How We LEAD GREAT Together

Better Leaders. Better Chicago.

Our impact and our reach are growing as we continue to develop transformative leaders who are disrupting the status quo. In our mind, it’s simple. Better leaders. Better Chicago. Our Fellows are effective leaders because they engage people with diverse perspectives and experiences. This has been LGC’s approach from the beginning, and one we remain committed to moving forward.


Our Mission is to effect transformative civic impact.

Leadership Greater Chicago is a premiere civic leadership development program with a proud legacy of convening, connecting and mobilizing the region’s most promising leaders around key socioeconomic issues through dynamic educational and experiential activities. LGC’s Signature Fellows Program provides the foundation for a lifelong commitment to civic engagement by educating members about issues facing the Chicago region and challenging them to bring about transformative change in the community. LGC creates strong connectivity among our Fellows to positively impact not only themselves but their employees, constituents, clients, neighbors and families. This connectivity is the backbone and strength of the LGC network, enabling leaders to reach out across sectors based on the common goal of changing our region for the better.

Civic Engagement Model

Convene. Connect. Mobilize.

Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC) is the only organization in the region that dares to bring together high-performing individuals from the private, nonprofit, and public sectors to tackle the area’s most pressing issues. This proven formula has generated decades of rich conversation, created lifelong relationships, and developed thought leaders, that combined have shaped the civic landscape of our region. This can only be achieved when all three sectors are at the table.

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Join us for an off-the-record conversation with veteran and relatively new legislators about key issues facing the General Assembly and the impact on the Chicagoland area and the state. This event is FREE to Springfield trip attendees. All Fellows are welcome. The issues discussed will be explored further during our trip to Springfield in late February.
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LGC in Springfield! This visit to our state's capital is an opportunity for direct engagement with Illinois lawmakers to explore the challenges affecting Illinois. During these unplugged conversations, we will explore the pension crisis, the state budget, and school reforms. Our trip is on the Governor's calendar, and he will make every effort to join us at some point during our time in Springfield. This program will include networking, a reception at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum, a tour of the Illinois State Capitol, and speaker panels. Guests are welcome!
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2019 Fellows Program Application Closes
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Since her election last November, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx (Fellow since 2009) has been working to bring change and innovation to the country’s second largest prosecutor’s office, representing over five million residents. Join us for an unplugged conversation about the challenges and opportunities the county faces in areas such as bail reform, mass incarceration, and public safety. 
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The Fellow Program creates lifelong partnerships and develops community awareness among leaders in the Chicago metropolitan area.

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Leadership Greater Chicago
111 East Wacker Drive
Suite 1220
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 565-0300

About Us

Leadership Greater Chicago is the region’s premier convener, connector and mobilizer of bold leaders, building capacity across the private, nonprofit and public sectors to effect transformative civic impact in Greater Chicago.