ENVISION THE FUTURE OF LEADERSHIP

Thrive is a six-month leadership academy, designed for Economic Developers that are advancing in their careers, leading others and/or leading organizations. Ignite your learning through this truly dynamic experience that will utilize multiple different methods of learning.

FORMAT

  • Small, in-person, cohort-based learning sessions

  • Large, conference-style inspirational leadership development

  • 4 webinars/remote learning sessions between the live sessions

  • Monthly touch points and leadership resources for continued learning (articles, book clubs, etc.)

TOPICS

  • Developing a Personal Leadership Brand

  • Strengths-Based Leadership and Coaching

  • Leading Successful Change Initiatives

  • Leading Up, Down and Sideways When You Aren’t in Charge

  • The Power of Emotional Intelligence

  • Influence Without Authority

  • Healthy Leadership Habits

  • Peers, Mentors and Coaches: Developing a Network of Support


2019 DATES & LOCATIONS

Wednesday, June 19

3:00 pm | Kickoff
6:15 pm | Cocktail & Networking Reception
7:30 pm | Dinner

Thursday, June 20

7:00 am | Shuttle to Catalyst University
7:30 am - 5:00 pm | Catalyst University
5:15 pm | Shuttle back to hotel
Dinner on your own

Friday, June 21

9:00 am | Learning Sessions
12:00 pm | Lunch
1:30 pm | Wrap Up

Kalamazoo, MI

June 19 - 21

 

Monday, August 19

1:00 pm | Learning Sessions
5:30 pm | Relax and Refresh
6:30 pm | Dinner and Fun

Tuesday, August 20

8:00 am | Breakfast and Learning Sessions
12:00 pm | Lunch
1:00 pm | Learning Sessions
3:00 pm | Wrap Up

Chicago, IL

August 19 + 20

 

Charleston, SC

December 3

Tuesday, December 3

8:45 am | Meet
9:00 am | Breakfast + Morning Sessions
11:30 am | Lunch
1:30 pm | Afternoon Sessions
4:30 pm | Refresh + Relax (break)
6:00 pm | Dinner

 
 

Thrive is a six-session, intensive leadership academy that meets over the course of six months. Included in the program is an exclusive opportunity to attend Southwest Michigan First’s Catalyst University. The cost to participate is $3,500 per person.