Building Leaders

Helping early and mid-career professionals take the next step of professional growth.

Building Leaders

Know your strengths, Learn from experts, Network with your peers, Build leadership skills

Building Leaders helps early and mid-career professionals take the next step of professional growth. It is a monthly series that runs from October through May that alternates interactive dialogue and presentations given by leadership and executive coaching professionals with small group discussions in an intimate setting. It helps participants know their strength, network with their peers, learn from experts, and build leadership skills.

Sessions are held once a month on Fridays from 11:30 to 1:00 PM at the offices of Briggs and Morgan.


Price includes seven leadership development sessions and lunch.

  • ULI Members: $225
  • Non-Members: $300

Participants Receive

  • StrengthsFinder 2.0 Wall Street Journal and Business Week #1 bestseller, including a strength assessment access code
  • Seven monthly sessions from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM including lunch. The final session on April 13th will be two hours from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM.

2017–2018 Schedule

Oct. 6, 2017: The Thin Line Between Love and Respect: Leadership Lessons from a Former Mayor

R.T. RybakPresident and CEO, Minneapolis Foundation and former City of Minneapolis Mayor

Nov. 10, 2017: Your Strengths in Action I

Lacey SquierCertified Strengths Finder Coach

Dec. 8, 2017: Your Strengths in Action II

Aubrey AustinDirector, ULI Minnesota

Jan. 12, 2018: Build Success by Building Your Brand

Teresa DalyCEO, Navigate Forward

Feb. 9, 2018: Taking Risks

Irene QuarshieVice President, Target

Mar. 9, 2018: Dream Big

Sondra SamuelsPresident and CEO, Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ)

Apr. 13, 2018: Activ8 Your Strengths

Erik GabrielsonPartner, Activ8
This session will go until 1:30 PM

For further details, contact David Baur.