Leadership Academy

Developing community leadership

Two smiling female leadership academy participants

Academy Information

The Bay West Leadership Academy (BWLA) will center on developing meaningful leadership skills, understanding opportunities and challenges facing Dickinson County and creating occasions for networking.

Target Audience
  • Those interested in developing leadership skills and becoming involved in the community
  • Emerging young talent
  • Mid-level employees looking to advance their leadership skills
  • $900/Person
  • Eight monthly workshops running September through April. Each workshop is three-hours in length centered on key learning outcomes and taught by local industry experts, Bay College faculty and consultants.
  • Monthly service presentations from community leaders looking to inform members about Dickinson County. Where can you become involved? What opportunities are there? What are the challenges we're facing? How can you help?
  • Build your network! Small towns are friendly, but it can be difficult to make friends. After each monthly meeting members will meet at a local establishment to download on the training, network, and enjoy a refreshment (included in price).
    This is not a requirement of the training program and would occur after 4:30 PM.
  • Admission to the 2019 Leadership Conference.
  • A professional head shot with all rights to share and reuse Bay West will be publishing member's bios to their website, social media and a print out using professional headshots by photographer Holly DeGroot.

Tentative Schedule

Personal Mastery

September 18, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (CT)
Sol Blu (Iron Mountain)

Flexibility and Adaptability

October 9, 2018
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM (CT)
Night Owl (Norway)

November 1, 2018
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM (CT)
Farmer's (Iron Mountain

External Communications

December 6, 2018
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM (CT)
Bimbo's (Iron Mountain)

Customer Service

January 16, 2019
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM (CT)
Wild Horse Saloon (Iron Mountain)

Project Management

February 19, 2019
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM (CT)
Solberg's Greenleaf Sports Bar and Grill (Iron Mountain)

Technical Skills

March 14, 2019
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM (CT)
The Big 10 Sports Bar (Quinnesec)

Organizational Stewardship

April 16, 2019
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM (CT)
51st State Brewing Co. (Kingsford)

Leadership Conference and Academy Graduation

May 23, 2019

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