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Leadership Center

Cincy Next

Cincy Next is the premier leadership development program for early career professionals in the Cincinnati region.

What is Cincy Next?

Cincy Next is the premier leadership development program for early career professionals in the Cincinnati region. Participants will find the meaningful growth needed to advance both professionally and personally through this immersive program. For more insight on current participants, see our latest news release on Cincy Next.

Program Objectives:

  • Engage participants in meaningful ways with each other and business leaders
  • Focus on meaningful expansion of personal & professional development
  • Grow and strengthen leadership skills

 

Target Participants:

Emerging early-career leaders (20s to early 30s) with eight or fewer years of overall professional experience. Candidates should seek connection and development both professionally and in the community, demonstrate leadership potential and interest in growing in these skills, and a desire to connect with other young talent from across the region.

Curriculum

Example topics from previous years include:

  • Leadership style assessments
  • Understanding and developing a personal brand
  • Effective communication, including public speaking and difficult conversations
  • Personal finance and goal setting
  • Leveraging networks effectively and professional influence
  • Effective people management, including multigenerational workforce
  • Creative problem-solving

 

Cincy Next Class 11 Program Timeframe:

March 2024 – October 2024

  • Opening Reception: March 27, 2024 | 3-6 p.m.
  • Overnight “Venture Out!” Retreat at Camp Joy (REQUIRED): April 18-19, 2024
  • Small Group Session: April 24, 2024 | 3-5 p.m.
  • Session 1: May 15, 2024 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 
  • Session 2: June 26, 2024 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 
  • Session 3: July 24, 2024 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Session 4: August 21, 2024 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Session 5: September 18, 2024 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Session 6: October 16, 2024 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Graduation Celebration: October 30, 2024 | 5-8 p.m.

Applications:

Applications for Class 11 are closed. To receive notifications for Class 12, fill out the interest form below.

Application Fee:

$50 (non-refundable). Applicants will be asked to pay via credit card at the end of the online application process.

Questions? Contact Andrea Mersmann at amersmann@cincinnatichamber.com

Pricing:

$3,500 for Chamber Members

$4,500 for non Chamber Members
*Partial scholarships may be available for those with financial need, and can be requested within the application. Payment plan options are also available.

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Meet Your Program Leader
Megan Liebenow
Megan Liebenow
Leadership Center Coordinator

Discover the Right Leadership Center Program for You

The Leadership Center at the Cincinnati Regional Chamber offers leadership development programs that are built to grow and strengthen the regional talent base by developing civic-minded leaders. If you’re an individual looking to apply or a talent leader interested in sending employees through our programs, let us help you find the programs best suited for your goals.