July 31–August 1, 2023 | Chicago, IL

Past International Academy for Advancement Leadership alumni are invited to join Advancement Resources and the new 2023 International Academy for Advancement Leadership cohort in-person in Chicago!

Attendees will have the opportunity to network with other alumni of the program, get to know the new cohort of participants, and engage with AR facilitators and coaches. All alumni and new participants will also enjoy a special session Leadership with an Equity Lens facilitated by AR learning partner and DEI expert, Christina Chang, principal of Christina Chang Equity Consulting. 


Reunion Details

Session Location

Hyatt Rosemont
6350 N River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018

Recommended Airport and Hotel

Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
3 miles from hotel

Hyatt Rosemont
6350 N River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018

Room Block

A block of rooms has been reserved for $165 USD plus taxes/fees at the Hyatt Rosemont. Please make your reservations by Friday, July 7, 2023 to receive the special rate. Please note that the room block may fill before Friday, July 7, so we encourage you to make your reservations early.

To book your room online, please click here.


From airport:
Taxi – Approximately $15 one way
Uber – Approximately $20 one way

Driving directions from Chicago O’Hare to Hyatt Rosemont can be found here.


A reduced parking rate has been negotiated for all reservations booked within the room block.

Self parking – $18/day

Schedule of Events

Monday, July 31, 2023

5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. CT | Networking Reception and Reunion (current cohort and past alumni)

A chance to meet IAAL alumni and learn about your colleagues in an informal environment. Refreshments provided by Advancement Resources.

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. CT | Breakfast Brainstorm (current cohort and past alumni)

A brief opportunity to connect with colleagues to share unique leadership challenges and brainstorm solutions. Breakfast provided by Advancement Resources.

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CT | Leadership with an Equity Lens (current cohort and past alumni)

An interactive exploration of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and what leaders must know to navigate conversations about race and racism and carry their organizations into the future successfully. Facilitated by Advancement Resources’ learning partner and DEI expert, Christina Chang, content may include:

    • Building skills to engage in courageous conversations about diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
    • Reaffirming diversity, equity and belonging as core values
    • Building and retaining a diverse workforce to ensure a robust future for one’s organization

These concepts will be discussed and reinforced throughout the IAAL program.

12:00–1:00 p.m. CT | Lunch (current cohort and past alumni)

Boxed lunches provided by Advancement Resources. Alumni are welcome to stay through lunch or head out for other business (hopefully with donors).



Download the In-Person IAAL Reunion Schedule



There is no cost to attend as an IAAL alumni.

Click below to reserve your spot!



If you are interested in a team member or colleague experiencing the International Academy for Advancement Leadership, please click here to learn more about the upcoming session and information on how to register.