This is an opportunity to meet the Chamber staff as you learn how to leverage your Chamber benefits to meet your goals through our offerings.
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
Attorney General Maura Healey, the People's Lawyer, joins us for her annual address to the Chamber membership.
7:45am - 9:00am
Join us for the fist in-person MITX event of the year! Come and network with people in the tech and innovation industry.
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Sam Adams Taproom
Our Boston’s Future Leaders (BFL) program provides emerging leaders with a socially conscious and civically engaged leadership toolkit, as well as the opportunity to apply their knowledge through experiential assignments.
This four-part leadership development series, presented in partnership with Bentley University, equips participants with the essential skills and competencies to lead diverse teams in inclusive and equitable ways.
We are now recruiting for our 2022 Spring DEI cohort! We hope you’ll join us in our mission to increase DEI fluency and change in the Boston business community – starting with you.
Our Women’s Leadership Program enables you to take your leadership to the next level by arming you with the most in-demand leadership toolkit.
We are developing an ecosystem of corporations and partners with the influence and buying power to transform economic inclusion for minority business enterprises (MBEs).
The Fierce Urgency of Now Festival brings Boston’s diverse young professionals together with business leaders, organizations and their peers to build connection, advance careers and ignite positive change.
City Awake empowers young professionals in a variety of ways that encourages these rising leaders to stay invested in the region’s future success.
BIMA (the Boston Interactive Media Association) serves a vibrant community of like-minded professionals from agencies, brands, publishers, and ad-tech companies with business interests in the New England market.
For more than 25 years, the Chamber’s Women’s Network has connected female professionals of all background and career levels. Today, our Women’s Network is the largest in New England, strengthening the professional networks of women each year.
Through MITX (the Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange), we’re building valuable connections between the people and ideas behind technology and its impact on the future of customer experiences, all to create a community that’s finding tomorrow’s solutions together.
We support small business through public policy initiatives, events designed to connect small businesses in Greater Boston to their peers and established business leaders, professional development offerings, and free small business advising.
Explore our mission and values to better understand how we are leading the business community forward.
Our member directory is your resource to discover, connect, and engage with Boston’s businesses from every industry and sector.
Managers account for at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement scores.
Today's leaders face new opportunities, as well as new challenges. In order to succeed, leaders must move away from the mindset that has made them effective as individual contributors and focus on harnessing the talents of others. This shift in mindset proves particularly critical when attempting to lead in times of complexity or even crisis. Trusted leaders ground themselves, and then establish synchrony with their followers. In this session, we will explore the difference between “managing” and “leading” your group, and delve into some foundational competencies critical to leading effectively. We will examine considerations and opportunities for leaders to apply the Resonant Leadership model in their work with teams and coworkers. Participants will have the opportunity to self-evaluate how they are connecting with their stakeholders, and themselves, to best position themselves to lead in this unprecedented time and in complex situations going forward.
In today’s matrixed environments, success in management often requires the ability to influence across an organization without formal authority to ensure cooperation and coordination across departmental boundaries. In this session, participants learn how to assess organizational power and influence dynamics, assess their own reach and influencing potential, and explore effective ways to build personal power sources over their careers. Participants learn about a variety of influencing skills and strategic relationship building strategies that enhance personal power and influence, regardless of role or tenure. From here, we will explore how to then reframe their influencing skills specifically as it applies to managing up and managing key stakeholders. Participants will receive actionable tips to approach difficult conversations, make the most of meeting times and accept feedback.
Conflict is a natural and healthy part of any organization and is even more prevalent in diverse organizations with multiple perspectives. When approached productively, conflict can lead to a greater understanding of problems, improved processes, and more innovative solutions. However, many managers approach professional conflict with trepidation. During this session, participants will gain an understanding of different conflict styles and learn which style they personally gravitate towards.
The group will explore the different types of conflicts that arise in organizations and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each conflict style, given the situation. At the end of the session, participants will learn to approach conflict scenarios with greater confidence and have the awareness to select the conflict approach that will lead to effective and productive conflict resolution.
Leaders often assume that their followers share the same motivations and values as themselves. When confronted with the reality that they are managing people who are different in various ways, including identity, previous personal and professional experiences, and work preferences, they quickly realize that management is about driving the performance of others.
Managers who want to drive high performance and develop employees who are not meeting expectations can use feedback and coaching behaviors to help their employees succeed. This session begins with inviting managers to engage in self-reflection about their identities and to uncover their unconscious bias to help them facilitate the development of others while connecting their lived experiences to their managerial role. Participants will then use real-life management scenarios to learn an inclusivity-informed and employee-centered approach to feedback and coaching - including how to create a culture of feedback and coaching to prevent poor performance, meet employee development gaps, and energize employees’ intrinsic values and motivation.