[Webinar] From Yes And To Thank You: How Improvisation & Behavioral Science Make Work Better

[Webinar] From Yes And To Thank You: How Improvisation & Behavioral Science Make Work Better

June 10, 2020

1:30pm - 2:30pm ET

Webinar presented by The Institute for Performance and Learning. To attend, please register here.

Kelly Leonard builds off the improvisation-based principles from his bestselling book "Yes, And," to discuss an initiative he co-leads with the Center for Decision Research at the Booth School of Business at The University of Chicago. The Second Science Project looks at behavioral science through the lens of improvisation. Kelly will talk about the insights that have come from this partnership and talk about the key areas where evidence-based science meets improvisational pedagogy. Kelly will also toss in a few stories of some of the famous figures he's worked with in his 30+ career at The Second City.

At this webinar, you will learn:

  • Specific improv exercises you can use at work or at home to help foster creativity and better communication.
  • Kelly will take you through the process and outcomes from some of the work done in The Second Science Project lab.
  • You will get a backstage pass to hear stories about the creative practices of some of the alumni Kelly has worked with, such as: Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and Keegan-Michael Key.
  • Kelly will also talk about some of the cutting-edge work that Second City is doing in bringing improvisational practices to caregivers and communities afflicted with social anxiety, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

For more information, please visit the I4PL webinar portal.

Not able to attend the webinar? No worries! Contact us to learn how a 60-year old improv theatre can spark your organization's L&D programs with interactive workshops focused on practicing better ways to communicate, collaborate, and innovate.

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.

The Institute for Performance and Learning is Canada’s only not-for-profit, membership-based organization representing workforce professionals since 1946. Supporting a rapidly growing membership of 3,000+ members across 16 chapters from coast to coast, the Institute exists to elevate the workplace performance and learning profession by setting the standards for excellence in professional practice through a competency framework, code of ethics, and sought-after professional designations.

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