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Izzy Gesell



Izzy Gesell has been an AIN member since the first conference. As an “organizational alchemist,” he helps individuals and organizations transform their thinking from commonplace to extraordinary. Through his keynotes, trainings, coaching and facilitated sessions, Izzy offers imaginative, intuitive and immediately useful insights and programs. He is skilled at delivering meaningful material in a way that makes participants enjoy their time with him.Internationally known, Izzy was one of the first to use Improv Theater concepts as tools for personal and organizational learning. He is the author of Playing Along: Group Learning Activities Borrowed from Improvisation Theater, The Resilient Caregiver: The Importance of Humor & Play in Caregiving and Instructional Moments: Facilitating with  Applied Improv. His has authored 2 video courses on LinkedinLearning: “Essentials of Team Building” & “Humor in the Workplace.”Recognized by his peers, he has earned a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speakers Association. Less than 15% of NSA’s 4,000 members are CSPs.A former stand–up comedian and public school teacher, Izzy was raised in Brooklyn NY where commonplace thinking was frowned upon. He has earned a BA in Psychology, an MS in Education and a P…. that’s 1/3 of a PhD and now lives in Western Massachusetts.




The Gold Shines Most Brightly After the Game: The Art of Debriefing in Applied Improv

Saturday, 20 July 2024


8:30 am


10:00 am




Malostranské nám. 258/13, Malá Strana, Prague, Czechia

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