Dan Klein teaches Improvisation full time at Stanford University where he is a Lecturer of Management at the Graduate School of Business, a Lecturer in the Department of Theater and Performance Studies, and an instructor at the d.school. He was recently named Stanford Teacher of the Year by the Student's Association.Dan is on the forefront of an emerging field, called Applied Improvisation, using the techniques of improvisational theater to train individuals and teams in domains beyond entertainment. The Applied Improvisation Network boasts 7000 members around the globe, training in fields including crisis management, customer focused innovation, organizational design and clinician/patient dynamics.
Beyond Stanford, Dan has lead custom tailored for various groups organizations, including Singularity University, the High Performance Leadership program at IMD Business School in Switzerland and the Kauffman Fellows Program helping to train global leaders in venture capital. Dan has also partnered with Stanford Professor Carol Dweck to create interactive workshops on her breakthrough research on Mindset.Dan's clients include: Google, HP, Cisco, Oracle, Uber, Linkedin, Roche, Kaiser-Permanente, United Health Group, St. Jude Medical Devices, Cancer Centers of America, Axon, Nestle, Colgate, Visa, Schwab, First Republic, East West Bank, ING, Blackrock, Panasonic, Lucasfilm, Kahn Academy, Nike, Fenwick & West, Randstad, Micron and many more.