Developing Your Leadership Skills as a New Professional

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 12pm (Central)

Developing leadership skills can seem presumptuous as a new professional, but if you don't make the effort early, you can find yourself behind the curve when you are considered for positions that utilize or require leadership skills to be successful. The best time to work on these skills is before you need them.

leadership-skills-In this webinar, certified professional career and career transitions coach (and former Law School Dean of Students) Amy M. Gardner, JD'02, will share tips to make leadership a priority and develop essential skills early in your career, without making it just another task on your to do list.

By the end of the webinar, you will possess:
  • A clear understanding of the skills you need to succeed
  • A plan to fill in the holes in your development thus far
  • Concrete next steps to help build your leadership skills


Join us and learn how to start building your leadership skills today
so you're ready when the next opportunity comes


About the Presenter:
amy-gardnerAmy M. Gardner, JD'02 is a principal and career and career transitions coach with Apochromatik.  She works with attorneys and other professionals to address career challenges such as career and leadership development, career transitions, time management, goal achievement, and executive presence.  She helps her clients create a career and life they love rather than simply tolerate, whether that means advancing within their current position or shifting to a new role. She also offers group workshops and seminars (including for CLE) for law firms and other organizations on professionalism and leadership topics.  

Her work draws on her unique experience working with law students as dean of students at the University of Chicago Law School and a successful career practicing law, first as a Skadden litigation associate and later as an associate and then partner at a mid-size Chicago firm.  Amy received her B.A. from Luther College in English and political science, her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, and her M.A. in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University.  She is a graduate of the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching.  
Learn more about Amy at www.apochromatik.com.




Mind Your Career Webinar Information


Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 12pm (Central)
Cost: Complimentary
Location: Online

Event Contact
Linda Pantale
Associate Director, Career Development
UChicago Alumni Association Contact