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Professional + Civic Development

Stay ahead, learn skills and grow as a Portland professional

Development, training, and opportunities for Portland-area professionals

Chamber members have access to a wide array of programs, events, and trainings to help them build strong businesses and grow as civic leaders.

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Leadership Portland

Presenting Sponsor
Oregon Executive MBA Portland logo

Leadership Portland is a civic education program designed to help Portland-area professionals deepen their understanding of our community. Each month, the class explores a different aspect of Portland, while meeting with relevant civic, political, and business leaders.

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Emerging Leaders of Portland (EPOP)

Presenting Sponsors
Oregon State University logo    Regence Logo    Umpqua Bank logo


EPOP offers young professionals a place to nurture their careers, build a peer network, and gain exposure among business leaders. Programming is focused on educational and professional development, as well as civic engagement and networking.

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Attendees at the 2023 Best Practices Trip to Milwaukee, WI

Peer City Best Practices Trips

In collaboration with Greater Portland, Inc., the Chamber organizes annual trips to explore how cities function.. Attended by business representatives, elected leaders and civic champions, this is an opportunity make connections and discover best practices that can be instituted in Portland.

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