Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Cincy Next

Early career professionals find the meaningful growth needed to advance both professionally and personally through this eight-month leadership development program.

Target Participants

Emerging leaders (early twenties — early thirties); with eight or fewer years experience. Candidates should seek connection and development both professionally and in the community, demonstrate leadership potential and interest in growing in these skills, and a desire to connect with other young talent from across the region. 

Program Objectives

  • Engage participants in meaningful ways with each other and business leaders
  • Focus on meaningful expansion of personal & professional development
  • Grow and strengthen leadership skills


Professional development topics range from personal branding, public speaking and conflict management to goal-setting, personal finance, networking and more.

Example Topics

  • Leadership style assessment (DiSC)
  • Understanding and developing a personal brand
  • Effective communication, including public speaking & difficult conversations
  • Leveraging networks effectively & professional influence
  • Effective people management, including multi-generational workforce
  • Introduction to personal finance
  • Creative problem-solving



Cincy Next Class 7 (2020) Dates
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 1, 4-7pm
Venture Out! Overnight Retreat: Friday, April 17 - Saturday, April 18

Session Dates: 
May 6
June 3
July 8
August 5
September 2
October 7

*Monthly Sessions are the first Wednesday of each month, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., with the exception of July 8. 

Graduation Celebration & Reception: Wednesday, November 4, 5-8 p.m. (tentative)

Participants are expected to attend all sessions. Those who miss more than one session risk successful completion of Cincy Next, and may be asked to withdraw from the program.


There is a non-refundable application fee of $50. All-inclusive tuition for the program is $2,700 for Cincinnati Chamber members ($3,700 for Non-Chamber members) and includes: overnight retreat, sessions, meals and supplies. Not sure if your company is a Chamber Member? Search the member directory.

The application period is currently closed.

Applications Open: September 2020
Applications Due: November 2020

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For questions or to recommend a candidate, contact Andrea Mersmann at or 513.562.8464.

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