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Springfield Leadership Institute

Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield and Western New England University
Springfield Leadership Institute
The Springfield Leadership Institute (SLI) was established over 30 years ago by the Springfield Chamber of Commerce to teach mid and upper level managers the crucial thinking and problem-solving skills needed to enable them to be effective leaders in service to the community and in their workplaces. In 1982 a partnership was formed with Western New England University College of Business. This partnership to develop members of the business community for volunteer service to community organizations continues today.

Participants explore the practices of leaders, identify their own leadership, learning, and problem-solving styles, and learn the tools of effective leadership. Constructive feedback, role-playing and group exercises help solidify necessary skill sets. Active area community leaders serve as role models, inspiring participants to develop and assume effective community leadership roles.