Regardless of Industry, there are some truths about being in business:

  • Your staff are your most valuable resource.
  • You recognize this and look for opportunities for them to develop and grow.
  • You are promoting or looking to promote from within your organization.
  • You don’t have the internal capacity to teach your employees the skills they may need as they grow into management or other leadership roles.

The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, Empire State College, and the Saratoga County Capital Resources Corporation (SCCRC) have partnered to create a solution to this challenge – the Saratoga County Institute of Management (SCIM).

By selecting employees to participate in this program, you will be providing them with the tools and training they need to continue to grow and excel in your organization.

The program is organized into 3 three-month tracks. Send someone to all three tracks for advanced learning or select the individuals you believe will benefit most by participating in the targeted tracks. Sessions will be held from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm at Empire State College in Saratoga Springs.

The learning tracks are centered around themes; Operational Management, Self-Awareness, and Management of Others.

What will your staff take away by attending these programs?

Sessions in Operational Management include:
01/04    Orientation
01/11     Moving from Peer to Management
02/01    Basic Business Financials
02/15    Necessary knowledge of HR and Legal Issues
03/01    Meeting Management
03/15    Customer Service
03/29   Recruitment and Retention

Sessions in Self Awareness include:
04/26   Orientation
05/03   DiSC Communication Styles for Managers
05/17    Mindful Leadership
06/07   Critical Thinking
06/21   Time Management
07/12   Communications
07/26   Effective Listening

Sessions in Management of Others include:
09/06   Orientation
09/13    Followership
09/27    Continuous Improvement
10/11     Motivation Techniques
10/25    Performance Management
11/08    Conflict Resolution
11/22    Goal setting and Planning

You can enroll an employee in one or all of the tracks. Select based on the skills they need to grow.

Cost per employee per track is $1500 for Saratoga County Chamber members.

Cost per employee per track is $2000 for non Chamber members.*

Each class will have no more than 24 people.

Should you be interested in registering more than one employee to participate, discounts are available.

Scholarships are available for impact sector organizations and small businesses.

Financial support of this important pilot program is being provided by the Saratoga County Capital Resources Corporation.

If you have questions about the program, contact Kathleen Fyfe, SCIM Program Director,, 518-584-3255.

Ready to develop and grow your staff?



*Base membership for the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce is $435.

"The Saratoga County Board of Supervisors, through the Saratoga County Capital Resources Corporation, is excited to support this program. We recognize that Workforce Development is one of the most important ways we can help our business and economic development to grow. Businesses who work to develop their people, their most important resource, will excel in the future."


Anita Daly, Chairperson, SCCRC