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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.

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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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Upcoming Events
December
14
In September, Chicago won a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s restrictions on federal funding for “sanctuary cities,” a ruling that carried with it a national injunction and implications for cities, counties, and states across the country. Join us as a panel of experts, activists, and immigrants reflect on this ruling and what it means for Chicago and our immigrant population, as well as developments around DACA and the most recent travel ban. Moderated by Clarisol Duque (Fellow since 2017), Chicago Chief of Staff/Director, Office of U.S. Senator Dick Durbin.
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January
10
All emerging leaders are invited to an informational and social evening to learn more about the Leadership Greater Chicago Fellows Program and the application process. Guests will also have the opportunity to mingle with Fellows and gain their insight on the benefits of the LGC experience. Wine, beer and light appetizers will be served. 
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January
30
All emerging leaders are invited to an informational and social evening to learn more about the Leadership Greater Chicago Fellows Program and the application process. Guests will also have the opportunity to mingle with Fellows and gain their insight on the benefits of the LGC experience. Wine, beer and light appetizers will be served.
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February
15
Chicago’s job market is changing, and the workforce must change with it. What are the skills that will be needed for the jobs of tomorrow, and what is the role of higher education in equipping students to find gainful employment after graduating? Join City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Juan Salgado (Fellow Since 2005) as he shares his perspective about how the City Colleges of Chicago are working to build a better workforce for the future job market. Moderated by Beth Swanson (Fellow since 2006), Vice President of Programs and Strategy, Joyce Foundation.
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Leadership Greater Chicago
111 East Wacker Drive
Suite 1220
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 565-0300
info@lgcchicago.org

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.