Improv for Teaching is a 4-week certificate program designed to give you the tools to help you lead a dynamic and engaging classroom.
About the Instructor:
Bri McWhorter is theFounder and CEO of Activate to Captivate. Bri teaches communication techniques from an actor’s point of view. She specializes in public speaking, scientific communications, interview skills, and interpersonal communications. She has taught workshops at Fortune 500 companies, privately coached CEOs at nonprofits, and led certificate programs at top universities. She is the creator of W.A.V.E.®, a program where she teaches speakers how to overcome nerves, use body language, and rely on their voice to tell an engaging story. She has coached speakers for academic symposiums at various institutions including UC Office of the President, UC Irvine, and UC Santa Barbara. She has an MFA in Acting from University of California, Irvine and a BA in Theater and Performance Studies from University of California, Berkeley.
What You'll Learn
The goal of this class is to help you feel confident thinking on your feet while staying relaxed in unexpected circumstances. This highly interactive program will help participants learn to:
Think on your feet
Engage in active listening techniques
Create a collaborative learning environment
Expand your imagination to lead a dynamic classroom
Who Should Apply
Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from all disciplines interested in improving public speaking skills in an interactive setting.
This is a 4-week certificate program. You must attend all classes to receive the certificate of completion. This program is offered in Fall and Spring Quarter.
Fall 2020 Schedule: Meets every Monday, from 1 pm - 3 pm via Zoom.
October 19, 2020
Focus techniques - awareness of self, space and environment.
October 26, 2020
Go with your gut. Techniques for jumping into the unplanned.