Leadership Academy

A Program of the Shakopee Chamber and Visitors Bureau


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Leadership Academy

About the Program

Leadership Academy is about going deeper into leadership development. It is a customized program built on investing in leaders with a leadership curriculum rooted in application and results.

All sessions will be facilitated by Scott Morrell, EdD – President and & Consultant with Rebar Leadership. Click HERE for Scott’s bio.

What our grads are saying

“I highly recommend Leadership Academy for anyone looking to strengthen their leadership skills.  Too often leadership seminars can be more ‘rah rah’ than practical substance.  Leadership Academy was different.  Every session provided materials, discussions and specific actions to better understand and improve your individual and team’s communication and productivity.  I’m grateful for the opportunity to participate in Leadership Academy, and have definitely enhanced my leadership skills as a result.”

John Groen 
Vice President of Marketing
Canterbury Park

“Leadership Academy has helped me grow personally and benefitted my company with professional growth. Some of the course materials that really resonated with me were the StrengthsFinder course, which I had taken roughly 10 years previously, and unsurprisingly 4 of my 5 core values were consistent. This course offered a fresh look at my strengths and how they can be applied to my current role in the workspace. Another valuable tool that I have taken from the course is a greater understanding of Emotional Intelligence, how it affects my coworkers, family, and myself. EI has given me an outside look in at how I respond to certain situations a certain way and get a better understanding how my actions are affecting those around me from an emotional standpoint. The Leadership Academy cohort I am connected with is comprised of many other local business professionals, some of whom I interact with in the professional world which has made this program very beneficial. I would strongly encourage anyone looking to enhance  their leadership skills and presence to explore the Leadership Academy course.”

Bryce Hotzler 
Project Manager
Greystone Construction 


Leadership Academy is designed to increase leadership effectiveness. Period! We all know the stronger our leaders in times of plenty and in times of want, the stronger our businesses and organizations. This program promises to equip leaders in a meaningful way.

Participant Outcomes

  • Stronger confidence in your abilities
  • Enhanced skills that are relevant in today’s workplace
  • Clarification of core values
  • Deeper self-awareness of strengths & opportunities
  • Leverage short-term & long-term career plans

Participants receive exposure to the latest leadership development tools and information employees can bring back to the workplace, including:

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • StrengthsFinder
  • Conflict Competence
  • Executive Presence
  • Leadership Core Values

2023 Schedule

  • May 21, 2023
  • June 18, 2023
  • July 16, 2023
  • August 20, 2023 
  • September 17, 2023 
  • October 15, 2023 
  • November 19, 2023 
  • December 17, 2023

All sessions will be held from 8:30AM – 11:30AM


The Shakopee Chamber Foundation is providing $750 scholarship opportunities for Leadership Academy. Click HERE for more information and guidelines.


$1,850 which includes books and support materials.

$1,500 rate for Shakopee Chamber Members which includes books and support materials.

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Leadership Academy Class of 2022

  • Sharon Beaman
    Cardinal Glass Industries
  • Randy Dehmer
    Canterbury Park
  • Heather Drews
    Drews Total Concrete
  • Aaron Eernisse
    Rahr Corporation
  • Alicia Hoover
    Cardinal IG
  • Stephanie Radtke
    Dakota County
  • Kanitta Rentfrow
    St. Francis Regional Medical Center
  • Stephen Sikoski
    Valleyfair Amusement Park

Leadership Academy Class of 2021

  • Bryce Hotzler
    Greystone Construction Company
  • Jenelle Mote
    Rahr Malting Company
  • John Groen
    Canterbury Park
  • Julie Critzer
    St. Francis Regional Medical Center
  • Lindsey Puffer
    HomeTown Bank
  • Raul Rehnborg
    Valleyfair Amusement Park
  • Tim Prodger
    The Imagine Group
  • Tim Zunker
    Shakopee Chamber and Visitors Bureau