Step Up! Leadership Training Program

Develop your company leaders from within

Growing businesses need every employee to lead effectively from their respective positions in order to grow and remain financially viable. These same businesses often prefer to “promote from within”, yet few have any formal structure and process in place to effectively develop leaders for succession, even when current senior leaders are retiring within six months to five years.

Inside these growing organizations there are often bright, up-and-coming potential leaders who want to make a significant impact with their lives. Since work is where a majority of their lives are invested, and where tangible rewards can be realized, that is also where they want to grow their influence.  Businesses sometimes struggle to create a management culture that can leverage and inspire the multitude of unique talents necessary for innovation and sustained success.

We work with you to provide the right training

Step Up starts with you and must engage others.  We work with your business, your plan, and your goals to help you reach the results you desire.  Step Up is designed to assist businesses with leadership transitions; providing skills development to help aspiring leaders move to their next level of responsibility.  We will expose them to strategies that will develop their abilities to handle the most daunting challenges.

Workforces across America are changing and encountering challenges they have never had before.  According to the SHRM Foundation, 35% of U.S. labor force participants will be age 50+ in 2022. This is up from 25% in 2002. 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 every day.  By 2050, the 65-and-older age group is expected to grow by 75 percent, while the 25-to-54 age group will grow by only 2 percent. Not only is the workforce aging, but the supply of younger workers is diminishing in comparison.

The Emporia Area Chamber is uniquely positioned to offer Leadership training to meet your needs, such as skills development for aspiring leaders, departments and companies as a whole.  Consistent feedback through one-on-one coaching, as well as peer coaching is available to help businesses build their team.

Who should consider Step Up?

Businesses and individuals who would like to take ownership of their own development which can result in powerful community minded leaders that will significantly impact their families, workplace and community for a lifetime.

Our Step UP! will give you proven local, affordable, and high-payoff solutions to develop people who can lead effectively now and, in the future.  We will work with you to set the outcomes you want and expect from professional development. It all happens right here in Emporia – no travel costs or lost time while out of town.

Our Programs

Workforce Development

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Organizational Development

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Civic Engagement

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