Improvisational Mind Course!
After 3 years of pilot testing, the CSUSB Entrepreneurship program officially launched the Improvisation Mind course as a required element of its educational program!
Only program in Entrepreneurship requiring this innovating course!
This new course, developed in collaboration with Professor Johanna Smith of the CSUSB Theater Arts department, is a requirement for all students studying Entrepreneurship in our various programs in the JHBC and in our interdisciplinary programs (e.g. Entrepreneurship in Art). As far as we can tell, CSUSB is the only university in the country to offer this type of course as part of its required curriculum!
Course overview: As entrepreneurs we continuously face uncertainty. A substantive part of ‘thinking like an owner’ is cultivating the ability to think and act creatively and consistently in situations where we feel we have no control. But we do have control – the improvisational mind opens up the reality that uncertainty is more certain for us. The course is designed to train students in the techniques of Improvisation in order to develop the foundational performance skills for success in any fast-paced, unpredictable business environment.
Improvisation isn’t simply panicky reaction; it’s a way in which people can actively explore possibilities, synthesize available information, and innovate in response to a challenge in real time. Improvisation thrives where planning meets execution, and the art of improvisation is really about making fast decisions and adapting when faced with unanticipated situations. – Bob Kuhlah, Getting to Yes And