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Build your communication skills using improv

The Office of Interprofessional and Interdisciplinary Education and Research is launching the Build Your Communication Skills Using Improv series.

Using the principles of improvisational theater (improv), participants in this series will have the opportunity to use fun interactions with one another to learn essential communication and interprofessional teamwork skills, such as respect, empathy and active listening. Depending on the activity, participants will work in pairs, small groups, or the large group. These skills can be applied to group interactions and future careers. No experience is necessary to participate in this series.

Sessions will be led by Laura R. Greenwald, clinical associate professor of medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, and David M. Ritzenthaler, an internal medicine-pediatrics resident physician at University Hospitals. This series is open to any graduate student.

Beginning Nov. 10, the series will be offered to graduate students weekly on Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (excluding Thanksgiving) through Dec. 8 in the Samson Pavilion of the Health Education Campus.

Sign up for one or more of these sessions. Positions will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis; the maximum capacity is 20 individuals. Approximately one week before the event, you will be notified of your registration status. 

Contact Fangfei Chen at fxc118@case.edu with questions.

This is an I3 event (Interprofessional and Interdisciplinary Interconnections certificate program). Faculty, staff and students who complete at least 15 hours of I3 activities in an academic year will receive a Certificate in Interprofessional and Interdisciplinary Interconnections from the Office of Interprofessional and Interdisciplinary Education and Research.