Program Chair(s)

Lisa Merchant

Instructor/Facilitator/Performer; Senior Faculty Member, The Second City Training Centre

Improv and Improve your Communication Skills!

Whether in the boardroom, courtroom or office, you must be able to think and act quickly. In a fun, action-packed morning, learn how to think on your feet and react to the unexpected with confidence.

Improvisation is – quite simply – the art of taking the stage without preparation. For legal professionals who are trained to prepare, and then prepare more, this concept is often foreign. Embracing risk, knowing how to react to the unexpected, and being able to actively engage with others are skills that will help you thrive – both in practice and in life. To succeed, you must be able to actively listen, stay in the moment, and deal with the unexpected. These are the key elements of improv.

Over a morning, this unique, interactive online workshop will provide you with the foundations of improvisation and its practical applications for legal professionals. Led by Lisa Merchant, an experienced faculty from The Second City, you will engage in classic improvisation exercises and drills.

At the end of the workshop, you’ll be better able to think and act on your feet, answer questions on the fly, and speak with confidence and poise. Best of all? You will acquire these skills in a fun, safe practice zone, where you can take chances without consequences.

Who Should Attend

Lawyers (especially those who are in leadership roles, litigation practice or in negotiation roles), paralegals

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Program Chair

Lisa Merchant

Instructor/Facilitator/Performer; Senior Faculty Member, The Second City Training Centre

Register

Feb 11, 2022

$395 + TAX

Time

Feb 11, 2022
9:00 am – 12:30 pm (ET)

Printable registration form

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CPD and Accreditation

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
Format
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Professionalism1h
Substantive2.5h
Total3.5h

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