Second City

Drawing on The Second City’s 55-year legacy of engaging audiences with smart, incisive comedy, The Second City Works now helps you make work better. Visit the Expo Stage and you’ll get the toolkit of an improviser. Through a series of six sessions with The Second City Works ensemble, you’ll get the skills you need for improved training, work, and life!

Monday, January 30

Listening to Your ‘Audience’
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
To train effectively, we have to listen impeccably — to the needs of our organization, employees and leaders. At The Second City, when we’re trying to reach an audience, the first thing we do is start listening.
Co-Creating Your Learning
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Based on the uncovered needs of your audience, how can we get them “in on the act?” Second City offers ideas and methods to include your audience and “bring a brick, not a cathedral.”
Allow Discovery, Not Invention
4:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Is your content allowing participants to experience and discover “a-ha” moments? Second City believes true retention comes from discovery and the ability to make connections — join us to experience our 60 year-plus methods and how they can apply to your organization’s training.

Tuesday, January 31

 Telling Your Learning Story
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Our organization’s internal messages deserve as much craft and attention as the external. Unpack what elements make a compelling story and engage your learning audience.
Creating Inclusive Ensembles
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Your teams understand the importance of Diversity, but do they know how to practice Inclusion? Second City offers tangible skills that can evolve behaviors and mindsets towards a more inclusive environment.
Follow the Follower: Learning for Leaders
3:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Today’s leaders navigate a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous landscape. Second City will share ideas and skills that can arm leaders with the skills needed to remain flexible, agile and others’ focused.

Second City BadgeBONUS! Attend 5 of the 6 Second City sessions and you’ll receive a special
Second City Improv eBadge.

Also on the Expo Stage...

Awards for Top 125Special Best Practice Awards for Top 125
Monday, January 30, 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Congratulate the winners of the special 2017 Training Top 125 “Best Practice and Outstanding Initiative” Awards as they receive their crystal trophies on the Expo Stage.

Emerging Training Leaders AwardsEmerging Training Leaders Awards Program
Tuesday, January 31, 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Training recognizes 25 training professionals who have been in the industry for two to 10 years and have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills, business savvy, and training instincts.





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