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Tuesday, April 7, 2020
5:00–6:00 p.m.



Leadership Certificate Program: Improvisation & Comedy for Leadership Skills

Because Adelphi University has transitioned to online learning for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, we are now offering Leadership Certificate Program workshops online via Zoom! Click the link below five minutes prior to the start of the workshop to join. Your screen and microphone will be muted and a chat feature for discussions will be available. Some workshops will be recorded and available for viewing after the scheduled event.

A foundational course in improvisation will provide students with a toolkit to build their confidence in becoming a more effective communicator, storyteller, leader, and public speaker. We will work to sharpen skills to promote creativity, innovation, and collaboration through interactive and engaging theatrical activities that stimulate the ability to think on our feet and tap into our comedic instincts. A one hour course will provide introductory tips and tricks on how to translate the basic rules of improvisation to practical skills we use in our everyday lives. The activities performed in this course will go far beyond the classroom!

About the Presenter

Jessica Saul HeadshotJessica Saul is a NYC based actress, comedian, and teaching artist originally from South Florida. Upon graduating Florida State University with a BA in Theatre and Media Communications, she immediately moved to the Big Apple, (only to discover it is very different from the movies). Her comedy has been featured at the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston, Burbank Comedy Festival (Voted best of the Fest), as well as numerous clubs and venues throughout New York City including New York Comedy Club, The Comic Strip Live, The Duplex, Broadway Comedy Club, Standup NY, and The Stand. Jessica is a teacher and mentor for EPIC Players, a neuro-inclusive theatre company dedicated to creating professional performing arts opportunities and supportive social communities through the arts for persons living with developmental disabilities.

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Sponsored by the Office of Health Outreach & Promotion.

For further information, please contact:

Athena Bressack
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Leadership Certificate Program LogoAbout the Leadership Certificate Program

The Leadership Certificate Program is an interdepartmental initiative hosted by the Center for Career and Professional Development, the Center for Student Involvement, the Office of Alumni Relations and the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business.

Its goal is to offer Adelphi undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to develop leadership and professional skills. Participants are able to attend workshops on a wide variety of topics during the course of the year. 

Requirements for Students

To participate in the Leadership Certificate Program, you must RSVP for a minimum of six events. Each student must complete the workshops within the academic year. Events are added throughout the year.

Coronavirus Update: As New York is on a "pause" for social distancing purposes, all in-person events for the next several weeks have been converted to online, postponed or canceled. Please check this page as information will be updated as possible—and call ahead before any upcoming in-person events until further notice. Thanks.