Carnegie Mellon University

Directing Creative Chaos:
Applying Improv to Innovate and Transform your Organization

Soft Skills for Hard Problems

At Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) creative leaders are challenged to orchestrate the creative design process with an emphasis on leadership, innovation, and communication.

In this Executive Education workshop, challenging experiences will elevate your ability to build teams who collaborate, experiment, and iterate solutions to design challenges and ultimately create unique innovative products.

This workshop balances education goals, professional development, and engaging experiences throughout the course. You will learn, work, and play.

Key Takeaways

The ETC Executive Education workshop will expand your creative leadership ability and accelerate your organization’s ability to successfully innovate.

When you've completed the workshop, you will:

  • Understand the chaotic process of creative collaboration;
  • Collaborate across disciplines more successfully;
  • Build processes and systems that support transformational design goals;
  • Leverage context, constraints, and curiosity for success in innovation;
  • Apply improvisation and design techniques for continual improvement.

Who Should Attend

The ETC Executive Education workshop was specifically developed with you at the core of its vision if you answer yes to the following questions:

  • Are you already a leader working with creative people and processes to develop innovate products? 
  • Are you considering how to be more inspiring to your interdisciplinary creative teams? 
  • Do you want to learn from Carnegie Mellon ETC experts who have the knowledge, experience, and insight to elevate your game?
  • Do you want to be part of a cohort with industry colleagues who share your passion and interest in excelling in a creative culture?

Inspire your team to do their freshest thinking - and their best work - in this new, intensive workshop.

In partnership with Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center, we can help you leverage the creative process to support and empower your team.

Carnegie Mellon welcomes all individuals to participate in and attend Executive Education programs and events, on campus and/or online, as outlined in the university’s Statement of Assurance.

Additionally, we welcome the opportunity to accommodate requests for support for guests, visitors, and alumni with disabilities. To discuss your individual or group accommodation requests, please contact Carnegie Mellon's Office of Disability Resources at least two weeks in advance of your program start date.

Contact Executive Education at Carnegie Mellon

Contact a program director at 412-268-2304 or to learn more.