A rich history rooted in improvisation – comedy and business.
Teaching leaders across the globe how to use Business Improv techniques for personal and professional development is our passion, and BI is a world-class leader in experiential programs.
Here are a few landmark moments… This is our story.
Bob moves to Chicago
1993 – 1994
From UIC to iO
Wait… what business degree?
1995 – 1996
Titans of Improv Comedy
Bob is taught by legends
Late Summer 1997
Baby Wants Candy
A Supergroup is born
People seem to like it
A Collision of Improv and Business
Bob collaborates with Duke University
The Start Of Something Incredible
Managerial Improvisation – 5 days, 2 credits
It’s all about engagement
A Pioneering Path Forward
Let’s make this thing official
Duke Exec Ed
Another world’s first
“Quality Is Job One”
“A Big Navy ‘BZ'” (and a huge honor)
“Nope… this isn’t a joke.”
Our 2nd top-tier business school partner
BI Down Under
Our 3rd continent
Bing Faithful’s Holiday Special
UCLA Exec Ed
Multi-day engagement programs
First Core Faculty of The Second City
Rebuilding the SC curriculum from the ground up
Ensemble of the Year Award
The highest honor
Our 3rd top-tier business school partners
Columbia Exec Ed
Continuing to grow our Exec Ed presence
Making people laugh at sea
Second City Mainstage
An honor, a privilege and a dream realized
2009 – 2016
Never stop creating
1st Virtual Training Attempts
Boy, was “virtual training” different in 2010!
Middle East Improv
Our 4th continent
“Can you hear me now?”
The Leader’s Voice
Professor Kulhan, again?
A team that can scale
1,500+ participants, 45 improvisers, 3 days.
Another world class MBA partner
Our 2nd Ivy League school
April 1, 2016
Gil Kaggis: “Business Expert”
Getting to ‘Yes, And’
Business Improv publishes our first book
Continents 4 & 5
São Paulo, Brazil
Adapting is in BI’s DNA
Pilot season for our virtual solutions begins
Notre Dame Mendoza
The Fighting Irish of Business
Improv vets in the burbs of NYC!
1st Virtual Programs
Pioneering new solutions for a new era
Vietnamese & Russian
How do you say “Yes, and…”?
Continent #6 – BI Global
(psst — if you’re in Antarctica and want some improv, let us know!)
Una Experiencia Inolvidable
Self-Paced & Personalized
Business Improv when, where & how you want
Upskill through virtual workouts
Developing tomorrow’s hybrid leaders… for credit!
Tech writers turned into master collaborators
Multi-Level, Modularized Training
Improv for Air Traffic Controllers & Tech Ops
Focusing on virtual and hybrid leadership development
23 Years at Duke Fuqua
Teaching tomorrow’s leaders how to create psychological safety today