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CRAIN’S IS THE PULSE OF CHICAGO BUSINESS For nearly 40 years, business leaders have relied on Crain’s as the go-to source for news and information about doing business in Chicago. CRAIN’S IS THE PREMIERE HOST FOR LOCAL BUSINESS EVENTS Crain’s Chicago Business is the leading producer of local executive knowledge programming. Crain’s events offer the ultimate in-person networking experience and deliver high-quality content and dialogue across a broad range of topics and industries.
CRAIN’S EXECUTIVE EDUCATION EXPANSION Building on Crain’s mission, “We Help You Succeed in Chicago”, in 2014 we launched Crain’s Academy. Since then over 150 professionals have actively engaged in programs dedicated to identifying and leveraging their strengths which has propelled them professionally and personally to greater heights. Plus, graduates have built a diverse network of like-minded colleagues for on-going support.
CRAIN’S ACADEMY Crain’s Academy provides powerful and experiential professional development programming. Bringing the best of personal development, professional growth, business and leadership best practices, thought leadership and civic outreach customized for every stage of your career path. Crain’s Academy is your one stop for professional development from your first job to your top job. “Totally unexpected and 100% worth it: Crain’s takes what could be just another played out seminar and turns it into a truly inspiring journey around your personality, your career, and the city that you love!” - Crain’s Leadership Academy participant
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FACILITATED SHARED LEARNING APPROACH Crain’s Academy creates programs with cutting-edge content, taught by facilitators, active CEOs and business leaders, who are in the trenches. Our approach leverages group dynamics, so everyone partakes in enhancing the value and success of your life, career and business.
CIVIC AND SOCIAL AWARENESS Crain’s Academy is committed to helping you, and your company, succeed. We believe a well-rounded leader gives back to the community. Our curriculum incorporates exposure to social issues and opportunities so we can be better informed leaders and make a positive impact.
2017 PROGRAM LINE-UP CRAIN’S CEO COLLECTIVE An exclusive year-long program for Chicago CEOs and founders, Crain’s CEO Collective offers participants an opportunity to work alongside their new professional network and dive deep into their most pressing challenges — empowering them to transform their organization. This facilitated peer-learning program will include modules on issue resolution, leadership development, strategic thinking and innovation. Plus, members will be introduced to guest speakers that will enrich, inspire and energize their journey. CEOs will gain a renewed awareness of issues and opportunities in Chicago. TARGET: CEOs and founders of established businesses headquartered in Illinois.
SCHEDULE: (Year-long, 10 Sessions) Wednesday, January 18, Noon – 7pm (Kick-off Retreat) Friday, February 3, 9am - Noon Friday, February 24, 9am - Noon Friday, March 31, 9am - Noon Friday, April 28, 9am - Noon Friday, May 19, 9am - Noon Friday, June 30, 9am – Noon Summer break, no sessions July & August Friday, September 15, 9am - Noon Friday, October 27, 9am - Noon Friday, November 17, 9am – Noon FEE: $14,975. Includes program fee, course materials and meals.
CRAIN’S EXECEDGE This six month program, presented in partnership with Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, is designed to give mid-to senior-level managers the edge for executive leadership positions. Expand your ability to build relationships, innovate, drive strategic vision, and become an agile, high-impact leader with Lake Forest’s Business Leader Faculty®. Crain’s ExecEdge offers a next step for Leadership Academy graduates and high potential individuals. The program utilizes personal assessments, group coaching, and collaborative action projects to develop key attributes for agile leaders. Gain additional insights and growth opportunities from C-suite level and civic leader guest speakers and a social action project to give back to Chicago. Crain’s ExecEdge graduates earn a Certificate of Completion and credit for two courses toward a Lake Forest MBA after successfully completing the first course of the MBA program. TARGET: Mid-to senior-level managers on the fast track to executive leadership positions. Professionals will have a minimum of 10 years business experience with some managerial and leadership background. This program is uniquely structured to add value for professionals with or without a graduate business degrees. SCHEDULE: Thursday, February 9, 9am – 5pm Thursday, March 9, 9am – 5pm Thursday, April 13, 9am – 5pm Thursday, May 11, 9am – 5pm Thursday, June 8, 9am – 5pm Thursday, July 13, 9am – 5pm FEE: $10,975. Includes program fee, course materials and meals.
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CRAIN’S LEADERSHIP ACADEMY This experiential five-session program offers the best of personal development, professional growth, leadership exposure and civic outreach through discovery sessions and guest CEO speakers. High performers are nominated by their CEO to participate in this exclusive program for advancing professionals poised for leadership positions within their organizations. TARGET: Professionals with a minimum of 7 years business experience, and/or manage a team, and who are on the fast track for increased responsibility at any level of an organization. The class participants will represent a wide variety of industries as well as the non-profit and government sectors. SCHEDULE: SPRING CLASS: (C4) Nominations close Friday, January, 13 Friday, February 17, 8am – 6pm Friday, March 3, Noon – 5pm Friday, March 17, Noon – 5pm Friday, April 7, Noon – 5pm Friday, April 21, 9am – 6pm
FALL CLASS: (C5) Nominations close Friday, July 14 Friday, August 25, 8am – 6pm Friday, September 8, Noon- 5pm Friday, September 22, Noon – 5pm Friday, October 6, Noon – 5pm Friday, October 20, 9am – 6pm
FEE: $5,500 per Class. Includes program fee, course materials and meals.
CRAIN’S LAUNCH An intensive full-day program designed for new hires to discover individual strengths, interests, values and unique expertise aimed at accelerating their professional development. Participants will complete an impact and self-development plan and a mentorship strategy, as well as gain access to self-assessments, a powerful peer network and a framework for how to more fully engage at their organizations. TARGET: Young professionals with 1-5 years of experience and those who may be new to a department, role or team. SCHEDULE: Thursday, September 14, 8:30am – 5pm FEE: $1,200. Includes program fee, course materials and meals.
MORE THAN EXECUTIVE EDUCATION Crain’s Academy helps you and your business succeed. Our innovative approach combines intentional, designed facilitation to more effectively engage leaders through peer and small group dialogue and highly interactive group exercises.
WE FOCUS ON: Self-awareness Personal reflection Leveraging strengths Leadership development Organization transformation Broadening peer-to-peer networks across industries Greater understanding and appreciation of the civic opportunities, social issues and the cultural fabric of Chicago “It was a great experience where I learned about myself as a leader, but also opened my perspective as to what a leader must be and should be, to be successful in an organization and life.” - Crain’s Leadership Academy participant
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Flank 5 Academy delivers aspirational leadership and career fulfillment programs using a methodology that is strengths-based and rooted in growth mindset, start-up sensibilities and contemporary psychology. We believe that individual transformation leads to organizational transformation – and to transform, leaders at all levels need space to be honest, open and connect with others. Since our founding we have helped hundreds of individuals and dozens of organizations achieve new levels of performance by evolving traditional leadership development programs beyond textbook learning and towards an applied learning and self-reflection approach.
For over 70 years, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management has developed better business leaders through Corporate Learning Solutions (CLS) and graduate business degree programs. As an independent, not-for-profit organization, Lake Forest is a fully accredited graduate business school. Everything we do is geared toward molding broad thinkers and strong leaders who make a difference across organizations. Our programs are taught by the only 100% Business Leader Faculty® in Chicagoland. They bring tried and tested experience from the boardroom to the classroom to develop the agile leaders businesses demand.
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