More than 380 recently promoted individuals participated in the Firmwide Promotion Academy in Oak Brook, Ill. Promotion Academy is a three-day conference-style program where participants engage in sessions to help them succeed in their new roles. The program brings together newly promoted individuals from across internal and external business units, as well as our subsidiary CHAN Healthcare for the first time this year. In addition to the role and level-specific sessions, participants enjoyed networking activities with leaders and their peers across the firm. Below are some of the highlights from this year’s program:
- Bart Kimmel (Los Angeles) served as emcee, bringing his enthusiasm and passion for developing talent to the role.
- CEO Jim Powers opened the program with congratulatory remarks to all participants. Jim then facilitated a panel discussion with leaders Arjun Kalra (San Francisco), Brian Sanderson (Oak Brook), Yvonne Scott (Oak Brook), Brenda Torres (South Bend) and Dean Uminski (South Bend). They discussed their career journeys and shared advice for newly promoted individuals.
- Following the opening session, participants took part in various breakout sessions based on their promotion level.
- All participants enjoyed opportunities to interact with their peers, including a networking and business solutions showcase, a celebration dinner and a casino night.