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(Cancelled) The Bendable Brain w/ SUE WALDEN

September 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

This workshop has been cancelled due to lack of advance registration. We hope to reschedule for a future date. Please contact the OHCA Office if you’d like to be notified!

Building the Critical Skill of Mental Agility

The current global climate can only be described as Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous. (VUCA)

How can someone prepare to survive, much less succeed in this climate? 

The only way to prepare is to become more aware and adaptable, more resilient and resourceful.  In other words, start using your brain in a more conscious and flexible fashion – learn to bend it in different directions and to make those shifts quickly.

The bad news is these skills are not taught in most US schools.  The good news is they are a central aspect of improvisation theater training.  With over 35 year’s experience of adapting improv theatrical principles, tools and techniques, Sue Walden will guide you safely into the waters of improvisation to explore the process to build these skills for yourself.  You will participate in a variety of playful activities, both verbal and non-verbal, along with illuminating debriefs and discussions.


The Bendable Brain Explores

  • The basic skills and attitudes required for a Bendable Brain, with opportunities throughout the workshop to apply and practice.
  • The ACE process and how it can support us through desired changes
  • Improv tools to help focus on the “Now” and open the mind.
  • Four common obstacles to a bendable brain, followed by practicing solutions.
  • An opportunity to apply your more flexible brain to fellow participants’ current challenges.


“It was the perfect training.
I was moved and energized and enlightened all at once …
how rare is that?”     

~Mary Hirsch, Santa Rosa, California


Workshop cancelled; possible future rescheduling!


$100, $80 OHCA members  $5 materials


Sue Walden
, founder of ImprovWorks! an organization dedicated to applying the principles/skills/tools of improvisation training to professional and personal development.  She has a BA/Education, 28 years of teaching/performing/directing improvisational theater; also 40 years of designing interactive and engaging customized programs for corporations, coaches and individuals. Author of Working with Groups to Enhance Relationships and Yes And…Your Mental Agility, Sue’s current passions are (1) training trainers, (2) assisting facilitators design deep-impact interactive learning programs, and (3) helping people build mental agility skills.


“I love Sue! She is such a delight. Her radiance, creativity and humor spark. It is fun to learn from her, and she is a gifted trainer and wonderful human being. I especially loved the Bendable Brain.” 

~Annabel Bourgois, Belguim



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September 16, 2018
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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OHCA Staff
(415) 388-4331