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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.
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
The application process for the Spring 2022 cohort is now closed. For questions about future cohorts, please contact Caitlin Closser Peart at BoardLeadershipInstitute@liveunitedchicago.org or join the Board Leadership Institute listserv.
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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)
(with United Way Experts)
(with Kellogg Faculty)
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
Social Effects of Income Inequity
How Trauma Affects Public Health
Fundraising: How to Do it and Why it Matters
Why Racial Equity Matters
Driven by Mission: Nonprofit Accountability – Impact Measurement
Our Housing & Homelessness Crisis
The War on Chicago's Neighborhoods
Wrap-up and Presentations
Please note that the submission of an application does not guarantee placement in the program. Please contact email@example.com with questions regarding program fees.
United Way Top 25 Partner
Other Corporations / Non-Top 25 Partners