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Chamber Leadership Development Program

  • October 20, November 3 & 7
  • 11:00 am ET
  • Virtual Event

The Chamber Leadership Alliance is a joint venture resulting from 6 years of collaboration where our organization, the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, came together with the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, US Black Chambers, Inc., and the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to produce the Chamber Leadership Development Program, sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank.

CLA's Four Core Competencies that participants will learn in-depth knowledge about:

  1. Fundraising, Grant Writing & Access to Capital (click the link to view our past training materials)
  2. Leadership Development & Chamber Governance (click the link to view our past training materials)
  3. Strategic Planning & Business Plan Development - (video record is coming soon)
  4. Administration and Sustainability - HAPPENING

The Chamber Leadership Alliance (CLA) is proud to present you with the Chamber Leadership Development Program (CLDP) on October 20, November 3 & 17!

This CLA program will leverage knowledge from subject matter experts on sustainability & administration to provide leaders with the necessary tools to grow sustainable chambers/chapters and advocacy organizations to effectively build and strengthen minority, women, LGBT, disability, and veteran business communities.

* A certification of completion will be presented to participants (via email) who have attended two (2) of three (3) trainings per core competency.

Agenda Description

  • Training 1, October 20: Your Organizational DNA

    Thinking about your organizational DNA and making sure you have the right positions and the right people in the right seats for future growth is important. This session will focus on making sure you have the organizational foundations in place to create a solid organizational blueprint. You will also get practical advice on conducting effective interviews and setting up new hires, so they succeed. Learn how assessments can help you and your new hires understand each other on a deeper level.

  • Training 2, November 3: Thriving Through Change and Disruption

    Change is all around us. It is constant and it is fast-paced. Technology has played a large part in the innovation and transformation of our day-to-day work life. It is important that we understand the types of changes that companies go through as well as how, we, as humans embrace and adapt to change. We will also discuss some strategies for success, so you learn to thrive during change.

  • Training 3, November 17: Employee Engagement-Moving from Motivation to Inspiration

    We want employees in our organizations to be able to put our customer’s needs first. In order to do that, we need to recognize that the people in our organization are our first customers. When we make sure our employees are supported and inspired, they can focus on serving the customer. Learn how to create a culture that embraces disruption, is innovative, and has the ability the pivot quickly. Understand the difference between motivation and inspiration and learn how to build in-depth relationships that are required for high employee engagement.

Meet the Expert

Kerri Balliet - Transformational Coach (Pronouns: she, her, hers)

Kerri's calling is to help people connect with the world around them through personal authenticity. She works with clients to transform themselves from the inside out giving them the opportunity to live more meaningful, joyful and authentic lives so they can achieve their bad-ass dreams instead of sitting on the sidelines.

Kerri found herself drawn to the experience of being human after she watched her wife of 12 years fight and eventually lose a long and hard-fought battle with ovarian cancer--a loss that she thought she would not survive. And, after spending 35 years in corporate operations and business management, leading large teams through many changes and re-organizations, she found herself transitioned out of what she thought was her dream job. It was through these experiences that Kerri’s own transformational journey began. Her need to take a deep dive into her own internal operating system so she could find her authentic self instead of being the person she thought she needed to be inspired her to become a transformational coach.

In 2019, she received her Transformational Leadership certificate from Cardinal Stritch, and her ACC transformational coaching accreditation from Coachville. In 2020, she received her certification as a Higher Ground Leadership® coach with The Secretan Center as well as her PCC transformational coaching accreditation from Coachville.

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