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:
- Business owners, leaders & managers
- Emerging leaders & high-potential employees
- Those who are new to the Brainerd Lakes Area
THURSDAY, JANUARY 24 & FRIDAY, JANUARY 25
(one overnight) Opening Retreat:
Myers-Briggs Profile, Leaders Window, Leadership Traits & Styles, The Art of Influence
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20
APRIL TBD (based on state government schedule)
Community Experience: Legislative - Day at the Capitol
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17
Area History Experience
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21
Public Service Experience
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11
Manufacturing & Business Experience
Commencement will be held at the Chamber's Celebration of Excellence Annual Dinner on November 14.
TAKE IT FROM OUR GRADUATES:
Session 1 will be held at Grand Casino Mille Lacs. Overnight lodging is optional but strongly recommended. Participants may reserve rooms at Grand Casino Mille Lacs for an additional fee.
Individuals are required to attend 10 full (7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. approximately) sessions. Only 1 absence will be accepted. Applicants need to review their schedules to make sure that they can attend all of the sessions prior to applying.
UNLEASH YOUR TALENT:
- An investment of $995 per person (or 2 payments of $497.50 will be accepted) includes meals, and course materials.
- Pay with a credit card or receive an invoice.
- Staying overnight at Grand Casino Mille Lacs for the beginning retreat on January 24 is strongly recommended but not required.
- The Leadership Experience is only offered to Chamber members and limited to 32-35 participants
- "I enjoyed getting to know the area better and the industries within. The increased knowledge makes me a more well rounded person which in turn, increases my confidence and leadership."
- "...Why wouldn't you want your employees to increase their business network?"
- "Building leaders to improve the businesses in our community."
A 25% discount is available to small businesses (2-5 employees) and Non Profits organizations with financial limitations. Just ask.
Click here for the Leadership Experience application. Submit your application to Sue Galligan firstname.lastname@example.org . This program will fill quickly, so don't delay!
Registration Deadline is January 4, 2019.
2019 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.
will be conducted by area business owners, representatives and nonprofit organizations.
With support from Anderson Brothers Construction, the Blue Ox Business Academy delivers local, affordable and high-quality training that strengthens our community by helping businesses succeed.
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.