WHAT IS ACADEMIC IMPROV?
At Academic Improv, we use improv techniques to help improve everyday communication in academia and beyond. From team work to flexibility and public speaking: improv helps to train all of these 'muscles'.
We offer group workshops and individual coaching for academics and other professionals. Sessions can be held in English or Dutch. Check out the possibilities below, or contact us with a custom request, for a quote or for more information at info[at]academicimprov.com or use the contact form on this website
WHAT WE OFFER
ALL TRAINING IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH OR DUTCH
Group workshop 'Improv(e) your life'
Discover what improv has to offer for your everyday life and wake up your inner performer! GROUP SIZE 5-20
Group workshop 'Improv(e) your Science Communication' level 1&2
Hone your presentation skills and improv(e) that elevator pitch/conference talk/job interview through improv and storytelling!GROUP SIZE 4-14.
Group workshop 'Improv(e) your Communication'
Improve day-to-day communication on the work floor using improv techniques. Clear and pleasant communication thrives with connection, empathy and flexibility. From team work to interactions with clients: improv has skills to offer for each situation. GROUP SIZE 5-16
Group workshop 'Improv(e) your Cooperation'
Take your team work to the next level in this active workshop. Get to know your team members better, complete team tasks on the fly and discover new ideas during group brainstorms: improv helps you every step of the way. GROUP SIZE 5-40
Have an important talk coming up? A PhD defense? A job talk? Want to get that elevator pitch ready? We offer individual coaching in person or over Skype. SIGN UP INDIVIDUALLY OR WITH A FRIEND OR COLLEAGUE
Academic Improv in the news!
Science Careers & the Sociobiology Blog.
"Your guidance is very thoughtful and comprehensive, from understanding both the general and specific needs of the audience (..) to accurately responding them, from making a draft to emphasizing the primary ideas."
Xinguo Wang, Department of History at Columbia University. PERSONAL COACHING
"A fresh, fun and active workshop that helped me think in new ways about the essence of my research"
PhD Student, University of Groningen. SCIENCE COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP PARTICIPANT
"A series of fun activities designed to help awkward scientists to easily talk about their research (and other things) to public.
I think this course is not only for scientists, but also suitable for anyone who is not used to do public speaking."
Frita, PhD Student, University of Groningen. SCIENCE COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP PARTICIPANT
"Aniek was an amazing facilitator. She put everyone at ease (and I know some people were nervous coming in), and we very much enjoyed the whole workshop."
Scientist @ Gordon Research Conference, Vermont, USA SCIENCE COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP PARTICIPANT