Doing business with large corporations can be challenging, especially for small businesses with few resources. To help these companies navigate the complexities, WBENC Corporate Member CVS Health has partnered with Roger Williams University (RWU) to establish a unique training program specifically for diverse suppliers. The program kicks off in June, and will be a hybrid of online and in-person sessions.
Tuition is free: CVS Health will cover tuition expenses excluding travel for the 10 business owners selected for this prestigious program.
The goal of the Executive Learning Series for Diverse Suppliers is to arm participants with the skills needed to succeed in business and flourish in their industry. Through the program, CVS Health is not only hoping to strengthen its relationships with local suppliers, but also to help the communities they do business in flourish economically. Business owners and executives will be able to learn about CVS Health and the many business opportunities available with the company. The training will also help the participating diverse suppliers develop valuable skills in areas such as financing and budget, leadership, management and technology, and human resources and communications. All of which can help strengthen their business as a whole.
Program Dates: Friday, June 19 – Saturday, October 24, 2015. The group will meet in person Friday, June 19-Saturday, June 20 at the campus in Rhode Island, and the majority of the programming to follow will take place online.
How to learn more: Click here to visit the program website.
Specific questions can be sent to Paige Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the FAQ section on the website.
Apply Now: Visit here to access the online application. It is due April 30th!
Program Collaborators: The curriculum was developed by RWU and endorsed by several national diversity chambers and councils, including the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council, U.S. Business Leadership Network (DSDP), U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.