is a member of The Applied Improvisation Network (AIN) and a certified practitioner. For more information on AIN, click here.

The President of AIN, Paul Z Jackson spoke at a TEDx about the power of Yes…And. Check it out!

Applying Improvisation The Power of ‘Yes…And’ Paul Z Jackson at TEDxLSE from Paul Z Jackson on Vimeo.

 

Jan
11
Wed
Using YES AND to Set Positive Intentions for Business 2017! @ Apex Suites
Jan 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Using YES AND to Set Positive Intentions for Business 2017!

As a member of Marin Women at Work (MWAW) I am looking forward to presenting on January 11th during the lunch time meeting.

Marin Women at Work (MWAW) is a network of professional and dynamic female entrepreneurs who are achieving their business goals through collaboration, drive and inspiration. A “girlfriends” approach to building businesses.

Everyone is Welcome! For more info, please check out MWAW!

Jan
12
Thu
Improvisation for Networking January 12, 2017 @ Improv Consultants in Muir Woods Conference Room
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Improvisation for NetworkingImprovisation for Networking!

Join us for this professional networking and professional development opportunity each month in San Rafael! Each month we will learn how to use improvisation to:

  • Enhance communication
  • Think on your feet
  • Learn how to effectively brainstorm
  • Strengthen Mental Agility
  • Approach networking with more joy!

All while having fun and connecting with like minded professionals!

Register by clicking the date of the event below you are interested in!

This series is great for:

  • Business owners
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business Leaders
  • Training & Development Managers/Directors
  • HR Directors

The show can’t go on without you so advanced registration is needed.

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. You will learn new things and most likely meet new people or deepen the relationships with people you have already met each month. While we would love to have you at all of them, each session will provide you with necessary foundational information so that you can jump right in!


Details:

Check in between 6:45-7PM

7:00-8:15PM Formal Program

8:15-8:30 Open networking mingle, Leave

Pre-registration required.

We want you there! Cause improv is way more fun with people.


Facilitated by Lisa Safran, President & Training Strategist of Improv Consultants

Mark Your Calendar for ALL “Using Improvisation in Business” Events

2017 Dates

  • January 12
  • February 16
  • March 16
  • April 20
  • May 18
  • June 15
  • July 20
  • August 17
  • September 14
  • October 19
  • November 9
  • December 14
Jan
26
Thu
An Inspired 2017 for the Goal-Minded Entrepreneur- Recommended @ Desire to Inspire Studios
Jan 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

An Inspired 2017 for the Goal-Minded Entrepreneur

Kick off your 2017 with inspiration and focus!

  •  Not sure what are the right goals for you?
  •  Tired of setting goals and then not reaching them?
  •  Ready to begin 2017 equipped with the right tools for success?

This workshop is being facilitated by two of my favorite colleagues, Leslie Salazar and Susan Tollefson.

Join them for a focused 2.5 hour workshop designed to guide you through discovering the right path, identifying your most essential goals, implementing a proven system for tracking your progress and engaging your network to help you achieve your goals faster.

Leslie Salazar a Referral Marketing expert and Susan Tollefson a Productivity Coach and Systems expert will equip you with proven techniques designed to get you on the path to a more productive and prosperous future.

Get connected! Please RSVP to Leslie or Susan:

Leslie Biagini-Salazar leslies@asentiv.com 415-720-9945

Susan Tollefson susan@insideoutbizsystems.net 707-486-2195

FACILITATOR:

Leslie Salazar Susan Tollefson

INVESTMENT: $59 for tickets and registration, please click here to go to Eventbrite.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-inspired-2017-for-the-goal-minded-entrepreneur-tickets-30343173248?aff=es2

 

DESIRE TO INSPIRE STUDIOS 4208 REDWOOD HWY STE B, (BEHIND EDUARDO’S)
SAN RAFAEL, CA 94903

Feb
15
Wed
Fill Your Leadership Toolkit with Improv! @ Improv Consultants
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fill Your Leadership Toolkit with Improvisation

Think about someone who influenced or motivated you. What qualities did this person have? A great leader is a coach, a mentor, and a teacher. They have the ability to listen effectively and find creative solutions to support the goal. Exceptional leaders exhibit great leadership because they fill their toolkit with improvisation, new ideas and knowledge!

 

In this 4-week Improv for Business Professionals class, you will be able to enhance your skills in a supportive and fun environment with like-minded professionals. 

