2018 Bay College West Campus
Leadership Conference

May 17, 2018
Bay College - West Campus



Conference Pricing

Registration before April 17th - $89.00

Registration increases after April 17th to $99.00 - Sign up today!

Featuring Sherene McHenry as our Keynote Speaker

A head shot of Sherene McHenry

Relational Leadership and Success Expert, Dr. Sherene McHenry works with organizations that want to decrease burnout and turnover, while enhancing effectiveness, increasing engagement and raising productivity. Past president of the Michigan National Speakers Association and the author of Pick: Choose to Create a Life You Love, a monthly magazine column, and her Boost Your Leadership IQ blog, Sherene has been cited in numerous publications including Speaker Magazine and the Wall Street Journal.
Authentic, quick-witted and highly engaging, Sherene provides her clients with fresh perspectives and doable tactics to minimize miscommunications, decrease frustrations, and reduce burnout, disengagement and costly turnovers. Consistently garnering rave reviews, Sherene creates customized programs that are fast paced, fun and packed with immediately usable information.



Conference Agenda


Thursday, May 17 - Central Standard Time

9:00 - 9:55 AM 

Registration + Breakfast

Arrive by 9:00 AM to sign in and enjoy coffee and breakfast from Organic Grounds, as well as networking with other attendees in our lower atrium.

9:55 – 10:00 AM


10:00 – 10:50 AM

Opening Presentation


10:50 - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM – NOON

Breakout Session 1-A 

Motivating and
Managing Millennials

Millennials. Coveted by marketers and
feared by hiring mangers, Millennials
are quickly becoming the largest
segment of the workforce. We all
know the perception: not loyal,
self-serving, often unmotivated
by traditional incentives, and notorious
for job hopping. As it turns out, the
workforce, and Millennials in particular,
are not that different from past generations. It’s the world that’s changing, and changing quickly. Technology, communication, and
the way people interact is changing at an exponential rate. First viewed as a company’s trepidation, Millennials are actually the key to innovation and staying power. Surviving the next ten years of technological progress will require working with, and even for, Millennials.


Breakout Session 1-B  

Supersize Your Impact

Leadership positions can be
stressful. Success and responsibility
sit on your shoulders. You’re expected to be all and know all. Passion and productivity take a hit when hard working professionals feel frazzled, frayed or frustrated due to the pressures and demands of today’s fast-paced and constantly changing world and workplace.

Individuals who take care of themselves and keep themselves energized and engaged operate from a position of strength and guide others in doing the same. You will learn to:

  • Decrease stress
  • Choose proactive attitudes and behaviors
  • Develop strategies for restoring and renewing energy levels
  • Have more fun
NOON – 1:00 PM

Lunch by The Curious Pig

Attendees will enjoy a Twice Baked Loaded Potato. This tasty dish features creamy mashed potatoes with sour cream and cheese, topped with shredded brisket served in the potato shell with a side of coleslaw and a home made cookie.  

*A vegetarian option will be available upon request.
1:00 - 1:50 PM

Leadership Panel

Lois Ellis, Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance Director, will moderate an engaging panel of area leaders on what they have learned on their management journey.

Panelists include:

Mark Klossner, Marketing Manager at Boss Snowplow
Russ Kassin, Senior VP, Business Banking Manager at
First National Bank & Trust
Margaret Minnerick, President, Sagola Hardwoods, Inc.
1:50 - 2:00 PM
2:00 – 3:00 PM

Breakout Session 2-A

People Matter

We will visit the “People” challenges
organizations will be facing in 2018 and beyond. We will discuss basics of
how to position yourself and your organization to respond to the identified challenges, how to establish the appropriate organizational structure and how to reinvigorate your teams. The final
discussion will centered on people metrics that enable you to measure the
dimension of your challenges and
create insight to solutions.

Breakout Session 2-B

Giving and Receiving Feedback

Join Brent Madalinski as he explains how to ‘close the gap’ between your current state and your desired future state.  This session will discuss the art of giving and receiving feedback, within all levels of an organization, with the primary focus on how to close the gap (getting positive results).

3:00 - 3:15 PM
3:15 – 4:30 PM


Rock Your Engagement: How Great Leaders Increase Accountability, Reduce Burnout and Raise Productivity

Even the best leaders face difficult, distracted and disruptive individuals whose behavior negatively affects engagement and performance. Successful HR departments and leaders throughout the organization respond strategically in order to halt destructive actions and encourage behaviors that lead to success. Hold individuals accountable. Get slackers pulling their weight. Protect high performers from burning out.

Attendees will learn: 

  • Agile leadership strategies to fit the 5 types of people.

  • Approaches for holding individuals accountable for tasks and results.

  • Tactics for halting disruptive behaviors before they destroy morale.

  • Strategies to prevent high performers from burning out.


Do you have questions or concerns?
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2001 N Lincoln Road, Escanaba, MI 49829
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