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How improv can improve your work + life

Monday, June 14, 2021 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Kelly Leonard is a longtime creative executive at The Second City, the world’s premier comedy theatre, and he’s going to show us how improvisation can give individuals and groups the skills they need to succeed in the future of work. He has collaborated with behavioral scientists to come up with exercises that are rooted in evidence and applicable in work and life. Kelly will share how you can use the power of storytelling to win over audiences and practical ways to improve collaboration, creativity, and resilience. Fun and laughter encouraged.😊

About the Speaker
Kelly Leonard is the Executive Director of Learning and Applied Improvisation at Second City Works. His book, “Yes, And,” was published to critical acclaim by HarperCollins. Kelly has spoken at Aspen Ideas Festival, Microsoft, Twitter, TEDxBroadway, and more. He hosts the podcast “Getting to Yes, And” for WGN radio. For over twenty years, he oversaw Second City’s live theatrical divisions working with such talent as Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers, Keegan Michael Key, and others. He and his wife Anne Libera were awarded the Creative Voice Award in 2019 by Arts Alliance Illinois.

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