A Talk With Kelly Leonard, Author of "Yes, And"

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive - 10th Floor
Arlington VA 22202

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

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A Talk With Kelly Leonard, Author of "Yes, And"

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive - 10th Floor
Arlington VA 22202

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

Past Locations for this Event

About this event


Why It Matters:
HarperCollins Publishers, in partnership with General Assembly, is presenting a series of author events nationwide focused on how to improve key business skills such as negotiation, creativity, leadership, communication and decision-making.

Featured Expert: Kelly Leonard is the author of Yes, And, the executive vice president of The Second City and the president of Second City Theatricals. He has worked at The Second City since 1988 and has overseen productions with such notable performers as Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, and Amy Poehler. Mr. Leonard cofounded Second City Theatricals, the division of the company that develops an eclectic array of live entertainment all over the world. He has fostered creative and business collaborations with Lyric Opera Chicago, Norwegian Cruise Line, Hubbard Street Dance and the Chicago Tribune, to name a few.

Overview: For more than fifty years, The Second City comedy theater in Chicago has been a training ground for some of the best comic minds in the industry—including John Belushi, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Mike Myers, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and Tina Fey. But it also provides one-of-a-kind leadership training to cutting-edge companies, nonprofits, and public sector organizations—all aimed at increasing creativity, collaboration, and teamwork.

In this talk, Kelly Leonard will reveal principles of improvisation that individuals and organizations can use to thrive in a world increasingly shaped by speed, social communication, and decentralization. Attendees will have an opportunity to engage in hands-on improvisation exercises led by Kelly throughout the talk.

Yes, And will be available for purchase at the event, or you can purchase a copy at harpercollins.com, where General Assembly event attendees will receive 30% off plus free shipping with code BOOKTALK17

What You’ll Take Away: Get an insider’s look at Yes, And and The Second City to gain a better understanding of improvisation and how you can apply its themes to reach success in your own life.

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