BizTimes Leadership Academy is an exclusive, high-impact opportunity dedicated to supporting and transforming executive-level leaders. The Leadership Academy promises to provide principled guidance and thought-provoking applications for those who aspire to be great leaders. The Academy ensures a personally enriching experience by limiting the number of participants each session.

This executive leadership experience for C-level, senior management and advancing professionals will enable participants to grow via:

  • Personal and professional development leveraging innate strengths.
  • Guest speakers who provide leadership exposure, fresh perspectives, and insights into successful strategy and team dynamics.
  • Professional network of like-minded peers from a cross section of industries and organizations.

The spring session is presented over five Wednesdays and begins May 16 and concludes July 11, 2018.

BizTimes Leadership Academy offers the best of self-awareness leading to personal growth, professional development, leadership modeling, exposure to other aspiring leaders and strategy through discovery sessions, case-study application, and guest CEO speaker forums.

BizTimes Leadership Executive Director Joe Weitzer shares the vision.

Learn more in this article from the February 5, 2018 edition of BizTimes Milwaukee.


Wednesday, May 16, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday, May 30, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Tuesday, June 12, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Wednesday June 27, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Wednesday, July 11, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Application process

To participate in the Leadership Academy, applications for high performers may be submitted by their CEO (or other senior leader). Consideration should be given to those professionals seeking to advance their leadership skills and effectiveness with their organizations. Self-nomination is encouraged for those in C-level and senior management positions, presidents, business owners, entrepreneurs, senior associates, divisional vice presidents and directors and managers with high potential.


BizTimes Leadership Academy is now accepting applicants through Friday, March 30, 2018 for the spring session. The application form can be found here. Once accepted, the candidate will receive email confirmation with additional program information and instructions to complete preliminary self-assessments.


Professionals with a minimum of 7 years' business experience and holding a senior leadership role or have experience managing a team and are on the fast track for a senior leadership role within their organization. We anticipate the Leadership Academy will represent a wide variety of industries as well as the nonprofit and government sectors.

Guest speakers

BizTimes Leadership Academy supplements personal and professional development with guest thought leaders.  These individuals will provide content relevant personal testimonials associated with principles and learning objectives of the Leadership Academy. A list of guest presenters will be provided during the first meeting.


The fee is all-inclusive and covers the program, personal assessments and reports, professional photo and media acknowledgement, books, course materials, meals and parking.

  • Retail price (March 3 - 30, 2018): $4,900
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