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Professional Development and Networking

Greater Grand Rapids is fast becoming a magnet for professionals on the move. In response, we now offer a number of professional development programs to help them stay competitive. The area is home to several manufacturing-related and corporate training programs and associations. They include:

  • Leadership West Michigan: The mission of Leadership West Michigan is to equip leaders for regional collaboration and to develop and engage regional trustees who work for the benefit of the entire region. The LWM program offers hands-on, minds-on exercises to help participants digest and apply the rush of information about regional challenges and opportunities. In each session, participants connect the data and opinions from presenters with their own direct observation and experiences of the everyday realities of West Michigan.
  • Inforum: Inforum is a professional women's alliance offering a unique, action-learning program that provides opportunities for talented women to develop their leadership capability. It enables them to tap into the experience and talent of some of Michigan's most accomplished executive leaders in mentoring roles.

Other Professional Development Resources