With more than two decades of experience in finance, government relations, commercial real estate, construction, housing and neighborhood revitalization, Amy Hovey has learned quite a few things about leadership along the way.

“I think a lot of people feel they can’t be a leader because they’re not a CEO or because they haven’t been elected into a position by the public,” said Hovey, who now leads special projects at the C.S. Mott Foundation. “But there are many people who play a quieter leadership role in the community. And that’s just as – if not more – important.”

Hovey refers to this as “unintentional leadership,” amyHoveyand will be delving further into the topic on Friday, March 17, from noon to 1 p.m. Her talk is part of INSPIRE Leadership – a speaker series featuring thought-provoking presentations from local leaders and experts.

While the event is free and open to the public, registration is required. To save a seat (and the included lunch), click here.

Also on this month’s training and development agenda are:

March 21: Legal Basics of Setting Up Your Business

When starting and running a company, a business owner should know about the different entities available to operate the business, including a limited liability company, corporation, general partnership and sole proprietorship. This session will cover the differences between those entities, as well as how to select a business name, how to determine which permits and licenses are needed and what tax laws will impact said business.

March 27: What is Stress?

Here’s an opportunity to reflect on your own stress patterns. Attendees will calculate their stress score based on a proven scale, as well as learn about how stress can negatively impact their lives and different stress management techniques.

These are just a few of the learning opportunities the Chamber has scheduled this year. For the complete 2017 Flint & Genesee Training & Development Catalog, click here.