After a long challenging year, it was great to get back together for our first face to face meetup for 2021. After multiple delays, we finally were able to be joined by Katherine Weaver and Caylie Panuccio from Impro Melbourne for a fun and interactive session and it certainly did not disappoint.
During the session, we learnt a little about improv, and were guided through a series of activities, where we learnt about:
- Supporting each other and helping your partner (colleague) look good;
- Collaborating with others and building on ideas;
- Empathy for our stakeholders, who will have a lot of other things on their plate at times; and
- Our own self-consciousness, and the artificial rules we create for ourselves.
Not only was the session extremely fun, we also saw how the exercises could be applied in work settings, to make us better product people.
About Impro Melbourne
Impro Melbourne is Victoria’s premier improvisation company and the home of spontaneous theatre since 1996, and celebrating their 25th anniversary this year.
Between performing shows and running a full schedule of workshops at their training facilities, they also take workshops and shows to schools and community venues, and lead corporate training sessions at home and overseas.
If you’re interested in learning more or developing soft skills, beginner workshops are available:
Check their website for more dates and details. Or for corporate events, public events, or workshops, contact Impro Melbourne at email@example.com
Thank you again to our fantastic facilitators: Katherine Weaver, improviser, actor, teacher and Artistic Director of Impro Melbourne and Caylie Panuccio, Senior UX Researcher at SEEK, who has been practicing improvised theatre with Impro Melbourne on and off for the past couple of years and has found it a huge help as a designer / researcher / product person working in corporate environments
And also to our volunteers, Gwen D’souza, Nosh Darbari, Steve Bauer and our trusty organisers, Jen Leibhart and Liz Blink.