Boston Facilitators Roundtable - Event Information
USING APPLIED IMPROV TO ADDRESS DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
What do we mean by “diversity”, “equity”, and “inclusion”? And what do those actually look like in practice? In this playful yet profound session we’ll explore the experience of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) through a variety of applied improv exercises.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are very much in the conversation in today’s workplaces. But what will it take to move beyond conversation and effect significant, sustainable change in organizations and cultures? In this playful, provocative remote session we’ll use improv activities and exercises to explore obstacles to real change: assumptions about what is “appropriate” and “professional”, power dynamics around decision-making, the human impulse to preserve what is familiar. The improv activities in this session will be different from those presented in Sheree’s previous BFR DEI programs. All are welcome!
Presenter Sheree Galpert (Principal, Dramatic Results) is a consultant, trainer, actor, writer, and educator with more than 2 decades of experience in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). She has developed and delivered trainings using Applied Improv and Interactive Theater for a wide variety of clients, including Harvard University, Merck Pharmaceuticals, Nestle, Xerox, Partners Healthcare, and Microsoft. Sheree did her graduate studies in Organization Development at American University/NTL, and earned her BFA in Theater from the University of Washington. She is a member of the Applied Improvisation Network, Actors Equity Association, and SAG- AFTRA.