Second City Communications to Keynote the Learning 2008 Conference -- the Premiere Gathering of Corporate Learning & Training Professionals

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Corporate Learning Division of Renowned Comedy Theater to Showcase Its Engaging, High-Energy, Funny, and Fun Learning Solutions. The Second City Also to Preview Groundbreaking Training Series for Farmers Insurance.

This is a partnership we're very proud of and the work - a blended learning program involving funny training videos, live instructor-led classroom sessions, and web-based follow-up content - speaks for itself quite powerfully

Second City Communications (SCC), the corporate learning division of the world renowned comedy theater, The Second City, will headline the Learning 2008 Conference, the foremost venue of global learning professionals from a broad spectrum of companies and industries.

Second City Communications is a leading innovator of highly effective, fun, and funny corporate learning solutions.

Learning 2008 is hosted by learning industry notable Elliot Masie and runs from October 26-29, 2008 at Disney World in Orlando Florida.

"We bring a fresh voice and lots of energy to corporate learning challenges," said Tom Yorton, President and COO of The Second City. "And we're excited to take the stage at Learning 2008 to show how humor and improv fundamentals provide powerful options for companies looking for proven learning solutions," added Yorton.

Second City Communications has worked with hundreds of corporate clients across nearly 20 years. Learning professionals and improv experts will showcase the company's training methods in various sessions at Learning 2008 -- including in high-impact workshops, presentations, and thought-leadership panels.

"We're bringing lots of fresh ideas to Learning 2008 and we're honored to be joined by a client -- Farmers Insurance -- to discuss an innovative program developed to train their claims representatives," said Yorton. "This is a partnership we're very proud of and the work - a blended learning program involving funny training videos, live instructor-led classroom sessions, and web-based follow-up content - speaks for itself quite powerfully," added Yorton.

Learning 2008 draws more than 2000 learning professionals for a several-day immersion in learning trends, leadership, and methods.

"Second City is designing a high impact set of activities and segments to drill down on the role of humor, comedy, and improvisation in the learning field," writes Elliot Masie in Learning Trends By Elliot Masie, his popular Internet newsletter with a worldwide subscriber base of 55,000 business executives.

"Farmers Insurance has worked with The Second City to integrate comedy into a radically different e-learning program. Farmers will detail the research and evidence behind the decision to design their customer service learning programs with this content…one of the most comprehensive models I've ever seen for impacting change in that domain," added Masie.

More information about Second City Communications is at: Second City Communications

Additional information about Learning 2008 is at: Learning 2008 Conference

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