September 23-24: ILSHRM HR Conference & Expo

Second City Works takes to the stage at the ILSHRM HR Conference & Expo. Interested in learning how the fundamentals of improv can help you become a more effective communicator? Stop by our session or visit us at our booth to learn more.

Improv Fundamentals for Effective Communication

Monday September 23, 2019 8:15 – 9:30 a.m.

Session Description

Many of the tools that improvisers use to be successful onstage have offstage applications in the real world and, more specifically, in the business world, especially in the area of effective communications skills. This highly interactive session will introduce participants to the foundational principals of improvisation and how applying them can result in more productive communication.

You’ll learn how to
  • Use a ‘Yes, And’ Framework to explore and heighten new ideas and opportunities
  • Raising awareness of personal leadership and communication style for ease of adapting
  • Active Listening (listening to understand); to build a stronger communication base for authentic and informed conversations
  • Creating a trustworthy and collaborative environment to build bridges in conversation
  • Pivoting to drop personal agendas, while still honoring shared goals
  • Recognizing the opportunity to collaborate in order to find great solutions

Click here for the complete conference schedule.

Register now for access to the ILSHRM HR Conference and Expo and our session! Non-SHRM members welcome!

The Second City has produced some of the most unforgettable satire and influential comedians of the last sixty years. Its pioneering methods inspire the mindsets and behaviors that lead to rapid innovation and incomparable content. Second City Works uses those same methods to create professional development, content, and events that drive personal growth and organizational improvement.

Can’t make it to ILSHRM HR Conference & Expo? That’s okay. We can come to you. Contact us to learn how we help improve team communication, collaboration and performance by using the same tenets of improv pioneered on our iconic comedy stages.

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