In response to the insufficient representation of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Color) professionals in senior leadership and senior executive positions in the state of Rhode Island, RIBBA, has developed the Emerging Leaders Development Program in partnership with the University of Rhode Island Office of Strategic Initiatives.

The Emerging Leaders Program prepares high-performing BIPOC professionals for advancement into senior leadership and executive roles while raising their visibility as a force within their organization and community. This 6-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. 

Read the press release: RIBBA & URI Announce Launch of Emerging Leaders Development Program for BIPOC Leaders


To print out a program one-pager to share with your employer, click here.

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Upcoming Cohort Registration

The Fall 2021 Cohort is currently accepting participants. To learn more and register to participate, click below.

Attend an Info Session

Attend one of our weekly info sessions to learn more and ask a RIBBA representative questions about the program.


For questions or to schedule an info-session at your organization, contact us.