Executive Education
Builders Exchange Rising Leaders Institute

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Prepare high potential individuals to serve as future leaders in the construction industry

Developed in partnership with The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, The Rising Leaders Institute is an intensive program that includes classroom lecture and discussion, case studies, projects for application of learning, and networking events. The Institute class size is limited to a small group of students, and sessions are taught by faculty members from the Fisher College of Business, along with executive industry experts. In addition, each Institute student has a “champion” from their company, a manager who acts as a mentor and is readily available to the student throughout the program. Champions are invited to attend and participate in certain sessions of the Institute.

The Builders Exchange of Central Ohio advances the commercial construction industry as the resource for communication, education, services and recognition.

Builders Exchange Leadership Development

The Builders Exchange of Central Ohio serves local commercial construction companies and they wanted help developing the management skills and business knowledge of their future leaders. To accomplish this, in 2006 we partnered with The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business to develop the Rising Leaders Institute. The content is relevant to our industry, and the sessions provide valuable interactive conversations between individuals who will be making their mark within their companies. The affiliation and content through the prestigious Fisher College of Business is a strong marketing point!

Mary Tebeau Executive Director, Builders Exchange of Central Ohio

Program Components

Program Details

Delivery MethodIn-person at Builders Exchange. The Rising Leaders Institute meets once every two weeks from February to May and late August to October.

$4,600 for BX member firms

$5,600 for non-member firms

Prospective Participant ProfileThis program is for high potential professionals in the construction industry who will serve as future leaders.


What You Will Earn Builders Exchange Rising Leaders Institute Certificate Example

Once you successfully complete the program, you will be eligible to receive a certificate of completion from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. 

You may proudly display this certificate in your office or home to showcase your accomplishment. You may also add this certificate to the licenses and certifications section of your LinkedIn profile. This will allow you to showcase your newly acquired experience to your network and stand out in your field.

Program Faculty


For more information on the program, please visit the Builders Exchange of Central Ohio website, or contact Kelly Stover, Director of Education.