Note: This site served as information and registration for the Chicago April 2017 event. It is maintained for archival use. Updated info as of August 2017.
Since the Frye experience in Atlanta some 10+ years ago, we each have had many successes (and a few disappointments along the way). Whether we are ready for the next position (or even next career), making meaningful contributions where we are, getting ready to figure out “retirement,” or already retired, we have much to offer to each other. You are invited to Chicago for an evening and day of reconnecting, reflecting, and forecasting your future. Within this document are the details for our summit experience. Please make the commitment and click on the registration link to say “I’ll be there!”
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Note: registration is very important as we will use this for food and logistics planning. All attendees to the Crain Communication Building must be pre-registered for check-in on the ground floor. Registration data will serve as our list for security.
We would invite ALL Frye Class of 2006 participants to fill out the Reflection Survey.
Even if you can’t join us in Chicago, please take a few minutes to contribute. This data will be used for discussion at the Chicago Summit but also for a possible follow-up article. Note that the responses will only be used outside of our group with followup permission “What happens at Frye stays at Frye”. Both Educause and CLIR staff are very interested in all of our journeys (and will have representatives at our Summit).
We are thrilled that Sandee Kastrul has agreed to join us as our guest speaker. She is president and co-founder of i.c.stars, an innovative nonprofit leadership and technology training program founded in 1999 to prepare inner-city adults for technology careers and community leadership. She states, “I believe that the definition of leadership is making opportunities for others. I am a leadership geek and find that the richest opportunities for all of our futures lie in education.” We are grateful to Sandee for agreeing to speak and inspire us as we examine the next steps of our own leadership journeys.
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
PRE-SUMMIT ACTIVITY (Optional)
University of Notre Dame, 224 South Michigan Ave
On-Site tour at 3:00p (meet in first floor entry way) or join us at 2:45p from the Hampton Inn lobby to walk over together.
Built in 1904 as the Railway Exchange Building, Notre Dame runs graduate law and business programs on the remodeled second and third floors. Knowing that most law students will not end up practicing law in South Bend, IN, this space gives students access to Chicago-based externships and courses taught by adjunct faculty that live and work there. The rooms are also distance-learning enabled to connect students to courses that are being taught back on the main campus. The Chicago Architectural Foundation also has offices in this building with a large model exhibit of the city in the atrium. Hosted by Dan Manier.
6:00pm - 10:00 pm
WELCOME PROGRAM & DINNER
THEME: RECONNECTING & REFLECTING BACK
Tavern at the Park. 130 East Randolph Street (at the corner of Michigan and Randolph) Ask for the Diane Butler party.
Join us for drinks and dinner (separate checks) at this Summit kick-off event. Reacquaint with members of our class and get some of the results of our combined Frye class career survey while preparing for tomorrow’s Summit activities.
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
SUMMIT at Illinois State University’s Chicago Office
THEME: REFLECTING FORWARD & FORECASTING
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Nicole Ferraiolo of CLIR will join us and give us an update on CLIR and Leading Change Institute initiatives.
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Impact of Frye on Our Leadership Journeys
Utilizing data gathered via survey prior to the event and reflection from the evening before, we will work through exercises to reflect on our leadership journeys since 2006, and identify key themes that have shaped us and will influence our next ten year journey.
10:00 - 10:15 am
10:15 am - Noon
Building Your Leadership Legacy
As a leader, you make a difference every day. But when you change jobs, change careers, retire, and one day die, how will you be remembered? Will your impact be lasting? Planning your leadership legacy is a way to ensure you are taking into account the long-term perspective of your organization when making decisions today, and maximizing your impact on the world for the future. Through a series of exercises, you will build tools that will enable you identify your leadership legacy and plan steps to achieve it.
Noon - 1:00 pm
Joanne Dehoney, EDUCAUSE VP for Planning and Parnterships, (and our own class of 2006 Frye Fellow!) will update us on EDUCAUSE activities.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Guest Speaker Sandee Kastrul on Leadership
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wrap Up and Next Steps
What actions will you take back with you to your current job, and what goals do you have for your future? How will we individually, and/or as a group, impact the profession and the world in the next ten years? Which activities will leave a lasting legacy?
We have chosen the midwest for our Summit location to allow class members from both coasts the ability to fly-in on Thursday and out on Friday. Illinois State University is hosting our group at their downtown Chicago office suite located on the 15th floor of the Crain Communications Building overlooking Millennium Park on Michigan Avenue.Illinois State University Chicago Office 150 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 1590 Chicago, IL 60601
For more information on the meeting site visit: http://chicagooffice.illinoisstate.edu/
Attendees are responsible for their own travel, hotel, and the cost of dinner on Thursday (individual bills). There will be a registration fee of approximately $25 to $35 for each person which will cover any program materials, breakfast (muffins/rolls & fruit), lunch (salad & Chicago deep dish pizza -- ahhh), snacks, and misc supplies incurred on Friday. This will be payable by cash or credit card at the event. We are working hard to keep expenses low so that is not a barrier to attendance.
Attendees are responsible for making their own travel and hotel arrangements. Here is some general information to help.
You can fly into either Chicago O’Hare (ORD) or Chicago Midway (MDW). O’Hare has the most flights and is 30 miles to the Northwest of downtown “the loop”. Depending on traffic it can take 30-90min to get to downtown via cab/uber/shuttle. The blue line subway (CTA) leaves from the basement of Terminal 2 and is reliable and will get you within 4-6 blocks of our location (it just makes many stops so allow 45min).
Midway airport is 15 miles south and has mostly SouthWest flights. A cab should take 20-30min. The orange line subway takes you downtown and is marked via a bridge from the terminal and is about a 30min ride.
In order to participate fully in the program, our best guesstimate is to try to arrange for an inbound flight arriving before 3p CST on Thursday and an outbound flight after 6p CST on Friday.
There are many hotels with moderate to luxury pricing of every chain family within 3-6 blocks of our meeting site. In your map program key in: 150 N Michigan Ave, Chicago IL
Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown N Loop Michigan Ave
Several members of the planning committee are staying here. $149 to $175 rates as of early Feb with various discounts available (advance purchase, AAA travel club, etc). This is 3 short blocks from our meeting site and not your typical Hampton Inn…. recently renovated 1900’s office building with a full bar in the lobby. Direct web link:
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago/North Loop
Adjoining the Hampton with similar rates.
If your institution is a member of the Club Quarters corporate housing program, choose the Quarters Hotel Wacker at Michigan
Feel free to reach out to any of our planning committee members: