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Improvisation for Innovation, Collaboration, and Communication with Jim Tosone, and Annual General Meeting

  • 10/16/2014
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Microsoft Building, 101 Wood Ave S, Iselin, NJ 08830


  • Includes a light dinner. IIBA New Jersey chapter members. You must log in to access this registration type.
  • Includes a light dinner. Guests, walk-ins and non IIBA New Jersey members.

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Join us at our Annual General Meeting (AGM), Board Elections, and this exciting hands-on workshop about applied improvisation! 


It has been said that the soft skills are the hardest. In addition to being Subject Matter Experts, Business Analysts are expected to be good communicators, build consensus, think creatively within organizational constraints, and be comfortable with change.

Improvisation (or Improv) is generally thought of as humorous entertainment, like on the TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” But the principles and techniques Improv can also be used to help you be more creative and collaborative in a constantly changing business environment.

Learning objectives

  • Become aware of the principles of Applied Improvisation
  • Participate in three Applied Improv games designed to illustrate the use of Improv in fostering creativity, collaboration, and communication
  • Participate in debriefs on the games to understand the skills they develop
  • Discuss how to practice, internalize, and apply them for business success

About the Presenter

Jim Tosone is Managing Director of Tosone Associates. His Improv Means Business™ program, helps organizations enhance creativity, collaboration, and communication using the principles and techniques of improvisation. Workshops include Improv for Leaders, Improv for Innovation, Improv for Collaboration, Improv for Agility, and Improv for Customer Engagement.  The program has been used successfully by organizations such as Bose, Chubb Insurance, Dannon, DIRECTV, GAF Corp., M&M Mars, MetLife, Pepsi, Pfizer, and Time Warner.  More information can be found on his website, improvmeansbusiness.com.


Jim is a graduate of the world-renowned Second City Training Center and has performed at New York City venues such as The Comedy Cellar. Prior to forming Tosone Associates, Jim had a long and distinguished career as an IT Executive at Pfizer, his last position as the Head of Pfizer HealthCare Informatics. Jim is also a Visiting Expert in the Society for Information Management’s ten Regional Leadership Forums.

Here is what others have said about Jim's workshops:

  • ”Your session was a full blown success.” Shane York, Conference Manager, Richmond Events.

  • "...the highest ratings for variety, interest and importance of the information given. [You] did an exemplary job..." Fran Okeson, Education Chair, Toastmasters' District 46 Spring Conference

Click here for more testimonials.

Door Prize! Jim will be giving away the book, “Improvisation, Inc.: Harnessing Spontaneity to Engage People and Groups”, by Robert Lowe


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