"Using Improv to Improve Communication and Build Teams" | with Candy Campbell Ph.D

  • 08 Nov 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Office, Dublin, CA


  • (formerly Mt. Diablo ASTD)
  • Everyone is welcome. Membership is not required; however, it is the chapter's primary funding mechanism. So, if you like what we do we would be honored by your considering joining us as a member. You receive big discounts and we can do more for our community of learning professionals.
  • Affiliate chapter member
  • Registration code required.

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Join Us for Networking, Dinner & A Meeting Titled…

Tear Down Walls & Build Bridges:


"Using Improv to Improve

Communication and Build Teams"



Candy Campbell, Ph.D.


Skill Stack to be Addressed

  • Applied Experiential Learning (AEL)
  • Active listening
  • Positive assertive communication
  • Problem solving

Effective communication and fully-functional teams are always strong contributors to the bottom line. However, in some “high-risk, high-consequence” professions, when communications break down, people can be seriously hurt or even killed.


Both fun and serious, this workshop features the proven adult education tool, including applied improvisation. In it, participants learn methods to collaborate, confront, and connect with others. The result is enriched communication skills and decreased number of performance errors.


Through the practice of Applied Experiential Learning (AEL) participants will be able to:

  • Explain behavioral and neuroscience theories related to AEL
  • Demonstrate how to use AEL to boost communication and interpersonal relationship skills with clients and colleagues
  • Utilize at least three AEL principles to improve effective and assertive communication within the team and work environment
  • Articulate at least one method to spontaneously problem-solve and reduce the risk of not speaking up in stressful business situations


Dr. Campbell will escort you on a communication expedition that will empower you to handle even the most challenging situations better, putting you on a path to be able to:

  • Turn anxiety into confidence
  • Turn worry into assurance
  • Turn tension into cooperation
  • Turn problems into solutions
  • Turn stress into ease


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You're invited. Join us! Bring a Manager! Bring a friend!


About the Presenter:

Candy Campbell, Ph.D

Dr. Campbell’s experience includes more than 35 years as a nurse, educator, actor, director, author, and speech coach. Her doctorate specifically addressed inter-professional miscommunication and how to prevent it. That is precisely why Campbell is the ideal instructor for this much-needed course to bridge the gaps in communication among healthcare providers as well as between provider and client.


Campbell serves on boards of directors for a number of local and national organizations, is a member of the National Speaker’s Association, and the Screen Actors Guild. In the 1990s, Campbell co-founded the improvisational stand-up comedy troupe, The Barely Insane Players, and has taught improvisation techniques and public speaking to all ages and to a wide range of businesses and organizations, including private and corporate clients. She makes the process of acquiring useful knowledge so enjoyable that one may forget learning is taking place!


Registration Instructions

In the  BLUE BOX  (above and to the left), click the "REGISTER' button to begin the registration process. Then, follow the process as prompted. Before you do, please review these bullets. 

  • TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD: Click on the "Register" button (above left), register, then click "Pay Online" 
  • TO RSVP & PAY BY CASH OR CHECK AT THE DOOR: Click on the "Register" button and fill out the online registration form. When complete, a "Pay Online" button will appear. You are registered and should receive an email confirmation. It is not necessary to click "Pay Online" if you intend to pay at the door. 
  • If you have questions, email or call Joe Novosel at 707-332-8972.

Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration helps us order the right number of dinners. Sorry, we cannot offer refunds or credits.

The Price Includes Your Meal

  • Discounted Rate for ATD SF East Bay Members: $28
  • Guests: $40
  • Affiliate Chapter Members Rate: $35
  • Student Rate: $25
    (please show student ID at registration upon arrival)


Typical Monthly Meeting Agenda

  • 6:00 pm Networking & Registration
  • 6:20 pm Dinner begins
  • 6:30 pm Keynote presentation
  • 7:30 pm Meeting Adjourns / Optional "After the Show" Networking Begins

Professional opportunities are usually 

mentioned during the meeting

New Location

Chabot-Las Positas Community College District

7600 Dublin Boulevard

Dublin, CA 94568

We meet in room 270.
Take the elevator and follow the signs.

  • Parking is free

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ATD SF East Bay, Inc.
2415 San Ramon Valley Blvd. #4401
San Ramon, California, 94583

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