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In this April 2018 Issue:
Enrolling Now!  Leadership Brevard Class of 2019
For enrollment information CLICK HERE
Leadership Action Project Presentations: An Evening of Community Impact
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Leadership Brevard Class of 2018 Graduation & LEAD Brevard's Annual Meeting
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Leadership Brevard Class of 2018 Session Update
Share your story: "I am LEAD Brevard" 
LEAD Brevard wants to feature you!


   At LEAD Brevard, we believe great leaders have the unique capacity to put the common good above self-interest.  For more than 33 years, the Leadership Brevard program has inspired high-performance individuals to take their place as influential community leaders, by enabling them to think differently about themselves and their role in the community.  
Are you or someone you know ready to be part of a select group of leaders who drive positive change in their organizations and in our community?  Each year, the Leadership Brevard program accepts participants via open enrollment, on a first-come, first-served basis; limited to 60 participants.  
The time to enroll in the Leadership Brevard Class of 2019 is now!
Leadership Brevard Class of 2019 Monthly Sessions (8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) 
Session locations vary and So-Social follows each session
September 27, 2018
October 25, 2018
November 15, 2018
December 13, 2018
January 17, 2019
February 21, 2019
March 28, 2019
April 18, 2019
Leadership Action Project Presentations: Thursday, April 25, 2019 (Evening)
Graduation: Thursday, May 9, 2019 (Evening)
Tuition for Leadership Brevard 2019 is $2950.  A minimum deposit of $500 is due upon enrollment in order to reserve your seat in Leadership Brevard.  Remaining tuition balance must be received in full by June 30, 2018, unless other arrangements have been made with LEAD Brevard.
To enroll or for more information, click on the compass above or CLICK HERE


To register, click on the flyer above or CLICK HERE


LEAD Brevard's Board of Directors invite you to celebrate 33 years of
community building with the Leadership Brevard 2018 graduating class, 
LEAD Brevard's new and returning board members, and
the recipient of the 2018 Leadership Brevard Distinguished Alumni Award:
Mario Busacca (Class of 1997), KeyStone Strategies
Contact Kristin Bakke at Kristin@LEADBrevard.org or 321.632.8222
To register, click on the flyer above or CLICK HERE


Class of 2018 Session Update
The Leadership Brevard Class of 2018 and guests at the Sheriff's Special Programs B.A.M. Facility.  
Session seven - in a series of eight...

Thursday, March 15, 2018 was the Leadership Brevard program "Law & Order" session that the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, the criminal justice/legal system and several of the ‘safety net’ nonprofit services organizations collaborated to allow the members of the class to gain a real sense of what it could be like to be arrested, arraigned and jailed…and how choices lead to consequences.

Special thanks in order too for Tyler Sirois, Leadership Brevard class 2014, Executive Director for the State Attorney’s Office for his leadership in bringing this session to the Leadership Brevard curriculum committee as a proposal and subsequently for his assistance in facilitating the numerous logistics of the day.

Kim Rezanka (LB 2002), LEAD Brevard Board Member and an attorney with Cantwell & Goldman, P.A. served as the class chair, leading introductions of guests and keeping the day on task. 

To better understand the inner sanctum of the judicial process, a number of professionals were on hand, including Phil Archer, State Attorney, Office of the State Attorney; Michael Hunt, Assistant State Attorney, Office of the State Attorney; Gregory Eisenmenger, Of Counsel, Law Offices of Eisenmenger, Robinson, Blaue & Peters, P.A.; Laura Moody (LB 2015), Assistant State Attorney, Office of the State Attorney; Michael Pirolo, Chief Assistant Public Defender, 18th Judicial Circuit and panels were moderated by Giles Malone, Partner, Maverick Multimedia Inc., Brevard Production, Inc., Space Coast Daily.

A Homicide Crime Scene Simulation curated by Emily Chretien and Erin Strait, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigators set the tone as class members were invited to attempt to determine what happened and ‘who’ did it…Sergeant Chris Crawford (LB 2014), Rockledge Police Department, walked us through the arrest process and the path to jail for those persons arrested. 

Homicide Crime Scene Simulation

Lunch was sponsored by Victory Casino Cruises; contact LEAD Brevard if you would like to showcase your company to a future Leadership Brevard class session.

William E. Gary, President and Sonya Mallard, Cultural Center Coordinator for the Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Cultural Complex, Inc. shared information about the Moore’s legacy and the Cultural Complex in Mims that honors them.

Pictured left to right: William E. Gary, Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Cultural Complex; Kristin Bakke, LEAD Brevard, and Sonya Mallard, Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Cultural Complex.

With BCSO deputies as “hosts”, class members were provided with tours of the Brevard County Jail Complex and a ‘protein loaf’ that may be used as an inmate meal replacement(s)…another deterrent to a life of crime. Sheriff Wayne Ivey shared his perspectives with class members and answered questions from the group. 

BCSO deputies, LEAD Brevard staff and members of the Board of Directors, and guests pose with Sheriff Wayne Ivey.

A panel of social services leaders gave the class background and information bout the clients they serve and protect; many of the class members were not familiar with the organizations or the safety nets they provide.  Panelists included: Karen Locke, Chief Operating Officer, Crosswinds Youth Services; Jeanie Raciti, Director, Children’s Advocacy Center of Brevard; Rhonda Shoup, Victim Advocate, The Women’s Center; and Jason Wieseler, Psy.D. Executive Vice President and Chief Psychologist, Circles of Care.

From today’s session, what was the most valuable “take away”? (Comments from class members)
  • The legal process walk through was both entertaining and informative.
  • The jail tour was very impactful.  Brevard County has a great justice system with caring, passionate, and professional people.
  • The impact of criminal justice system on financial and socioeconomic systems of our country.
  • …Choices made an impact. Any of us could be there with different choices, but our place and privilege also matter greatly, we all need to realize it.
  • The most impactful aspect was the jail tour and discussions.  It is overwhelming the number of inmates that they are responsible for.  The impact of opioids in our society is profound.
  • Surprised to learn about systems and process at the jail that I didn't know existed.
  • As the wife of a law enforcement officer, I loved that our Leadership Brevard group got to learn about law enforcement in Brevard and see how difficult their jobs are.  I felt it gave the group the opportunity to see how dedicated and hardworking and caring our law enforcement officers and state attorneys are!
  • Seeing and experiencing the county jail was a unique opportunity.  Overall a different experience that won't be forgotten.
  • WOAH. Today's session was a huge eye opener.  What an amazing opportunity to see inside the jail and learn about its operations.  I walked away with a whole new understanding of the incarceration system.
  • Really hit the heart; the overall need for family; I personally am going to reach out to Crosswinds, as to how I can help.
  • Staff at the jail are outstanding!  They care about the people in their custody and need more support for more programs to reduce recidivism.

The So-Social networking and debriefing time was at Jabbers Bar & Grill and was sponsored in part by the Friends of the Children’s Advocacy Board. 

If these experiences sound like something you want to be part of (or for your employees?) enrollment for the next class, Leadership Brevard 2019 is underway now.  For more information or to enroll in Leadership Brevard 2019, visit:  www.LEADBrevard.org


Friday Feature! "I am LEAD Brevard" 
LEAD Brevard wants to feature you!
LEAD Brevard’s mission is working together to strengthen our community by inspiring people to lead.  To showcase the impact ‘YOU’, as Leadership Brevard alumni, are making in our community, LEAD Brevard is gathering the stories of the connections and successes that you have.
The information you share will be used to tell the community –
“Here’s what we have accomplished.”
To share your story:
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