Blue Ox Business Academy

Leadership Experience

Leadership Experience

An immersive experience in personal leadership growth through the exploration of community sectors, challenges and opportunities.

Leadership Experience Class
Leadership Experience Class
Leadership Experience Class

Registration now OPEN for Leadership Experience training!

Join a growing group of nearly 500 individuals representing businesses from across the Brainerd Lakes Area by signing up for Leadership Experience training. This program is designed for the emerging leaders and high-potential employees to develop essential skills and insights into their leadership character. Seats fill up fast, so don’t wait to register.

Through Leadership Experience training, participants will build relationships and gain an inside view of the region’s public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Upon completion of the program, all are challenged to take the next step in their organization and community. 

This program is only offered to Chamber Members. Cost is $995 per person and limited to 40 individuals. Through the support of Anderson Brothers Construction, scholarships (25% discount) are available upon request and approval by Paula Chapulis to non profit organizations and small businesses with fewer than 5 employees. 

Sessions held approximately 8AM - 5PM

Monthly sessions from Sept. - May

Session held locally, locations vary

Deadline to register: August 31st, 2021

SESSION #1

Wednesday, September 23rd & Thursday, September 24th, 2021

  • One overnight 
  • Opening Retreat: Myers-Briggs Profile, Leadership Traits & Styles, Leadership Communication, Community Service Projects
  • Attendance Mandatory

SESSION #2

Thursday, October 7th, 2021

  • Tourism Experience

SESSION #3

Thursday, November 4th, 2021

  • Manufacturing and Business Experience

SESSION #4

Thursday, December 2nd, 2021

  • Non-Profits Experience

SESSION #5

Thursday, January 13th, 2022

  • Health Care Experience

SESSION #6

Thursday, January 17th, 2022

  • Diversity Experience (a.m. only)

SESSION #7

Thursday, February 10th, 2022

  • Education Experience

SESSION #8

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

  • Public Service Experience

SESSION #9

Thursday, March/April, 2022

  • Date TBD (based on state government schedule)
  • Community Experience: Legislative Day at the Capitol

SESSION #10

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

  • Media Experience
  • Area History Experience
  • Community Service Project Presentations
  • Commencement will be held at the Celebration of Leaders in June 2022.

Linda Holliday, Impact Minnesota

PROGRAM TRAINER

Erik Therwanger, Think GREAT

PROGRAM TRAINER

Paula Chapulis, Blue Ox Business Academy

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Take it from our graduates.

"Leadership Experience is for anyone looking to take the next step in their career."

"A peek behind the curtain of many industries in the Brainerd Lakes Area and an opportunity to pick the brains of the people who help make it successful. "

"A program that not only develops you as a leader, but also helps you see how to improve your organization."

Deadline to register: August 31st, 2021

Paula Chapulis Circle Headshot

For more information, contact Blue Ox Business Academy Director Paula Chapulis.

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