You may have heard that the principles of Improv comedy are a great tool for innovative thinking. Teams have to think on their feet and reserve judgment on ideas, something you don't often see in traditional meetings at the office. Participants are actively engaged, reaching areas of their brain that are optimal for creativity.
In this session, Chris Mumford of Joe Startup will share the theories of Improv and lead participants through a series of exercises to practice for use in ideation. Join us for a fun evening of networking and skill building at Flywheel in Winston-Salem. While there, you can check out a great co-working space to put you in an innovative mood.
- 5:30 Registration opens, Flywheel tour, networking, food and beverages
- 6:15 Introductions and team exercises to practice improv for ideation
- 7:30 Wrapup
- $15 CCE community and PDMA community
About the presenter
Chris Mumford is the founder of Joe Startup, an entrepreneurial education website and author of the book, The Go Big! Toolkit. He is currently working on projects in technology, consumer products and healthcare. Mumford teaches innovation, design thinking and entrepreneurship as an adjunct faculty member at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC - Chapel Hill. He is also the cofounder of Launch Chapel Hill, a business accelerator, and 1789 Venture Lab, a coworking space. He was also the Entrepreneur-in-residence at Montana State University.
A few articles about Improv for Innovation
This event is hosted in partnership with the Center for Creative Economy as part of their Creatini series.