Leadership Excellence Academy

The Leadership Excellence Academy is an ongoing development program for building leadership skills that focuses on creating connection, building influence, and generating enhanced results.

BUILD A FOUNDATION AND Become the leader your team deserves

The success and failures of a company begin and end with leadership. In the words of John C. Maxwell, “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”

Become a member of BDR’s Leadership Excellence Academy and invest in your abilities to coach and mentor your team while developing skills in 6 crucial leadership areas.

Bi-Monthly Live Workshops

Held the 2nd Tuesday of the month, these 4-hour training workshops provide you with the opportunity to learn valuable leadership skills and best practices.

  • Determine your leadership level (October 4, 2022)
  • Determine your leadership style & capacity (December 13, 2022)
  • How to become an influencer (February 14, 2023)
  • Go from communicating to connecting (April 11, 2023)
  • Empowering your team to success (June 13, 2023)
  • Leading people: managing the process (August 8, 2023)

Additional Benefits and Support

Beyond the live workshops, we provide you with additional tools to help you develop your skills and make the most of the Leadership Excellence program

  • Targeted podcasts - One for each live workshop to help you get prepared and for later review.
  • Online courses - Your learning doesn't stop when a live workshop ends. Stay focused by completing these self-paced sessions between the live workshops.


Want to learn more about the Leadership Excellence Academy? Use the link below to download our introductory podcast and listen to Jeff Plant describe the Academy program and benefits.

Ready to Take Action?

Already been through YEAR 1 OF the academy?

Your leadership journey continues in Year 2 with Leadership Excellence Academy: Building Blocks!

Now that you've built a solid leadership foundation, it's time to focus on the specific building blocks that make up a successful leader and dive deeper into key leadership skills.

Along with six self-paced courses and podcast episodes, Leadership Excellence Academy: Building Blocks features six live sessions, with topics including:

  • Effective Decision-Making and Follow Through / September 13, 2022
  • Team Accountability and Tracking / November 15, 2022
  • Growing Pains and Overcoming Obstacles / January 10, 2023
  • Motivating and Coaching Your Team / March 14, 2023
  • Planning, Achieving and Succeeding / May 16, 2023
  • It Does Not Stop Here! / July 11, 2023