Stanford University
Postdoctoral Scholars

Improv for Communication for Postdoctoral Scholars

Improv for Communication uses techniques drawn from improvisational theater to develop communication skills that can be beneficial for collaboration, mentoring, day-to-day conversations, presentations, or job searches. 

Upcoming 4-Week Introductory Sessions:
Wednesdays, 9-10:30 AM

Dates: TBA
Register: closed

** Special Sessions **

Improv for Mentoring - One Time Workshop
- No previous improv required
- Focus is different than 4-week session
- Instructors Annelies Ransome and Dr. Sofie Kleppner
Date: TBD
Register: coming soon!


Instructor: Annelies Ransome is the Associate Director for the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at Stanford University. She performs with two improv groups and has studied improvisation with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, Keith Johnstone, creator of TheaterSports™ and author of “Impro,” Patricia Ryan Madson, author of “Improv Wisdom,” BATS Improv and ComedySportz. Annelies received her BA from Georgetown University and was previously the Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs in the School of Engineering at Stanford University.



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