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Professional Development Programs

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership offers unique leadership development programs for C-suite executives,  developing managers, D&I leaders, and sales management professionals. Each program is professionally facilitated by experienced consultants who will guide discussion around your specific business challenges.

About our Programs

Executive Exchange is a unique, professional and leadership development program for senior business leaders to meet, share experiences, and resolve business challenges in a comfortable and confidential setting.

Leader Exchange is designed for developing leaders who have an interest in honing their skills and learning how to navigate business and industry in Buffalo Niagara.

The Diversity & Inclusion Academy is the region’s premier offering for Diversity & Inclusion. Taught by nationally recognized industry experts, attendees will be given a robust foundation from which they can create an actionable, next step “strategy workbook” for their workplace.

Meet the Facilitators

Our leadership development programs are professionally facilitated by some of the region’s most successful business professionals and customized to meet the individual needs of the members in each group.

From The Blog

Expert Forum: Key questions employers should ask before choosing group health coverage

By communications@thepartnership.org | September 29, 2022

Several studies underscore the cost of poor health on worker productivity, including a 2018 study by the Integrated Benefits Institute which found costs related to lost productivity from illness amounts to $530 billion annually, or 60 cents for every dollar employers spend on health coverage.

Collaborate on inclusive leadership with the D&I Executive Exchange

By communications@thepartnership.org | September 15, 2022

The BNP’s Diversity & Inclusion Executive Exchange provides a unique, peer-to-peer forum for leaders to collaboratively share skills and strategies in D&I practices.  Designed specifically for senior leaders with the highest level of responsibility for D&I initiatives, the program is facilitated by our expert in residence Sesha Yalamanchili. 

Cultural humility. The term may be unfamiliar, but it is a critical component to any organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

BNP’s Minority Business Initiative: Removing Barriers and Creating Opportunities –

By communications@thepartnership.org | September 15, 2022

The Minority Owned Business Initiative (MBI) is entering its second year in 2023.  This initiative seeks to help break through the barriers that have historically challenged minority business ownership and create a pathway to board membership for participants.

Understanding Cultural Humility

By communications@thepartnership.org | September 15, 2022

Anna-Lesa Calvert to present during D&I Virtual Learning Series

Cultural humility. The term may be unfamiliar, but it is a critical component to any organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

Expert Forum: Will a sports injury, genetics, or overactivity affect me or my child as we age?

By communications@thepartnership.org | September 7, 2022

You might not think about it when you’re a teen or young adult, but the orthopaedic injuries we experience in our youth can have implications later in life. Your genetic makeup may also play a factor in joint deterioration or mobility as you get older, but it’s not all doom and gloom: You or your child CAN make a full recovery and also take steps to stay healthy as you age! Here are some common scenarios that Excelsior Orthopaedics treats people for every day.