The five-session program has been designed by renowned author and consultant Jessica Hartung and will include:

Session 1


September 27, 2019: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Guest Speaker: Gerry Agnes, CEO, Elevations Credit Union
  • Leadership Context for the Academy — Identify relevancy of academy to current strategic and tactical challenges.
  • Grow Your Listening Intelligence Understand listening habits and improve them dramatically using the ECHO Listening Profile, developed in Boulder, with Allison O’Brien, an expert in transforming workplace communication.
  • Professional Relationship Building — Peer-to-peer learning in small group discussions.
  • Local CEOs Share Lessons from their Career Experience
  • Professional Headshots
  • The Conscious Professional — book signing and discussion.
  • Action Learning — Apply and integrate information for one’s own context and opportunities.

Session 2


October 18, 2019: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Guest Speaker: David Barnett, CEO, PopSockets LLC
  • Authentic Communication for Leading Diverse Teams Inclusively, with communications expert Sage Hobbs.
  • Leading Your Health and Wellness, with mind/body expert Evan Manée.
  • Action Learning Integration Work, with peers to apply insights and gain new perspective.



Session 3


November 1, 2019: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Guest Speaker: Dana Dupuis, founder, ECHO Listening Intelligence
  • Embracing Innovation by seeing a longer-term perspective with futurist and author, Eric Meade.
  • What Story Do the Numbers Tell? Gain commitment to values-driven business initiatives with adviser Susan Graf.
  • Integration and Application.


Session 4


November 8, 2019: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Guest Speaker: Brook Eddy, CEO, Bhakti Chai
  • Collaboration for Innovation — leadership-development expert and CEO or Integrated Work, Jennifer Simpson.
  • Employer Cyber-Security and Human Risk Factors — with data privacy and protection innovator Juliet Henry, legal expert Melissa Reynolds and security expert John O’Dea.
  • Case Study — Identify specific application opportunities and options with peers.




Session 5


November 15, 2019: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Guest Speaker: Adrian Tuck, CEO, Uplight
  • Strategic Line of Sight — Align everyday activities with larger strategic goals.
  • Inner Wisdom and Outer Purpose — Gaining insight and direction with innovation mentor Laurie Seymour.
  • Coaching Mindsets and Skillsets.
  • Celebration of Progress.