June Dinner: Improvisational Leadership – Buy-in and Morale on the Fly

  • 21 Jun 2012
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Bethesda Hyatt, Old Georgetown Room


  • Remember to sign in to receive the discounted member registration price.

Early bird rate ends June 17.
Registration is closed

We’re all highly skilled and practiced at critiquing, judging, and defining - we’re well trained in saying no. We’ll help you strengthen your affirmation muscles and talk about the “yes and” approach which gives us the ability to respond to potentially stressful situations in a more relaxed and relationship-building way. These two words are powerful in all relationships, motivation, and creativity. “Yes and” can be used to positively refocus unproductive conversations and to redirect brainstorming to be more effective. As a wonderful side-benefit, these skills help us be more amicable in personal relationships as well. This engaging presentation is perfect for those who need to influence others positively.

Bob Faw is the Chief Ignition Officer of the Matchbox Group. For several years he moon-lighted as an Improv Comedian for corporate clientele. During the day, he facilitates leadership development and large scale positive change for organizations at all levels.  Bob’s comedic style and energizing activities keep engagement and retention high. He includes active learning simulations to enhance comprehension and develop new skills through practice. Since 1988, he has been increasing team synergy, interpersonal skills, and mutual trust and has been helping his clients learn how to use these new skills in their professional lives.

Program Agenda:

6:00 – Registration and Networking

6:30 – Dinner Service Opens

7:00 – President Opening Remarks, Participant Announcements for Job Opportunities or Seekers

7:15 – Program Begins

8:30 – Dinner Service Concludes

8:45 – Presentation Concludes, Metro DC ASTD Announcements, and Raffle

9:00 – Program Concludes    

Registration Fees

Chapter Members: Remember to login to receive the discounted member rate!

Cancellation Policy

Metro DC ASTD will refund your registration fee when cancelled by the end of the "Early Bird" registration window. Cancellations after this time will not be refunded.

Special Accommodations

If you have dietary or accessibility restrictions, please email programs_coordinator@dcastd.org so that we can accommodate your needs.