The Blue Ox Business Academy's Leadership Experience is an immersive experience in personal leadership growth through the exploration of community sectors, challenges and opportunities.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
With support from Anderson Brothers Construction, the Blue Ox Business Academy delivers local, affordable and high-quality training that strenthens our community by helping businesses succeed.
- Business owners, leaders & managers
- Emerging leaders & high-potential employees
- Those who are new to the Brainerd Lakes Area
By investing in yourself or your employees, you achieve the highest possible returns in enhanced skills, confidence and job satisfaction. Blue Ox trainers are professional presenters with engaging personalities and real world experiences. Participants make great peer connections and leave with tools and idea to immediately put into action.
SESSIONS 1 & 2
THURSDAY, JANUARY 25 & FRIDAY, JANUARY 26
(one overnight) Opening Retreat:
Myers-Briggs Profile, Leaders Window, Leadership Traits & Styles, The Art of Influence
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21
APRIL TBD (based on state government schedule)
Community Experience: Legislative - A Day at the St. Paul Capitol
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13
WEDNESDAY, JULY 18
Experience the Lakes Area
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22
Law Enforcement & Fire Dept. Experience
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17
Commencement will be held at the Chamber's Celebration of Excellence Annual Dinner on November 15.
An investment of $895 includes meals, and course materials. Staying overnight at Cragun's Resort for the beginning retreat is strongly recommended but not required. The Leadership Experience is only offered to Chamber members and limited to 32 participants
Register online here (top left button). Choose to pay online or receive an invoice. This program will fill quickly, so don't delay! Registration Deadline is January 12, 2018.
A 25% discount is available to small businesses and nonprofits with financial limitations. Just ask.
2018 PROGRAM FACILITATORS
Bruce Miles, Ed.D. & Big River Group, LLC
Dr. Bruce Miles is the owner and CEO of the Big River Group, LLC. He has also been an Assistant Professor and taught Graduate and Doctoral coursework in the areas of leadership, research, planning, finance, and personnel. He is a national-level presenter and trainer in the areas of strategic planning, organizational improvement, organizational conflict, and difficult employees.Bruce has worked as a consultant for the past thirty-two years and works with more than 8,000 participants and 110 organizations.
Linda Holliday, Impact Minnesota
Impact Minnesota is dedicated to providing the highest quality consulting services in order to help nonprofits, for profits, and public organizations make a meaningful impact on the people and communities around us.
Linda Holliday, principal consultant, has over 20 years of experience in nonprofit management, philanthropy, funder research, proposal development, strategic planning, program development and evaluation. She is privileged to have served as vice president for organizational development at the Initiative Foundation for 15 years, was selected as a 2010 Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow and holds a Master of Public Affairs degree from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
Panel Discussions will be conducted by area business owners, representatives and nonprofit organizations.