Physician Improv – No Comedians Necessary – Active Listening

You may hear someone, but are you listening? You may listen, but are you contributing to the conversation? Active listening is the art of being fully engaged with another person, so you absorb what’s being said verbally and non-verbally and provide appropriate responses that continue a dialogue. In improv, active listening is vital to ensure that you pick up cues from your partner. In this session, we’ll explore ways to stay focused on your partner and practice what it means to listen to understand versus listen to respond. In addition to being an essential skill for improvisors, active listening is a key tool for patient communication and teamwork.

Join your colleagues for a physician-only virtual improv workshop series where you’ll learn improv fundamentals while embracing fun and growing personally and professionally. In this series, participants explore active listening, agility, brainstorming, and storytelling through the lens of improv.

No comedy skills needed! Introverts and extroverts should apply! Just come with an open mind to learn and grow. To be truly learning and thriving, you should be willing to be comfortable in the uncomfortable.

In this workshop series, we explore improv fundamentals and how they are applicable to our work in medicine. To register, you must be an active or formerly practicing physician.

Sign up for one or all four sessions.

Session I: Active Listening – June 16, 2022

About the Facilitator
Katie Klein is a Second City alumni who has written and performed in two reviews. She currently performs every Wednesday night at the Annoyance Theater in Chicago with the improv team Superhuman. You may have seen her in commercials or on TV shows, including The Red Line, Shrink, Joe Pera Talks with You, Chicago Justice, and Work in Progress. She has worked for many years as a writer, facilitator, and designer of corporate communication training for different organizations and loves it.

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Jun 16 2022




Jeffrey M. Smith

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