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In This April 2017 Issue:

  Blue Zone: Secrets of a long life    
with Nick Buettner  
  Tuesday, April 11, 2017    
  Leadership After Hours at Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill    
  Thursday, April 20, 2017    
  Leadership Brevard Class of 2017    
  Leadership Action Projects: An Evening of Community Impact    
  Thursday, April 27, 2017    
  Leadercast Live: Powered by Purpose    
  Friday, May 5, 2017    
  Leadership Brevard Class of 2017 Graduation    
  & LEAD Brevard's Annual Meeting    
  Honoring the 2017 Leadership Brevard Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient    
  Thursday, May 11, 2017    
  Eau Gallie Yacht Club    
  Leadership Brevard Class of 2017 Updates    
  Share Your Story- "I AM LEAD BREVARD"    



Community partners bring Nick Buettner to Brevard Tuesday, April 11th for a conversation about the Blue Zones project approach to community well–being transformation – places where people live measurably longer, happier lives with lower rates of chronic diseases and a higher quality of life.

Join LEAD Brevard and other community partners to learn more; registration for this complimentary event is included in the flyer below.
  CLICK HERE or on the flyer to register    
CLICK HERE or on the flyer to register


Connect, reconnect, and engage with some of the most passionate, influential and positive-thinking leaders in Brevard.  Join us in celebration as the Leadership Brevard Class of 2017 completes their final Leadership Brevard program session on April 20th!
Members of the next “Best Class” of Leadership Brevard, the Class of 2018 are also invited to join the fun!
Thursday, April 20, 2017
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill
610 Glen Cheek Drive, Port Canaveral, FL 32920  SEE MAP
Light appetizers will be provided and a cash bar will be available
Complimentary for the Leadership Brevard Class of 2017
LEAD Brevard & ypB Members  $10
Leadership Brevard Class of 2018 $10
General Admission $20
Members must login to receive a member discount.
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You are Invited to Attend:

Class of 2017
Leadership Action Projects:
An Evening of Community Impact

Thursday, April 27, 2017
5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Networking reception 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.; Presentations from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Hosted by:
Home Builders & Contractors Association of Brevard
1500 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32935
Parking Instructions:  Please park across the street at the Eau Gallie First Baptist Church, 
look for the "HBCA guest parking" signs

Appetizers and a cash bar will be available
Registration is required by Monday, April 24th
This is a complimentary event. 

2016 - 2017 Leadership Action Project Partners Include:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida, Inc.
"Mentor Recruitment Project: A Call to Action”
Brevard Homeless Coalition, Inc.
"The Cost of Homelessness in Brevard County”
Brevard Neighborhood Development Coalition, Inc.
“DOCK Volunteer Recruitment and Retention Initiative”
Cancer Care Centers of Brevard Foundation, Inc.
“Navigating a Cancer Diagnosis in Brevard County”
Children's Home Society of Florida
“Parent University: A Parent Enrichment and Engagement Program”
Florida Wildlife Hospital & Sanctuary, Inc.
"Ensuring that Nature and Space Coast Residents Continue to Thrive Together”
Greater Titusville Renaissance, Inc.
“Greater Titusville Renaissance Youth Academy”

The U.S. Space Walk of Fame Museum/American Space Museum
“STEAM Space”

Leadership Action Projects (LAPs) are an integral component of the Leadership Brevard program curriculum.  From LEAD Brevard’s point of view, the process of learning group process skills, evolving team leadership, and working within the community to conceive, plan and implement a solution to a real local need is an important leadership experience.  LAPs bring together teams of Leadership Brevard participants with other community leaders.
The purpose of the LAP is to address a problem or issue identified by a local non-profit or city/county municipality. The projects use the talents, skills, and professional capabilities of the Leadership Brevard class members to help the organization fulfill its specific mission while at the same time our participants learn the intricacies of Brevard County from another perspective, connect with a specific organization and build leadership skills outside of their workplace.   Several LAPs are undertaken each year and result in community impact translated as numbers.  The numbers represent only  a portion of the value that is received by both the participating nonprofits and the class members as participants in a “learning laboratory."



        Leadercast Live is the largest one-day leadership event in the world.  Broadcast live from Atlanta to hundreds of locations around the world each year, Leadercast brings together some of the most recognized and respected global leaders to create a leadership experience unlike any other.  Leadercast Live focuses on the leadership issues most relevant to today’s time-starved leader. It is a place of inspiring messages coupled with rich interaction between fellow leaders that want to be intentional about raising their standard of leadership…all delivered with a creative, energetic and memorable approach. Leaders across all industries and various levels of their career are able to leave this event better equipped to take on their next challenge.    
        Friday, May 5, 2017    
        9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.    
        (check-in will open at 8:00 a.m.)    
        Eastern Florida State College, Cocoa Campus    
        Bernard Simpkins Fine Arts Center    
        1519 Clearlake Road, Cocoa, FL 32922  SEE MAP    
General Public $60
Brevard County, ELI, Municipality $45
Eastern Florida State College Employees/Students $45
LEAD Brevard Members $45
        Chick-fil-A lunch included with registration    


