Leadership Essentials

Leadership Essentials℠, powered by LEAD Brevard, is a new leadership skills development program for high potential professionals on a path to leadership and/or management roles.  Leadership Essentials℠ is a complement to LEAD Brevard’s community based flagship program, Leadership Brevard.

The Leadership Essentials℠ experience is valuable to high potential professionals and their employers for a variety of reasons, including:

  • The relationships developed within the diverse cohort of professionals in attendance
  • An assessment tool, used as a foundation piece
  • A connection to LEAD Brevard, Leadership Brevard (program and alumni) and Brevard County
  • An emphasis on practical experience and application; the ‘tools’ that participants add to their leadership tool box as part of their career development.

At monthly half-day class sessions, participants sharpen critical skills necessary for effective leadership in their organization. Sessions are led by experienced facilitators and participants will learn and practice the skills of a results-oriented leader.

All sessions are from 7:30 AM to 12:00 noon; a continental breakfast and mid-morning break refreshments will be provided. Sessions take place at the new Center for Collaboration (Space Coast Health Foundation offices) at 1100 Rockledge Blvd., Rockledge, FL.

Applications are being accepted now for the initial cohort of 35 participants; classes begin in October.


For Employers:
Looking for ways to support your best and brightest? Today’s workforce is anxious to succeed, works hard, and often cites professional development opportunities as one of the top factors in employer selection and continued satisfaction. You can help position your organization to capitalize on the opportunities within today’s dynamic economy by sponsoring a candidate for the Leadership Essentials program.  

Leadership Essentials is a program for your rising leaders, helping them to learn the skills to lead projects and create solutions and may enhance your ability to retain quality employees by offering this opportunity to develop leadership skills and professional contacts.

For Candidates:
Why participate?  Are you ready to expand your skill set? Do you want to position yourself for continued growth and demonstrate your value to your employer? Leadership Essentials is a path to that future. Learn critical leadership skills to advance your career and personal development. Understand your talents and opportunities for growth. Connect with a vital and valuable network of professionals.


Session 1

October 16, 2018: Communication
Communication/CliftonStrengths Assessment
Lisa Rice, Every Strength Counts, LLC

Session 2

November 6, 2018: Decision Making
An Introduction to Strategy in Action
Susan Mazza, Clarus Consulting Group, LLC

Session 3

December 18, 2018: Collaboration
Inviting Responsiveness vs. Resistance
Linda Cobb, The Coaching Company, Inc.

Session 4

January 22, 2019: Coaching
Coaching for Impact Results
Harold Hill, Harold L. Hill Consulting

Session 5

February 26, 2019: Professionalism
Personal Power Tools for Leaders
Linda Cobb, The Coaching Company, Inc.

Session 6

March 12, 2019: Leadership Styles
The 360 Degree Leader: You can lead from anywhere
Mario Busacca, KeyStone Strategies

Tuition for Leadership Essentials:    $1,200.00
A minimum deposit of $500 is due upon enrollment in order to reserve your seat in Leadership Essentials. Remaining tuition balance must be received in full by October 1, 2018 unless other arrangements have been made with LEAD Brevard.

Session Dates & Times:
Session dates: October 16, 2018; November 6, 2018; December 18, 2018; January 22, 2019; February 26, 2019; and March 12, 2019.  Graduation is in March.
All sessions are from 7:30 AM to 12:00 noon; a continental breakfast and mid-morning break refreshments will be provided.

Session Location:
The Center for Collaboration Community Room (Space Coast Health Foundation Building): 1100 N. Rockledge, Blvd., Rockledge, FL 32955  SEE MAP

If emergency/circumstances arise which prevents a participant from attending all or any portion of ONE SESSION, the participant may be excused from attending all or a portion of one session. If for any reason a class member misses TWO SESSIONS, he/she will not be eligible to graduate that program year.

Cancellation Policy:
LEAD Brevard’s receipt of a signed enrollment form or completion of the online enrollment form signifies commitment to the program.  Tuition is due at the time of enrollment.  Cancellation must be received on or before the first of September prior to the start of the program year for a full refund.  After September 1st a $275 cancellation fee will be charged.  After October 1st, 50% tuition cancellation fee will be applied ($600).  Tuition is NOT refundable in whole or in part once sessions have begun (October 16, 2018).