Course ID: OFFScri

Off Script: Mastering the Art of Business Improv

Going OFF SCR!PT doesn’t come naturally to most organizational leaders. We want to control the narrative, ensure ideal outcomes, script the conversations, manage the problems, predict the future, and win (negotiations, new business, market share, and more). But what if good leaders could become better leaders by doing the opposite — by letting go of the control, by going “off script” in their conversations and negotiations, by being present instead of rushing to the future, and by collaborating in authentic, empathetic ways.

Learning Objectives
  • Embracing the philosophy of “Yes! And”
  • Recognize that over-preparing is the key
  • Reading the audience and be prepared to go “Off Script.”
  • Implement the strategy of “listen to understand.”
  • Develop an adaptability strategy
  • Design a collaborative culture and trust your team
  • Value taking risks

Major Topics
  • Become an active listener
  • Embracing the Yes! And mindset
  • Foundations of improv: respect, trust, support, listen, focus, adapt, Yes! And
  • Over prepare and throw away the script
  • Divergent thinking vs. convergent thinking in the creative process
  • Improv leadership is the opposite of ego leadership

Who Should Attend

Practitioners, auditors, tax accountants, accounting educators, analysts, firm administrators, and finance professionals

Fields of Study
Communications and Marketing, Business Management & Organization



Business Learning Institute

CPE Credits


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