CREW Network Corporate Board Training
Oct. 3-4, 2023, Chicago, Illinois


The CREW Network corporate board training program is designed to educate women in commercial real estate about the opportunities, requirements, and nature of corporate board service. You will emerge with the skills, strategy, and confidence to pursue corporate board service opportunities and succeed as a director.

In this program, you will:

  • Learn about the role of a corporate board member 
  • Understand how corporate boards operate 
  • Gain insights about the skill, experience, and knowledge needed to be qualified to serve as a corporate board member 
  • Learn how to position yourself for corporate board service 
  • Develop a strategy for identifying and pursuing corporate board service opportunities 
  • Learn the needs of corporate boards and the skills they seek in new board members 
  • Gain insight into the strategy when recruiting for corporate boards 
  • Learn how to plan your career journey to build a resume for board service 
  • Meet and network with other commercial real estate leaders 

Invest in yourself and your future when you participate in this full day training filled with interactive learning, discussion, and key concepts that will move you forward in your board service journey. This is a unique learning experience with a leading expert on women in executive board leadership.

Who should attend 
This in-depth workshop is designed for women of all career levels and interest.  The program identifies both early career and advanced career steps that can help women from every discipline in commercial real estate.  Whether you are a mid-level manager or a C-suite executive, you’ll benefit from this dynamic and engaging learning opportunity. 

Program Agenda

Tuesday, Oct. 3

6:30 p.m.

Networking dinner 

Wednesday, Oct. 4

8:00 a.m.

Introduction to the Course and Participants

8:15 a.m.

Basics of Board Membership

9:30 a.m.

Developing a Personal Value Proposition and Board Bio

11:00 a.m.

Communicating Your Value Proposition 

12:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m.

Nailing the Board Interview

3:00 p.m.

Conducting Due Diligence on the Board Opportunity

4:00 p.m.

Questions, Reflections and Action

4:30 p.m.

Program Ends



Victoria Medvec

Victoria Medvec
Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management
Management & Organizations
Adeline Barry Davee Professor of Management & Organizations
Executive Director of the Center for Executive Women

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Registration Fees
Fees do not include travel or lodging

June 26 - Aug 1
Aug. 1 - Oct. 1
CREW Network Members



Registration will open on June 26, 2023.
                                                            Book Your Stay for CREW's Corporate Board Training Event

We are delighted to announce that the prestigious CREW Network Corporate Board Training is set to take place at the renowned Marriott Chicago O'Hare, conveniently located at 8535 West Higgins Road in Chicago, Illinois 60631. To ensure your experience is as seamless and enjoyable as possible, we have secured a limited number of exclusive hotel rooms for event attendees. These rooms are available at a remarkable rate of just $179 USD per night for the nights of October 3rd and 4th. However, time is of the essence! Our discounted rates are valid until September 12, 2023, midnight CDT. We urge you to make your reservations promptly, as availability is limited, and we wouldn't want you to miss out on this exceptional opportunity. Don't hesitate—book your stay today, and secure your place at this transformative training event.

Special thanks to our Corporate Board Training sponsor

CREW Network, 1201 Wakarusa Dr Ste D, Lawrence, KS 66049 USA
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