Second City Communications Partners with Compliance Week to Headline Annual International Forum of Compliance Executives

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Compliance Content Comes to Life and Powerfully Engages People with Humor from Second City Communications, the business solutions and training division of the world famous improvisation company, The Second City.

“Compliance issues are critically important - but employees often think compliance training is boring and they tune out,” said Tom Yorton, CEO of Second City Communications. “We help companies change that by using humor to connect with key stakeholders."

Second City Communications, the business solutions and training division of the world famous improvisation comedy company, The Second City, is partnered with Compliance Week to bring its innovative approach to compliance training to Compliance Week 2010, the 5th Annual international conference for compliance executives.

Compliance Week 2010 runs from May 24-26 in Washington, D.C., and draws leading experts, global regulators, top federal officials, and corporate compliance & risk officers from around the world to a multi-day forum that’s been described as the “Davos of the compliance field.”

“Compliance issues are critically important – but employees usually think compliance training is boring and they tune out,” said Tom Yorton, CEO of Second City Communications. “We help companies change that by using humor to connect with key stakeholders – especially employees. The result is compliance training that engages people and helps to change attitudes and behaviors,” added Yorton.

Second City takes the stage twice at Compliance Week 2010 — including with a high-profile keynote presentation that closes the conference — to show how improvisation, humor, and interactive learning methods can help companies improve compliance education and awareness. “Humor’s powerful for shining a light and getting to the truth, but we go beyond the laughs,” said Yorton. “Humor highlights the issues. Our improv skills-building gets to the solution — enabling clients to create more open and transparent work environment where people can feel safe speaking up,” added Yorton.

“We’re excited to have Second City participate in Compliance Week 2010,” said Scott Cohen, publisher of Compliance Week. “They’re innovating important new directions for compliance training — especially in using humor and improv skills to help organizations create training programs that win-over employees,” he added.

Second City Communications is drawing wide attention for applying its trademark improv methods to create high-impact ethics and compliance training. It has been featured in major ethics and compliance publications and conferences — including the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association (ECOA), the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE), and the federal Office of Government Ethics.

A podcast on Second City’s approach to ethics and compliance training, featuring an interview with CEO Tom Yorton, is at: http://www.complianceweek.com/page/632/podcast-archive

More information on Second City’s ethics and compliance training is available at: http://www.secondcitycommunications.com/ethics/

About Second City Communications
Second City Communications (SCC) is the corporate services division of the world-renowned improvisational theatre company, The Second City. Drawing on The Second City’s 50-year legacy of connecting with audiences through powerful, incisive content, SCC works with hundreds of Fortune 1000 clients each year in blended learning/training programs, internal communications initiatives, and brand marketing assignments. More information about SCC is available at: http://www.secondcitycommunications.com

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