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 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 highly experiential 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. The entire program is informal, interactive and involving. Participation is completely voluntary — no one will be singled out to volunteer.


  • Identify and discuss the three principles of innovative thinking: fluency, flexibility and uniqueness.
  • Describe how to filter 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.

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.

Other Info:

  • 60 Minutes
  • Audience: Basic
  • CLM App Management Category: Communication Skills
  • CLE: Law Practice Management
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Start Time:
May 16, 2018 3:00 PM Eastern
2:00 PM Central, 1:00 PM Mountain, 12:00 PM Pacific
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1 hour
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116 days, 19 hours
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How Applied Improv Helps Legal Administrators Become Innovative Thinkers & Possibility Creators
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CLMSM Recertification Credit: 1.00
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ALA Member Price:$109.00
Non-Member Price:$129.00
ALA Member Price:$109.00
Non-Member Price:$129.00