Leadership Academy

Developing community leadership

Bay College West Leadership Academy sessions

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
  • $900/Person
The Program Includes
  • Eight monthly workshops running October 2019 through May 2020. Each workshop is three-hours in length centered on key learning outcomes
    • This includes a DiSC Assessment
    • A copy of the book "The Trust's Edge"
  • Eight monthly community presentations on Dickinson County
  • Eight monthly lunches centered on discussion and building a professional network
  • Admission to the 2020 Leadership Conference.
  • A professional head shot with all rights to share and reuse
  • (NEW!) Requirement to attend 3 committee or board meetings for a local community group of interest

Deadline to apply (no payment due): July 19, 2019
Accepted applicants will be notified: August 2, 2019
Final registration and payment must be completed prior to: October 11 , 2019

Any questions or concerns on this program can be directed to Kelly Jaeger.

2019-2020 Schedule

Personal Mastery

Friday, October 11, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:45 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?
  • Selection of service group
  • Community Topic: Tour of the Cornish Pump and history of the community


Friday, November 8, 2019
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CT)

  • Workshop on Trust:
    • Impact of trust on your ability to succeed as a leader?
    • How is trust built?
    • What are the barriers and how do you rebuild once trust is broken?
  • Community Topic: Culture + Getting Involved

Interpersonal Communications

Friday, December 13, 2019
7:30 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

External Communications

Friday, January 10, 2020
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CT)

  • Workshop on External Communications:
    • Understanding your brand and the impact it has on you as a leader
    • How to prepage and give an interview
  • Community Topic: Local Healthcare

Difficult Conversations

Friday, February 7, 2020
7:30 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 Education and Tour of the DIISD

Getting the Right Things Done

Friday, March 13, 2020
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CT)

  • Workshop on Getting the Right Things Done:
    • How to do the important things first
    • How to make a plan
    • Speaking directly and honestly
    • Toolkit for creating action
  • Community Topic: Human Services 

Technical Skills: Writing for Business

Friday, April 10, 2020
7:30 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: Local Economy

Servant Leadership

Friday, May 1, 2020
7:30 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
  • Leadership Luncheon with instructors and previous BWLA class

Leadership Conference

May 21, 2020