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David Fessell

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David Fessell, M.D., Professor of Radiology at the University of Michigan, is a certified executive coach, and a Faculty Associate at the Ross School of Business, Center for Positive Organizations. He lectures nationally and internationally on a variety of topics in Radiology, Leadership, and Communications. He has an M.D. degree from the University of Michigan, a B.A. from Harvard University, and is a graduate of the Second City Improv Conservatory. Sharing Improv training with U. of M. medical students, and with others, brings him great joy.

What is Improv? How has it influenced our culture? Why do people do it.…and come to see it? What is the role of humor and comedy in Improv? These are just a few of the topics we’ll explore together. In addition, corporations like Google, medical schools, and individuals are using Improv training to develop key skills, teamwork, and a creative perspective. Come see why, and experience what Improv is all about. Beware: it might just bring a spark to your life!

This is the first in a six-lecture series. The subject is Humor, Comedy, and Laughter in Everyday Life and Beyond. The next lecture will be February 21, 2019. The subject is: Laughter is Good Medicine – Mindful Laughter.
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  • $10 for an individual lecture. Payable at the door. Checks preferred. $30 for the entire series of 6 lectures.

When and Where

Washtenaw Community College, Towsley Auditorium, Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 East Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

February 2019

10:00am - 11:30am

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