Wednesday, May 31, 2023 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

The Circuit: Emerging Leaders Toolkit Series powered by Microsoft — Session 3

Powered by Microsoft, this professional development series focuses on the powerful pathways of communication, strategy, and professional branding to provide emerging leaders with the skills and resources to enhance their career. Experts from Chicago’s top companies will lead one-hour sessions on important focus areas, including leveling up your LinkedIn, the art of negotiation, career mapping, and more. Sessions will be followed by a networking lunch. Upon completion, attendees will receive a certificate from Microsoft and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.

Attendees have the ability to select one pathway for each session. After registration, additional information will be provided to rank the preferred pathway. Space is limited for each pathway.

Lunch will be provided courtesy of Weber Grill Restaurant.

Session 3 Pathway Topics and Featured Speakers

Communication: Art of Negotiations
Learn to achieve the best possible outcome when settling differences.

Kevin Bruning

Principal and Managing Attorney | Bruning & Associates

Strategy: How to Build a Productive Relationship with Your Boss and Stakeholders
Build strategic relationships to move your career forward.

Kathy Scherer

Chicago Managing Partner | Deloitte

Neda Schlictman

Chief Learning Officer and Managing Director-Leadership and Human Potential | Deloitte

Susan Gawley

Deloitte Leadership and Human Potential, Learning Development | Deloitte

Professional Branding: Unify Your Message and Master Your Pitch for Successful Networking
Maintain growing connections with ease of mind.

Thom Serafin

CEO | Serafin

Jim Webb

Director of Operations | Serafin

Schedule of Activities

11:15 – 11:30 | Check-In & Networking
11:30 – 12:30 | Session Instruction (3)
12:30 – 12:45 | Break
12:45 – 1:15 | Networking Lunch
1:15 – 1:30 | Wrap-Up

Emerging Leaders Chicago engages and develops the next generation of Chicagoland business leaders. For young professionals, it builds relationships, cultivates skills and talent, and creates an inclusive community of future leaders.

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Additional Information

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Tickets are Limited. Only a certain number or tickets are available for this event. All purchases are final, non-transferable and non-refundable.

In-Person Event

Registration is required to attend. 



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