Training Programs at the Chamber

The Grand Rapids Chamber works to develop top training programs to grow the region’s best talent. We know that our community’s growth and success are powered by a skilled, diverse workforce. That’s why we’re committed to helping West Michigan businesses to expand the depth and breadth of their talent at every level of the organization.
Our programs feature business professionals

Create Great Leaders Alumni Network

The Create Great Leaders Alumni Network is a great way to engage with fellow alumni, support current programs and scholarships, and stay current with the happenings of the Chamber’s Leadership Programs.

We help individuals build cultural intelligence

Culturally Intelligent Leaders

Culturally Intelligent Leaders is a three-part cohort that goes beyond cultural awareness by utilizing peer-reviewed research and recognized methods to build an individual’s cultural intelligence, learn how to use Cultural Intelligence to counter and mitigate unintentional bias, and how to implement Cultural Intelligence into your work as a leader of multicultural teams and customers.

Emerging Leaders group

Emerging Leaders

Learn the keys to becoming a strong community leader and building strong relationships with peers from a variety of sectors and backgrounds.

We provide an open atmosphere for leaders to discuss inclusivity

Inclusive Leadership Cohort

The Inclusive Leadership Cohort is designed for mid-to upper-level leadership roles looking to enhance their skills in leading diverse teams. Throughout the series, participants will learn tools and strategies for inclusive performance management and talent retention.

Leadership Grand Rapids group

Leadership Grand Rapids

Leadership Grand Rapids (LGR) is designed to be unlike any other leadership program. Participants are asked to use a systems-thinking approach to tackle real issues facing our community, leaving the class with a community-focused mindset.

Leadership Transformed

Leadership Transformed will challenge seasoned leaders to step into their leadership with a refreshing perspective. Participants will gain an understanding of their vision, purpose, passion, and true meaning of authentic leadership.

We educate people to be successful managers

Lead Up

Lead Up is designed to guide new managers through a successful transition. Learn how to define, assign, and enable others to do the work, while building a culture around trust and transparency. Gain new insights and breakdown important subjects to engage, retain and inspire your team.

Speak with Purpose

Participants will gain skills and confidence necessary to organize and deliver effective presentations to audiences large and small.

We help the next generation of women to become leaders

Women in Leadership

Specifically for the next generation of women leaders in the workplace, Women in Leadership teaches practical concepts and offers a hands-on practicum in the leadership skills you need.