Training Tomorrow's Leaders to Build a United Chicago

Each training cohort is designed to provide participants with a deep understanding of community opportunities and challenges, along with the tools to best leverage their skills in service of Greater Chicago.

Applicants will be selected based on demonstrated commitment to community, and will include mid-career professionals from a wide range of backgrounds and industries.

Benefits of Participating in the Board Leadership Institute

Join a cohort of civic-minded professionals from a variety of sectors

Learn about the issues facing our community from experts in the field

Gain the skills needed to successfully serve on a nonprofit Board through training with Kellogg faculty

Be matched to a Board upon successful program completion


Board Leadership Institute Curriculum

Application submissions for the Spring 2022 cohort are now open! Applications are due by Monday, January 31. The Spring 2022 cohort will be held virtually. For questions, contact caitlin.closser@liveunitedchicago.org.

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Learn more about this program by viewing the July 2021 Board Leadership Institute Information Session recording.

Info Session Recording


Spring 2022 Virtual Schedule:
February 25– May 20
(6 Scheduled Virtual Sessions on Friday mornings)

 

Community Topic
(with United Way Experts)

Board Skill
(with Kellogg Faculty)

FEBRUARY 25
(Full Day Session)

State of Poverty in Chicago

Addressing Inequalities in Education

The Nonprofit Landscape (How Nonprofits Work) & Board Roles & Responsibilities

Board/Staff Relations & Principles of High Performing Boards

MARCH 11

Social Effects of Income Inequity

Nonprofit Financials

APRIL 1

How Trauma Affects Public Health

Fundraising: How to Do it and Why it Matters

APRIL 22

Why Racial Equity Matters

Driven by Mission: Nonprofit Accountability – Impact Measurement

MAY 6

Our Housing & Homelessness Crisis

Managing Risks

MAY 20

The War on Chicago's Neighborhoods

Wrap-up and Presentations

Corporate Fee Structure

Please note that the submission of an application does not guarantee placement in the program. Please contact caitlin.closser@liveunitedchicago.org with questions regarding program fees.

Company

Program Fee

United Way Top 25 Partner

$4,000

Other Corporations / Non-Top 25 Partners

$6,000

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