You’ll come away with:

  • More confidence in public speaking
  • The ability to think on your feet
  • The capacity to take more creative risks
  • The ability to communicate more effectively and listen more attentively
  • The ability to be a more supportive, engaged, and positive leader

Class size is limited so register now to secure your space.

Logistics: Pre-registration required – tickets on sale now.

  • Days: Wednesday evenings from 7-9PM
  • Dates: February 15 & 22, March 1 & 8
  • Regular Fee: $199
  • Super Early Bird December 29-31 $129 (limited supply available)
  • Early Bird January 1-14, 2017 $159  (limited supply available)

Pre-registration is required.

Improv Consultants Consultant Cody DunitzThis class is facilitated by Improv Consultants awesome Facilitator & Marketing Collaborator: Cody Dunitz. To learn more about Cody, click here! OR click to view and download the flyer here! Final Toolkit Flyer full page flyer

Feb
16
Thu
Improvisation for Networking April 20, 2017 @ Improv Consultants in Muir Woods Conference Room
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Improvisation for NetworkingImprovisation for Networking!

Join us for this professional networking and professional development opportunity each month in San Rafael! Each month we will learn how to use improvisation to:

  • Enhance communication
  • Think on your feet
  • Learn how to effectively brainstorm
  • Strengthen Mental Agility
  • Approach networking with more joy!

All while having fun and connecting with like minded professionals!

We use PLAY to ignite conversations and connections!

We use PLAY to strengthen confidence and presentation skills!

We use PLAY to communicate, create, and collaborate!

This series is great for:

  • Business owners
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business Leaders
  • Training & Development Managers/Directors
  • HR Directors

The show can’t go on without you so advanced registration is needed.

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. You will learn new things and most likely meet new people or deepen the relationships with people you have already met each month. While we would love to have you at all of them, each session will provide you with necessary foundational information so that you can jump right in!


Details:

Check in between 6:45-7PM

7:00-8:20PM Formal Program

8:20-8:45 Open networking mingle, Leave

Pre-registration required.


Facilitated by Lisa Safran, President & Training Strategist of Improv Consultants

Mark Your Calendar for ALL “Using Improvisation in Business” Events

2017 Dates Remaining

  • February 16
  • March 16
  • April 20
  • May 18
  • June 15
  • July 20
  • August 17
  • September 14
  • October 19
  • November 9
  • December 14
Improvisation for Networking February 16, 2017 @ Improv Consultants in Muir Woods Conference Room
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Improvisation for NetworkingImprovisation for Networking!

Join us for this professional networking and professional development opportunity each month in San Rafael! Each month we will learn how to use improvisation to:

  • Enhance communication
  • Think on your feet
  • Learn how to effectively brainstorm
  • Strengthen Mental Agility
  • Approach networking with more joy!

All while having fun and connecting with like minded professionals!

We use PLAY to ignite conversations and connections!

We use PLAY to strengthen confidence and presentation skills!

We use PLAY to communicate, create, and collaborate!

This series is great for:

  • Business owners
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business Leaders
  • Training & Development Managers/Directors
  • HR Directors

The show can’t go on without you so advanced registration is needed.

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. You will learn new things and most likely meet new people or deepen the relationships with people you have already met each month. While we would love to have you at all of them, each session will provide you with necessary foundational information so that you can jump right in!


Details:

Check in between 6:45-7PM

7:00-8:20PM Formal Program

8:20-8:45 Open networking mingle, Leave

Pre-registration required.


Facilitated by Lisa Safran, President & Training Strategist of Improv Consultants

Mark Your Calendar for ALL “Using Improvisation in Business” Events

2017 Dates Remaining

  • February 16
  • March 16
  • April 20
  • May 18
  • June 15
  • July 20
  • August 17
  • September 14
  • October 19
  • November 9
  • December 14
Feb
19
Sun
Lisa Safran Guest Coach at BATS Improv @ BATS Improv
Feb 19 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

BATS Improv LogoDESCRIPTION

Foundation 1 is our fun introduction to the joys and thrills of improv and the BATS-style of improvised theatre. Students learn improv concepts and vocabulary, practice new skills, and perform in a safe, friendly atmosphere. Through games and exercises, you’ll play, explore, and experiment with creating characters and scenes, guided by one of our seasoned coaches. Foundation 1 is all about unleashing your innate skill. Are you human? Then you have all the experience necessary to excel!
At the conclusion, everyone “passes” and can move on to Foundation 2, but you can also take Foundation 1 as many times as you’d like. You’re sure to get something new out of it each time!

