Maria Victoria Ferrer, MDC, CIPT, CIPTM, DTM
Topic/ Title: Intelligence and Improv in the Business Setting
Description: What is Improvisation? In general terms, improvisation is the ability to create and implement a new or an unplanned solution in the face of an unexpected problem or change. It is often seen as a spontaneous, intuitive, creative problem-solving behavior that mostly happens “on the fly.” How do you deal with a crisis? What do you do when a sudden change disrupts routines? In order to thrive in times of uncertainty, you need managers and employees who can think on their feet and act fast — without an instruction manual. That is, you need skilled improvisers.
In the face of rapid transformation and increasing uncertainty, the ability to improvise has become more important than ever. But what does it take to develop improvisational skills?
The trainer will conduct an interactive session (45 minutes) to give the participants the knowledge and skills on Improv –with practical exercises and role playing.
Hiring teams don’t often screen for improvisation skills, and most employee training programs focus on developing leadership or technical skills rather than helping employees to become better improvisers. However, improvisation is in fact key to organizational agility. Managers and employees who are capable improvisers will steer their companies through crises and paradigm shifts, from technological breakthroughs and changing trade regulations to environmental disasters and the myriad challenges associated with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Victoria Vicky Ferrer had taken a course in Improvisation in Los Angeles from Advantage Improv lead by Lee Godden and Bob Doll in 2021 and graduated as one of the top in her class. She is the Founder President of Global Improv and Storytellers in D116.
Top 3 Takeaways:
- Imagination and ability to generate new ideas.
- Spontaneity and ability to present without preconceived ideas.
- Ability to take risks and overcome fear of failure and being judged
Biography / Profile of the Trainer:
Victoria is a Corporate Trainer and a Personality Development Coach for adults and teens in the Middle East. She is a Certified International Professional Trainer and Certified International Professional Training Manager accredited by the American Certification Institute. She has conducted training on Communications, Leadership, Cultural Intelligence, Global Accent, Improvisation and Characterization among other topics in the UK, Europe, Africa, Malaysia, Thailand, Hawaii, and the Middle East. Victoria or Vicky graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science from De La Salle University with a Cum Laude award. She has a Master’s Degree in Development Communication (top 2 in her class). She recently completed a course in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with Dr Lane Pedersen.
Vicky as she is commonly called was a Managing Director of JM International –a recruitment agency in the Philippines that sent Filipinos to the Middle East lead by the late Jaime N Ferrer former COMELEC Chairperson and Minister of Local Government (her father). She also worked in Gulf Mirror in Bahrain, Commercial Bank of Qatar as a Training Officer, and Rayyan Water in Jordan as Chief Operations Officer.
Victoria was the Region 11 Advisor of Toastmasters International covering Britain and Ireland, the Middle East, Europe, South and West Africa- 2015-2016. She conducted communication and leadership training in Barcelona, Spain, Nice, France, Denmark Copenhagen, United Kingdom, West Africa and South Africa, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Lebanon and Jordan.
She was a Past District 20 Governor of 7 countries-Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates in 2013-2014. Vicky has received the DTM (Distinguished Toastmasters Award) three times and has applied for her 4th one. She is the founder and the Charter President of Global Improv and Storytellers -an Advanced Club in D116 and Athena International Toastmasters Club –an All Women’s club for professional women in D116. She is the Founder President of 6 clubs in Jordan and Qatar. Vicky has been a Gavel Club Councilor for Wonder Studio Gavel Club (a Public Speaking Club for children from 7 to 16 years old) an online club with membership from Canada, UK, USA, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Vicky has been conducting Personality Development workshops on Communications, Leadership, Social Etiquette, Public Speaking, etc for children, teens and adults since 2003 in the Middle East. She has also conducted Corporate Training on Communications, Leadership, Multicultural Intelligence and Management among many topics for various companies in the Middle East.
Vicky was a stage actress in the Philippines under PETA in the past.
She was a recipient of the President’s Citation Award 2022 from Toastmasters International and personally received it in Nashville Tennessee last August 18, 2022. She received her 4th DTM award last March 10, 2023. Last December 8, 2022 she was awarded as the Top 50 Global Inspirational Women to Look Out for in 2023 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by The Prodigy under the Sponsorship of Her Royal Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Khalifa Al Khalifa (Bahrain and UAE) She will be a Guest Speaker in Singapore on June 24 at the Global Women Empowerment Summit. Victoria Vicky Ferrer had taken a course in Improvisation in Los Angeles from Advantage Improv lead by Lee Godden and Bob Doll in 2021 and graduated as one of the top in her class. She is the Founder President of Global Improv and Storytellers in D116.
She is the Founder of LIT –Learner’s Innovative Talkademy offering various courses including Life Skills. Vicky is a resident in California.