Most improvscience events are hosted by societies, conferences and programs that are developing collaborative, inclusive and innovative scientific communities. We help scientists develop the skills needed to collectively improv(e) science.

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Monday, June 19, 2017 to Tuesday, June 20, 2017

How do you develop your capacity to lead a growing research group? In Tempe, Arizona State University faculty in STEM disciplines have the opportunity to explore this question with improvscience founder, Dr. Holmes.

In this 2-session Coaching Intensive, participants develop their mentoring capacity. Through playful and practical exercises, participants explore and address the specific challenges that arise for them in leading their research projects.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Why talk about another person's book? Because, it's radical! And for improvscience, the breakthrough discoveries of the Performance of a Lifetime (PoaL) CEO, Cathy Salit, inspired Dr. Raquell Holmes to explore the benefits of performance in scientific research environments. Dr. Holmes and her colleague, Evelyn Dougherty of the Boston Social Therapy Group, are hosting an intimate book reception with their guest of honor, Cathy Salit, along with friends, colleagues and associates.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Palliative care in the medical world draws deeply on presence, skilled assessments and emotional attention. Attending to seriously ill patients and their families in a way that supports them through their journey as comfortably as possible requires expertise, emotional responsiveness and intense caring from health professionals. This workshop for palliative care health staff—doctors, nurses, social workers and chaplains—is being presented at their Northern California Annual All Site retreat.

Sane, healthy, happy.... It's worth finding out what the benefits and experience of improvisation (even online) are. Sign up here to receive invitations to online improv sessions.

Scientists around the country are discovering that improvisational theater training can help their communication and collaboration skills. What have we learned about these playful theater exercises? People (including us scientists) strengthen their ability to listen, to respond to the unexpected, and to build scientific conversations.

The improvscience Chat is an online conversation series, open to all. Join us in these free, informal chats that expand our conceptualizations of science and scientists. The Chat is hosted by Dr. Holmes and happens every other month at 2 pm ET.

Experience the philosophy and culture of a company dedicated to play and performance in science. How do we understand these seemingly disjointed activities, science and improvisational play, to be related?  

Each chat focuses on a new topic addressing play and performance in the context of science:

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