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Women in Public Leadership

Women in Public Leadership is an intensive, pragmatic program that gives participants access to prominent female leaders and distinguished scholars who will offer tested strategies and firsthand advice on how to break through the glass ceiling.

Past participants walked away with new skills and the confidence to achieve top leadership roles in government, politics, philanthropy and advocacy, to build the personal brand, power and influence you’re seeking to make the world a better place.

Through inspiring, intimate conversations with women leaders and world-class scholars, participants were pushed to think clearly, deeply and expansively and learn the strategies that work for building your presence and professional profile. Through candid peer-to-peer exchanges, they honed their ability to wield power and weather crises. They found new, creative ways to apply their analytical abilities and assert their influence, whether at their workplace or in the wider community. And they broadened and deepened their network by sharing a life-changing week with a group of other rising stars.

The five-day program’s guest speakers came from a long list of female trailblazers who have succeeded at every level of public leadership, from the White House, to City Hall, to the University of Chicago, to executive suites of leading corporations and foundations. 

Changing Energy Landscape

This three-day executive education seminar provides a comprehensive framework for understanding and navigating the unprecedented changes occurring in today’s energy markets.

Practical inter-disciplinary sessions link behavioral economics, policy evaluation, data science, natural and physical sciences, and business perspectives to equip emerging industry leaders with powerful insights for more effective strategic decision-making. All learning sessions are led by University of Chicago professors.

The program is designed for director-level policy makers at energy-focused agencies, director or manager-level staff at government-owned companies, and executives in government relations, regulatory, and/or public affairs positions at energy companies in the U.S. and Mexico.