First things first... What is Culture First?
Culture First is a global movement bridged through local communities of people that gather to learn, contribute and realize a better world of work. We do this through free events and gatherings (in-person and virtual) in the hopes of bringing new ideas to improve the work world. We operate under 5 core principles and invite anyone that is aligned with these principles to join our newest Chapter: Culture First CT.
Our 5 Principles
Better Meetings Discussion
Anyone can schedule a meeting. We want to help you create and facilitate incredible gatherings. By breaking down the elements that allow for meaningful experiences, we give you the tools to strengthen your team and company culture whether remote, hybrid or in-person. Using improvisational modalities, zoom functions, and facilitation best practices, we help make every moment count. You will walk away from these workshops asking the right questions, to make your gatherings better than ever.
After this truly interactive workshop you’ll be ready to…
While we facilitate this workshop, we will bring you behind the curtain and leave you with inspiration to bring back to your teams and clients. Combining games, best practices, and thoughtful discussion, we hope there is a great opportunity for members and guests to learn from your peers here at Culture First. Plus, did we mention there will be games!?
There is a lot that goes into making meaningful meetings... so please note this session will run 90 minutes long.
Artly Working's approach is based on our facilitation expertise combined with training and experience in theatre and improvisation – where the art and science of people coming together to work and create is our prime directive. We've worked with over 100 innovative companies to help strengthen teams made up of happier people and higher performers.
Please jump into something new... jump into Culture First CT.
Actor, Comedian, and Founder of Artly Working
David Klasko is an actor and improviser based in New York City, and the founder of Artly Working. He received an MFA in Acting from Columbia University and trained in improv comedy for several years at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. While performing across the country, from New York's Shakespeare in the Park to the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, David fostered a passion for teaching and facilitating. He's taught improv comedy to serious actors, and serious acting to improv comedians; Shakespeare in New York City schools, and stand-up comedy to executives. In 2019, he founded Artly Working to bring all these experiences together with a mission to use acting and improvisation training to help people be better at what they do.
Andrew Davies is an improviser and facilitator based in Philadelphia, PA and a client favorite at Artly Working. Andrew received a B.A. in English Literature from Brandeis University, went on to study Improvisation at The Magnet Theater, and received a certificate of Facilitation from Georgetown University. Andrew is also the co-founder of two non-profits: The Bible Players – a comedy team that has toured over 25 states, visiting hundreds of camps, schools, and synagogues teaching Jewish Values with a sense of humor, and CharacTours – interactive theatrical walking experience where the past visits you.
Director, People & Culture