What can a guide dog and blind person teach professionals about good leadership? A lot more than one might imagine. Leadership Oakland and Leader Dogs for the Blind have partnered for a unique look at a leadership development technique that is quickly gaining popularity.

Join these two organizations as Leadership Oakland takes its Breakfast of Champions series to Leader Dogs for the Blind headquarters, 1039 S Rochester Rd, Rochester Hills, on Tuesday, January 23, from 7:30- 9:00 a.m. An optional tour of the impressive Canine Development Center that changes hundreds of lives each year will be available afterward.

Harness the Power of Leadership is a unique offering by Leader Dogs for the Blind to help individuals and teams directly experience and understand how the relationship between a guide dog and its recipient can help them be stronger professionals.

The session is open to the public. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $36. Leadership Oakland Alumni Association members receive a discount — $32. Registration is available online at https://www.leadershipoakland.com/breakfast-of-champions/ or by contacting Carol Dendler at 248.952.6880.

Additional Leadership Oakland Breakfast of Champions session:

Don’t Call Me a Millennial: Busting the Myths of the Next Generation of Leadership
Annual Young Professionals Panel
February 27, 2018, 7:30-9:00 a.m.
MSU Management Education Center, 811 W. Square Lake Rd, Troy, MI 48098
Today’s high aspiring and emerging leaders are breaking through the stereotypes of their generation. These bright, innovative professionals are combining wisdom from previous generations with their own definition of leading into the future. This is one of our most popular events! Don’t miss this interactive opportunity to learn from these dedicated professionals and Leadership Oakland graduates. We also will be joined by L. Brooks Patterson’s Elite 40 under 40 for this event.

Sommer Brock, LOXXVII – Director of Development, Cranbrook Educational Community
Clarence Dass, LOXXVII – Founder, The Dass Law Firm
Jennifer Korman, LOXIX – Communications Project Manager, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

The Leadership Oakland Breakfast of Champions Series is sponsored by: Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, HAP, DTE Energy Foundation, Corp!

Established in 1990, Leadership Oakland is a 501 (c)(3) organization focused on business and community leadership development. The organization provides a nine-month Cornerstone Program to participants from businesses, organizations and governmental agencies that are selected based on an application process. Leadership Oakland graduates are key business and community leaders serving as catalysts on boards of various organizations throughout the region.