Improv Games Lab

Playing games at SprintCon

This immersive experience equips your team with games and warm-ups to supercharge your virtual meetings, remote sprints, or in-person gatherings.

When you hear the term improv, you may think of stand-up comedy or ice-breakers. But by incorporating short, focused improv games into sprints, creative meetings, and workshops, you can build trust and flexibility, foster comfort with ambiguity, and spark a generative mindset.

Whether you work for a large, established institution or a scrappy start-up, it’s likely that you and your colleagues will need to adapt, communicate, and collaborate. The improv games and mindsets that we teach give you the skills to do this effectively, whether you are working as a distributed team or in-person.

Offered as 1.5-hour to half-day sessions.

Ready to supercharge your sprints and meetings with improv?

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Who is it for?

  • Team members who are looking for novel, fun, and innovative approaches to group facilitation
  • Individual contributors who want to build specific skills and mindsets during sprints, meetings, and workshops
  • Experienced sprint facilitators who want to take their facilitation to the next level
  • No prior improv or theater experience is necessary

Sample Outcomes:

  • Enhanced team communication and focus
  • Amplified team creativity and divergent thinking
  • Improved team agility
  • Elevated team energy and excitement
  • Increased team confidence in leading and playing games in future design sprints

Dana and team mindfully created the conditions for knowledge-sharing and community-building while skillfully coaching the group through testing assumptions, learning through the act of making, taking risks, and experimenting.

Chris Barr, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Chris Barr

The lessons learned from our crash course were many. Dana distilled the most important pieces of the process in a meaningful and impactful way … and instilled in us the power of taking design thinking beyond the workshop.

Rashad Burroughs, Bluescape Software Rashad Burroughs

Your organization NEEDS Dana. Her studied Design Thinking approach, blended with her expertise from years in the field, give her rare insight as a mentor, coach and leader. Your work will never be the same.

Emily Lytle-Painter, Hyland’s, Inc Emily Lytle-Painter

Design thinking makes you feel like a superhero. It’s empowering and deeply satisfying. Through my work with Designing Insights, I’ve learned how to build empathy, embrace the unknown, and foster effective communication.

Susan Edwards, Hammer Museum Susan Edwards