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Invest in your best employees with BIA’s Emerging Leader Training

Invest in your best employees with BIA’s Emerging Leader Training

Fierce competition for workers in New Hampshire makes staff retention critical and investing in standout employees builds a stronger staff now and in the future.

The Business & Industry Association’s fifth annual Emerging Leader Training is a proven program that develops leadership, communication and strategic reasoning skills. BIA, in partnership with Sojourn Partners and the University of New Hampshire’s CEO & Family Enterprise Center, offers the exclusive program, which provides coaching and training for participants in six, day-long sessions over six months. Applications are being accepted for the 2022-2023 program that begins in September. Applicants may include current managers, supervisors or solo contributors with potential to build management and leadership skills to benefit your enterprise.

“Companies of all types across the state are competing for quality workers,” said BIA President and CEO Michael Skelton. “Emerging Leader Training helps employers invest in their best employees, improving their skills now and setting them up to lead their enterprises forward.”

Emerging Leader Training focuses on individualized models of leadership, executing change, culture and engagement, communication, teamwork and more. Sojourn has empowered employees and transformed large and small businesses and nonprofit organizations for over 20 years. Sojourn’s coaches and facilitators hold advanced degrees, have extensive training and experience in coaching and development and have led hundreds of programs.

“Sojourn leverages their collective experience to provide a personalized framework for an effective leader — not only for the individual but for an effective leader within the corresponding organization,” said Matthias Downey, BIA Emerging Leaders 2019-2020 cohort. “The results are confident and authentic leaders who will execute positive, sustainable change.”

“Business members of our Family Enterprise Center and CEO support programs are constantly looking to build their teams and plan for inevitable succession,” said Michelline Dufort, director of the CEO & Family Enterprise Center. “Emerging Leader Training will be a strong tool in their development toolbox.”

The first session will be Thursday, Sept. 22 at BIA’s office in Concord. For more information and to enroll, visit or call (603) 224-5388 ext. 101. Program cost is $3,400 for BIA members and $3,900 for future BIA members. For BIA and CEO & Family Enterprise Center members who send more than one participant the cost is $3,000 per person. Participation is strongly encouraged for all six sessions. Space is limited and registration closes Sept. 17 or when the class is full.

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