Rethink How You Work

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

RewireU Overview

The RewireU program empowers people 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 individuals or companies who want to rethink how they work.

“The topics covered at RewireU workshop were 100% applicable to my workplace. The facilitators were wonderfully skilled at creating a “brave” and safe atmosphere that was anchored in humour, and flourished to one of inspiration and collaboration.”
– Ann Hill, Project Manager, Organizational Development, Rogers

“RewireU is a great opportunity to shake things up, break old habits and gain a new perspective on innovation at work.”
– Bryanne, Director, Operational Effectiveness

“Improvisational skills can make a sales organization stronger together, resilient to changes and effective by believing in themselves.”
– Melissa Madian, Speaker, Consultant and Founder, TMM Enablement

Inquire now for Toronto RewireU intensive class dates!

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Our Approach

The ability to thrive amid change requires 4 things:

  • The ability to recognize where you are in any given moment

  • The flexibility to choose a new path

  • A willingness to collaborate on a solution

  • The freedom to take a risk…and to learn from failure

Great tenets for doing business, right? But these just happen to also be the very same skills we employ in our arena. Improvisation is an art form developed from a need to enhance collaboration, empathy and innovation.  We didn’t seek out this connection–the findings found us, to say the least. To be honest, we’re kicking ourselves that we didn’t see it sooner.

We use our award-winning improvisation, comedy and audience-driven techniques to bring these principles to life for every type of business and every type of unique workplace challenge in a low-risk, high-energy experience. How do we achieve all this? With two little words that can change everything: Yes, and.

Who Should Attend

The best people suited for this are people who are either new to leadership or people who companies are identifying as high potential leaders. This program is built around awareness. Attendees are asking themselves, “How do I lead myself through the workplace”, “how can I be more empathetic, inclusive and aware of others?”, “How am I when I go to work, how are other people, and how can we blend all of our personalities, styles, thought processes into a really cohesive unit that works together with respect and moves forward towards accomplishing great things?”

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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