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At the Heart of Every Family Tradition Lies a Great Experience Worth Repeating

Local Events

At the Heart of Every Family Tradition Lies a Great Experience Worth Repeating

No matter when you decide to visit, you’ll likely find an event happening in the area. We host signature events like the Pequot Lakes Stars and Stripes Days in July. Have you been to the best St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Minnesota?! You’ll find the parade in Crosslake. How about kickin’ your boots up at Lakes Jam—the Lakes Area’s biggest country and rock fest. Other local businesses and communities host festivals, live music, and even fireworks. Make these popular events a family tradition.

Blue Ox Business Academy - 2018 Supervisor Advantage

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Name: Blue Ox Business Academy - 2018 Supervisor Advantage
Date: February 22, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM CST
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
A comprehensive program to develop the practical skills and confidence needed to manage high-performing teams.
  • Business owners, leaders & managers
  • Newly promoted supervisors
  • Those pursuing new ideas & techniques
With support from Anderson Brothers Construction, the Blue Ox Business Academy delivers local, affordable and high-quality training that strengthens our community by helping businesses succeed.
By investing in yourself or your employees, you achieve the highest possible returns in enhanced skills, confidence and job satisfaction. Blue Ox trainers are professional presenters with engaging personalities and real-world experience. Participants make great peer connections and leave with tools and ideas to immediately put into action.

SESSION 1 - February 22
Leadership & Better Supervision of Employees
  • Leadership traits & styles
  • Supervising diverse teams & former peers
  • Management vs. leadership

SESSION 2 - March 8
Interviewing & Developing High Performance Teams
  • Effective recruiting
  • Interviewing
  • Supervision for increased accountability
  • Recognition & retention strategies

SESSION 3 - April 12
Increasing Employee Engagement & Accountability
  • Employee engagement
  • SMART goals
  • Performance reviews
  • Terminations

SESSION 4 - May 17
Reducing Conflict at Work & Dealing with Difficult Employees
  • Team-building & pitfalls
  • Diagnosing & defusing conflict
  • Managing difficult employees
  • Course capstones & certificate presentation

BROCHURE: Click here for a brochure with more details.

 An investment of $595 includes light breakfasts and course materials. The Supervisor Advantage is only offered to Chamber members and limited to 32 participants.

Register online here (top left button). Choose to pay online or receive an invoice. This program will fill quickly, so don't delay!  Registration Deadline is February 9, 2018.

A 25% discount is available to small businesses and nonprofits with financial limitations. Just ask.

Any questions about the program or application process can be directed to Sue Galligan sue@brainerdlakeschamber.com 218-822-7119.

Dr. Bruce Miles is the owner & CEO of the Big River Group, LLC.  He has also been an Assistant Professor & taught Graduate & Doctoral coursework in the areas of leadership, research, planning, finance & personnel.  He is a national-level presenter and trainer in the areas of strategic planning, organizational improvement, organizational conflict, & difficult employees.
Event Media:
All sessions will be held in the CTC Room 
Brainerd Lakes Chamber Administrative Office
 424 West Washington Street
Brainerd, MN 56472

Date/Time Information:
8:00 - 11:30 a.m. on the following Thursdays:
February 22
March 8
April 12
May 17
Contact Information:
Sue Galligan 218-822-7119

$595 includes a light breakfast and course materials.
Limited to 32 participants.
Registration Deadline is February 9, 2018.

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