Emerging Leaders Development Program

Now Accepting Applications for the Emerging Leaders Development Program

About the Program

The Emerging Leaders Development Program is a 7-month cohort based program designed to provide participants who live or work in Rhode Island with additional knowledge, skills and tools they need to advance their career.

The program aims to provide participants with a blueprint to advocate through all phases of their career trajectory.

The program will use the competencies in leadership best practices, strategic thinking, leading through change and communication, all with a focus towards diversity, equity and inclusion, self-awareness, emotional intelligence and a strengths-based approach.

The ultimate goal of the program is to provide diverse young leaders and mid-level professionals with the tools needed to advance their career strategies and move up the ladder so that they can advocate for wage increases, increase in responsibility and leadership.

The Fall 2024 Cohort is free for participants through funding received by the Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training and will be delivered by RIBBA in partnership with the University of RI Office of Strategic Initiatives

Application deadline is Saturday, August 31, 2024.

Who is an ideal Emerging Leader?

  • Participants with at least 5 years of experience in profession
  • Live in Rhode Island
  • Hold a mid-level leadership or executive position in the state of RI
  • Be available and willing to commit to the program schedule

Here is an overview of the program:

Our participants work at some of the biggest companies and organizations in the state of Rhode Island:

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.

This program is funded by:

Program Begins October 2024

All training days will take place in person at the University of Rhode Island Campus.

Your Emerging Leaders Development Program Application Timeline

Application

Applications are now open. APPLY HERE!

Interview

Interviews will be ongoing until the first week of September.

Acceptance

Acceptance notifications emails will be sent to participants during the second week of September.

Program

The Program will begin in October 2024 and go on until April 2025. Classes will take place at the University of Rhode Island campus and/or their partners’ facilities.

Application

Applications are now open. APPLY HERE!

Interview

Interviews will be ongoing until the first week of September.

Acceptance

Acceptance notifications emails will be sent to participants during the second week of September.

Program

The Program will start on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 and go on every second Tuesday of the month until April 2024. Classes will take place at the University of Rhode Island campus and/or their partners’ facilities.

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

  • Monday, August 31, 2023 at 5PM

    Application

    Applications are now open and will close on Monday, August 31, 2023 at 5PM. APPLY HERE!

  • First week of September

    Interview

    Interviews will be ongoing until the first week of September.

    First week of September

  • Second week of September

    Acceptance

    Acceptance notifications emails will be sent to participants during the second week of September.  

  • Tuesday, October 10, 2023

    Program

    The Program will start on Tuesday, October 10th and go on every second Tuesday of the month until April 2024. Classes will take place at the University of Rhode Island campus and/or their partners’ facilities.

    Tuesday, October 10, 2023

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at programs@ribba.org.

We are looking forward to receiving your application!