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Rethink How You Work

RewireU is the professional development program at The Second City Training Centre.

RewireU Overview

The RewireU program empowers employees through improvisation techniques cultivated over 50 years of entertaining a wide range of audiences. We know people!

Participants of the RewireU program will learn new tactics for handling conflict, sharing opinions, championing projects, overcoming change and collaborating.

RewireU is for companies that want to empower their high-potential employees in rethinking how they work to advance their career.

Toronto classes are as follows:
Session 1: April 5 – 7 (90% sold)
Session 2: May 10 – 12
Session 3: June 7-9


Facie Chiwanza, Second City Works

Kate Barron, Second City Training Centre

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and The Second City: A Collaboration of Science and Art

The Second City and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business have partnered to study aspects of human behavior and experience that are relevant to improvisation.

This unique partnership will infuse our teaching with research from scholars at Chicago Booth’s Center for Decision Research as together we explore the intersection of improvisation and everyday human experience.

The Core - The fundamental course for Second City's Learning Lab

  • Ensemble - Collaborating with others to help everyone look good

    Ensemble builds on the idea that we are better together. By working as a unit to accomplish a common goal, teams can have a greater impact on business success.

    Learn how to:

    • Celebrate diversity and inclusion

    • Find balance between your needs and those of the team

    • Understand when to take the lead and when to release control

    • Show gratitude for information and ideas through empathy and awareness

  • Authenticity - Bringing your unique voice to the workplace

    This course will help you strip away the facades we often use in business dealings and accentuate your true voice.

    Learn how to:

    • Overcome self judgement

    • Align action and intention

    • Empathize with diverse perspectives

  • Resilience - Adapting to a changing work environment

    The improv philosophy of resilience will help you pivot with agility, bounce back quickly from disappointment, and maintain a bold and confident presence in the face of uncertainty.

    Learn how to:

    • Be responsive when put on the spot

    • Project confidence in the face of change

    • Support ideas that are not your own

    • Drop preconceived notions of what something is “supposed to be”

  • Innovation - Embrace change and confidently seek new ideas

    The fourth class in the program focuses on opening your mind to new ideas. You’ll learn how to embrace the new and a let go of the old.

    Learn how to:

    • Refine your point-of-view with inspiration from unlikely places

    • Rewire your brain to discover new ideas

    • Encourage and celebrate small contributions from your team

  • Practice - Put your new skills to use, often.

    Practice is the last application in the program. This course will provide exercises and scenarios that are closer to situations you’ll encounter in the workplace.

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