PCL participants gain a view of Birmingham that they can’t get anywhere else. They see Birmingham’s greatest companies on the inside when they are hosted by one. They hear senior speakers from corporations, public service and government. On a personal level, the professional development they receive includes an in-depth personality assessment, business etiquette and dining training, plus time and project management skills training. They form close relationships with other rising professionals – friendships are made here that last the length of their career.