Leadership Academy

Developing community leadership

Bay College West Leadership Academy group photo

Academy Information

The 2019/2020 cohort has been selected. Please come back for information on the 2020/2021 class in June 2020.

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%20Jaeger.

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