Team Build 2.0

Team Build 2.0

New program for Spring 2018: Team Build 2.0 helps leaders identify the big picture and thoughtfully adapt and redirect their teams. Learn more

Leadership Academy

Crain's Leadership Academy

Nominations open for high performers to be part of spring class. Nominate today!

Apprenticeship Academy

Apprenticeship Academy

New for Spring 2018- intensive full day program for Young Professional on strengths and strategy. Learn more

Summer School

Summer School

It's not too early to start thinking about Summer. Join us for Summer School starting June 6. Learn more

About 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 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

Download a printable flyer of Crain's Academy programming. Download a printable infographic for Crain's Academy alumni profile.

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Crain's Leadership Development Expansion

As a leading producer of local executive knowledge programming and building on Crain's mission, "We Help You Succeed in Chicago," we launched Crain's Academy in 2015. Since then nearly 250 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 and community.

Facilitated Shared Learning Approach

Crain's Academy creates programs with cutting-edge content, taught by facilitators, practitioners, active CEOs and business leaders. 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 and civic issues and opportunities so we can be better informed leaders and make a positive impact.

Crain's Academy Custom Programs

Tailored, Empowering, Inspiring | Leadership Development from Crain's

Sometimes only a tailored approach to leadership development will suit an organization's needs. Crain's Academy can be an extension to your training and development curriculum or take the lead to develop and implement a program suited to your goals and objectives. This may be a half day workshop, a 3-day retreat, or a 3 to 12 month program.

Leadership programs are available for new hires, to middle management, and up to the C-suite and can delivered onsite to your team.

For more information, please contact Amy Shivvers at 312-649-5472 or