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for six weeks
Class Time/Dates: 2:30-5:30pm on Sundays
February 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, and 26
Class size: 16 students maximum
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total)
Prerequisite: None

*Attendance at the first session of your course is strongly encouraged – if you think you have to miss the first session of your Foundation 1 class, please notify the office beforeregistering.*


BATS Improv Class Refund Policy:

Your class tuition includes a 20% non-refundable deposit.
If you have registered for a class and decide you want to drop that class AT LEAST 14 DAYS BEFORE THE FIRST CLASS SESSION, you may choose to receive a refund for the amount of the class minus your non-refundable deposit OR you may choose to reapply your payment IN FULL to another BATS class.

Classes dropped 4-13 days before the start of the class are not eligible for the re-application of full payment to another class. You may either reapply your payment (minus the applicable deposit) or receive a partial refund. This option is not available for those enrolled in summer intensives or youth/teen camps.

Regular classes/workshops dropped within 72 hours of the first class session, or summer intensives and youth/teen camps dropped within two weeks of the first session, are not eligible for either re-application or any refund.

Feb
26
Sun
Lisa Safran Guest Coach at BATS Improv @ BATS Improv
Feb 26 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

BATS Improv LogoDESCRIPTION

Foundation 1 is our fun introduction to the joys and thrills of improv and the BATS-style of improvised theatre. Students learn improv concepts and vocabulary, practice new skills, and perform in a safe, friendly atmosphere. Through games and exercises, you’ll play, explore, and experiment with creating characters and scenes, guided by one of our seasoned coaches. Foundation 1 is all about unleashing your innate skill. Are you human? Then you have all the experience necessary to excel!
At the conclusion, everyone “passes” and can move on to Foundation 2, but you can also take Foundation 1 as many times as you’d like. You’re sure to get something new out of it each time!

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for six weeks
Class Time/Dates: 2:30-5:30pm on Sundays
February 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, and 26
Class size: 16 students maximum
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total)
Prerequisite: None

*Attendance at the first session of your course is strongly encouraged – if you think you have to miss the first session of your Foundation 1 class, please notify the office beforeregistering.*


BATS Improv Class Refund Policy:

Your class tuition includes a 20% non-refundable deposit.
If you have registered for a class and decide you want to drop that class AT LEAST 14 DAYS BEFORE THE FIRST CLASS SESSION, you may choose to receive a refund for the amount of the class minus your non-refundable deposit OR you may choose to reapply your payment IN FULL to another BATS class.

Classes dropped 4-13 days before the start of the class are not eligible for the re-application of full payment to another class. You may either reapply your payment (minus the applicable deposit) or receive a partial refund. This option is not available for those enrolled in summer intensives or youth/teen camps.

Regular classes/workshops dropped within 72 hours of the first class session, or summer intensives and youth/teen camps dropped within two weeks of the first session, are not eligible for either re-application or any refund.

Mar
2
Thu
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundraising Event!
Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Save the date! Lots of fun and even art for sale! Proceeds benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society! More info soon!

Mar
5
Sun
Lisa Safran Guest Coach at BATS Improv @ BATS Improv
Mar 5 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

BATS Improv LogoDESCRIPTION

Foundation 1 is our fun introduction to the joys and thrills of improv and the BATS-style of improvised theatre. Students learn improv concepts and vocabulary, practice new skills, and perform in a safe, friendly atmosphere. Through games and exercises, you’ll play, explore, and experiment with creating characters and scenes, guided by one of our seasoned coaches. Foundation 1 is all about unleashing your innate skill. Are you human? Then you have all the experience necessary to excel!
At the conclusion, everyone “passes” and can move on to Foundation 2, but you can also take Foundation 1 as many times as you’d like. You’re sure to get something new out of it each time!

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for six weeks
Class Time/Dates: 2:30-5:30pm on Sundays
February 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, and 26
Class size: 16 students maximum
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total)
Prerequisite: None

*Attendance at the first session of your course is strongly encouraged – if you think you have to miss the first session of your Foundation 1 class, please notify the office beforeregistering.*


BATS Improv Class Refund Policy:

Your class tuition includes a 20% non-refundable deposit.
If you have registered for a class and decide you want to drop that class AT LEAST 14 DAYS BEFORE THE FIRST CLASS SESSION, you may choose to receive a refund for the amount of the class minus your non-refundable deposit OR you may choose to reapply your payment IN FULL to another BATS class.

