August 24-26, 2016 Sheraton Baltimore North in Towson
Event ID: 371001
Price: $1,500
 
It's not about climbing the ladder. It's about serving your team, your organization, and yourself. It's about being a CPA who can lead well.
What happens at a BLI Leadership Academy?
In the fast-approaching future, successful CPAs must be leaders. Leadership Academy is the starting point for unlocking the full potential in the profession's best and brightest young CPAs. This three-day event is cited by past participants as an invaluable boost to their careers.
 
WHAT TO EXPECT THE I2A LEADERSHIP ACADEMY IS DESIGNED AROUND A 3 STAGE PROCESS THAT INCLUDES:
INSTRUCTION New learning, new ideas, new perspectives
INTEGRATION Combining new learning with what you already know to develop insights in your current context
ACTION Development of personal action plans
Participants will be actively engaged in dialog throughout the workshop and will be making presentations of their insights and action plans throughout the three days. Consistent with BLI's approach to learning we will support the learning with active dialog and graphic facilitation techniques. Each young leader will leave with a set of tangible tools that they can use in their own organizations and as future volunteer leaders.
 
 
AGENDA Nearly each segment of the agenda is a combination of presentation/introduction and collaborative work. Leadership Academy is work. It's participative. Participants will be learning from their own experiences and their peers' insight. Everyone is a learner. Everyone is a teacher.
 
PRE-EVENT WORK - Values in Action (VIA) Inventory of Strengths Assessment - Gallup Strengths Based Leadership Assessment
DAY 1: August 24
8:00 am REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
10:00 am BREAK
12:15 pm Insights from History: Learning from Your Past Experiences with Leadership
1:30 pm 360 World View: Finding Your Innovation Edge Today
2:45 pm BREAK
3:00 pm Reframing: The Powerful Leadership Skill to Engage the Creative Mind
4:15 pm Your Line of Site for High-Leverage Opportunities
5:30 pm Welcome Reception & Leadership Perspectives: BLI Leaders share their insight and experiences
DAY 2: August 25
8:00 am CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:30 am Reflections from Day 1
9:00 am Strat Houses - Introduction
9:30 am The Power of 'Why' & Writing of the Roofs
10:00 am BREAK
10:15 am Strat Houses - Build Out
12:00 pm WORKING LUNCH: PREPARING YOUR STRAT HOUSE STORY & ACTION PLAN
1:30 pm Reflections on the i2a: Insights to Action Thinking System
3:00 pm BREAK
4:15 pm Developing Positive Executive Presence Part 1
4:30 pm Day 2 Wrap Up
6:00 pm DINNER OUT ON THE TOWN
DAY 3: August 26
8:00 am CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:30 am Reflections from Day 2
8:45 am Developing Positive Executive Presence Part 2
10:00 am BREAK
10:15 am Strength Worksheets
11:00 am Putting It All Together: Leadership Crests
11:45 am Closing Exercise & Evaluations
12:30 pm ADJOURNMENT
 
 
 
FACILITATORS
 
The BLI Leadership Academy is built around teaching participants the i2a: Insights to Action Strategic Thinking System framework. The i2a system was co-authored by Tom Hood, CEO of The Business Learning Institute, and Gretchen Pisano, President of Sounding Board Ink.
 
Tom Hood, CPA CEO, Maryland Association of CPAs & Business Learning Institute "CAN WE BE AS BRIGHT AS OUR BRIGHT FUTURE? THE FUTURE OF HOW CPAs WILL LEARN"

Tom is the founding CEO of The Business Learning Institute, co-developer of the i2a: Insights to Action Strategic Planning Process, and i2a Leadership Academy. A nationally recognized author, speaker, and consultant, Tom is committed to helping individuals and companies shape their future. Tom has been recognized by Accounting Today Magazine as the second most influential leader in the CPA profession.

 
Gretchen Pisano President of Sounding Board Ink

Ms. Pisano has 18 years of experience developing sound business strategy, and specializes in the development of human potential across the personal/professional spectrum of life. Ms. Pisano brings significant consulting, teaching and coaching experience in the areas of strategic planning and insight, accelerated leadership skills, executive presence, heightened self-awareness, social intelligence, pro-active well-being, and resiliency. Ms. Pisano's clients learn how to leave their mark on the world, in the process finding the "sweet spot" overlap of their strengths, their passions, and what others value. Whether entrepreneurs or leaders of an executive team of a multi-national organization, her clients are left with a deep sense of self and a personalized, compelling, vision in common.

 
 
 
 
Firms and Organizations Who Have Had Staff at BLI's Leadership Academy
 
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