The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to have been able to offer Leadership Bedford to our community for 26 years!
Leadership Bedford is a six month class that provides classic training in leadership styles and techniques while also incorporating community knowledge. It is also a certified John Maxwell leadership course!
Students will participate in activities focused on developing strong working relationships between participants, identifying and evaluating the characteristics of leadership, and distinguishing each person's leadership style. Team building is a big part of the training, and graduates of Leadership Bedford all agree that the connections that they made during their class continue to be invaluable to their work.
Not only will students become more connected with each other, they'll also meet and learn from many guests representing businesses and organizations from all across our region. The community focus sessions will consist of panel discussions, lectures, and community tours which include face-to-face discussions with top-level business, civic and governmental leaders.
Monique Minnick will be the lead facilitator for this course.
Who benefits from Leadership Bedford?
Leadership Bedford is rewarding for professionals of all manner of industry and experience. Past participants have ranged in experience from entry level to upper management, and have worked in fields such as sales, governance, real estate, banking, HVAC, funeral service, nonprofit management, utilities, economic development, and more. We've also had unaffiliated community members take the course just to receive quality professional development and community insight!
Students are expected to attend all sessions unless other arrangements have been made. While students are expected to provide their own transportation, ride share options are available for tours.
Students should dress in a professional manner for all sessions, wearing business casual attire that can also accommodate movement and flexibility.
Students will meet at CVCC in Bedford for all classroom sessions. The class will meet from 9:00AM - 4:30PM on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month October - March unless otherwise stated.
Below is a general schedule for the course.
October 10, 2023 Welcome & DISC Introduction
October 24, 2023 Determining Your Leadership Values
November 14, 2023 Discovering the Leader Within You Ch. 1 & 2 / Team Building
November 28, 2023 Discovering the Leader Within You Ch. 3 & 4 / Non-Profit Discussion Panel
December 12, 2023 Creating a Positive Work Environment / Large Industry Tours
**taking off Christmas week and will make up in January with 3 sessions**
January 2, 2024 Corporate Presenting Skills / Branding Yourself & Your Business
January 11, 2024 LIVE2LEAD
January 16, 2024 Discovering the Leader Within You Ch. 5, 6 & 7
January 30, 2024 Discovering the Leader Within You Ch. 8, 9 & 10
February 13, 2024 Bridges Out of Poverty
February 27, 2024 Maxwell Method of Speaking
March 12, 2024 How Successful People Think / Leading Through Crisis & Turning Adversity into Advantage
March 26, 2024 Graduation