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Executive Leadership Forum Conference: Lessons in Leading Today

Date: 2/20/2014
Time: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Event Details

Please note: Online registration is closed. Walk-ins are welcome.

The business community is invited to the NIU Executive Leadership Forum conference to learn strategies for competing in today's market. Northern Illinois leaders will share leadership practices and discuss gaining ground in a global economy and achieving competitive positioning.

Meet NIU President Doug Baker and learn about his plans for student career success during the cocktail reception.

2 p.m. – Welcome
Jill Krueger, president of NIU Executive Leadership Forum

2:05-3 p.m. – Opening Address
Keynote: Dennis Chookaszian, retired CEO and chairman of CNA Insurance Companies

3-3:45 p.m. – Panel Discussion
“Best Practices in Leadership”
Rita Athas, World Business Chicago, retired president
Jerry Roper, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, retired president and CEO
Dennis Chookaszian, CNA Insurance Companies, retired CEO and chairman
Moderator: Tom Mazur, board member of NIU Executive Leadership Forum

3:45-4 p.m. – Break

4-4:45 p.m. – Closing Remarks
“Achieving the Penultimate Competitive Positioning: Rare, Exceptional, Valuable”
Jeff Yordon, chairman and CEO, Sagent Pharmaceuticals
His company was No. 1 on Crain's 2013 Fast Fifty list of Chicago's fastest growing companies.

4:45-5 p.m. Special guest: Dr. Doug Baker, president of Northern Illinois University

5-6 p.m
. – Cocktail Reception

*Full program moderated by Tom Mazur, board member of NIU Executive Leadership Forum

$50 for nonmembers
Free for Executive Leadership Forum members. Members: Please use the promotion code that you receive via email.

  • Date: 2/20/2014
    Time: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Location:
    The Mid-America Club

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    Aon Building
    80th Floor
    200 E. Randolph Drive
    Chicago, IL