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Encounter NKY


The Encounter NKY program assists in retaining talented young professionals and newcomers to the NKY Metro region. The program runs twice a year, and applicants who meet the requirements are guaranteed participation. Each cohort takes place over 2.5 days, covering various locations in the region.

Ideal participants:

This program is designed for a diverse group of young professionals and/or those new to the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region. If you meet one or both criteria, we welcome you to register for an upcoming cohort. If you are a more established leader, we encourage you to consider applying for Leadership NKY, the NKY Chamber's flagship leadership program.

How individuals benefit: 
  • Expansion of professional and personal networks;
  • An immersive learning experience of NKY’s past, present, and prospective future and all things that make the NKY Metro region unique;
  • Exposure to local leaders, issues, and opportunities for community leadership;
  • Enormous leadership development with minimal time investment;

How companies benefit:
  • A tool for developing and retaining top talent;
  • Employees build new relationships and expand their professional and personal networks;
  • Visibility and the opportunity to grow your leadership pipeline;

Tuition & enrollment:

The tuition cost for Encounter NKY is $900 for NKY Chamber members or $1,250 for future members. Tuition is non-refundable and covers all program costs including meals, materials, supplies, and supplemental transportation. Tuition must be paid in full within 30 days of your registration. There is also a $50 non-refundable application fee payable at the time of application submission.



Have questions about the NKY Chamber’s Encounter NKY program? Contact Dawn Denham, Director of Leadership, at 859-578-6388 or

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