Second City Launches RewireU – Using the Art of Improvisation to Enhance Workplace Interaction
Second City Works, the business-to-business arm of the iconic comedy theatre The Second City, and The Second City Training Centre are launching RewireU, a brand new educational program designed to help businesses increase workplace efficiency and collaboration by teaching employees and leaders new techniques through the art of improvisation.
RewireU's course structure will introduce the use of improvisation techniques to help participants develop attitudes and skills such as being nimble, adaptable and accepting of ideas within the workplace. These tools can dramatically change the way leaders engage with their workforce and find success in their approach to daily challenges, all coming together to improve workplace efficiency.
"We are excited to offer businesses in the Toronto area this new tool to help employees and leaders explore workplace development through this new program," said Kevin Frank, artistic director, The Second City Training Centre. "Business is an act of improvisation: being agile, other's focused, managing change and collaborating with audiences. RewireU combines the time-tested methods of Second City's famous training program with the insight gleaned from thousands of business engagements at Second City Works to create something unique and astoundingly practical."
The launch of RewireU in Toronto continues Second City Works' efforts in using improvisation for real-life improvement. Other courses offered include those aimed at promoting self-care, development of teens and children, and most recently, a partnership between The Second City and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business that will explore how evidence-based insights and practices of improvisation can enhance communication, collaboration and well-being in everyday life.
To-date, three sessions for RewireU are planned, each totaling three days: April 5-7, May 10-12 and June 7-9. For a full RewireU class schedule and more information about the program, visit secondcity.com/rewireuTO.
About Second City Works
Second City Works (SCW) is the B2B arm of the world-renowned theatre, The Second City. SCW brings the skills of improvisation and the authenticity of humor to over 600 organizations each year through events, workshops, and digital content. With expertise in audience dynamics, ensemble building, co-creation, and agility, Second City Works' mission is to create a more empowered, creative, and collaborative business culture worldwide.
About The Second City Training Centre
The Second City is the leading brand in improv ¬based sketch comedy. With theatres and training centres in Chicago, Toronto and Hollywood, 11 full time touring ensembles, thriving corporate communications and theatricals divisions, as well as television and film operations, The Second City has been called "A Comedy Empire" by The New York Times. The Second City Training Centre has a current student body of 3,500 students per week and is the largest school of improvisation and sketch comedy in the world.