Empirical evidence has shown that improvisational training has the ability to improve trust, teamwork, communication, presentation skills, and creative problem solving. We’re welcoming back the improve it! crew to facilitate a two-hour experiential workshop where attendees will participate in an interactive lecture and series of improvisation-based exercises led by professional improvisers. By the end of the workshop, you will have learned and practiced how to use verbal and non-verbal techniques to enhance interpersonal communication skills, quickly build rapport, and establish trust with others. After each activity, the improve it! team will debrief and then participants will write an action plan as a result of these activities in their workbook.
Members - FREE
Student Members - FREE
(member pricing underwritten by CFA Society Chicago)
CFA Institute Qualified Activity: Eligible for 2 credit hours
Attire: Business Casual
Menu: Light snacks & refreshments
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Registration & Networking
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Interactive Program
improve it! Bio:
With workshops across the country, improve it! leverages improvisational techniques to improve employees’ soft skills in corporate settings working with clients such as United Airlines, PepsiCo, Groupon, Accenture, U.S. Cellular, Deloitte, CIBC, and Motorola Solutions. In addition to winning the 2014 Chicago RedEye Big Idea Award, improve it! was nominated for the Chicago Innovation Awards every year from 2015-2018. As an organization that is all about improving the lives of others, improve it! gladly donates a portion of all its earnings to GirlForward, a local nonprofit that provides a community of support dedicated to creating and enhancing opportunities for girls who have been displaced by conflict and persecution. The contributions they make to GirlForward help to fund their mentoring, education, and safe space programs for girls in Chicago and Austin.
*Special Notes Regarding Fees
Regular, Candidate, and Affiliate Members may apply function tickets as payment for Non-member or Student-Member. Credit card required to guarantee ALL reservations except for reservations using Function Tickets. Day-of-event registrations accepted on-site only if applicable and space available. There is a $5 surcharge for walk-ins. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club are accepted. If guests fail to cancel before the deadline and/or fail to attend the event they will be charged a $20 fee. Cancellations accepted until 5:00 pm, January 9th.
CFA Institute CE Qualified Activity
This program qualifies for credit under the guidelines for the CFA Institute Professional Development Program.
Members of any CFA society may attend at the CFA Society Chicago member rate. Please call the CFA Society Chicago office at 312-251-1301 to register. If you are only a member of CFA Institute, you do not qualify for the Society member rate.