Bay College West to offer Leadership Academy

IRON MOUNTAIN – Bay College West will offer a nine-month Leadership Academy program starting Sept. 13.

This program centers on developing meaningful leadership skills, understanding opportunities and challenges facing Dickinson County, and creating occasions for networking. The target audience is composed of individuals interested in developing leadership skills, becoming involved in the community, emerging young talent, as well as mid-level employees seeking to advance their leadership skills.

The program includes eight workshops running monthly from September through April, all three hours in length.

Workshops will be taught by local industry experts, Bay College faculty and consultants.

Topics include personal mastery, flexibility/adaptability, interpersonal communications, external communications, customer service, project management, technical skills and organizational stewardship.

Each meeting will also include a service presentation from community leaders about local topics such as culture, recreation, history, government, media, economic development, human services, education and how to get involved.

Also included are opportunities for networking and admission to the Leadership Conference at Bay College West set for May 16, 2019.

In addition, members will receive a professional head shot by Holly DeGroot Photography with all rights to share and reuse.

Cost for this program is $900. There are only 20 seats available and individuals must apply by Friday. The 2018-19 members will be announced Aug. 7.

“Similar programs have been successful in the Marquette and Escanaba areas,” said organizer Gina Wollner, manager of Business Development and Community Engagement for Bay College West. “We have tailored our program to meet local industry needs and hope to not only provide development and networking opportunities but a chance to become more connected to our community.”

Interested companies and individuals can apply by going online to

Questions and concerns can be directed to Wollner at 906-302-3012 or