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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
November
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Join us for our first international Leadership Exchange in London! The aim of this trip is to expand global perspectives and fuel intellectual curiosity for our Fellows, while creating new memories and connections to the world and to each other. This will be an opportunity to gain insights into the challenges faced by our counterparts in organizations in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors in London. Experience three full days of programming — including a meeting with City Hall, a visit to Olympic Park to learn about economic development impact, discussions with experts on issues including healthcare and housing, and dinner with Common Purpose alumni. 
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November
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Mark your calendars! Join us at the Museum of Contemporary Art to connect with classmates and Fellows, meet new people, celebrate milestones, and engage with LGC leadership to learn more about the future of the organization. More details coming soon.
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March
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2019 Fellows Program Application Closes
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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
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 affect transformative civic impact in Greater Chicago.