We are born in a world in which certainties and safety are extinct. Actually, the only certain thing
we know is that nowadays nothing is certain.
In this context we need to adapt, both on the personal and professional level. Flexibility,
adaptability, collaboration, creativity and the ability to move forward no matter the obstacles are
becoming today indispensable weapons for those who what to succeed .
And this is what the art of improvisation is about.
Improvisation is a multidisciplinary method with excellent results. So good results that important
business schools like UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, Duke University’s Fuqua School of
Business, MIT’s Sloan School of Management , Columbia Business School have introduced it in the
A study conducted by IBM through one-onone discussions with 1709 CEOs from 64
countries showed what skills the employees
of a company must have in order for it to
succeed in 2013: collaboration,
communication, creativity, flexibility.
What improvisation does
Improvisation helps participants on two levels:
Way of being or to behave (often
representing a certain
1. Someone's ability to decide
over a matter of fact, to do
something 2. aptitude
We all improvise every day. Neither professional nor personal life come with a script so we are
born with the ability to improvise. The difference between being good or bad at it, as it
happens with talents as well , is made by practice. Improvisation, as a development method,
is about practice.
In order to be a good improviser you have to know and to apply a series of principles that help
participants to develop attitudes and competencies that help them in life, especially in the
fast-changing and unpredictable world we live in: to be present, to listen actively, to express
with efficiency (verbal and non-verbal), to accept ideas and to build on them, to be
flexible, to help others, to have the courage to use ones imagination, to be creative and
spontaneous, to judge not and to not be afraid to make mistakes but transform them in
opportunities, to be open-minded, curious and to have a sense of humour.
Plus, improvisation starts laughter and increases well-being. This way, the participants are
more likely to open and they learn easier, they release stress and relax. Laughter improves
health and brings people closer together.
How does improvisation work
Improvisation works as interactive workshops where participants are involved in exercises and
contexts which challenges them to practice and to develop different attitudes and skills depending on
the objectives set.
It is recommended that the improvisation workshops consist of recurring sessions lasting 2-4 hours
each because learning and changing a habit takes time and perseverance.
A group can be formed out of 8-16 participants.
The duration and number of participants, however, are flexible and can be tailored to the objectives
The exercises and the debriefing discussions are geared towards the development objective set so
that participants can be aware of the good things and of the ones that need improvement, to practice
the good ones and to correlate them with their activities outside the classroom in order to be able to
apply them in real contexts.
Who improvisation is for
Improvisation teaches leadership. A good leader needs to understand the
importance of each role of a team, to adjust to his team members and then
lead them to the desired direction, to listen and accept ideas, to give
feedback and to take decisions, sometimes under pressure and in uncertain
SALES / CLIENT SERVICE TEAMS
Improvisation improves communication skills and adaptability – key abilities in
working with other people. Through improvisation participants practice
spontaneity in different situations making them more able to adjust to different
types of persons, to be more persuasive and create better connections with
Improvisation enhances creativity as it forces participants to respond differently in all
sorts of situations, to make connections, to think outside the box, to view things from
different perspective, to challenge the status quo. In an improvisation workshop they
practice their creativity muscle.
Improvisation is a good method to practice self-esteem and presentation skills. That
means working with the non-verbal, emotions, creating catchy speeches and stories.
Improvisation develops the ability to stand in front of a crowd without fear, to use your
voice to create impact, to adapt to unexpected situations.
TEAMS (in general)
Given the nature of the exercises improvisation is an excellent team bonding method. It helps participants to know
themselves better, gets them to interact, to work in pairs and groups, to trust themselves, to enter each other’s
personal space thus becoming more comfortable working together. It is also fun and relaxing adding value to the
What others say about improvisation
We enjoyed improvising with:
(...) to be frank I could see the outcomes very quickly in myself.
My main goal was to be more spontaneous and decrease my
stress while speaking in public, and I have achieved this in only
16 hours/ 8 classes of improvisation. It is unbelievable, but true!
And besides the real benefits that improvisation could bring to
your life, both personal as well as professional, it is fun, it
energizes and brings out the child in you, lets you play, test, try
and learn, learn the way we started out when we were kids,
which I believe is the most useful and lasting way of learning.
Would I encourage people to attend classes, or workshops, or
events of Improvizatie.ro? From all my heart yes!
(Carmen Agapi, AVP, EU Project Delivery Leader in GENPACT)
One of the most beautiful experiences that I have
been through, from which I learned a lot of things
about myself and other people. The improvisation
workshop was for me an excellent opportunity to
open, develop and especially to change and
restructure my own life experience.
(Mihaela Joian, Recruitment Manager InnerLook)
It is a pleasure for me to recommend Corina and
Bogdan and I am glad to do this. I worked with
them in 2 projects, L&D and CSR dedicated ones
and both were successful and much appreciated
by both employees and management. What makes
The workshop improved my well-being, my vision about the
the difference in the way Corina and Bogdan work
world, my appreciation for little details. It made me think
differently and to relate differently with people around me. It is their involvement in the whole L&D process and
interest to understand the client's needs in order
is amazing how you can get to know some people without
to build the best solution. A plus is also the
having essential data about them – but to be able to know a
part of them, hidden, that maybe not even they knew they had training method that both of them master in a
it. (Bogdan, IT Specialist)
(Ioana Jenssen, HR Manager, COMPUTARIS)
Who we are
+40 756 199 250
Bogdan is an experienced trainer,
delivering quality trainings for almost 10
years. He worked as an internal trainer for
BOOM TV and PEPSI. Now he is working as
a sales and soft skills trainer for APPLE
and other companies on punctual
projects. He is also involved in BiblioNet
(a project of IREX – the company that
coordinates Bill Gates donation for
Romania). The project’s aim is to
facilitate free access to information for
Romanian citizens by fostering the
development of a modern public library
He has expertise in communication,
persuasion, sales, public speaking, NLP
He graduated The Faculty of Psychology
and attended other courses such as: train
the trainers, Master Practitioner NLP,
improvisation, forum theatre,
+40 727 814 607
Corina has experience in the human
resources field working in recruitment and
HR consultancy. She was involved in learning
& development projects for companies like
ERRICSSON, ORANGE, BCR, PETROM etc. She
is also involved in CROS – an organization
that is building an Alternative University,
where she is part of the team that builds The
Autonomy in Learning Program (whose aim it
to teach students how to take learning in
their own hands), having expertise in SelfDirected Learning.
She delivered trainings on well-being,
communication, creativity etc.
She graduated both Faculty of Management
(Academy of Economic Studies) and The
Faculty of Psychology and attended various
courses on: human resources, improvisation,
forum theatre, clowning, street campaigning
To remember about improvisation
Improvisation is a multidisciplinary method,
playful, which applied successfully in business
helps people and companies to keep up with
the world, teaching them to be flexible, more
creative and to better work together.
If the case we organize
discussions or forms and
we set a diagnosis for
Team takes off to
We set the development
objectives and after that
the working structure, the
duration and the
frequency of the improv
We held sessions using appropriate
exercises, we analyze in the
debriefing session, we launch
challenges between the sessions and
we recalibrate according to the