The Leadership Academy
Now accepting registrations for the Class of 2023
Stand out from the rest! The Leadership Academy is a focused, six-session program designed to help young, busy professionals become leaders in their professional careers, and ways to stay engaged and invested in the Dublin community.
Take advantage of this opportunity to attend valuable sessions taught by area experts and make new connections with other young professionals. The Leadership Academy can strengthen your career, your involvement in the community and your professional skills.
"The Leadership Academy gave me a greater ability to think and act like a leader, tap in to my strengths, motivate others and an overall better understanding of the ethical challenges leaders face on a local, national and global scale. And, it is a great way to connect with other area business professionals."
Leadership Academy Alumni
"The Leadership Academy allowed me to network and build relationships with other young professionals in the community on a more personal level than other events and meetings. The speakers and activities also enhanced my leadership qualities and provided me with new ideas to implement at work."
Kylene Deitemyer, Deere and Company
Leadership Academy Alumni
Graduates of this exclusive program will:
- Polish Their Business Skills
- Learn New Career Management Techniques
- Network with Area Business Leaders
- Meet Up-And-Coming Business Professionals
- Be Matched with a Business Mentor at the Conclusion of the Program
- Be Invited to an Exclusive Graduation Ceremony
To register, sign up online by clicking the "Register Now" button on this page.
NextGen Dublin Young Professionals Group is a program of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce sponsored in part by the City of Dublin.
Invitation vs. Challenge
Presented by Bryan Driscoll, Driscoll Learning
Join us for a fun interactive presentation where you will meet and learn about the other members in the Leadership Academy. We’ll start by determining your behavior style and those of the other professionals in the room. You will learn how to relate to those who are similar to or different from you as a big part of leadership is the level of health and productivity we have with our colleagues. It is about finding the balance between invitation connecting and challenge results.
Leadership and Civic Engagement
Q&A with Jefferson Award for Public Service honoree Greg Forbes Siegman
The Silhouette Man tells the story of a young professional’s unlikely emergence as a leader in his community and his commitment to volunteerism. After reading the book, you’ll have a chance to participate in a Q&A with the author, Greg Siegman, to learn more about his story and consider its application to your own efforts to serve and lead in your community.
How to be More Creative in the Work Force
Presented by Jim Stevenson, President, Co-Founder, International Center for Creativity Think a little more outside of the box! This session with Jim Stevenson will spark interest in young professionals on how to refrain from sticking with their same routine and modernize their creativity in their workplace. This session will challenge your creative thinking skills and will allow you to inject creativity into your own leadership practices.
Are You Built to Lead?
Presented by Andrew Teitelbaum, Built to Lead
The cornerstone of leadership is credibility. Do others believe in you? Do they think you have what it takes to lead them? Do you believe in yourself? This session will help you identify your strengths through Gallup’s online talent assessment and develop your values, your passions, and the visions and dreams you have for your life and your career.
The Components of an Extraordinary Leader
Michael Castelli, Senior Sales & Operations Executive Revenue & Profit Growth Specialist
This presentation takes a deep dive into what it really takes to become an extraordinary leader. How do you lead a team successfully? How do you get them to WANT to follow you? What is the proper way to provide direction, counseling, and guidance? What really motivates people? It’s a presentation that is built on a foundation of experience and real-life scenarios and is intended to stimulate your thought process while encouraging you to think outside of the box.
No refunds. Sessions are subject to change without notice. By attending a Chamber event you are granting permission to the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, the Dublin Chamber Civic Foundation and anyone authorized by the Chamber to have unlimited right, without charge, to use your likeness in photos, videos, recordings and in all media now known or hereafter created to be used and distributed in perpetuity for promotional and publicity purposes. By attending an event you agree to release the Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Dublin Chamber Civic Foundation, their staff,board of directors, members and their partners from any liability.