Get ready to gain the leadership, communication, and connection skills you need to engage your workforce.
THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY SUPPORTER
Take your place and take the lead among our communities’ highest-achieving professionals at the Leadership Academy. This dynamic, interactive professional development experience delivers the skills you need to advance your impact as a leader.
Based upon the successful 8-year partnership between LWRBA and Game On Nation for the Executive Academy, this year’s Leadership Academy brings an updated, refreshed focus on the professional skills you need to bring authentic leadership to life in 2023.
The program’s six-phase development path will help you accelerate leadership skills for today’s changing work place through interactive exercises and hands-on learning. You’ll share this experience alongside other like-minded, high-achieving peers and local leaders. Powered by the nationally acclaimed training firm, Game On Nation, this course delivers immersive, experiential learning in an uplifting and laughter-filled small group environment.
Successful leaders know that skills like communication, interpersonal connection, and work force engagement are at the forefront of what teams need in 2023. The Leadership Academy provides practical and clear action steps to help you grow these vital skills. Join us and learn how to bring positive, professional behaviors to life so you can inspire your team and lead them by example.
THIS CURRICULUM IS TRUSTED BY:
"This was such a wonderful program and it was so easy to learn new skills. I was so inspired and my team has been buzzing since taking the class."
Jenn Chick, VP Marketing Execution & Operations, Hilton Worldwide
"We rely on this training to help our Tax Seniors build a foundation of positive, pro-active communication skills that are vital to this next phase of their careers. The bonus is that the way these exercises are delivered is incredibly entertaining and fun."
Kelly Dolson, Director, Americas Tax EYU
"This course was the perfect kick-off to our racing season and extremely helpful to improving our staff's morale and motivation. This program works and the results are lasting."
Tom Swindell, Manager, Racing Operations and Special Events, NASCAR
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN LEADERSHIP ACADEMY?
Six weeks of Live, Professional Development Training
Leadership Academy meets Friday mornings from 8:30 to 12:00 p.m. including 2.5hours of learning and 45-minutes of networking.
Six timely and universal Leadership and Communication training themes
Module1: Communicate to Build Connection
Module 2: Protect Your Personal and Professional Brand
Module3: Embrace Health & Well-being
Module 4: Inspire Authentic Culture
Module 5: Develop and Retain Talent
Module 6: Lead By Example
Small Group Size & Expert Instruction
You’ll learn in a supportive, small-group environment surrounded by high-achieving peers who are committed to personal and professional development.
Leadership Academy is facilitated by Steve Shenbaum, President &Founder of nationally acclaimed teamwork & communication training firm, Game On Nation. Steve brings more than 25 years’ experience coaching executives, management, and mid-level leaders within the military, government, pro sports, and Fortune 500 organizations, with clients including Merck, Hilton, Deloitte, and the U.S. House of Representatives (to name a few).
All participants receive a printed program work book with detailed self-reflection exercises and action assignments in between each program phase, as well as a post-program LA award and certification as an LA Alumni.
Additional networking and support from a dynamic cohort of your professional peers helps bring powerful social connections and valuable cross-industry perspectives to the forefront of your personal and professional development experience.
COURSE DATES AND SCHEDULE:
This year’s program meets August 11th, 18th, and 25th and September 15th, 22nd, and 29th
Program Agenda (repeated for each phase)
- 8:30am–(Optional) Early arrival and networking time, refreshments served
- 9:00am–Training Academy Part One
- 10:15am–Networking break and workbook activation
- 10:30am–Training Academy Part Two
- 11:30am–Q&A and weekly wrap-up
WHO SHOULD ENROLL AND HOW MUCH IS TUITION?
Leadership Academy is designed for leaders, directors, managers, and executives in the upper levels of the organization, as well as mid-level and emerging talent on a fast-track toward a leadership role. We believe in inviting the perspectives of a variety of upper-trajectory personnel, and if your organization considers you to be a leader or an emerging leadership talent, this program is right for you.
Early Registration (by July 14th)
LWRBA Member Tuition: $1,250
Standard Registration (closes August 4th)
LWRBA Member Tuition: $1,450
About Game On Nation
Founded in Los Angeles in 1997, Game On Nation is known for developing and delivering a unique, interactive game-based leadership training curriculum, powered by the science of Game Dynamics. With more than 25 years of high-level impact, Game On’s expert facilitator team and proprietary approach have helped the agency become one of the country’s foremost voices on leadership, team-building, communication, and positive culture change.
Game On relocated to Bradenton, FL in 2002 in partnership with IMG Academy, as Founder Steve Shenbaum created and delivered all communication, leadership, and character development programing for thousands of athletes, teams, executives and corporations. After launching nationally in 2012, Game On maintains its headquarters in Bradenton with a network of expert consultants across the country continuing to work with some of the world’s most recognizable athletes, colleges, and professional sports teams, as well as Fortune 500 companies, the United States government, and all branches of the U.S. Military.
Some of Game On’s recent clients include the U.S. House of Representatives, Joint Special Operations Command, The Pentagon, NASCAR, USO, Deloitte, EY, Hilton, Pittsburgh Pirates, NY Yankees, University of Kentucky Basketball, Texas A&M Football, Wounded Warrior Project and the 2019 World Cup Champion US Women’s National Soccer Team. Game On has also delivered pre-draft communication and media skills training for TEN #1 overall draft picks and over fifty 1st round NBA, NFL, and NHL draft picks.
HEAR FROM LEADERSHIP ACADEMY ALUMNI:
Kristie O’Kon, Director of Client Relations at Grapevine Communications, shares leadership advice and learned lessons with Game On Nation Partner and VP of Development, Blair Bloomston.
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LEADERS BELONG HERE
Take the lead and take your place among our communities’ highest-achieving professionals. You’re invited and welcomed to join this year’s Leadership Academy.