Virtual Leadership Boot Camp

For managers or individual contributors who want to cultivate and apply personal assets

The MEA Leadership Boot Camp provides opportunities for leaders in any role to dig deeper into their personal leadership skills. The boot camp focuses on leading both self and others, by cultivating an awareness and application of key personal assets towards effective leadership skills.

Offered twice a year in the fall and spring, this online program with live webinars and supporting materials is a three-month commitment (approximately 60-90 minutes per week). Each boot camp has just 6-10 participants to ensure accountability, open discussion and sharing of scenarios, and dynamic question and answer with speakers.



(per person, three-month program)

Non-member: $775
Member: $475

Contact Mark Bechtel at (651) 289-9600 x109 for more information.

Boot Camp Details

  • Live Presenter & Webinar 1: Introductions
    • Expectations and introductions
    • Facilitated by Mark Bechtel, MEA Leadership Programs Manager
  • Live Presenter & Webinar 2: Strengths Based Leadership
    • Utilizes the Strengths Finder 2.0 assessment to identify key performance strengths
    • Facilitated by Barb Dusek, a professional Leadership Coach, Management Consultant and President of CorSpective
  • Live Presenter & Webinar 3: Emotional Intelligence
    • Utilizes the Emotional Intelligence 2.0 assessment results to understand and employ emotions beneficially inside the workplace
    • Facilitated by Barb Dusek, a professional Leadership Coach, Management Consultant and President of CorSpective
  • Live Presenter & Webinar 4: Social Styles
    • Better understand your behavior preferences and improve your interpersonal effectiveness
    • Facilitated by Julie Berg, M.A., ACC, President of HRD Consulting; professional workshop leader, coach and organization development consultant
  • Live Presenter & Webinar 5: Fast Forward Your Career
    • Industry specific insights on the seven principles for career success
    • Facilitated by author and former MEA President, Ric Hinkie
  • Extras

    Included with Leadership Boot Camp:

    • Welcome packet and learning resources
    • 20+ online management/leadership courses
    • Four books (Strengths Based Leadership, Emotional Intelligence 2.0, Social Styles by TRACOM, and Fast Forward Your Career)
    • Three personal assessments (Strengths Finder, Emotional Intelligence, and Social Styles)
    • Manager involvement and feedback
    • Certificate of completion
    • Up to 12 PDHs

Past participants say

“It was over too quickly! The course materials were great.”

“For me, it was assessing my own strengths, weaknesses, and interpersonal styles. I need to take that information and use it in my position to build a cohesive team. This information will be helpful in building these relationships.”

“Great speakers, good support, relevant topics. You got what you put into the program.”

“I enjoyed it all. I guess what’s impactful for me is to learn from my emotional discomforts [and] hearing how I can put strategies into place is wonderful.”