Calendar of Events

Saturday, August 1, 2015

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Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults Information Session
8/06

Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults Information Session

Thu., Aug. 6
12:00 PM–1:30 PM
Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, IL 60611
$0.00

The Basic Program offers adults a rigorous, noncredit liberal arts curriculum that draws on the strong Socratic tradition at the University of Chicago and covers the foundations of modern Western political and social thought and literature. Read, discuss, and engage with these important texts in a dedicated community of learners, led by experienced instructors. There are no tests, papers, or grades; instead you will discover, disagree, and discuss these works in conversation with like-minded companions.

Learn more about the Basic Program through a sample classroom discussion at our information session. The 90-minute session begins with a description of the program and Q & A, followed by a discussion of a text from the four-year curriculum led by one of our instructors.

For information on parking and transportation, please visit the maps page.

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First Friday Lecture: The Afterlife in Plato
8/07

First Friday Lecture: The Afterlife in Plato

Fri., Aug. 7
12:15 PM
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602
$0.00

Hosted by the Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults, these free lectures take place at 12:15 pm the first Friday of every month except July at the Chicago Cultural Center.

In several of Plato’s dialogues, a story is told about what happens to people after they die. This should not be too surprising for a philosopher whose main concern is the care of the soul. What is surprising is that these stories do not present a consistent picture of the afterlife. In fact, there seem to be several different possibilities, some of which are mutually exclusive. Why is that? Is there a difference between what Socrates believed and what Plato believed? Does Plato change his mind or does his idea evolve? What role do these ‘afterlife stories’ play in the dialogues?


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Project Management: A New Perspective on Leadership: "Walking the Gemba Walk"
8/13

Project Management: A New Perspective on Leadership: "Walking the Gemba Walk"

Thu., Aug. 13
8:15 AM–10:00 AM
Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, IL 60611
$0.00

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Use a Toyota-style "Gemba Walk" to change your perspective as a leader.

Breakfast Info Session

PDU’s: 1.5

Leaders all have access to the same consultants, the same books, and the same information technology solutions. The one key difference is people...but they are typically underutilized. Even though most organizations say, “People are our most important asset,” day-to-day actions suggest they don’t really believe it. Elite organizations (those that are highly effective at improving) have one key difference from the rest: they elevate the performance of average performers. It is a different way of operating than the norm. Most leaders probably think they operate this way, but unfortunately they don’t. Our speaker’s passion is to help more people learn to see the difference.

This is the ninth in a series of information sessions presented to address the issues faced by project managers in an increasingly complex world. Our summer breakfast info sessions highlight the books or papers published by our current instructors.

Presenter: Michael Bremer

Michael Bremer is the Executive Director of the Chicagoland Lean Enterprise Consortium Group, where several Chicago area companies share ideas on how to improve more effectively, and also President of the Cumberland Group, a Chicago-based consulting firm that coaches leaders on finding way to more effectively improve their organization. He has written or co-authored several books including, How to Do a Gemba Walk, an e-book, Escape the Improvement Trap, and two Six Sigma related books. Michael teaches the class Better Ways to Work: Innovative Tools for Organizational Effectiveness.

How to Do a Gemba Walk is currently only available for purchase as an e-book; if you enjoy the talk, copies can be purchased from Amazon.com for $6.99.

Attendees eligible for a 15% discount on any single Project Management class taken in the next six months. Contact Kathy Locke at klocke1@uchicago.edu for more information.


 
 
 
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Integrated Marketing Certificate Program Information Session
8/17

Integrated Marketing Certificate Program Information Session

Mon., Aug. 17
6:00 PM–7:00 PM
Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, IL 60611
$0.00

The University of Chicago Graham School Integrated Marketing Certificate Program is designed for emerging professionals who want to launch their marketing career or refresh it with new thinking.

By taking courses in marketing, advertising, social media, web analytics, and public relations taught by high-level professionals, students will develop an understanding of the marketing industry today and will learn how to shape its future. With three core courses focused on building a solid marketing foundation and a variety of elective courses focused on traditional and new media, the Integrated Marketing Certificate program prepares students to become leaders and innovators.

Join us for this information session to learn details about the program, admission requirements, and how to get started.

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Unlimited slots available
 
Graduate Student-at-Large Information Session
8/18

Graduate Student-at-Large Information Session

Tue., Aug. 18
6:00 PM–7:30 PM
Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, IL 60611
$0.00

Are you considering graduate school, but unsure as to which exact subject area or graduate degree to pursue? Are you looking to build a stronger academic record in an effort to boost your graduate school applications? If so, then the Graduate Student-at-Large (GSAL) or the Graduate Student-at-Large Business (GSALB) programs may be the right next step for you.

Attend regular graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Chicago, define your academic focus, and build a transferable record of study. At the GSAL information sessions, staff will be on hand to discuss the courses and resources available to students in our programs, as well as the application process itself. Come have your questions answered and discover how GSAL can help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

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Clinical Trials Management Online Information Session
8/20

Clinical Trials Management Online Information Session

Thu., Aug. 20
6:00 PM–7:00 PM
Online
$0.00

The post-baccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Trials Management and Regulatory Compliance will help to meet the ever-growing demand for professionals with specialized training. Students will learn current principles in medical research and research study design; laws, regulations, protocols, and ethical standards governing clinical trials and testing on human subjects; as well as the ability to apply statistical concepts to study design and the evaluation of results.

Join us for this online information session to learn details about the program, admission requirements and how to get started.

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Editing Certificate Program Information Session
8/24

Editing Certificate Program Information Session

Mon., Aug. 24
6:00 PM–7:00 PM
Online
$0.00

Understanding the mechanics behind editing your own work and the work of others is a fundamental skill, and why not learn from the University that created the Chicago Manual of Style? The University of Chicago Graham School Editing Certificate is a focused sequence of courses designed to prepare individuals for employment in today's publishing industry, while also teaching valuable technical skills. In addition to core courses focused on manuscript editing, students can take electives and learn about the emerging technologies and marketing tools that dramatically affect working professionals today. Join us for this online information session to learn details about the program, admission requirements, and how to get started.

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Unlimited slots available
 
 
Financial Decision Making Information Session
8/26

Financial Decision Making Information Session

Wed., Aug. 26
6:00 PM–7:00 PM
Gleacher Center
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, IL 60611
$0.00

The University of Chicago Graham School Financial Decision Making Certificate Program is designed for emerging professionals who want to launch a career in finance, refocus on business management basics, or prepare for a top-ranked MBA program.

Two rigorous required courses, Financial Accounting and Corporate Finance, lay a foundation for any successful career involving business finance. Two additional electives focus on other relevant financial areas, including economics and managerial analysis, and help provide an overall understanding of the financial industry today.

Join us for this information session to learn details about the program, admission requirements and how to get started.

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