IMPROV your Feedback and Communication

Thursday 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Session Description

Improv comedy and HR? There are more similarities than you may expect. This session is grounded in the teachings of improvisational comedy from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City. In this session, attendees will learn four basic rules of improv comedy (Yes, and…; know your teammates; ask better questions; and commit don’t comment). As HR professionals there are few skills more essential than feedback, teamwork, mutual respect, and active listening. This interactive session is a fun and unique opportunity to develop these skills and breakdown barriers to make high-pressure communication/problem-solving moments more comfortable.


James Robilotta, M.Ed., CSP

After 15 years of building, training, supervising, and evaluating teams, James decided to curate what he learned and take it on the road as a professional speaker. He wrote and published Leading Imperfectly: The value of being authentic for leaders, professionals, and human beings, and now spends his days helping organizations and teams around the country solve problems, think critically, and achieve their goals. With a background in improv and standup comedy, he uses humor to create a safe space to engage in conversations about trust, feedback, teamwork, mutual respect, leading through resilience, and more.