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Leadership Greater Chicago

Maria Wynne on BCG’s Collaboration with Leadership Greater Chicago

“LGC is different as a result of the work with BCG,” Maria Wynne says of the civic leadership development organization, “because we now have a declared strategy.” The three pillars of the strategy—Convene, Connect, and Mobilize—allow both for a direction and for degrees of freedom on executing on that path, she explains.

Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC), a prominent organization in civic leadership development, wanted to broaden and strengthen its reach in the local community. BCG partnered with LGC to help deliver a strategic plan that would bring these goals within reach.

Leadership Greater Chicago

BCG Solution

The BCG team not only helped LGC fashion a new long-term strategic plan but also joined the organization’s year-long Signature Fellows Program as individual participants. The LGC program immerses promising leaders from the private, nonprofit, and public sectors in the major socioeconomic issues facing the Greater Chicago area.

Impact

LGC’s new three-year strategic plan is helping the organization attract, connect, and mobilize leaders to effect transformative civic change. LGC’s programs are currently held in 20% of Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods. The organization invests more than $180,000 each year to ensure participation in its programs by the public and nonprofit sectors.

The LGC Fellows experience has enabled in-depth learning about complex urban issues and has helped sharpen the analytical skills needed for participants to effect meaningful change. BCG team members have participated in the Fellows program since 2007, and they have helped connect Chicago leaders and mobilize them into action.

About Leadership Greater Chicago

Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC) is one of region’s premier organizations in civic leadership development. LGC’s Signature Fellows Program immerses promising leaders from the private, nonprofit, and public sectors in the major socioeconomic issues facing the region. BCG has assisted LGC in fashioning a long-term strategic plan, and several BCGers have participated in the Signature Fellows Program since 2007.

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