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Chamber Academy

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce offers several training opportunities, presented by knowledgeable and experienced training consultants, to give your employees practical skills and knowledge they can immediately put to use in their job. These training opportunities are available to both members and non-members, though members get a substantial discount on the cost. To view and register for any of these training opportunities, please visit our Upcoming Events calendar.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

This training builds knowledge and skills and is an important step towards creating a strong and sustainable climate of inclusion in your organization. DEI training programs are also an essential aspect of building engaged and happy teams. Organizations with strong diversity climates are more likely to have increased job satisfaction, higher levels of trust, and more engaged employees. DEI Training is key to moving your organization forward towards inclusivity and impactful change. For more details, click here.

Human Resources Management

Comprehensive, hands-on series of six half-day classes designed to refresh skills for people already in the HR profession, or provide an overview of HR policies and practices for those just entering the field. Each module can be taken separately, or attend the entire workshop series to receive a certificate of accomplishment at the end of day three. For more details, click here.

Leadership for Managers

This program consists of five half-day sessions that include the practical concepts, strategies, and skills needed to enhance a leader's performance. Learn to create a culture of higher trust where people are happier, more engaged, and much more productive. Integrate generational differences into leadership mindset. Improve interpersonal skills and build emotional intelligence. Improve teamwork and motivation. Understand TQM and lean thinking in the modern organization. Master all forms of communication to reduce stress and conflict. The program is experiential and entertaining. Have a great time while learning vital leadership skills. The training can be customized in terms of content to stress certain areas important to a particular group. The materials can also be customized to a particular industry. Training for a medical facility will be different from a legal firm or a manufacturing organization. For more details, click here.

Successful Supervision

Supervisory success is made possible by understanding the options and tools available to you as a supervisor or manager. Successful supervision is a function of role clarity, the achievement of goals, the development of people, decision-making skill, successful delegation, effective communication, and the selection and retention of talent. Successful supervisors know how to create self-fulfilling prophecies of success…through people. This series of five half-day sessions will equip your supervisors/managers with the tools they need to be a more effective supervisor, whether they have experience or are new to the role. For more details, click here.

Each of the training opportunities above can also be offered to your company as custom training tailored to meet your organization’s needs.

Greater Rochester Chamber Workforce Training is offered to members through the Greater Rochester Chamber Foundation.

Click here to learn more about ThinkHR LEARN and sexual harassment prevention training (employee and manager) available at competitive rates. (Greater Rochester Chamber Members Only)

Email Susan George for more information on any of our training programs or call (585) 256-4612.

Peer-to-Peer Learning Groups

CLIMB (Chamber Leadership Initiative: Mentoring For Business)

Designed for outstanding young leaders to take their success to the next level.

CLIMB is a nine-month program that brings together the most talented young members of the Rochester/Finger Lakes business community to learn and grow together, making connections and acquiring insight that will help them ascend to new heights of leadership and success within their organizations and community. CLIMB applications for the 2021-2022 year are now closed, but stay tuned for more information in the coming months!

CLIMB Triangle

DEI Leadership Exchange Program

Learn from other people making a difference in Greater Rochester.

Newly created to launch in 2023, the virtual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Leadership Exchange Program provides an exclusive space for top diversity leaders in the Greater Rochester community to share ideas, skills, and strategies to shape business practices and create meaningful differences in their organizations and community. This unique program creates a meaningful conversation about DEI in today's workforce among top leaders who can implement initiatives.

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