Crain's CEO Collective
Crain's CEO Collective
Crain's CEO Collective 84081579
Crain's CEO Collective

Overview: CEO Collective

Crain's CEO Collective is an exclusive program for Chicago CEOs, Presidents, Founders and Managing Directors/Partners to work alongside their new professional network to deep dive into their most pressing challenges. Qualified CEOs will be accepted into the program after completing a phone screen and brief application. Space is limited.

Curriculum: StrengthFinder and DiSC assessments; people operations; leadership skills - self awareness, strategic vision, and innovation; financial planning; applied leadership best practices; business and personal strategy visioning; and peer learning and sharing.

Financial planning module sponsored by BMO Harris Bank.

Plus, guest speakers and practitioners will be introduced to enrich, inspire and energize your journey.

This unique and challenging learning experience will enable CEOs to grow via:

  • Personal and professional development leveraging innate strengths.
  • Guest speakers provide leadership exposure and fresh perspectives.
  • Peer advisory support, advice and strategic group discussions.
  • Access to a professional network of like-minded peers from a cross section of industries and organizations.
  • Powerful relationships forged and sustained across the life of your business.

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Crain's CEO Collective is intended to be available to individuals who hold the top position of a qualifying company or division and are directly responsible for all operations of the business or division. Titles representing this position may include President, Chairman of the Board, CEO, Managing Director, or Managing Partner.

Note: There may only be one member of CEO Collective per company or division of a company.

Crain's CEO Collective is a four-month facilitated program which kicks off with a full-day retreat on Wednesday, September 20. Subsequent sessions will meet monthly on Wednesdays from 9am - 5pm.


September 20, 9am - 5pm (Kick-off Retreat)
October 25, 9am - 5pm
November 15, 9am - 5pm
December 13, 9am - 5pm (Capstone Session)


$9,500 - includes program fee, course materials and meals.

Next steps

Schedule a 20-minute call by clicking here with the Crain's Academy director to learn more about Crain's CEO Collective.

Or, complete a quick inquiry form about the program and we will follow-up.

If you're all set then start your enrollment process now.