More than 20 business training opportunities coming up in Flint

FLINT, Michigan — The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce will team up with experts in a variety of fields to offer more than 20 workshops and seminars on everything from financial planning to leadership development during the first half of 2019.

Kicking off this year’s slew of workshops is the next installment of the INSPIRE Leadership Speaker Series, which gives community members the opportunity to learn from local leaders, including Karen Church, who will speak at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 5 about her journey from high school co-op to CEO at ELGA Credit Union.

“This year, we’re offering training opportunities that are relevant to a variety of industries and skills levels,” said Steven Elkins, director of Member Services and Business Training at the Flint & Genesee Chamber. “We’ve solicited feedback from members, past workshop attendees and local employers to put together a lineup that meets the needs of our local workforce.”

Because of that feedback, the Chamber is bringing back the popular AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising workshop. The 15-hour, two-part course will be held March 11 and 18. It is designed by experienced fundraising professionals to meet the real-world needs and challenges that nonprofit organizations face every day.

Through support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, these professional development opportunities are provided at little to no cost to attendees. However, all workshops require registration regardless of fee.

For more information, or to browse the full list of training opportunities, visit

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