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PDN-Corporate University: Exploring New Perspectives on Leadership Development

  • February 21, 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
  • kCura, 231 South LaSalle 8th floor, Chicago, IL 60604

Exploring New Perspectives on Leadership Development

Registration required: email: Naomi Berkove 

Developing leaders in any context can be a challenge, but what does leadership look like when the scope is broader than a company or organization? What can we learn from programs targeted towards developing a pipeline of leaders to influence a sector, a city, or a society? Join us as we consider leadership development and corporate university models that extend educational opportunities into the community to transform the business, civic, and nonprofit sectors of Chicago.

Panelists from Crain's Chicago Business, the University of Chicago's Office of Civic Engagement, and The Chicago Urban League will discuss their respective approaches to leadership development and how they are expanding the base of leadership talent in Chicago. The session will be part presentation, part discussion as we share ideas and grapple with common challenges.


Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017,
6:00-6:30 PM Networking;
6:30 – 8:15 PM Session


kCura, 231 South LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60604, 8th floor.
Please register with lobby security upon arrival; you will be asked to show a license or valid ID.

Parking is available at Trader Self Park, which is located at 326 S Wells St. The elevators at the LaSalle street entrance (next to the Ann Taylor) provide direct access to kCura’s lobby on the 8th floor.


Amy Shivvers is the Managing Director of Events and Executive Education at Crain’s Chicago Business. She has led the dramatic growth of Crain's event business over the past six years and under her leadership, Crain's now produces more than 15 events a year on a variety of industry-specific and general business topics. In 2015, she spearheaded the publication's expansion into the executive education business with the launch of the Crain's Academy, professional development programming combining leadership lessons from top Chicago business executives, self-assessment tools, peer networking and civic engagement.

Joanie Friedman is the Director of Civic Partnerships in the Office of Civic Engagement where she orchestrates the Civic Leadership Academy, an interdisciplinary leadership development program for non-profit and government leaders who study with University of Chicago faculty. Joanie holds a B.A. in History from Brown University and a M.A. in Social and Cultural Foundations in Education from DePaul University.

Mavis C. Laing is the Executive Director of the IMPACT Leadership Development Program at the Chicago Urban League. She is accountable for directing and implementing the program, which is executed in partnership with the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.

How Much

No Charge


Naomi Berkove, nberkove@hotmail.com
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About the Corporate University PDN

The Corporate University Professional Development Network (PDN) of the Chicagoland Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATDChi – formerly CCASTD) provides a forum for professionals involved with corporate universities to share information and network. For the purposes of the PDN, a corporate university is defined as "the strategic umbrella for developing and educating employees, customers, and suppliers in order to meet an organization's business strategies." (Corporate Universities, Jeanne Meister, 1998).

Participation is open to all those who have an interest in exchanging ideas, experiences, strategies, etc. related to corporate universities. Membership in ATDChi is not required, but it is encouraged. The PDN was started in July 2003 and meets every other month at rotating locations.


ATD Chicagoland Chapter
2919 N. Halsted, Suite 3
Chicago, IL 60657


Email: admin@atdchi.org

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