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Orchestrating Excellence

Leadership and Collaboration through the Power of Music

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

One of the most gratifying and important aspects of being an effective leader is coming up with creative, innovative ideas that are inspiring and successful. This program focuses on enhancing creativity and improving group-dynamics by leveraging the power of play—music making, improvisational theatre, and storytelling—in order to optimize your capacity to lead, collaborate, and navigate uncertainty.

This hybrid method, created by musician, executive coach, and experience designer Gary Muszynski, uses rhythm and music to diagnose and harmonize group dynamics and collective intelligence. Using instruments from around the world, movement, theater games, improvisation, journaling, discussion, and sharing of insights, musicians and non-musicians alike will learn:

  • Tools for auditioning talent and putting together effective work “ensembles”
  • Games for engaging groups using rhythm and music
  • To connect with an audience by creating resonant stories
  • Three distinct ways to navigate uncertainty
  • Skills to share your vision authentically with others.

Discover uplifting and unique ways to cultivate a collaborative spirit and deeper engagement among groups and audiences in ways that will bring meaningful connection to all areas of your life. Have fun, boost your brain’s capacity to solve problems, and experience personal and professional renewal.

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Gary Muszynski

July 7 - 9, 2017
Friday-Sunday, 2 nights

$ 300  Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

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Program Description

One of the most gratifying and important aspects of being an effective leader is coming up with creative, innovative ideas that are inspiring and successful. This program focuses on enhancing creativity and improving group-dynamics by leveraging the power of play—music making, improvisational theatre, and storytelling—in order to optimize your capacity to lead, collaborate, and navigate uncertainty.

This hybrid method, created by musician, executive coach, and experience designer Gary Muszynski, uses rhythm and music to diagnose and harmonize group dynamics and collective intelligence. Using instruments from around the world, movement, theater games, improvisation, journaling, discussion, and sharing of insights, musicians and non-musicians alike will learn:

  • Tools for auditioning talent and putting together effective work “ensembles”
  • Games for engaging groups using rhythm and music
  • To connect with an audience by creating resonant stories
  • Three distinct ways to navigate uncertainty
  • Skills to share your vision authentically with others.

Discover uplifting and unique ways to cultivate a collaborative spirit and deeper engagement among groups and audiences in ways that will bring meaningful connection to all areas of your life. Have fun, boost your brain’s capacity to solve problems, and experience personal and professional renewal.

Faculty Bio

Gary Muszynski

Gary Muszynski, much sought after as a keynote speaker, consultant, and executive coach, is a recognized leader in the application of music and the performing arts to leadership, collaboration, and workplace innovation.

An educator, facilitator, instructional designer, and musician, Gary is chief engagement officer for Orchestrating Excellence, a global consulting and learning firm committed to helping individuals, groups, and organizations with collaboration and out-of-the-box thinking by leveraging the power of music. Throughout the past 27 years, the firm‰’s curricula and programs have impacted more than 100,000 leaders, managers, and individuals worldwide.

In addition to having worked for Xerox PARC as the lead research consultant, and serving many top Fortune 500 companies‰—including Genentech, Wells Fargo, Pixar, Cisco, Starbucks, and Disney‰—Gary has designed and delivered programs for the Center for Creative Leadership, the Institute for the Future, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Apple University, and the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was a guest lecturer.

As an accomplished and skilled percussionist, Gary composes and performs on a wide variety of percussion instruments from Europe, Brazil, Africa, Cuba, and Indonesia‰, places he‰’s traveled to study and absorb the diverse expressions of melody, harmony, and rhythm. He currently makes his home in Marin, California.

Why Attend

  • Immerse yourself in an exploration of musical and theatrical games and exercises to enhance your ability to think outside the box and expand your ability to innovate.

  • Captivate groups and audiences to get your message across by learning the art of effective storytelling.

  • Play with instruments from around the world to relax and restore your energy while increasing your ability to improvise and think on your feet.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • Special Interest to

    Of special interest to consultants and organizational professionals looking to add more experiential activities to how they engage teams in the workplace; team leaders and internal change agents wanting to explore arts-based approaches for managing change and increasing engagement; and anyone wanting to play for a weekend and rediscover the joy of music making as a tool for creativity and wellness.

Accommodations

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in January 2018.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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