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    • Saturday, March 14, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Benedictine University, Lisle, IL, Goodwin Hall Rm 415
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    ImprovThis: Three Pillars of Improv™ for Business Professionals

    At ImprovThis, we specialize in creating and facilitating fun interactive team building workshops where we use the Three Pillars of Improv™ to teach business professionals how to be more effective in their careers. And we’ll prove it to you in this presentation. In just over two-hours we’ll provide you with the answers to life, the universe, and everything! Well, I don’t know about all that. But I can say you’ll have fun, create closer relationships with other participants, and gain at least three soft-skill takeaways you can use at the office the very next day. If you go to work on Sunday. Otherwise, you may have to wait until the very next, next day to start using them in your office.


    Steve earned his MBA from DePaul University and set off to a career at Fortune 50 and Ad Age 50 companies. But he found his passion when he took his first class at the Second City Training Center in 2002.  Steve immediately fell in love with improv and the more he improvised on stage, the more he saw how transferrable his improv skills were to his corporate jobs.

    Since that first class, Steve has been through many of Chicago’s best Improv programs including ComedySportz, Laugh Out Loud Theater, and New Choice Improv. Steve has performed everything from bar-prov to headlining on the main stage and he’s run the gambit behind the scenes as well by doing things like sketch writing, directing, coaching, and stage managing.

    Steve has worked with countless teams, instructing them on how to communicate more effectively, build closer knit teams, set SMART goals, work through challenging situations, and in other general leadership qualities.



    SUE PONTARELLI
    Business Relationship Manager, Workshop Facilitator

    Sue has held many hats throughout her professional life and through it all improv has played a major role. “You know, I’ve been doing Improv my entire career.  I still perform on stage today, and I love to dabble in Stand-up on the side.”

    Sue’s interest in Leadership Development as a Facilitator / Trainer has led her to work in a wide range of jobs that span from the Fortune 100 to civil service in municipal government. In the past, she has put her skills to work as a first-class flight attendant and trainer at a major airline. Currently, Sue is using her improv skills as a Manager at the City of Evanston Police Department and on the board of directors at AGCCP.

    Sue’s improv background includes studying at many improvisation institutions including Second City, Laugh Out Loud, Players Workshoppe of Second City and, as she says, “The school of real-life”.


    8:30-9:00 am Registration & Networking

    9:00-12:00 pm Program

    • Saturday, May 02, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Benedictine University, Lisle, IL, Goodwin Hall Rm 415
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    Virtual, Experiential Learning

    Diane Kubal, founder of Fulcrum Network and talent broker for more than 20 years, has created virtual experiential programs that increase employee engagement, improve employee retention and reduce turnover by helping early career talent and high potentials create a talent alignment plan.  Her programs take an innovative approach, based on the latest trends in learning and development, using experiential learning integrated with virtual methods. 

    Diane will share her methodology in a session for both internal and external consultants to convert existing instructor-led content into engaging virtual training, the way today’s emerging workers prefer to learn.  She will help you transform your training into learning that keeps your (internal and external) clients coming back for more!

    Upon completing this workshop you will:

    • Define what virtual experiential learning is
    • Understand how to design and convert your existing instructor led training into virtual experiential learning
    • View a live program that uses virtual experiential learning
    • Recognize the benefits of virtual experiential learning for organizations, learners and internal/external consultants

    Join us for an interactive workshop that can help you take your learning programs to the next level!

    Diane Kubal

    Founder of Fulcrum Network, Diane has been matching client needs with independent consultants and small boutique firms for more than twenty years.

    Diane can identify people’s true talents.  She's built a successful business helping people align those gifts to professional opportunities.

    More than 20 years ago, Diane founded Fulcrum Network, a boutique talent agency that helps Human Resource professionals identify the best consultants, trainers, and speakers. The goal? To improve staff performance, drive cultural change, and solve organizational issues. With a client roster that includes Bosch, Schneider Electric and United Airlines, Diane's successful experience and innate ability to recognize a person's inner gifts, helped her develop her own unique consulting model called essential circlesSM. This proprietary tool helps early career top talent including emerging leaders and individual contributors as well as independent consultants discover what they do best. Delivered to corporations and individuals by certified coaches, her CAREER essentials program helps clients define their abilities and align them with their work for greater alignment, success and work/life balance.

    A sought after expert in organization development, instructional design, and human resources, Diane has presented to the:

    • Association for Talent Development

    • International Society for Performance and Instruction

    • Women's Business Network

    • National Association of Women Business Owners Illinois Psychological Association

    Diane's work has been featured in leading industry trade journals, including:

    • Training Today

    • Workforce.com

    • Strategic HR Review

    • Performance Improvement

    • Crain's Chicago Business

    • Chicago Tribune

    • Voyage Chicago

    Prior to founding Fulcrum Network, Diane was both a consultant and corporate leader, with expertise in virtual experiential learning, career development, customer service, leadership development, change management, group facilitation and team building. She earned her Master of Science degree in Organization Development from Loyola University and Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science from National Louis University.

    8:30-9:00 am Registration & Networking

    9:00-12:00 pm Program

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