Leadership Exchange with LGW

Wednesday, August 2, 2017Friday, August 4, 2017
Chicago, IL


The deadline for online registration is Monday, July 31. Register here today!

Join us as we welcome members and staff from Leadership Greater Washington (LGW) to Chicago for our annual Leadership Exchange. This is an opportunity to convene, connect and mobilize around socioeconomic issues facing urban areas. The event will involve programming and dialogue around key topics of interest against the backdrop of various Chicago neighborhoods, as well as some unique and quintessential Chicago activities and experiences.

Program opportunities will include a private welcome reception with live music at the Shedd Aquarium, a full day of programming in Pilsen and Chinatown, a cocktail reception overlooking the Chicago River, a VIP tour of Wrigley Field with Chicago Cubs leaders, and another heated contest between our World Champion Chicago Cubs and the Washington Nationals. 

Each activity (five total) has been priced separately to allow more flexibility for Fellows and guests to participate. Register here.

All LGC Fellows and guests are invited to participate in this multi-session program designed to encourage conversations and connections over shared issues, including:

  • Education and Workforce Development with speakers:

    • Bill Gerstein (Fellow since 1998), Chicago Public Schools; Jose Rodriguez (Fellow since 2013), Vice President, the Corporate Work Study Program, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School and Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School; and Joyce Debrah-Sheppard, Deputy of Community Partnerships, Chicago CRED
  • Immigration with speakers: 

    • Clarisol Duque (Fellow since 2017), Chicago Chief of Staff/Chicago Director, Office of U.S. Senator Dick Durbin; Andy Kang (Class of 2018), Legal Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago; Sylvia Puente (Fellow since 1997), Executive Director, Latino Policy Forum; and Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago)
  • Community Investments and Partnerships with speakers:

    • Heather Way Kitzes, Chicago Cubs Manager of Government and Neighborhood Relations, and Mike Lufrano, Fellow since 2002
  • Cost of Segregation with speakers:

    • Ianna Kachoris (Fellow since 2016), Senior Program Officer, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Aarti Kotak (Fellow since 2017), Managing Deputy Commissioner, Economic Development Bureau, Department of Planning and Development, City of Chicago; Juan Carlos Linares (Fellow since 2015), Executive Director, Lucha (Latin United Community Housing Association); and Marisa Novara (Fellow since 2016), Director, Metropolitan Planning Council
  • Police Reform with speakers: 

    • Kathleen Hill (Fellow since 2017), Director of Policy, Office of the Cook County State's Attorney and Lori Lightfoot, Chair, Police Accountability Task Force; President, Chicago Police Board

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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 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.