Session date: 
11/05/2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Rochester: Siebens 3-11, Leighton Auditorium

At the conclusion of this hour, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the manner in which the central principles of improvisation manifest Mayo Clinic values, especially Respect, Compassion, Teamwork and Innovation
  • Demonstrate exercises and activities that illustrate these values in action
  • Develop ease in practicing these principles of improvisation as a strategy for living the Mayo Clinic values

Johanna Rian has been the program director of Mayo Clinic Dolores Jean Lavins Center for Humanities in Medicine for over 10 years. She has a Ph.D. in Theatre and Humanities at Stanford University. She has taught theatre, humanities and medical humanities in London, Dublin, Shanghai and Hamilton, New Zealand and improvises every day. 

Gene Dankbar has been a health system engineer at Mayo Clinic for over 30 years. His background in industrial engineering is from Iowa State University and the University of Minnesota. Gene obtained his professional engineering license in industrail engineering when he was over 50 years old - proving it's never too late to keep learning!

Johanna S. Rian, Ph.D.
Eugene (Gene) C. Dankbar, M.S., M.B.A.
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