The Emerging Leaders Development Program is currently accepting applications for participation. Enrollment will begin in the summer of 2023.

About the Program

The Emerging Leaders Development Program prepares high-performing Asian, Black, Hispanic or Latino, Indigenous and multi-racial professionals for advancement into senior leadership and executive roles while raising their visibility as a force within their organization and community. This 7-month leadership program is designed to provide participants with the additional knowledge, skills and tools that they will need to take their career to the next level. The program includes in-residence training, assessments to aid in advancement, executive and emotional intelligence coaching, mentorship, volunteering, civic engagement, networking opportunities, and more.

The Fall 2022 Cohort is free for participants through funding received by the RI Department of Labor and Training and will be delivered by RIBBA in partnership with the University of RI Office of Strategic Initiatives.

Become A Mentor

RIBBA is dedicated to advancing the business opportunities and vitality of Black-owned and minority businesses and professionals in Rhode Island by providing mentorship and education opportunities to individuals throughout their academic and career journeys. Interested in becoming a mentor? Apply Today.

Program Dates: 
All training days are from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm and take place at URI -Providence Campus.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Tuesday, April 11, 2023

This program is funded by