Cincinnati Chamber C-Change and Cincy Next professional development programs are accepting applications!
- Find the meaningful growth needed to advance both professionally and personally
- Engage in the Cincinnati community and gain personal leadership development
- Expand your network by connecting with other local leaders
- Apply for scholarships toward the cost of tuition
- Request information about payment plans
The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber is recruiting for two professional development programs – C-Change and Cincy Next.
Cincy Next Leadership Development Program
Cincy Next helps early career professionals (early twenties — early thirties) with less than eight years of professional experience who demonstrate leadership potential and interest in growing in these skills develop professionally and connect with other young talent from across the region.
Professional development topic examples include personal branding, public speaking, and conflict management to goal setting, networking and more. Participation is critical for the success of the program. Participants may be asked to withdraw if more than one session is missed. A typical session day is 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cincy Next consists of 8 meetings plus a required overnight retreat and runs from March to October 2022. All-inclusive tuition for this premier professional development program for emerging leaders is $3,000 for Cincinnati Chamber members ($4,000 for non-Chamber members). Fortunately, partial grants for up to half of tuition may be available for those with a financial need (paying for the program themselves, working for a small non-profit, small business, etc.). The Chamber also works with participants to offer payment plans.
The Cincy Next Class 9 (2022) application requires a completed online application, personal reference, headshot and a $50 fee. The deadline to apply for the 2022 class has been extended until November 12, 2021. Be sure to note VOBC in your application and scholarship request.
C-Change Leadership Development Program
C-Change helps to advance mid-career leaders (30s-mid 40s), with over eight years overall professional experience enhancing current leadership roles and preparing for future ones by combining leadership development with community engagement. Participants also lead meaningful community projects that impact the Cincinnati region.
Professional development topics may include leadership and communication style assessments, inclusive leadership and local government to small group projects designed to develop team dynamics further and impact the Cincinnati region.
This C-Change program meets 10 times with a required overnight retreat and runs from February to November 2022. All-inclusive tuition for this premier professional development program for mid-career leaders is $3,500 for Chamber members ($4,500 for non-Chamber members). Fortunately, partial grants for up to half tuition may be available for those with a financial need (paying for the program themselves, working for a small non-profit, small business, etc.). The Chamber also works with participants to offer payment plans.
The C-Change Class 17 (2022) application requires a completed online application, personal reference, headshot and $50 fee. The deadline to apply for the 2022 class has been extended and is November 12, 2021. Be sure to note VOBC in your application and scholarship request.
Jack Estael, Community Executive Director, YMCA of Greater Cincinnati | C-Change Class 16
“My C-Change experience has been rewarding and beneficial to my leadership and networking development. Andrea and her team do an excellent job at planning informative and engaging sessions as well as providing knowledgeable field experts to cover the topic of discussion. 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. Lastly, I’ve made long-lasting connections with influential leaders through the C-Change program”.
C-Change and Cincy Next photos provided by Adobe Stock and the Cincinnati Chamber
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