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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.

Sales Leader Exchange focuses on the specific goals, objectives, and challenges of today’s sales leaders, including process, procedures, strategy, planning, measurement, leadership, and accountability.

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

2022 D&I Symposium: Meet Rene Petties Jones, Featured Presenter

By cciccarelli@thepartnership.org | May 6, 2022

The BNP is pleased to welcome Rene Petties Jones, President, National Federation for Just Communities of Western NY as a featured speaker at our 2022 D&I Symposium: DEI at Work. We will be helping you get to know each presenter, panelist, and moderator in the weeks ahead, leading up to the

2022 D&I Symposium: Meet Erin O’Brien, Panel Moderator

By cciccarelli@thepartnership.org | May 4, 2022

The BNP is pleased to welcome Erin O’Brien, Assistant Dean, Chief Enrollment and Marketing Officer, UB School of Management as a featured speaker at our 2022 D&I Symposium: DEI at Work.

We will be helping you get to know each presenter, panelist, and moderator in the weeks ahead, leading up to the 5th Annual D&I Symposium on June 16th – get your tickets here.

2022 D&I Symposium Glenn Jackson

2022 D&I Symposium: Meet Glenn Jackson, featured Speaker

By cciccarelli@thepartnership.org | May 4, 2022

The BNP is pleased to welcome Glenn Jackson, Chief Diversity Officer, M&T Bank as a featured speaker at our 2022 D&I Symposium: DEI at Work.

We will be helping you get to know each presenter, panelist, and moderator in the weeks ahead, leading up to the 5th Annual D&I Symposium on June 16th – get your tickets here.

2022 D&I Symposium - Patrick Keating

D&I Symposium: Meet Patrick C. Keating, Panel Moderator

By cciccarelli@thepartnership.org | April 22, 2022

The BNP is pleased to welcome Patrick C. Keating, WNY Regional President, Five Star Bank as a Panel Moderator at our 2022 D&I Symposium: DEI at Work.

We will be helping you get to know each presenter, panelist, and moderator in the weeks ahead, leading up to the 5th Annual D&I Symposium on June 16th – get your tickets here.

2022 D&I Symposium - Kelly Dumas

2022 D&I Symposium: Meet Kelly Dumas, Panelist

By cciccarelli@thepartnership.org | April 21, 2022

The BNP is pleased to welcome Kelly Dumas, Chief Operating Officer, BestSelf Behavioral Health as a Panelist at our 2022 D&I Symposium: DEI at Work.

We will be helping you get to know each presenter, panelist, and moderator in the weeks ahead, leading up to the 5th Annual D&I Symposium on June 16th – get your tickets here.