These days, legal management professionals need to be nimble, attentive, confident and innovative in order to personally thrive, while still positively relating to others. Interestingly, the same is true of improv theater performers. In fact, the creative skills that make improvisers so successful are the same ones that make us nonperformers successful, both personally and professionally.

Innovation is simply creativity applied for a purpose. This engaging session introduces the three basic tools used by innovators: fluency (many ideas), flexibility (many perspectives), and uniqueness (new approaches). Additionally, it reveals how applied improv principles are helpful for legal management professionals. Objectives:

  • Identify and discuss the three principles of innovative thinking: fluency, flexibility and uniqueness.
  • Describe how to effectively utilize inherent ability to think creatively.
  • Develop ways to practice group creativity and innovation with those you lead.
  • Apply a tactic to disagree without becoming argumentative.

Audience Statement: Attendee at any level will benefit from this session. No advance participation is necessary

Speaker Information:

Izzy Gesell

Izzy Gesell is an "organizational alchemist" who helps people navigate their internal logjams to emerge confident, spontaneous and effective. Through keynotes, breakouts, coaching and facilitated sessions, Gesell offers imaginative, intuitive and immediately useful insights and programs. Among the first to use improv concepts as tools for personal and organizational learning, he is the author of Playing Along: Group Learning Activities Borrowed from Improv Theater and 3 video courses on Learning

Other Info:

  • 60 Minutes
  • Audience: Basic
  • CLM App Management Category: Communication Skills
  • CLE: Law Practice Management
  • HRCI: General Credit
Seminar Objectives
Seminar Information
Date Presented:
May 16, 2018 3:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
Registration Fee:
How Applied Improv Helps Legal Administrators Become Innovative Thinkers & Possibility Creators
Individual topic purchase: Selected
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CLMSM Recertification Credit: 1.00
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