The Emerging Leaders Programs is free for selected participants.

Participate in the Fall 2021 Emerging Leaders Development Program beginning in October 2021 by applying.

About the Program

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.

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

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Training Dates

All training days are from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

  • October 12, 2021
  • November 9, 2021
  • December 14, 2021
  • January 11, 2022
  • February 8, 2022
  • March 8, 2022


URI – Providence Campus
80 Washington St, Providence, RI 02903


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