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SITRA HERÄÄMÖ 2020

Suvi Koivusalo was invited by Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund, to give a speech about "Creative methods for tackling uncertainty - Applied Improvisation as a solution".

 

The speech is in Finnish (Suvi starts at 05:10).

PATRICIA RYAN MADSON

Stanford Professor Emerita 

interviewed by Suvi Koivusalo (2019)

Patricia Ryan Madson is a Professor Emerita at Stanford University. She’s the pioneer of teaching improvisation skills to students from various disciplines.

Patricia is the author of Improv Wisdom: Don’t Prepare, Just Show Up - and currently teaches at Stanford’s Continuing Studies.

Suvi was honored to have this conversation with Patricia Ryan Madson. Together they talk about improvisation at Stanford and why there should be more improvisation taught at all levels of education.   

“Engineers, probably more than anybody else, need improv to get out of their linear minds”.

"University administrations are coming to understand that we’re not going to get through the 21st century unless we find ways to help students exercise their creative imagination.”

A FEW ARTICLES ABOUT IMPROVISATION AS A TRAINING METHOD.

Why Improv Training Is Great Business Training 

This article is by Jesse Scinto, a lecturer in Columbia University's Strategic Communications programs.

Improv Training Is Making Management Throw Away the Script

The next consultant to visit your office may not be from McKinsey.

Why using improvisation to teach business skills is no joke

In a business world that's more uncertain than ever it pays to be able to think on your feet.

3 Improv Exercises That Can Change the Way Your Team Works

What can leaders learn from improv comedians?

Rise of the improv geeks: why London's tech workers are taking comedy classes

Tech workers are taking lessons in how to be spontaneous, and the comedy classes are causing quite a scene around Silicon Roundabout.