Future Business Association Leaders Learn by Doing

This week, five young professionals from different countries arrived to the US to partake in CIPE’s ChamberL.I.N.K.S. program. Now in its fourth year, the ChamberL.I.N.K.S. program matches chamber of commerce and business association professionals from developing countries with similar organizations in the U.S.

For the next six weeks, the participants will shadow senior staff of business associations and chambers of commerce to observe and take part in daily operations of a successful association. This year’s participants and their placements include:

Everyone invovled in the program – both the young professionals and the host organizations – are excited about learning from each other! Participants will gain valuable skills in areas such as business association management and membership development, which they can then apply to their home organizations. They will also provide their U.S. hosts with insights into how chambers and associations operate in other countries.

We plan to check in with the participants here on the blog once they have had time to settle in. It will be exciting to see what new things each of them will explore through the next six weeks.



One response to “Future Business Association Leaders Learn by Doing

  1. Getachew Sileshi

    First, I would like to appreciate CIPE for its commitment to assist the private sector in developing countries like my country, Ethiopia. Amhara Region Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association(ARCCSA) is one of the beneficiaries of CIPE grant award in 2011.

    This training and experience sharing opportunity should not be age specific because there are many chamber staff working for the success of their chamber. Therefore, if these people have got the chance to get your short term trainings, they would improve their performance.

    best regards,

    Getachew Sileshi
    Secretary General of ARCCSA
    + 251 918 767716