Classes dropped 4-13 days before the start of the class are not eligible for the re-application of full payment to another class. You may either reapply your payment (minus the applicable deposit) or receive a partial refund. This option is not available for those enrolled in summer intensives or youth/teen camps.

Regular classes/workshops dropped within 72 hours of the first class session, or summer intensives and youth/teen camps dropped within two weeks of the first session, are not eligible for either re-application or any refund.

Mar
12
Sun
Lisa Safran Guest Coach at BATS Improv @ BATS Improv
Mar 12 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

BATS Improv LogoDESCRIPTION

Foundation 1 is our fun introduction to the joys and thrills of improv and the BATS-style of improvised theatre. Students learn improv concepts and vocabulary, practice new skills, and perform in a safe, friendly atmosphere. Through games and exercises, you’ll play, explore, and experiment with creating characters and scenes, guided by one of our seasoned coaches. Foundation 1 is all about unleashing your innate skill. Are you human? Then you have all the experience necessary to excel!
At the conclusion, everyone “passes” and can move on to Foundation 2, but you can also take Foundation 1 as many times as you’d like. You’re sure to get something new out of it each time!

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for six weeks
Class Time/Dates: 2:30-5:30pm on Sundays
February 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, and 26
Class size: 16 students maximum
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total)
Prerequisite: None

*Attendance at the first session of your course is strongly encouraged – if you think you have to miss the first session of your Foundation 1 class, please notify the office beforeregistering.*


BATS Improv Class Refund Policy:

Your class tuition includes a 20% non-refundable deposit.
If you have registered for a class and decide you want to drop that class AT LEAST 14 DAYS BEFORE THE FIRST CLASS SESSION, you may choose to receive a refund for the amount of the class minus your non-refundable deposit OR you may choose to reapply your payment IN FULL to another BATS class.

Classes dropped 4-13 days before the start of the class are not eligible for the re-application of full payment to another class. You may either reapply your payment (minus the applicable deposit) or receive a partial refund. This option is not available for those enrolled in summer intensives or youth/teen camps.

Regular classes/workshops dropped within 72 hours of the first class session, or summer intensives and youth/teen camps dropped within two weeks of the first session, are not eligible for either re-application or any refund.

Mar
16
Thu
Interviewing with Improvisation! @ Private Event
Mar 16 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Change your mindset for interviewing Imagine the following scenario: You are dressed for success and excited about an upcoming interview! But as you arrive at your appointment, your heart starts beating so loudly, it feels as if it can be heard a mile away! And while you thought you were prepared for the interview, the beating of your heart begins to convince you that you may not be what they are looking for, or that you will forget something essential or that you are simply not good enough.

Has this ever happened to you? Part of being successful at an interview is the mindset we walk in with. During this 30 minute keynote interactive session, Lisa Safran, President & Training Strategist of Improv Consultants will guide participants at a private event by sharing techniques for building a positive and successful mindset to support interviewing with ease!

Improvisation for Networking March 16 with Craig Harrison
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Improvisation for Networking!

Join us for this professional networking and professional development opportunity each month in San Rafael!

 

 

Each month we will learn how to use improvisation to:

  • Enhance communication
  • Think on your feet
  • Learn how to effectively brainstorm
  • Strengthen Mental Agility
  • Approach networking with more joy!

All while having fun and connecting with like minded professionals!

We use PLAY to ignite conversations and connections!

We use PLAY to strengthen confidence and presentation skills!

We use PLAY to communicate, create, and collaborate!

This series is great for:

  • Business owners
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business Leaders
  • Training & Development Managers/Directors
  • HR Directors

Advanced registration is needed.

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. You will learn new things and most likely meet new people or deepen the relationships with people you have already met each month. While we would love to have you at all of them, each session will provide you with necessary foundational information so that you can jump right in!

March 16- Facilitated by Craig Harrison! Click here for info on Craig!
Craig Harrison Improv Consultants

Check in between 6:45-7PM

7:00-8:30PM Formal Program

8:30-8:45 Open networking mingle

Pre-registration required. Click here to register!


Facilitated by Lisa Safran, President & Training Strategist of Improv Consultants OR SPECIAL GUESTS!

