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What's Next-ness

I’m just over a week now, back from the Applied Improvisation Network (AIN) annual conference at Stony Brook University, and I’m still trying to exhale. The people I met, the workshops and keynotes I attended, the games and conversations. All of it. So much to peel back and uncover; discover. Yeah, it kinda rocked my world. And while I’m still riding the conference high, I’m also humbled and a little intimidated by the “what’s next”-ness now that it’s over. I mean, I came out of there firing on all cylinders about what my work can/should be; all the ways improv-inspired learning can serve companies, communities, children, social causes. And while it’s all so clear in my head, the reality i


I was fortunate to attend an amazing conference at the end of July, hosted by CultureAmp, here in San Francisco, called Culture First. It was impressive, to say the least: more than 1,000 participants, beautifully produced, palpably energetic, well organized...and it was all about diversity and inclusion. More specifically, since CultureAmp is in the human resources business, diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the workplace. And how, despite most employers’ best intentions, there is still A LOT of work to do in that space - to ensure we have a healthy (and needed!) cross-section of gender, race, ethnicity, age or sexual orientation in business...and in our world. The speaker line up included