Lessons from Improv: Leading from the Stage
- Monday, October 30, 2017 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
- Strand Union Building, Ballrooms - view map
A nationally sought-after expert in the art of unearthing leadership skills through improvisation, Kent Davis, will be facilitating a leading workshop on Oct. 30th at 7:00 pm in the Montana State University Strand Union Building Ballrooms.
Davis, who will be accompanied by staff of the MSU Leadership Institute, will provide an interactive and thought-provoking workshop centered on team building, creative risk-taking, social impact and the nature of leadership. Lessons from Improv: Leading from the Stage encourages attendees to participate as much as they would like or simply observe as the improvisational scenes unfold.
“We are thrilled to host Kent because improvisation skills help leaders to boost creativity and think on their feet,” says Carmen McSpadden, director of the MSU Leadership Institute, a lead sponsor. “Attendees will be able to apply the workshop’s lessons to every part of their lives,” added McSpadden.
Davis is a writer, actor, solo performer, teacher and improvisational comedian. His work has been presented in regional theaters from Los Angeles to Philadelphia. Parallel to his performing career, Davis has held an array of positions in strategic planning, corporate law, universities, brand management, and strategic design.Teaching and performing improvisation have been the constants in his professional life. Davis is currently a Faculty Fellow for the MSU Honors College.
The event is held in conjunction with the MSU Leadership Institute’s 20th anniversary celebration. The institute’s mission is to inspire “MSU students to become leaders who serve as catalysts for positive change” through hosting world-class speakers and leadership workshops. Notable past speakers include Sir Ken Robinson, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Maya Angelou and Condoleezza Rice, among many others.
Open to the public, tickets are available at https://tinyurl.com/y99ff2xt. The cost is $5 and dessert is included. Group discounts are available for student clubs and organizations. Sponsors include the MSU Leadership Institute, ASMSU and the Office of the Provost.For more information, please call the MSU Leadership Institute at (406) 994-7275 or visit www.montana.edu/leadership or facebook.com/MSULeadershipInstitute.