Virtual Leadership: How Do You Show Up?

  • Harrisburg, PA
  • May 21

The method in which we communicate has changed drastically. We hit pause on our in-person meetings and replaced them with virtual engagements. Whether we are leading a meeting with our internal team or we are pitching and presenting to an external client, the way we package and present ourselves has become even more important now than ever before. The casual lead-in chats are replaced by scheduled meetings, and in virtual sessions, we are always “on”. To add to the adversity, we only have the time “on screen” to affect our audience and we have limited ways to gauge our audience’s reaction to our message. This “Ride the Bike” style Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) is a high-energy, experiential learning program that is rooted in behavioral science, dynamic discussions, and real-world applicability. From a participant’s perspective, Business Improv programs are very dynamic experiences. Each participant learns every exercise en masse (concurrent learning), which strengthens muscle memory (unconscious competency) and core decision-making. Further, our approach creates a psychologically safe environment wherein no one is “singled out” as an example and each participant has the opportunity to learn from doing (procedural learning), rather than learn from watching (declarative learning). Attendees will walk out of this session with Business Improv tools and techniques that they can apply immediately!

About the Speaker

Bob Kulhan is an adjunct professor at Duke Fuqua School of Business and Columbia Business School and the Founder & CEO of Business Improv® – a 21-year-old consultancy that links improv to business through the behavioral sciences and real-world application.  Kulhan is a master improviser, and for 26 years Bob has performed and taught improvisation internationally, at the highest levels. His teaching and performing credits include Chicago’s famed Second City (main stage (understudy), core faculty & master artist), Improv Olympic (resident company/faculty), Baby Wants Candy (2005 Ensemble of the Year Award), Columbia College, London TheaterSports, The Banff Centre, The Australian Graduate School of Management, and Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey.  Based out of Chicago, LA & New York City, Business Improv is a world-class leader in developing experiential On-Site, Virtual Instructor-Lead Training (VILT) & Digital asynchronous learning programs for businesses. Kulhan has tailored Business Improv programs around the globe for a number of blue-chip companies and organizations including AstraZeneca, Glaxo Smith Kline, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Hilton Hotels Worldwide, Booz Allen Hamilton, Pricewaterhouse Cooper, Marathon Oil, Colgate-Palmolive, Raytheon, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and the New York Red Bulls.   Kulhan specializes in working with Boards of Directors, C-Suites, Executives, Senior Leadership, and High Potential executives and teams. Specifically for C-Suite and Senior Executive Leadership, Kulhan and Business Improv has created original programs for the US Department of Defense (Vanguard Program), Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai, Hilton Hotels Worldwide, The Spaceship Company (TSC), Danaher, Vanguard, Structure Tone, Aetna, Amgen, Procter & Gamble R&D University (Band V), and Takada (VBU), and the US Naval Academy, to name a few.  Bob has published white papers and his writing has been featured in a number of publications including Inc, and Training Magazine.  Bob is also the author of ‘GETTING TO YES AND: The Art of Business Improv’, by Stanford University Press, January 2017.

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