Inside Naperville Series!

Tuesdays - starting October 4th through
November 8th
8:00 am - 9:30 am

Locations Change Weekly Based on Subject
Naperville, IL 60540


Inside Naperville Series!

Transforming talented business professionals into engaged community leaders.

Participation in this 6-week Signature Professional Development Series and certification program serves to develop participants’ knowledge and skills to work together, have a meaningful impact, and find common ground to address community challenges and opportunities.


Member: $350

Community Member:  $450

Learn from Naperville’s influencers and public officials. Hear Naperville’s history. Engage in face-to-face conversations with prominent community business leaders. Explore economic development in our community.  Meet members of local government. Learn how to be a voice in your community.

Additionally, participants gain:

  • Awareness of the Naperville community and how to get involved
  • Education on the issues, opportunities, strengths, and needs of the community
  • Tools to become an emerging leader that will guide the community into the future
  • Skills to help motivate civic engagement of community members

Inside Naperville Series! Program Outline

October 4th | Session 1: Community Health

Hear from our prominent hospital and health institution staff about health trends and developments in the community.

Location: Edward-Elmhurst Health


October 11th | Session 2: Community Protection + Wellness

Learn about available wellness programs and services from some of our community facility leaders, as well as protection plans put in place to protect and serve our community from the Naperville Fire Department and Naperville Police Department.

Location: Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Center


October 18th | Session 3: History of Naperville

Embark on a journey through time as we learn about Naperville’s history and how it affects Naperville’s thriving economy today. Complete with a full tour of Naper Settlement’s archives. 

Location: Naper Settlement

  • Macarena (Rena) Tamayo-Calabrese, President & CEO
  • Harriet Pistorio, Chief Operating Officer
  • Donna Sack, Vice President & Chief Program Officer
  • Jeanne Schultz-Angel, Assistant Vice President
  • Jackie Maronic, Senior Team Leader of Learning Experiences
  • Christine McNulty, Chief Curator

October 25th | Session 4: Local Government

Learn about the inner workings of Naperville’s local Government from our esteemed panel of Naperville’s Mayor and other movers and shakers that move policies forward in our community. 

Location: City Council Chambers


November 1st | Session 5: Community Volunteerism + Leadership

Location: Little Friends, Warrenville


  • Jason Altenbern, Vice President of Agency Advancement, Little Friends
  • Adrian Aldrich, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, North Central College & NACC Board President
  • Eric Gardner, Director of Philanthropy, Loaves & Fishes
  • Jeremy Gudauskas, Principal Consultant, Mission Impact 

November 8th | Session 6: Economic Development

Location: Naperville Development Partnership