The Rising Stars Leadership Program offers a path for young leaders in New Hampshire to develop personal and professional leadership skills while building a strong understanding and connection to the different aspects that make New Hampshire the right place to Stay, Work, and Play.

With programming provided in part by Sojourn Partners, a Bedford-based leadership coaching firm, participants will take part in six in-person sessions beginning in late February and ending in June. In between the below-mentioned in-person sessions, participants will take part in several virtual peer connect coaching sessions to continue “muscle building” in communication skills, problem solving and motivational inquiry by coaching one another on real-time goals, challenges, and opportunities.

Sessions

The Leader in You
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022
4 pm – 7 pm
In this kick-off session, participants will explore individual and overall leadership traits and aspirations, while gaining an understanding of the unique talent that each leader in a cohort contribute.

 

 

Leading Others & Building Your Network
Tuesday, March 15th, 2022
9 am – 4 pm
This full day session will see participants learn and practice core skills of creating a safe environment, listening, asking powerful questions, and holding accountability. Participants will also identify their career and leadership aspirations, brand, and networking plan.

 

Virtual Peer Connect & Coaching
Tuesday, March 29th, 2022
Cohort #1   11 am – 12:30 pm
Cohort #2   3 pm – 4:30 pm
Continue muscle building in communication skills, problem solving and motivational inquiry by coaching one another on real-time goals, challenges, and opportunities.

 

Live Free or Die
Tuesday, April 12th, 2022
9 am – 4 pm
Gain a greater understanding of what makes New Hampshire so unique from some of the Granite State’s most well known and accomplished residents.

 

 

Virtual Peer Connect & Coaching
Tuesday, April 26th, 2022
Cohort #1   11 am – 12:30 pm
Cohort #2   3 pm – 4:30 pm
Continue muscle building in communication skills, problem solving and motivational inquiry by coaching one another on real-time goals, challenges, and opportunities.

 

Moving Mountains
Tuesday, May 10th, 2022
9 am – 4 pm
Meet, learn from, interact with, and be inspired by other young Rising Stars who have made a real difference in New Hampshire. Afterwards, use the lessons learned, as well as a unique four-step model, to create your own plan to make a positive impact here in New Hampshire. What mountain will you move?

Virtual Peer Connect & Coaching
Tuesday, May 24th, 2022
Cohort #1 11 am – 12:30 pm
Cohort #2 3 pm – 4:30 pm
Sojourn facilitated meetings to continue muscle building in communication skills, problem solving and motivational inquiry by coaching one another on real-time goals, challenges, and opportunities.

Pushing for Progress
Tuesday, June 14th, 2022
9 am – 4 pm
For all the state’s strengths, New Hampshire faces an array of challenges that threaten our ability to attract and retain desperately needed younger talent. Learn more about these challenges, what is being done about them, and how you can help push for progress.

 

Integration and Graduation
Tuesday, June 28th, 2022
1 pm – 7 pm
You’ve learned the skills a leader needs both in the workplace and in the community, as well as some of the challenges facing our communities. Taking all you have learned, determine what goals you will set for yourself and how you will work to implement them.

 

 

Who should take part?
The Rising Stars Leadership Program is geared toward those in the early stages of their careers in New Hampshire who want to grow as leaders in both their organizations and in their communities.

Participation
Rising Stars Leadership Program participants must be selected by their employers and registered via the sign up link below or by email Stay Work Play Executive Director Will Stewart at will (at) stayworkplay (dot) org.

Tuition
Tuition is $1,750 for employees of Stay Work Play Board of Advisors member organizations and $2,250 for employees of non-member organizations. Tuition covers all instruction, materials, coffee, and snacks. Lunches during, and transportation to/from in-person session days are the responsibility of the participant.

Sign up here for the Rising Stars Leadership Program.