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The Leadership Institute

Program Overview & Application - Testimonials

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Siena College Leadership Advancement Series


The Leadership Institute is one of the Chamber's most unique programs. This skills-based professional development program brings participants face-to-face with relevant business and social issues by guiding them through real world situations presented by some of the region's most accomplished professionals.

Participants are provided with an opportunity to develop their leadership abilities, entrepreneurial skill-sets, and team building capabilities, increasing his or her value to their organization and to the greater community.

Sessions are conducted monthly at various locations throughout Rensselaer County and the Tech Valley region, beginning with an overnight retreat at Camp Chingachgook on Lake George.

The Leadership Institute integrates leadership skill building with valuable networking opportunities. As participants explore styles, examine options and establish relationships, they make a valuable contribution to their employers and the business community through their continuous development. The program concludes with a graduation dinner and ceremony.


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"We are fortunate to have the Leadership Institute in our community. Its programs offer our future leaders a powerful learning experience that helps them gain the skills and expertise necessary to advance their careers and reach their full potential. The Institute is also effective in helping to keep talented individuals in the Capital Region."
 - Peter Crosgrove, Senior Vice President,
KeyBank, Program Sponsor

Leadership Institute by the Numbers:

» More than 80% of Leadership Institute alumni surveyed have been promoted or been given additional leadership responsibilities since graduation

» Nearly two-thirds of Leadership alumni volunteer with at least one or more local organization

» More than 96 percent of Leadership Institute alumni surveyed felt their experience in the program has significantly enhanced their skills as a business professional

Topics for the sessions include:

Leadership & Strategic Thinking; Communication; Balancing the Professional Career & Personal Life; Financial Management; Human Resources & Organizational development; Board Development & Service.

The Leadership Institute is sponsored by KeyBank and media sponsor is The Albany Business Review.


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» Please contact Events Manager Gabie Polce at 518.687.1238 to learn more about The Leadership Institute or read the following articles: