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Greater Rochester Chamber Academy: New Opportunities to Advance Your Career in 2024

December 11, 2023

Greater Rochester Chamber offers a number of training opportunities through our Chamber Academy and we are excited to share new opportunities in 2024. Starting in January, we are adding new courses and debuting a new updated curriculum for several others. This exciting refresh for Chamber Academy’s offering is creating new opportunities to build skills, better contribute to your organization, and advance your career. 

New Mental Health Course
We’re excited to be offering a training course on Mental Health for the first time in 2024, titled “Navigating Challenges & Fostering Resilience!” This three-session training program focuses on identifying, understanding, and managing employee mental health. Participants will gain knowledge and skills to address mental health issues in the workplace, covering topics such as the impact of mental health on individuals and the organization, trauma-informed workplaces, and building a mental health and wellness strategy. To learn more and meet the trainer, see the flyer and course curriculum here. Register for the first course starting in May 2024 here. 

New ATHENA Leadership Institute Training
We are excited to offer a ten-month virtual ATHENA Leadership training courses for both men and women at all stages in their leadership journeys. Greater Rochester Chamber is partnering with the ATHENA Leadership Institute™ to offer inspiring, empathy-based programs for community and organizational leaders as well as emerging leaders looking to grow personally and professionally. These trainings are designed to ignite leaders through inspirational training programs that usher them into a new paradigm of self-discovery. To learn more about the ten-month program beginning in April separately for men and women, see here. Interested male leaders can register here, and female leaders here. 

Updated DEI Training Curriculum
We’re pleased to share that our diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training is coming back in January 2024 with a new and improved curriculum to help participants build knowledge and skills for all employees looking to make a difference in the DEI space. Topics covered in the new course include what the DEI movement is about, why DEI is important, how to implement a robust DEI strategy in an organization, and more. To learn more, see here. Interested participants can register for the January DEI training class here. 

New Partnership
Greater Rochester Chamber is entering a new partnership with Monroe Community College in 2024 to offer a comprehensive program designed to prepare professionals for the SHRM-CP (SHRM Certified Professional) and SHRM-SCP (SHRM Senior Certified Professional) exams. This virtual workshop will dive deep into the SHRM Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge to help participants gain a comprehensive understanding of the guiding principles of the HR profession. Stay tuned, more information to follow!  

Favorite Courses Returning
In addition to all of the new opportunities for 2024, our most popular Successful Supervision, Leadership for Managers, and Human Resources Management trainings are continuing to run regularly throughout the year. We’re also proud to continue our custom training opportunities to help support the individual needs of our members. To learn more about all of our Chamber Academy trainings, see here, and visit our Upcoming Events Calendar to see all upcoming training dates. 


All Chamber Academy trainings offer special reduced pricing for Greater Rochester Chamber members – make the most of your membership by utilizing this benefit to its fullest by joining one our new opportunities. To see upcoming sessions for any of our Chamber Academy trainings, visit our Upcoming Events Calendar here: 

Greater Rochester Chamber Academy is supported in part by Greater Rochester Chamber Foundation


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