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Communicators Improv Toolbox

May 19, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Talking and reacting in the moment is the core of what you do as a project manager and business analyst. Improvisation is the practice of communicating and reacting in the moment and in response to the stimulus of one’s immediate environment. You will come away with a group of new tools to implement, and be inspired, empowered, and confident in working independently and more collaboratively. Areas of focus include being in the moment, being aware of your surroundings, verbal and non-verbal communications, active listening, emotional awareness, and more.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how improvisation can help them be better communicators
  2. Learn to think on your feet and keep a conversation moving forward
  3. Gain confidence and trust in yourself and others


$5 PMI Nashville members
$10 non-members
$10 at door

PDUs: 1.0


6.30-7.00 pm : Networking
7.00-8.00 pm : Event

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About Presenters:

Laura McAlister is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) as well as a Certified Paralegal Assistant with over 20 years’ experience within large and small law firm environments including multiple corporate settings. As Program Director for HCA, she presently leads electronic health record technology implementations impacting clinical and hospital operations. She has also implemented project management strategies for mergers and acquisitions within HCA as a part of their Development Department. With permission of her employer she also serves as an adjunct consultant with LawVision for Legal Project Management projects. Having personally led diverse project teams within both law firm and corporate environments, Mrs. McAlister provides strong leadership and facilitation skills; creating high performance teams that strengthen communication and stakeholder buy in.

Barry McAlister has worked with companies for over fifteen years to create and facilitate workshops to address business needs including better communications, team building, thinking quickly on your feet, listening skills, and more. He formed his own company just two years ago. In addition, Barry has worked as emcee, presenter, and actor at corporate events, on videos and television. He is also director of the improv comedy group, Sprocket Improv. As Director of Video Production, Barry is charged with creating numerous videos for MBA, including those used to raise capital, to support financial aid, to reach potential students, and to support the mission of the school in general. Barry also creates marketing and magazine materials for the school.



May 19, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:


PMI Nashville


One Maryland Way (Building 3 Cafeteria ; Across Cadillac Dealership in Parallon/HCA Physician Services Bldg.)
Brentwood, TN 37027 United States
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(615) 414-7736

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