We get it - your time is valuable and your standards for taking on a new endeavor are high. Ignite offers a wide range of experiences designed to pack a punch, accommodate your schedule, and ensure the time you invest is well worth it.  Not every experience or topic will be right for you, but with six distinct formats, numerous inspiring facilitators, and an unlimited number of provocative themes, we guarantee you'll find more than enough to fuel your curiosity and personal leadership goals.

Forum Experiences

As a member, you’ll have the chance to attend over 30 Forum Experiences annually (2-3 per month) that are exclusive and at no-cost to members.

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Strategy Breakfast

Start your morning exploring a current trend or topic related to your personal and professional growth. The fast-paced format will include a short talk from an expert, meaningful interactions with other members, and takeaways to improve your life and leadership. (1.5 hours; limited to 20 members)

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Coaching Corner

This intimate and interactive group coaching session allows you to focus on personal and professional leadership challenges over a glass of wine. An experienced coach provides insights and guidance on the specific topic, and responds to tangible scenarios you bring...resulting in an engaging, fun, and productive evening. (1.5 hours; limited to 15 members)

 
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Failing Forward

Failing Forward showcases the power of resilience. This quarterly experience highlights a panel of members sharing personal and professional stories of struggle and how they came out stronger on the other side. Each Failing Forward session centers around a specific theme, and incorporates facilitated group discussion allowing you to reflect on your own challenges and move forward with new ideas and insights. (1.5 hours; limited to 50 people)

 
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Candid Conversation

This forum features a “no B.S.” interview with featured speakers ranging from executives to thought leaders, founders to philanthropists. Following the Q&A, members join a guided small group discussion to reflect on key takeaways, ask questions, and unpack new ideas as a group. (1.5 hours; limited to 50 people)


Labs, Immersions & Retreats

Ignite members receive 50% off all Labs, Immersions, and Retreats - from half-day Chicago experiences to 7 life-changing days in Africa, all designed to inspire and fuel your personal and professional growth.

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Leadership Lab

These power-packed experiential learning sessions provide the opportunity to gain new skills and mindsets that will increase your leadership capacity. Master the art of giving and receiving candid feedback, or learn to increase your impact by leading with greater influence. Bring actual work situations into the “lab” to ensure tangible takeaways, as expert facilitators lead you and other participants in strategic exercises and discussions. (2.5-3 hours; limited to 40 people; reduced from $250 to $125 per Lab for members)

 
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Chicago Full & Half-Day Immersions

Say good-bye to traditional seminars and instead join one of our creative and experiential workshops that will leave you energized and inspired. Each immersion focuses on a specific competency or skill that will help you become a more effective leader of self and others. The activities, discussions and the opportunity to learn from and with Ignite’s social impact partners will bring new concepts, mindsets and behaviors to life. (5 - 12 hours; limited to 25 people; Half Day reduced from $500 to $250, Full Day reduced from $1,000 to $500 for members)

 
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Multi-Day Retreats

Rich with cultural immersion and community engagement, these multi-day experiences allow you to broaden your perspective while connecting deeply with other members and cultures around the world. See more on our next retreat here. (3 - 7 days depending on destination; limited to 20 people; pricing example: 4 Day Mexico Retreat reduced from $3,000 to $1,500)