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Date/Time Event Partner
09/11/19
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
General Jim Mattis on Learning to Lead
Hilton Chicago, Chicago IL
Chicago Council

From Marine recruit, to Four Star General and Secretary of Defense, General Jim Mattis has witnessed the transformation of the United States’ national security outlook since the end of the Cold War. Protecting the nation and its global interest in this rapidly changing threat environment has required that the US military continually evolve its training, technology, and tactics, and Mattis’ career at the heart of this process has shaped his leadership philosophy. He joins Council President Ivo Daalder to share these lessons, and his perspective on the nation’s national security priorities.


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Date/Time Event Partner
08/28/19
12:00 am - 9:30 am
Leading a High Performance Team
120 south Riverside, Chicago IL
Executives' Club

In sports and in business, great teams have great leaders. A truly successful leader is one who can tailor their approach to connect personally with each member of their team while also motivating the team as a whole. How do effective leaders optimize their time and energy to ensure their key players are in the right positions while continuing to elevate their individual strengths?


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08/29/19
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Dr. Janice K. Jackson, CEO Chicago Public Schools
Maggiano’s Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago

Update on Chicago Public Schools from the CEO Dr. Janice K. Jackson


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09/03/19
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BNC Venture Capital Forum
Freeborn & Peters, Chicago IL
BNC Venture Capital

Three entrepreneurs make their pitch for capital. Each presentation lasts 10 minutes, followed by a 10 minute Q&A. The BNC Venture Capital Group introduces exciting investment opportunities to professional investors (angels, early stage venture capitalists, and private equity firms seeking add-ons) and fosters the growth of entrepreneurial activity.


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09/10/19
8:30 am - 11:00 am
O’Hare Barnabas Group Gathering
The Evangelical Covenant Church, Chicago IL
Barnabas Group

The mission of The Barnabas Group Chicago is to connect marketplace leaders to ministries needing particular business discipline support. We do this so that marketplace leaders can use their God-given career expertise and market-place talents to grow ministry impact and ultimately Gospel impact. You are high impact professionals and we want to give you opportunities to engage in high-impact projects with ministries. We are to make sure you can have impact in a simple way.


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09/11/19
7:30 am - 10:30 am
Chicago Loop Barnabas Group Gathering
Civic Opera House, Chicago IL
Barnabas Group

The mission of The Barnabas Group Chicago is to connect marketplace leaders to ministries needing particular business discipline support. We do this so that marketplace leaders can use their God-given career expertise and market-place talents to grow ministry impact and ultimately Gospel impact in a simple and effective way.


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09/11/19
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
General Jim Mattis on Learning to Lead
Hilton Chicago, Chicago IL
Chicago Council

From Marine recruit, to Four Star General and Secretary of Defense, General Jim Mattis has witnessed the transformation of the United States’ national security outlook since the end of the Cold War. Protecting the nation and its global interest in this rapidly changing threat environment has required that the US military continually evolve its training, technology, and tactics, and Mattis’ career at the heart of this process has shaped his leadership philosophy. He joins Council President Ivo Daalder to share these lessons, and his perspective on the nation’s national security priorities.


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09/13/19
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Negroponte on American National Security Priorities for 2020
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council

John Negroponte, former director of national intelligence and ambassador to the United Nations, explores the national security priorities of American voters – and the campaign pledges of the candidates – heading into the 2020 presidential election. Where do Americans stand on security threats, alliances, military intervention, and are their attitudes shifting? The career diplomat and national security expert joins the Council’s Brian Hanson to discuss the findings of the 2019 Chicago Council Survey of American public opinion on US foreign policy and the nation’s global priorities ahead of the election.


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09/16/19
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Grace Hou Secretary Illinois Department of Human Services
Maggiano’s Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago

Grace B. Hou has served under Governor JB Pritzker as Secretary of the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) since April 2019. The mission of IDHS is strengthening Illinois by building up lives and communities which is achieved through an integrated network of mental health, substance use prevention and recovery, rehabilitation, developmental disabilities and family and community services. IDHS operates seven psychiatric hospitals, seven developmental centers, one treatment and detention facility for sexually violent persons 76 local offices and fourschools.


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09/16/19
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Truth versus Truth: A New Age of Propaganda
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council

Peter Pomerantsev, visiting senior fellow at the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics and Political Science, addresses who modern democracies are fighting and how they should fight these information wars.


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09/18/19
7:30 am - 9:30 am
Building and Leading a Purpose-Driven Culture with Allstate’s Tom Wilson
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago IL
Executives' Club of Chicago

In this Chicago Executives’ Club session, Maril MacDonald, Founder and CEO of Gagen MacDonald, will connect with Allstate Chair, President and CEO Tom Wilson about building a purpose-driven culture. As Allstate lives into its purpose of helping customers realize their hopes and dreams, Maril and Tom will explore the role of business in creating prosperity and helping people live better lives.


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