Leadership Academy

Developing community leadership

Bay College West Leadership Academy

2023 - 2024 Registration is Open!

Academy Information

The Bay West Leadership Academy (BWLA) is geared towards bringing together emerging leaders from the area to develop meaningful skills, grow a professional network, and become more aware of Dickinson County and how to get involved.

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
  • $1,200/Person (Payment due in October)
The Program Includes
  • Eight workshops running October 2023 through May 2024. Each workshop is three-hours in length centered on key learning outcomes
    • This includes a DiSC Assessment
  • Seven community presentations on Dickinson County
  • Eight lunches centered on discussion and building a professional network.
  • Admission to the 2024 Leadership Conference in May
  • A professional headshot with all rights to share and reuse
Important Dates
  • Deadline to apply (no payment due): October 2, 2023
    Accepted applicants will be notified: October 6, 2023
    Final registration & payment must be completed prior to: October 9, 2023

Any questions or concerns on this program can be directed to Michele%20Campbell


2023-2024 Schedule

Thursday, October 19, 2023
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (CT)

  • Introductions / Ice Breaker Exercise
  • Head shots
  • Lunch
  • Workshop on Personal Mastery including DiSC assessment:
    • What kind of leader am I?
    • What are my strengths/weaknesses?
    • How should I communicate with other personality types?
  • Community Topic: Tour of the Cornish Pump and history of the community

Thursday, November 2, 2023
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CT)

  • Workshop on Doing:
    • The ability to get things done
    • To get others to accomplish things together
    • The willingness to choose and to make decisions
  • Community Topic: Culture + Getting Involved

Thursday, December 7, 2023
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CT)

  • Workshop on Difficult Conversations:
    • Challenges and desired outcomes
    • Choosing the right time and place, using appropriate language, being absolutely clear
    • Avoiding condescension and criticism
    • Role playing
  • Community Topic: Local Economy

Thursday, January 4, 2024
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CT)

  • Workshop on Interpersonal Communications:
    • Your pitch
    • Role of communication in personal and professional success
    • Appropriate communication strategies
    • The responsibility of communicating as a leader
  • Community Topic: Local Government

Thursday, January 18, 2024
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CT)

  • Workshop on External Communications:
    • Understanding your brand and the impact it has on you as a leader
    • How to prepare and give an interview
  • Community Topic: Local Education - Tour of the DIISD Tech Center

Thursday, February 8, 2024
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CT)

  • Workshop on Innovation
  • Community Topic: Local Healthcare

Thursday, March 7, 2024
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CT)

  • Workshop on Technical Skills
    • Produce coherent sentences that quickly get to the point
    • Apply simple, effective tips for proper grammar, usage and punctuation
    • Select the appropriate grammar to suit the business situation
  • Community Topic: Human Services

Thursday, April 4, 2024
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CT)

  • Workshop on Servant Leadership
    • What is servant leadership?
    • How can you implement this style in any role?
    • How does culture play into servant leadership?
  • Wrap up of program

Date Thursday, May 2, 2024
7:30 AM – 3:30 PM (CT)

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