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Exclusive Invite to Crain's Academy Alumni Event

AArete hosts evening event for Crain's Academy Alums, February 8.

Crain's Chicago Business launches the Woman Up Project

This marks the beginning of a yearlong effort to tell the stories of women in Chicago business, to elevate their voices and be a catalyst for change. Exciting!

Crain's Leadership Academy C3 graduate recently named Director of Research at The Field Museum

Corrie S. Moreau is an evolutionary biologist and entomologist with a specialty in myrmecology, the study of ants.

C5 Congrats and Accountability Kickoff

On October 20, Crain's Leadership Academy C5 officially graduated. It was an amazing day with parting one word thoughts including: Pivotal, Enlighten, Amazing, Grateful and Motivating.

Exclusive Invite to Crain's Academy Alumni Event

Join us for Leadership over Lunch

What Do People Want in a Team?

Q&A with Jeff Anderson, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management about Crain Academy's newest program: Team Build 2.0.

CLA C5 Graduate, Donnie Smith, Executive Director for Donda's House, goes to Africa

Amy Shivvers recently sat down with Crain's Leadership Academy C5 Alum, Donnie Smith to chat about her recent trip to Mauritania, West Africa.

Crain's Academy 245+ Graduates and Growing

From concept to reality- learn how Amy Shivvers and her team took a successful leap into the leadership education realm and launched a suite of programs for all levels within an organization.

Crain's Academy debuted Launch for Young Professionals

Launch: An intensive full-day program designed for new hires to discover individual strengths, interests, values and unique expertise with the lens of professional development. Join us as we recap the kick off session.

Knock Knock ...Who's There? A Learner, a People Person & an Achiever. Welcome Crain's Leadership Academy C5 Class!

Crain's Academy hosted the fifth Crain's Leadership Academy cohort with thirty professionals across 14 industries.

Crain's Academy graduate named acting President and CEO of Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Crain's Academy interviewed Michael Reever on his recent transition to acting President and CEO of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.

What Keeps You Up at Night?

Everyone faces challenges in business and for CEOs and Presidents this can be particularly grueling. Crain's Academy has heard from CEOs who are looking to scale and transform their business and we are excited to introduce Crain's CEO Collective.

Taking the First Step and Next Step

Being open to new things is an attractive quality. When we see “openness” in others, we admire it – we praise them for bravery, living in the present. . . being risk takers.

Crain's Academy Alums Top Crain's Fast 50 List

Several Crain's Academy Alum companies share a prizewinning trait: their revenues grew at a rate faster than the rest and they show no signs of slowing down!

Upcoming Professional Events

Looking to connect with fellow alums? Check out these upcoming opportunities to connect.

Building Future Leaders – Crain's Launch Debuts

Do you have a new hire on your workforce? Recent grads and young professionals need to start their career on the right foot.

Email Overload - How to Spend 40 Percent Less Time on Email

Email is a challenge for all of us. We can't diagnose the "problem" until we know the patterns and behaviors (symptoms, to continue the medical analogy) for us.

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