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Tuesday, July 26 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
The Five Dysfunctions of an Improvised Comedy Group (Paul Hammond, Daniel Attfield)

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Abstract:
"Here's a good one - what do software teams and improv comedy groups have in common?"
If you want to know the punchline, you'll have to come to our lively and fun workshop ...
The core principles of Improvisation, when followed, create magic on stage. The funniest improv teams consist of individuals that support unconditionally, listen actively, accept and build on each others' ideas, and make each other look good. They produce amazing results.
This is also true for software teams.
In Patrick Lencioni's book "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team", he underscores the importance of trust, constructive conflict, commitment, and accountability, as a team works towards producing outstanding results.
Join us for a fun-filled, highly active workshop in which we use Improv Comedy exercises to draw clear parallels between the Improv Principles and the Five Dysfunctions model.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Practical techniques and exercises to build trust and unconditional support among team members, promote active listening and acceptance, and encourage a "team-first" ethos.
  • An understanding of the core principles of theatrical and comedy improvisation, and their parallels with The Five Dysfunctions of a Team.
  • Resources to take this further, and implement these and other exercises within their teams.


Speakers
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Dan Attfield

Dan is a professional comedian, musician, and improviser. He tours internationally with comedy hip hop improvisers Abandoman, and YouTube sketch team The RH Experience. When not on stage, he provides business and technical consultancy services, using his performance skills combined with those honed working as a software engineer at Microsoft.
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Paul Hammond

Director of Development, eBay


Tuesday July 26, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Centennial 1

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