Mark Your Calendar for ALL “Using Improvisation in Business” Events

2017 Dates Remaining

  • April 20
  • May 18
  • June 15
  • July 20
  • August 17
  • September 14
  • October 19
  • November 9
  • December 14
Mar
18
Sat
Professional Speakers Use Improvisation to Create Connections NSA/NC
Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Professional Speakers Use Improvisation to Create Connections

Speaking professionally takes a lot of practice, skill, and perseverance. It also takes understanding technology and knowing how to use equipment to get your message across. But what happens when equipment fails? Or if an audience does not respond as anticipated? This 80-90 minute session will support speakers in thinking on their feet, creating connections, and learning tips to handle things that don’t always go according to script!

Speaker’s Academy is a 9-month live program, that launches in September of each year with monthly meetings for current, emerging & aspiring professional speakers!  This event is for Speaker’s Academy students only. If you are interested in having Lisa facilitate a similar program for your organization or group, please reach out to her directly.

 

Mar
19
Sun
Lisa Safran Guest Coach at BATS Improv @ BATS Improv
Mar 19 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

BATS Improv LogoDESCRIPTION

Foundation 1 is our fun introduction to the joys and thrills of improv and the BATS-style of improvised theatre. Students learn improv concepts and vocabulary, practice new skills, and perform in a safe, friendly atmosphere. Through games and exercises, you’ll play, explore, and experiment with creating characters and scenes, guided by one of our seasoned coaches. Foundation 1 is all about unleashing your innate skill. Are you human? Then you have all the experience necessary to excel!
At the conclusion, everyone “passes” and can move on to Foundation 2, but you can also take Foundation 1 as many times as you’d like. You’re sure to get something new out of it each time!

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for six weeks
Class Time/Dates: 2:30-5:30pm on Sundays
February 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, and 26
Class size: 16 students maximum
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total)
Prerequisite: None

*Attendance at the first session of your course is strongly encouraged – if you think you have to miss the first session of your Foundation 1 class, please notify the office beforeregistering.*


BATS Improv Class Refund Policy:

Your class tuition includes a 20% non-refundable deposit.
If you have registered for a class and decide you want to drop that class AT LEAST 14 DAYS BEFORE THE FIRST CLASS SESSION, you may choose to receive a refund for the amount of the class minus your non-refundable deposit OR you may choose to reapply your payment IN FULL to another BATS class.

Classes dropped 4-13 days before the start of the class are not eligible for the re-application of full payment to another class. You may either reapply your payment (minus the applicable deposit) or receive a partial refund. This option is not available for those enrolled in summer intensives or youth/teen camps.

Regular classes/workshops dropped within 72 hours of the first class session, or summer intensives and youth/teen camps dropped within two weeks of the first session, are not eligible for either re-application or any refund.

Mar
26
Sun
Lisa Safran Guest Coach at BATS Improv @ BATS Improv
Mar 26 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

BATS Improv LogoDESCRIPTION

Foundation 1 is our fun introduction to the joys and thrills of improv and the BATS-style of improvised theatre. Students learn improv concepts and vocabulary, practice new skills, and perform in a safe, friendly atmosphere. Through games and exercises, you’ll play, explore, and experiment with creating characters and scenes, guided by one of our seasoned coaches. Foundation 1 is all about unleashing your innate skill. Are you human? Then you have all the experience necessary to excel!
At the conclusion, everyone “passes” and can move on to Foundation 2, but you can also take Foundation 1 as many times as you’d like. You’re sure to get something new out of it each time!

Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for six weeks
Class Time/Dates: 2:30-5:30pm on Sundays
February 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, and 26
Class size: 16 students maximum
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total)
Prerequisite: None

*Attendance at the first session of your course is strongly encouraged – if you think you have to miss the first session of your Foundation 1 class, please notify the office beforeregistering.*


BATS Improv Class Refund Policy:

Your class tuition includes a 20% non-refundable deposit.
If you have registered for a class and decide you want to drop that class AT LEAST 14 DAYS BEFORE THE FIRST CLASS SESSION, you may choose to receive a refund for the amount of the class minus your non-refundable deposit OR you may choose to reapply your payment IN FULL to another BATS class.

Classes dropped 4-13 days before the start of the class are not eligible for the re-application of full payment to another class. You may either reapply your payment (minus the applicable deposit) or receive a partial refund. This option is not available for those enrolled in summer intensives or youth/teen camps.

Regular classes/workshops dropped within 72 hours of the first class session, or summer intensives and youth/teen camps dropped within two weeks of the first session, are not eligible for either re-application or any refund.

Sep
6
Wed
Working with Millenials and Cross-Generational Work Teams @ Corte Madera Town Center Community Room
Sep 6 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

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