Leading with an Improv Mindset

Develop and practice an improv mindset to strengthen your interpersonal toolkit so you can lead with agility, spontaneity, and creativity.

This Stanford Intensive Live Online Business Program is highly focused and fast-paced — delivered in eight sessions over four days. Leading with an Improv Mindset gives you the most essential curriculum and interactive exercises, curated from two of the most popular Stanford MBA electives. Taught by the same faculty, it’s a unique opportunity to experience the innovative leadership training for which Stanford GSB is known.

Leading with an Improv Mindset combines cutting-edge research in social psychology and improv techniques to help you find and flex your creative muscles and grow as a business leader. Through faculty-led lectures and hands-on interactive exercises, you’ll actively practice what you learn in a safe, non-judgemental environment. By developing an improv mindset, you’ll be more open to solving challenges in new ways, sharing your authentic self, and leading with both confidence and empathy.

  • Develop an improv mindset to increase your creativity, flexibility, empathy, and effectiveness as a leader
  • Sharpen essential “soft skills” to become a more authentic, agile, and dynamic leader
  • Read situations and make well-calibrated, appropriate responses for different audiences and circumstances
  • Inspire and connect with your teams as well as foster creative problem-solving
  • Understand how to use, display, and vary your power and status so it’s most appropriate for the situation

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Online, instructor-led
15 hours
Graduate School of Business