Event Calendar

Monday, June 14, 2021

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

How Improv Can Improve Your Work and Life

1:00 pm Live Webinar

The Learning & Development Team invites you to a live webinar presented by Care.com.

Kelly Leonard is a longtime creative executive at The Second City, the world’s premier comedy theater, and he’s going to show us how improvisation can give individuals and groups the skills they need to succeed in the future of work. He has collaborated with behavioral scientists to come up with exercises that are rooted in evidence and applicable in work and life. Kelly will share how you can use the power of storytelling to win over audiences and practical ways to improve collaboration, creativity, and resilience. Fun and laughter encouraged.

About Kelly:
Kelly Leonard is the Executive Director of Learning and Applied Improvisation at Second City Works. His book, “Yes, And,” was published to critical acclaim by HarperCollins. Kelly has spoken at Aspen Ideas Festival, Microsoft, Twitter, TEDxBroadway and more. He hosts the podcast “Getting to Yes, And” for WGN radio. For over twenty years, he oversaw Second City’s live theatrical divisions working with such talent as Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers, Keegan Michael Key and others. He and his wife Anne Libera were awarded the Creative Voice Award in 2019 by Arts Alliance Illinois.

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Scientific Programming with Python

Python is a high-level general-purpose programming language that has become very popular for everything from scripting applications and web-page generation to machine learning and solving scientific problems, most commonly in the physical sciences. It shares many basic characteristics with languages like Mathematica, Matlab and Labview, and it has an extensive set of numerical and scientific modules. In this course we will use Python to build instructions describing scientific problems, and solve them using the college computing cluster. Python is open-source software which can be downloaded and installed for free. Anaconda is the recommended distribution for scientific computing, providing many important modules for Python such as numpy, scipy and pandas, along with the integrated development environment Spyder.

This workshop is in four parts, Monday – Thursday, June 14 – 17.

Please register in advance: https://forms.gle/ix6C6JsG1xgwYtDb9

Registration Required