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Professional Development Workshop

How To Think on Your Feet for Career Success!

155 N. Michigan Ave, 7th Floor

Chicago, IL 60606

April 16, 2019

6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Tickets are $10.00 when purchased in advance, $20.00 at the door (Cash only)

Event is free to IHSF Members


Empirical evidence has shown that improvisational training has the ability to improve an employee’s trust, teamwork, communication, presentation skills, creative problem solving, and can improve a company’s overall corporate culture. No one knows that better than Erin Diehl - graduate from Clemson University, and a former experiential marketing and recruiting professional as well as a veteran improviser from the top improvisational training programs in Chicago including The Second City, i.O. Theater and The Annoyance Theatre.

Erin’s company, improve it!, conducts workshops across the country leveraging improvisational techniques to improve employees’ soft skills in corporate settings.

About Erin "Big" Diehl 

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Erin “Big” Diehl is a performer, facilitator and professional risktaker. Her mantra is “get comfortable with the uncomfortable.” Through a series of unrelated dares, Erin has created improve it!, a unique professional development company that pushes others to laugh, learn, and grow. Among her many accolades, Erin is most proud of successfully coercing over 8,000 professionals to chicken dance.

Her work with clients such as United Airlines, PepsiCo, Groupon, Deloitte, Motorola, Walgreens, and The Obama Foundation earned her the 2014 Chicago RedEye Big Idea Award and has nominated her for the 2015-2018 Chicago Innovations Award. Erin was a speaker for Disrupt HR Chicago, hosted the 2016 RedEye Big Idea Awards and has been a speaker for HRMAC Chicago, SHRM Chicago, Disrupt HR, the Business Marketing Association and Emerging Leaders of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. She is also a proud member of The Chicago Innovation Awards Women’s Cohort and graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program. When she is not playing pretend or facilitating, she enjoys running by the lake and patio dinners with her husband and eight pound toy poodle, BIGG Diehl.

By attending this event, you agree to be photographed and/or filmed and give permission to use your likeness in promotional and/or marketing materials related to In Her Shoes Foundation. Please note we expect you to follow our Code of Conduct found on IHSF website.

All ticket sales are final. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The funds we raise from all IHSF events go towards our IHSF operations, Ready Set Girls Academy, Ready Set Women Academy and our Giving Back Programs.

This event is free for IHSF Members.   Membership is checked at the door.

Earlier Event: April 13
Kendra Scott Gives Back to IHSF
Later Event: April 20
Group Volunteering Opportunity