        Leadership Brevard Class of 2017 Graduation    
        & LEAD Brevard's Annual Meeting    
        Honoring the 2017 Leadership Brevard Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient    
        LEAD Brevard's Board of Directors invite you to celebrate 32 years of community building with the Leadership Brevard Class of 2017 graduating class, the awarding of the 2017 Leadership Brevard Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient, and LEAD Brevard's new and returning board members.    
        Thursday, May 11, 2017    
        6:00 - 8:00 p.m.    
        Eau Gallie Yacht Club    
        100 Datura Drive, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937  SEE MAP    
        Registration required by May 5th    
        Complimentary for the Leadership Brevard Class of 2017    
Individual Ticket $35
Sponsor a Table (seats 10) $450
        Table sponsors receive 10 tickets, logo recognition on table, in the printed program, and on the LEAD Brevard website    
        Heavy hors d’oeuvres are complimentary and beverage tickets will be available for purchase.  Business attire.    
        Proceeds from this event provide Leadership Brevard program scholarship funds.    
        Thank you to the following table sponsors (as of April 4th):    
        Sponsorships are available.  Call LEAD Brevard for details:  321-632-8222    


        Class of 2017 Update    
        Leadership Brevard’s class 2017 March session was sponsored by the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and the atmosphere was perfect for conversations about ‘Encouraging Innovation’ as the theme of the day. Engineering a Competitive Innovation Economy featured comments from Jenna Buehler, Co-founder, Groundswell Startups (and a LEAD Brevard 2017 4 under 40 finalist); Derek Gores, Derek Gores Gallery; Adam Hoffmann, UI/UX designer, program manager, and strategist and Alex Rudloff, founder, More Than Theory (a LEAD Brevard 4 under 40 recipient in 2013). Emerging business entrepreneurs have an increasingly large impact on our local economy and bring new ideas to work and the way to work.    
        "Engineering a Competitive Innovation Economy" community leader guest speakers    
        Pictured left to right:  Derek Gores, Derek Gores Gallery; Jenna Buehler, Groundswell Startups; Fumiko Shinkawa, Groundswell Startups; Alex Rudloff, More Than Theory; and Adam Hoffmann, UI/UX designer, program manager, and strategist.    

LEAD Brevard board member Dale Ketcham, Chief Strategic Alliances, Space Florida shared information around the Cape Canaveral Spaceport and its role inBroadening and Deepening the Space Coast’. Class members were able to learn about Blue Origin and their vision for Florida firsthand from Orbital Launch Site Director, Scott Henderson. The logo for Blue Origin has a myriad of design elements, all with a connection to the company and the founder, Jeff Bezos. "Gradatim Ferociter" is Latin for "step by step, ferociously" and is a guide for how the company works to design and build rockets for human spaceflight. The hourglass with wings in between the banner symbolizes human mortality. The tortoises reaching for the stars allude to the story of The Tortoise and the Hare. Finally, the tortoises are holding a plaque with orbital altitudes above the earth.

        Judy Blanchard, Vice President of Industry Relations, CareerSource Brevard led the class through a discussion of how that organization is working to identity and create the workforce for the future that will support innovation and commercial space activity.    
        The concept of innovation as a family ‘labor of love’ and research leading to new cures for rare diseases was shared by Gabriel Rothblatt of United Therapeutics Corporation. It’s amazing to learn of or to be reminded of the talent that calls Brevard home.    

Our host, Therrin Protze, Chief Operating Officer, Delaware North, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex shared exciting news of next steps and new exhibits of the Visitor Complex and class members were treated to the new Heroes and Legends exhibit as well as touring the shuttle Atlantis exhibit and other areas of the Atlantis experience. If you have not been to the Visitor Complex; you need to go!

        The So-Social committee of the Leadership Brevard class convened members of the class at the Playalinda Brewing Company to network and recap the day’s events.    
        These insightful discussions with existing community leaders are part of the Leadership Brevard program experience    


        You are invited by the Leadership Brevard 2017 Leadership Action Project Team, Brevard Neighborhood Development Coalition to attend:    


        Share Your Story- "I AM LEAD BREVARD"    

Dear Leadership Brevard Alumni – Share your Story – “I AM LEAD BREVARD”

LEAD Brevard’s mission is working together to strengthen our community by inspiring people to lead.  To showcase the impact ‘YOU’, as a Leadership Brevard graduate, is making in our community, we’re gathering the stories of the connections and successes that you have; this quick 6 question survey (estimate 5 – 8 minutes to answer) begins the ‘data collection’ process of the stories that represent LEAD Brevard.  In aggregate, the information you share will be used to tell the community – “Here’s what we have accomplished.” 


CLICK HERE to share your story


        Update your Contact Information    

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123 Barton Blvd., Suite 101
Rockledge, FL 32955
Phone:  321-632-8222    Fax:  321-632-0207
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