Bay West to Host Leadership Conference March 18


It's Time to Recharge

Bay College West Campus is set to host their third Leadership Conference on Friday, March 18, 2022.  The conference will bring insight, advice, and real-life experiences that address the increases in stress and burn out in today’s workforce. Attendees will learn strategies to balance the quickness, quantity, and quality of their lives. They will also hear from experienced, local leaders on their triumphs and challenges as well as their struggles from the last two years.

The keynote speaker, Kit Welchlin, is one of the most requested stress management speakers in the United States and will deliver a 90-minute presentation on stress. He is a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association. In 2014, Kit was inducted into the Minnesota Speakers Association Hall of Fame. Welchlin has taught part-time, for the past 26 years, for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, where he has received the Teaching Excellence Award and has been repeatedly nominated as Outstanding Faculty.

Breakout session speakers include Adam HolroydCo-owner of Contrast CoffeeJon HarryVice President of Operational Excellence at Systems ControlJim Grider, Sociology Instructor at Bay College, Councilor at the Iron Mountain Counseling Center, Retired SFC U.S. ArmyChuck NelsonPresident of Dickinson County Healthcare System (Marshfield Clinic Health System); and Scott RaffaelliVice President and General Manager at Pettibone TraverseLois Ellis, Director of the Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance (DAEDA) will moderate the leadership panel which includes Gina Jacquart ThorsenPresident and Co-owner at Stormy KromerEd Farrington, Senior Vice President of Quanta Services, and Jim RiceFormer Medical Center Director at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center.

“We are looking forward to holding this in-person event after two years off due to COVID-19. Burnout and stress are at all-time highs across professions and the purpose of this conference is to pause and learn new strategies to cope with stressors and hear from other professionals who have weathered the storm of the last two years,” said conference organizer Gina Wollner, Dean of Bay College West Campus located in Iron Mountain, MI.

Registration for the event is available online The fee to attend is $99 per person. Space is limited.