The Leadership Center serves as a resource hub offering a continuum of programs that meet people where they are in their career to help them develop professionally and personally while strengthening their ties to the Cincinnati region.
Strengthening the Region's Talent Base and Developing Civic-Minded Leaders
The Leadership Center at the Cincinnati Regional Chamber offers a full suite of leadership development programs that are built to grow and strengthen the regional talent base by developing civic-minded leaders. Many of these leaders continue on to become dynamic influencers who play an essential role in advancing our region’s future.
Your Go-To Resource for Leadership Development Programs
Explore Programs by Career Stage
From young professionals to senior leaders and executives, we have a best-in-class leadership development program for you.
The Cincinnati region’s flagship community leadership development program designed for the established, seasoned leader who is passionate about making a difference.
WE Lead is a leadership development program for high potential, goal-oriented women looking to advance their careers and elevate their leadership capabilities. WE Lead prepares, positions, and empowers women to move into higher leadership roles.
C-Change is the premier leadership development program for advancing mid-career leaders in the Cincinnati region.
Cincy Next is the premier leadership development program for early career professionals in the Cincinnati region.
Explore Small Group Programs
Connect with other leaders throughout the region on a deeper level through one of our small group offerings.
The Cincinnati Chamber’s Leadership Roundtables connect talented, top-level leaders for peer-learning opportunities.
WE Ascend is a leadership development program that empowers, prepares, and positions BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) women in leadership to move into higher leadership roles.
Explore Events & Trainings
From full-scale programs to one-day networking and professional development opportunities, our events and trainings provide a platform for skill-building and connection.
Building Cultural Competence is a leadership development program that equips leaders with the skills to build bridges across the cultural, political, and social divides in our region and country.
Cincy LEAD combines elements of traditional leadership development programs and roundtables to deliver enhanced growth, deeper connections, and best practice sharing.
WE Speak is a speaker series, part of the Leadership Center, designed to inspire, educate, and provide networking opportunities to women who lead and to recognize women leaders in business.
We offer best-in-class, customizable services and programs for all things leadership development.
From workshops and trainings to consultations and full year-long cohorts, we are here to help you invest in your employees with development solutions tailored to your organization.
Every Leadership Center program graduate becomes a member of the Alumni Network and has the opportunity to unlock added benefits by joining Alumni+.
By providing the Alumni Network with exclusive experiences, connections, and community engagement opportunities, we continue to strengthen the region through its most engaged leaders.
My experience in Building Cultural Competence at the Chamber provided multiple opportunities. It wasn’t just about gaining the understanding of others, but also gaining perspective of self and discovering some of the hidden characteristics that we may or may not realize. On top of potential bias, it also showed how we relate to and understand ours, amyhull also was an amazing way to connect with and learn about other professionals across the Greater Cincinnati area.
Amy E. Hull
The Building Cultural Competence course was extremely impactful for me. The team broke down the barriers and stigmas of bias, of and created a safe environment to explore how and why we feel the way we do. It can be an uncomfortable space, and they taught us how to lean into thatv discomfort to really learn and grow as people. I made meaningful connections with my cohort that will last beyond this training. I highly recommend Building Cultural Competence to anyone looking to further their growth and development!
Participating in the Building Cultural Competencies program through the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber has been one of the most eye-opening experiences I have participated in during my 20 year career in Cincinnati. I came to the class questioning how I could become a better ally and advocate for my friends, family, co-workers, and overall community and walked away having a deep awareness of the continued learning and introspective work I need to do. Recognizing how l live in this world is an important step I need to take so I can move from minimization O adaptation.
As we discuss real life topics such as work-life balance and stress management I’ve grown personally as well as professionally. I would encourage any sales leader who is interested in learning from other professionals, sharing best practices and bringing your leadership game to the next level to consider joining a CSO Roundtable.
Being surrounded by all these diverse change makers through this program has opened my eyes to the astonishing dedication my classmates have in not only their careers but in making Cincinnati a better place to live, work and play in. Since joining C-Change, I have been nominated by the Board of Governors and accepted into the Roebling Society within the Metropolitan Club. I feel confident it’s unlocked that next level for me in my career in ways I couldn’t have imagined.
My C-Change experience has been rewarding and beneficial to my leadership and networking development. Also, I’ve had the opportunity to work closely with other young professionals to support a non-profit on a key project. This has challenged me to think and problem solve differently.