We are Answering the Call

When talking with executives across the community we have heard repeatedly that businesses are looking for resources to train their people to be better leaders- managers, directors and officers. After more than a year of research and development, Onward Eugene and the Eugene Chamber are partnering together to launch a community-wide leadership initiative, RISE Leadership Institute.


While some leadership training opportunities exists for high-level leaders, they tend to be expensive, exclusive and unsustainable. As a result, Eugene has a talent and leadership gap that impacts our community’s economic resiliency.

RISE Leadership Institute intends to narrow that gap by offering a leadership development solution that is high-tech and still high-touch; that is scaleable and sustainable- not only teaching you what areas you need to grow in, but giving you the tools to do so and succeed.

AND, you won’t be in at alone. CORE Groups and regular gatherings ensure accountability and help along the way.


Are you ready to take your leadership skills to the next level? The RISE Bootcamp programs have been specifically designed to provide exposure to the tools and skills that will enhance your leadership. Each bootcamp takes place over 3 days with in person meetings at The Innovation Hub located at 942 Olive. 

All RISE Bootcamps are eligible for SHRM CEU’s and HRCI Recertification Credit!  These courses are recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP recertification activities.

Transforming Team Communication
Next cohort begins TBD

A lot of factors go into a high-performing team, but none is more important than communication. This Bootcamp introduces participants to the key components of effective communication on teams.

Discover Your Leadership Voice

Cohort begins 05/03/23

Are you ready to take your leadership skills to the next level? Unlock your potential to be a leader worth following by learning about your unique leadership voice and how to use it to communicate effectively. This 5 Voices Bootcamp will equip you with tools you can use.

Maximize Productivity

Next cohort begins TBD

Learn to shift into the right gear at the right time so that you can grow in your relational intelligence and increase your influence. This revolutionary interactive workshop series introduces you to the five different gears, or mindsets, that carry you through various facets of your day.

Maximize Influence

Cohort begins 05/19/23

It all starts with influence. Our leadership effectiveness depends on our ability to engage and gain buy in with the people we lead. But what if you’re compromising your influence and you don’t even know that you’re doing it.


Scalable & Sustainable

We purposefully sought out a solution that would provide scalability- it would transform everyone within an organization, not just senior leaders; and sustainability- it would provide lasting transformation, as opposed to momentary inspiration.

CORE Groups

Leaders will go through the RISE Institute in CORE Groups- small groups of 8-12 peers (based on their position in their company) that will meet twice each month for ninety minutes to have facilitated discussions about content and applicability. 

High-tech & High-touch

RISE will use an online leadership training platform called GiANT to provide content, training and tools. We will pair the trusted online curriculum with personal interactions among peers across the community. 

CORE-PERATE Gatherings

Throughout the year, we will host large forums and an annual summit where all participants in the RISE Leadership Institute will gather to engage with fresh content and speakers, and interact with one another.

built for everyone

Team Option

  • Log-in & Access to hundreds of leadership training videos and tools on GiANT Platform
  • Go through the program with 8-12 key leaders from your organization
  • 2 X 90 minute facilitation meetings per month for one year
  • Company specific coaching and assessment opportunities
  • Quarterly Leadership Forum (3 per year), registration included in fee
  • Annual Summit, registration included in fee
  • Monthly newsletter “Coach Notes”
  • Option for customized company-wide group training


Word to the “rise”

Don’t just take our word. Hear what the community is saying about the RISE Leadership Institute.

“Invest in the RISE Leadership Institute, you won’t regret it. I’m typically skeptical of programs like these but after one session with the facilitator, Andrew, I was convinced the program would help me become a more effective leader. I’m looking forward to getting more of our team, and our community, involved in this program.”


Cale Bruckner, President

Concentric Sky

“The Eugene Chamber Rise curriculum brings together all of the components to help individuals learn leadership, share leadership, and be not only a stronger leader, but a stronger individual.”


Erik Parrish, Chief Accounting Officer

King Estate Winery

It’s time to rise

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