Six-Week Improv for Professionals (Windsor Terrace)
Taught by Lawrese Brown of The Engaging Educator
LAWRESE BROWN is the founder of Brown Coaching and Consulting, LLC, an organization on a mission to equip students with the skills, learning, and development necessary to navigate all post-secondary pathways. To date, they’ve equipped thousands of students with the 21st-century skills pertinent to college and career success through partnerships with top educational institutions and organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club Newark, Young Women’s Leadership Network, Step Up, and Girls Who Code.
Lawrese has a Masters in Educational Leadership from NYU and aspires to be a media maven like her birthday-twin, Oprah.
Realizing the connection between improvisation and communication, The Engaging Educator (@TheEngagingEd), specializes in customized improv-based education. We provide classes that enhance public speaking, creativity, flexibility, positive risk-taking, teamwork and more by flexing improv muscles. Beyond our classes for educators and professionals, we also specialize in improv for high school students, corporate workshops, and improv for individuals on the autism spectrum, as well as individuals with cerebral palsy.
Have the time and don’t want to join a class of actors? We’ve got the class for you! We take our three-week program and raise the bar in this intensive six week program.
Improv is all about communication! From listening skills and focus to public speaking and presence, improv builds confidence, enhances listening and responding skills, and encourages collaboration. It fosters positive ‘Yes, And’ mentality of team, versus the agenda driven “I”. It is all about the moment, the right now – essential to good communication.
We view improv like training at the gym for a marathon. You can’t go once and run thirteen miles or be immediately fit. People can’t just walk into a classroom, meeting room, interview or gallery and be present and captivating, capable of incredible flexibility and communication. By training your brain with improv, you are sharpening those skills and more. This six-week class will enhance your skills in public speaking, focused listening, responding, flexibility and specificity – leading to greater confidence and lower inhibitions when speaking or presenting.
How is this different than our three-week class? We’re diving deeper into taking initiative, connecting with each other and the audience and enhancing active listening skills. We’ll check in three times on goals: in the beginning, halfway through and after the last class. Our Engagers will tailor and adjust the class focus to the student’s goals, and scaffold the curriculum to connect – so no two classes will ever be the same!
This is an excellent class for individuals looking for more than our three-week improv sessions or for teams to sign up together for an intensive experience.
Class size is limited to 10 people - sign up soon!