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Business Leadership Institute - Chamber Leader Certification Program

The CHCC Business Leadership Institute is designed especially for Chambers in California, and is open to Chambers in California. The Business Leadership Institute provides provide curriculum tailor-made for developing regional Chamber leaders so they can provide the best services for their local business members. Training workshops are offered at regional CAHCC Chamber member meetings at the request of the regional Chairs and Members, and at the CAHCC Annual Convention in August. While all the module topics help to build strong Chambers, participants can also pursue three levels of certifications. Please reference the grid and details below the testimonials section below.

What attendees are saying about the CAHCC Business Leadership Institute trainings:


"The California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is an excellent resource to our communities. They are well-versed and experienced in matters that pertain to the Hispanic businesses and beyond. We are fortunate to be part of such a well-rounded and resourceful group and look forward to working as a team."

- Andrea E. Garcia President Solano Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

"Truly enjoyed it. Engaging presentation and great information that can be used and implemented immediately. It's also great to hear the experiences from other chamber leaders and be able to learn from each other."  

- Alma Hernandez, Solano Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

"Every local board member should take this module early on when joining a HCC Board."  

- James Duran, HCCSV and CAHCC NR

"The topics that were presented were great. Our presenters were amazing and are so willing to help. I loved the fact that we had a homework assignment where we have to apply our new learned skills to our chamber."  

- William Wasson Hovey II, North Valley Hispanic Chamber 

The Certification Levels and Requirements

Chamber leaders within the CAHCC membership are welcomed to participate in the Business Leadership Institute training modules as a member benefit. Participants are also encouraged to pursue three levels of certification to support their continued success as a Chamber leader.

Chamber Leader-Associate has 1 requirement plus an elective.
Certified Chamber Leader has 5 requirements plus an elective.
Chamber Executive has 8 requirements plus an elective.

Module titles are below.

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