Lead Right Now (Chicago Series)

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 9:00am to Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 12:00pm CST
Forefront Large Conference Room
208 S. LaSalle Street, #1535
This event is open to: 


Grantmaker and  Operating Nonprofit members of Forefront and the general public.

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Series Dates: February 6, February 27, March 13, April 10, and May 2, 2019 (9:00am – Noon)

Doing what you’ve always done will get you the same results you’ve always gotten. If you’re ready to make more progress on the things you care about, join us for this series based on the principles and practices of adaptive leadership developed at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the Kansas Leadership Center.

By engaging with your own, real-life leadership challenges, participants gain an understanding of the principles and competencies of adaptive leadership, including:

  • The distinction between leadership and authority and when each is necessary
  • The distinction between technical and adaptive challenges and what is required to address them
  • How to diagnose a situation
  • How to manage yourself to lead more effectively
  • How to energize and mobilize people to make progress on tough challenges


This series is ideal for nonprofit and grantmaking professionals, from entry-level staff to CEOs, who care about making progress on a big challenge in their work and/or community.

Session registration includes the full series of five progressive workshops and access to alumni activities, including an online resource and discussion board.

Please note: Workshops are progressive and build upon each other. If you are not able to attend all of the workshops in a given session, we suggest that you choose a different session.

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