Training: Management Series

Innovation Through Improvisation

Thursday, May 17, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Presented by: David Marino
Training fee: $89* (half-day, lunch is not included)

Workshop Description

Innovation is making the old seem new again, and even the most creative nonprofit organizations can struggle with finding ways to innovate their programs, deliver their messages, and engage with constituents. Improv theater players use the same words, themes and ideas the rest of us do, and yet create a unique and exciting show every night. Their ability to innovate comes from the skill of working together as a team. What if nonprofits could be more like improv actors? Applying the universal principles of unconditional support and team-based ideation will help bring your messages, mission and services to a new and exciting level.

In this training, you will learn how develop a team that can:

  • implement team-based ideation
  • foster unconditional collaboration
  • pivot quickly and fully to new ideas
  • leverage positivity for constructive results
  • discover solutions through divergent thinking

About the Presenter

David Marino has been coaching industry leaders in transformative communication for over 25 years. Using creative and dynamic presentation techniques from scripted and improvisational theater, he engages with individuals, nonprofit and for-profit companies to create inspiring and interactive leadership practices that demonstrate powerful and effective communication strategies.

As a corporate trainer and presentation and public speaking instructor, he has worked with executives, managers, and staff all over the world to help them find their strongest voice and deliver their message with confidence and style. From his home in Boston, he has worked with many of the world’s most prestigious organizations including The Boston Globe, The Boston Public Library, the Peabody Essex Museum and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In addition to individual coaching, he has shared his skills and experience with financial institutions, hotel industries, museums, theaters, research laboratories, nonprofit charities, retail companies, and environmental conservation organizations. A sample list of clients includes Ocean Spray, the Association of Children’s Museums, MassAudubon, edX, Harvard Business School, and the Union of Concerned Scientists.

He studied drama at the Cecil Sharp House School of Theater in London, and has been directing, performing, writing, and producing theater around the country since 1990. He has worked with several Second City improvisational theater legends such as Mick Napier, Susan Messing, Joe Bill, Zach Ward and Keith Johnstone.

David has been an executive coach at ImprovBoston, in Cambridge Massachusetts, for over 15 years. He has been affiliated with Peter Bubriski Associates since 2006, where he collaborated on creating executive management workshops for UBS in London, Hong Kong, New York City.

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Location

Unless otherwise noted, all workshops are held at TSNE's NonProfit Center, conveniently located in Downtown Boston at 89 South Street, Boston 02111 near South Station. For detailed directions please visit http://www.nonprofitcenterboston.org/directions

* If your organization is a tenant of the NonProfit Center, a TSNE Fiscal Sponsorship project, or an Inclusion Initiative grantee, please contact trainings@tsne.org before registering to request a scholarship rate of $25.00. Scholarships are limited, and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis; maximum 1 per organization per workshop.