Grad students and postdocs: Improvisation for Communication

It's not what you say, it's how you say it. Science and engineering are disciplines that mandate immersive study, attention to detail, and extreme forethought. Is it possible, then, that as students condition themselves to meet these needs, they compromise their ability to navigate impromptu social situations, public speaking events, and the like? In this class, students expound upon improv techniques to strengthen their ability to share scientific and technical information fluently and spontaneously, without confusion or ambiguity. This class turns to improvisation techniques to develop communication skills, encourage creative problem solving, and support teamwork.

Enroll in Improvisation for Communication (EN663.634), a seven-week professional development module open to all Hopkins graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and offered in the second half of the fall semester. Students in full-time JHU programs pay no additional tuition.

The class meets from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays. Find the course description in SIS or on the Professional Development Program website. Direct questions to