Ascending Leaders

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It's time to climb the corporate ladder.

Sessions Held at the Harrison College Downtown Campus
Third Floor Training Room
550 E. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204 
Free parking is available in the adjacent lot. 


Octocer 5: The Vantage Point: Leadership Perspectives and Challenges
    8:00 AM-12:00 PM
    Opening Remarks by Michael Huber, President & CEO, Indy Chamber
    Introductions: Alan Bacon, Campus President, Harrison College 
    Program Instructions: Cindy Clampitt & Ryan Keller of Harrison College                                                           Guest Speaker: Duane Schmidt, Harrison College

October 12: Gateway to Effective Communication: The Emotionally Intelligent Leader
    9:00 AM-12:00 AM
    Indy Chamber Remarks: TBD Speaker TBA  
    Guest Speaker: Wayne Patrick, Professional Data Dimensions 

October 19: The Creative, Innovative, and Happy Leader
    9:00 AM-12:00 AM
    Indy Chamber Remarks: TBD  
    Guest Speaker: Bryan Neale

October 26: Strategic Planning: Planning and Executing for the Future
    9:00 AM-12:00 AM
    Indy Chamber Remarks: TBD  
    Guest Speaker: Jason Andrews, Equity Financial Services

November 2: Strategically Leading Through Change
    9:00 AM-12:00 AM
    Indy Chamber Remarks: Steven Stolen, VP of Corporate Advancement  
    Guest Speaker: Alan Bacon, Harrison College

November 9: Empowerment &Action Plan Presentation with Celebratory Lunch
    8:00 AM-12:00 PM; Lunch: 12:00 PM-1:00PM
    Guest Speaker: Brian Payne, Central Indiana Community Foundation
    Closing Remarks: Michael Huber, Indy Chamber        

November 21: Pacers Game Suite (against Golden State)


You’re climbing the corporate ladder. Middle management is one of many stepping stones on the path to professional success. Let us help you reach the next level by building your skills in the boardroom, in strategic thinking, and in maintaining relationships.

The Indy Chamber is proud to partner with Harrison College to bring you the Ascending Leaders course, a six-week accelerated learning experience that puts business professionals on the fast track to becoming outstanding executive leaders. Attendees will walk away with a case study for addressing key issues facing their current organization and a personal action plan for achieving leadership goals.

Participants will strengthen their own leadership capacity while developing a network of regional contacts. Ideal registrants range from ages 25-40 in lower to middle management positions with the drive and determination to succeed.

Are you ready for the next step? Applications are due September 14.

Participants are encouraged to find sponsorship or continued education funding opportunities from their employer and/or outside sources. Participants will be notified by September 9, 2016.

Applications Due September 14
Registration Payment Due September 28



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