Tactical Humour: Leveraging the funny to build connections, camaraderie, and community
- Class Semester:
- Winter 2024
- Date Range:
- Feb 27, 2024 - Feb 27, 2024
- Class Dates:
- Tuesday, February 27: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Virtual)
- Nancy Watt
- This is an online course with one 3-Hour session.
Rated in the top five Leadership Workshops at Microsoft’s INPSIRE global conference, Communication Specialist for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and an international speaker, facilitator and improviser, Nancy Watt delivers creative and memorable instruction. Her ‘Pracademic’ approach applies evidence-based research with experiential learning using the tools and techniques of improvisational theatre. By harnessing humor we learn that the currency of comedy is a learning modality and this teaching tactic builds connection and community. Her speaking engagements and workshops have been delivered extensively throughout the tech, legal, engineering, and corporate sector. She’s delivered to academic departments at Harvard University, Princeton, MIT, Rutgers, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Caltech, University of Chicago, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, and McMaster University. Her work is referenced in academic papers for pedagogical experiential learning and a psychology journal outlining a pilot experiment lowering social anxiety disorder amongst at-risk youth in Hamilton, Ontario.
She’s from Second City’s Improv Conservatory and Sketch Writing Programs in Toronto and Chicago. She has a B.A. in Psychology/Sociology from McMaster University, a Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology, an Applied Improv Practitioner, and a graduate of Cornell’s Executive Program in Diversity & Inclusion. In addition to EQi 2.0, she was in the first graduating cohort of AQ, Adaptability Quotient from AQai. Nancy delivers her proprietary program, H.A.P.P.I.E., How to Apply Positive Psychology Improv Exercises.