An event designed for learning professionals & executives   •   Atlanta, GA
Conference February 12–14
Certificate Programs February 9–11
Expo February 12–13
Duke CE Leadership Experience February 12
Innovations in Training February 14 (pm)–15

Second City Expo Stage


Second City Works logo 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.


Monday, February 12

12:15 pm–12:45 pm
SC01 Listening to Your ‘Audience’
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.

1:00 pm–1:30 pm
AP01  Special Best Practice Awards for Top 125
Congratulate the winners of the special 2018 Training Top 125 “Best Practice and Outstanding Initiative” Awards as they receive their crystal trophies on the Expo Stage.

4:00 pm–4:30 pm
SC02 Co-Creating Your Learning
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”.

4:45 pm–5:15 pm
SC03 Allow Discovery, Not Invention
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, February 13

12:30 pm–1:00 pm
AP02 Emerging Training Leaders Awards Program
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.

1:15 pm–1:45 pm
SC04 Telling Your Learning Story
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.

3:00 pm–3:30 pm
SC05 Creating Inclusive Ensembles
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.

3:45 pm–4:15 pm
SC06 Follow the Follower: Learning for Leaders
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.

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