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

Your virtual workshop was a HUGE breath of fresh air after 3 months of constant online meetings. I’m actually looking forward to my upcoming Zoom meetings! I can’t wait to share the concepts with my team.

Kate Deveney Chilton, YMCA of Central Massachusetts Kate Deveney Chilton

Brava, women of Designing Insights! Your design thinking sessions with our staff were exciting, thought-provoking, and engaging. You’ve taught us the power of taking risks, learning through prototyping, and creatively imagining the future.

Linda Harrison, Newark Museum of Art Linda Harrison

I’ve attended two workshops with Designing Insights. They were both extremely well organized, facilitated, and fun! Each session created space for us to lay aside institutional concerns … and (see) through visitors’ and users’ eyes.

Catherine Bell, J. Paul Getty Trust Catherine Bell

Dana took us through our paces in a highly engaging and interactive session, with plenty of tangible takeaways. Her presentation and facilitation style were fantastic and incredibly inspiring.

Dan Levy, Principal, More Space For Light Dan Levy