The BizWest Academy is a unique learning experience that enables participants to grow via:

    • Creative and engaged professional development with a select group of nominated peers, local business leaders, and impact-driven leadership experts.
    • Increased Listening Intelligence using the ECHO Listening Profile, the first cognitive-based listening assessment for understanding listening styles and corresponding behaviors.
    • Established C-Level executives who provide leadership lessons learned and fresh perspectives.
    • Custom curriculum and real-world case studies that can be applied across industries and organizations.
    • Professional network of peers from a cross-section of industries and organizations.
    • Practical personal and professional development to grow leadership skill sets and mindsets 
    • Collective learning strategies — the most effective and fun way to network and learn at the same time.

Program Outline

Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided.

The five-session* program will include:

SESSION 1: GROW YOUR CONNECTIONS

Sept. 27, 2019, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SESSION 2: GROW YOUR INFLUENCE

Oct. 18, 2019, 9 a.m. to noon.

SESSION 3: GROW YOUR CAPACITY

Nov. 1, 2019, 9 a.m. to noon.

SESSION 4: GROW YOUR INNOVATION

Nov. 1, 2019, 9 a.m. to noon.

SESSION 5: GROW YOUR STRATEGY

Nov. 15, 2019, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*Session order is subject to change. Meet the presenters.

Where

All sessions will be hosted in the Elevations Credit Union Community Room, 2960 Diagonal Highway, Boulder.

 

Tuition

Tuition is $3,850 per person and includes program fees, course materials, and meals. Payments are due by Friday, Sept. 13, 2019  by accepted applicants.

 

Why your organization should participate

The BizWest Academy program will foster personal development & professional growth in advancing business & nonprofit leaders. It will also help organizations to retain strategic leaders by supporting them to be even more effective and fulfilled in their careers.

 

2019 BizWest Academy Class Timeline

  • Nominations will be accepted through Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019.
  • Class members will be announced Friday, Sept. 6, 2019.
  • Program fees are due Friday, Sept. 13, 2019.
  • Program begins Friday, Sept. 27, 2019.
  • Program concludes Friday, Nov. 15, 2019.

 

Get nominated

To be considered for the BizWest Academy, you must be nominated by the CEO or a senior executive from your organization.

Business Owners:  If you are a business owner, you can simply nominate yourself.

Nomination Deadline: Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019.

 

Nominate those who are:

  • Accomplished leaders poised to take the next step within their organization, nominated by CEO/board chair (or similar organization leader).
  • Corporate executives, nonprofit heads, entrepreneurs, policy-makers.
  • Recognized by their organizations as advancing into higher levels of responsibility.
  • Leaders who have a passion for learning.
  • Highly motivated to create a positive impact on the causes they care about.
  • Creating results by leading teams and inspiring others.
  • Building greater influence in their industry.
  • Managers, directors and technical professionals desiring to move their career to the next level.
  • At least 30 years of age.
    Class size is limited.

 

Top Benefits for Academy Attendees

  • Upgrade leadership effectiveness through practical professional development.
  • Learn about conscious professionalism directly from the author of The Conscious Professional: Transform Your Life at Work.
  • Increased ability to influence what you really care about.
  • Build a network of peers and subject matter experts to support career development.
  • Share insights and lessons learned with professional colleagues in the community.