Shore University: a platform for
leadership growth

Our unique leadership development programs give you and your company a competitive advantage in skill development, knowledge sharing, and networking.

Shore has a mantra it is great to learn from experience, but even better to learn from someone else’s experience. They view the firm as a learning organization. They want all their people to see everything, like a teaching hospital. Shining a light on high performers encourages others to see what success looks like.

Mike Aubrey

Chief Executive Officer, Mission Veterinary Partners

Our people are our greatest asset. Shore University is one of the most visible, important, and rewarding investments we make in our people.

Justin Ishbia

Managing Partner, Shore Capital

Executive Leadership Academy

The Executive Leadership Academy (ELA) is our Super Bowl. It is an annual three-day event that brings Shore portfolio senior leaders together with operating partners, Shore team members, and prominent speakers to build relationships, share experiences, and collaborate across the Shore network. In 2023, 500+ team members came together to grow faster with less risk.

Absorb real-world, expert knowledge

You’ll participate in interactive presentations that blend cutting-edge strategy with real-world applications. We focus on topics that will support the growth of our portfolio executives and their companies. 

Build relationships with fellow leaders

We tailor your ELA experience to your own professional journey. You’ll expand your network while learning best practices from experienced leaders. 

Learn from new peers and colleagues

ELA hosts representatives from 50+ companies, spanning a wide variety of industries. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with other professionals and benefit from their experience.

The concentration of knowledge and experience in one spot is so valuable and allows for rapid feedback on challenges from people who have been to the top of the mountain you’re trying to climb.

David Veenstra

Chief Executive Officer, Sweetmore Bakeries
Executives seated around conference room table at Shore Capital Partners office

Centers of Excellence Cohorts 

Shore’s COE Cohorts are a powerful professional development experience designed to give you and your fellow leaders hands-on experience in key disciplines. You’ll work in small groups with our COE leaders in each functional department to learn practical skills for your future growth. Cohorts meet virtually or in person 4-5 times per year to promote continual networking and idea sharing.

We love developing our team and appreciate the initiative and resources you bring to the dance. There is lots of demand for this kind of thing and as we grow.

Jim Ashby

CEO, Community Care Partners

Portfolio Leadership Academy

The Shore Portfolio Leadership Academy is a 6-month “mini MBA” offered exclusively to our partners. This fast track program was created to give you the business and leadership skills to manage a rapidly growing company.

The Academy is perfect for early-stage leaders who want to expand their skill set or experienced founders who want to enhance their knowledge through new perspectives.

Justin Ishbia greets attendees at Shore Capital Partners meeting

Peak Performer Program 

Led by Boris Groysberg, a global leader in organizational design and strategy, this exclusive leadership development program gives top-performing team members across the Shore portfolio the chance to network, learn from each other, and gain insights from real-world case studies.

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A conversation could be the start of something great.