You won’t want to miss the program that we have scheduled for Friday’s plated breakfast and Closing Session. First, FAC will swear in the newly elected officers and Board of Directors. Then, we will hear from Avish Parashar an energetic and humorous speaker who uses his 20+ years of experience performing, teaching and studying improv comedy to show organizations and individuals how to deal with the unexpected--quickly, effectively, and with a sense of humor. Avish is the author of "Improvise to Success!" and the Amazon best-seller, "Say 'Yes, And!'" He has also created dozens of other products on applying improvisation skills to business and life. 

Anyone can perform well when everything goes right. The real test is how you react when things go wrong. These make-or-break moments are the "Dings!" of life. Handle them well and you come out looking like a rock star. Handle them poorly and you can end up adding unnecessary stress, difficulty, and complication to your life. This program will show you how to stop fearing and hating change and how to use the power of improvisation to adapt and innovate - no matter what happens! Great leaders create meaningful change by reflexively responding to the unexpected in a way that reduces stress, improves productivity, and provides the skills needed to manage change. 

If you want to get a preview of Avish prior to conference, check out his TEDx Talk presentation, “Why the World Needs Improv!”