to Aug 2

Attending IFVP 2019

  • Montclair State University, School of Communication and Media (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Looking forward to attending the annual conference of the International Forum for Visual Practitioners, attended by many fellow facilitators, as well as graphic recorders.

It is always nice to keep expanding my “bag of tricks” - including how to better visualize conversation at events I lead.

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6:30 PM18:30

Talking about Shrewd Empathy at the Bay Area AIN Meeting

I’ll be sharing highlights from my workshop at the Global AIN Conference in Paris in August, I’ll be sharing it with my fellow AIN practitioners in the Bay Area.

The session generated a very lively discussion and participants have shared it at other regional AIN meetings.

Note: Date is tentative

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12:00 PM12:00

Leading a "Tango in Paris" AIN Learning Journey

I designed a very fun event for AIN Global 2018 - A Learning Journey for the Global Applied Improvisation Network Conference in Paris, France

Session Title: “On your feet / Tango in Paris”

Highlights from the program: 

The workshop explores what improvised partner dancing can teach us about two-way connection, communication, leadership & creativity. Argentine Tango is a form of an improvisational partner social dance with a rich history and ideals that mirror those of the French Revolution: Liberty, equality, and fraternity. In this program we will use Argentine Tango as the inspiration for an Applied Improvisation exploration with applications in improvisation, personal growth, and business coaching/training. 

PART I: Inside Tango – Participants will taste some “absolute beginner” level activities that introduce them to the world of Argentine Tango, foster basic movement and connection and improvisation skills, create a minimum vocabulary of dance moves, and use them to explore topics of self-awareness, musicality, conventions, creativity, playfulness, leader-follow dynamics, and group interactions. This is what we might do: https://youtu.be/LKLgX4NdUSA, or maybe we won’t get all the way there ;)

PART II: Beyond Tango – Participants will draw parallels with other contexts (e.g., improv, personal growth, business coaching & training) through series of small group discussions. Aneta will share how she has blended learnings from tango in her personal growth, her ‘connecting to passion’ coaching methodology, and her corporate trainings on leadership. 

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to May 3

Attending Collision 2018

  • New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Collision 2018 is America's Fastest Growing Tech Conference created by the team behind Web Summit. 25,000 attendees from 120 countires are expected to attend the 15th Annual Conference.

Collision is the world’s leading gathering for autonomous vehicles, connected cars, drones and the internet of things. AutoTech connects thousands of leading companies, engineers, developers, experts and hobbyists.

I was invited by a startup I've been coaching. Let's connect if you are in town!

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10:30 AM10:30

Talking about "The Team Kick-Off" at UNWE

  • University of National and World Economy (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I always love to talk to a large room of undergrads! 

In this case, I’m speaking to freshmen in the English-language Management Program at UNWE (University of National and World Economy) in Sofia, Bulgaria.

I chose the topic of "The team kick-off" - how to get on the same page with your team mates at the onset of a project.  Hopefully, my ideas will serve them well in the years to come

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