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"Developing and Engaging Leaders to Achieve a Preferred Future."


In This September 2015 Issue:


Community Stakeholder Summit: October 30, 2015


Leadership After Hours at Florida Beer Company: November 5, 2015

Board Governance Workshop with Chuck Loring
Online Early Bird Registration Available Now!



Leadership Brevard Class of 2016 Update


LEAD Brevard’s Annual Community Stakeholder Summit is presented by LEAD Brevard in partnership with CareerSource Brevard and FLORIDA TODAY Communications with additional underwriting by Berman Hopkins Wright & LaHam CPAs And Associates, LLP; and Waste Management.
Friday, October 30, 2015
  7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Suntree Country Club
 1 Country Club Drive, Melbourne, FL 32940  See map
This event is complementary; however, registration is required by Tuesday, October 27th.

The ‘keynote’ speaker, Mr. Stockton Whitten, Brevard County Manager, sets the stage for a robust community dialogue.  Mr. Whitten’s remarks provide an overview of the “state of the county” followed by a conversation with business and industry leaders.  Community leaders will react to comments and questions from moderator Matt Reed, Public Interest Editor, FLORIDA TODAY Communications; community leadership conversationalists are Dr. Anthony Catanese, Florida Institute of Technology; Janet Petro, NASA; Kim Rezanka, Dean Mead Law Firm; and Peter Richards, Gulftainer Group.

Sponsored by


Join us for Leadership After Hours at Florida Beer Company.
Connect, reconnect, and engage with some of the most passionate, influential and positive-thinking leaders in Brevard.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
 Florida Beer Company
200 Imperial Blvd., Cape Canaveral, FL 32920 See Map
Registration is required online by Tuesday, November 3, 2015
$10 for LEAD Brevard and ypB Members;  $20 for guests

Light appetizers will be provided and Florida Beer will be available for purchase.
Complementary brewery tours available at 5:45, 6:15, and 6:45 p.m.  Tours last 20-30 minutes and close-toed shoes are required.  A brewery tour sign-up sheet will be available at the check-in table at Leadership After Hours on November 5th.

LEAD Brevard and ypB Members Must Login to receive member discount
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With support from


LEAD Brevard with support from the Community Foundation for Brevard presents:

Chuck V. Loring, Senior BoardSource Governance Associate


Special early bird pricing for registering before December 22, 2015!


Friday, January 22, 2016
  8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Suntree Country Club
 1 Country Club Drive, Melbourne, FL 32940 See map

Early bird LEAD Brevard Member      $45.00
Early bird Public Rate      $60.00
LEAD Brevard Member Rate (After Dec. 22, 2015)      $55.00
Public Rate (After Dec. 22, 2015)      $70.00

Become a LEAD Brevard Member to save!  Click here to join or renew your membership now


Registration includes materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshment breaks.

About the workshop:  Bring your board and leadership team to benefit from this day-long seminar and catch some of Chuck Loring’s contagious enthusiasm for excellence in board governance and fundraising. Areas of discussion include how to identify the ‘right’ board members, board roles and responsibilities, effective board structure and understanding boardroom dynamics.

With support from




Click on the flyer to register or visit www.L2LBREVARD.COM


Leadership Brevard Class of 2016 Update

The Leadership Brevard Class of 2016 met on Thursday, September 17th for their opening session.  Presenters included Mr. Mario Busacca, KeyStone Strategies; Ms. Linda Cobb, The Coaching Company, Inc.; Mr. Jacob V. Stuart, Central Florida Partnership; and Mr. Stockton Whitten, Brevard County Manager.  
The Leadership Brevard Class of 2016 will complete eight Leadership Action Projects (LAPs) as teams.  LAPs are an integral component of the Leadership Brevard program curriculum and bring together teams of Leadership Brevard participants with other community leaders.  These projects are designed to be a leadership learning experience for the participants and a meaningful benefit to the community organization.  
Leadership Action Projects for the Leadership Brevard Class of 2016 include:  
2-1-1 Brevard  
CareerSource Brevard  
City of Cocoa  
City of West Melbourne  
Friends of Children of Brevard, Inc.  
Guardian Ad Litem 18th Circuit  
Honor America, Inc./Liberty Bell Memorial Museum  
Junior Achievement of the Space Coast  
Please visit www.LEADBrevard.org for more information.  If your organization is interested in receiving an RFP for the Leadership Brevard Class of 2017, please send an email to KristenK@LEADBrevard.org  


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