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OUR CLIENTS INCLUDE
FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES, INDEPENDENT FIRMS, GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

WHO WE ARE

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BEING

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KNOWING

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DOING

BKD Leaders is made up of an amazing group of people who actually care about making better leaders. We practice what we preach, and always deliver incredible professional development experiences. We train, develop, coach, mentor, consult, and give keynotes with any person who cares enough to invest in their own – and their employees’ – leader development journey.

BKD Leaders is the industry leader in the training and developing of employees for leadership roles, and in maximizing the effectiveness of experienced managers and executives. BKD Leaders are scholars and leadership experts dedicated to driving organization-wide performance through training and developing leaders.

We created our BKD Leader Model (Being. Knowing. Doing.) based on cutting edge research using the three pillars of effective leader development: Being a leader. Knowing how to lead. Doing the right things for the right reasons. We make leaders who make better leaders of everyone around them, transforming every person into their best leader self.

Leadership isn’t easy and Leaders need to know how to lead! BKD Leaders believes everyone has the potential lead. Our proprietary Being. Knowing. Doing. model shapes the way individuals see themselves as leaders, and increases their belief in their ability to lead, and empowers them with tools that maximize individual, follower, and organizational performance. BKD leader development programs strengthen leaders’ critical thinking, creative thinking, and strategic thinking ability, raising the quality of their decision making.

Why do we do it? Because studies show that leader development and training programs generate ROI that exceeds 200% The payback for developing leaders is huge. Why? Because a rising tide lifts all ships. People who learn to lead make everyone around them perform better. We are committed to making the world a better place by making better leader. Join the BKD Leaders movement to pull out the leader from within everyone – all ages, ethnicities, cultures at every level of every organization.

OUR GOAL IS TO MAKE LEADERS THAT GET WORK DONE AND DRIVE ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE THROUGH PEOPLE, TEAMS, AND TECHNOLOGY.

VISION

Vision: Every person at every organization a leader.  BKD Leaders believes “Leading is something everyone can do. We are leaders, and so are you!”

MISSION

Mission: To pull out the leader from within every person we engage in coaching, consulting, keynotes, workshops, and retreats.

VALUES

At BKD Leaders we build long-term, mutually beneficial, personal and professional relationships.
We follow the golden rule of treating others the way we want to be treated.

DOCTORS & DO'ERS

DR. BRYAN JOAB DEPTULA

M.B.A. Ph.D. CEO/Founder

KRISTEN M. DEPTULA

COO/Founder

JIM BRAY

SVP of Cyber Security

DR. ETHYLN A. WILLIAMS

Director of Research

Planning a retreat or off-site strategy session?

BKD Leaders operates the Canalside Inn, Rehoboth Beach, DE as a National Leadership Training and Development Conference Center

Canalside Inn has space for 34 guests, in our 13 rooms, and a conference center for training and development workshops. Our goal is to have your firms for training, and regional / national retreats that we can host.

Canalside Inn is set up for a complete retreat experience, with space for strategic planning sessions, training room. BKD Leaders transforms the Canalside Inn into a leadership development center for workshops, corporate strategy sessions, CEO and peer-advisory meeting, and hosts corporate training initiatives. Using Canalside Inn’s private venue for an exhilarating interactive corporate event, BKD Leaders hosts corporate guests for half-day workshops, consulting, and multi-day retreats. Canalside Inn has an 800 square feet of conference and event space onsite, and can coordinate with other spaces in the area as needed for larger groups.

BKD Leaders does all the work for Executive, Managers, and Human Resource professionals who are strapped for time. We know that coordinating training at the office is a hassle, and employees learn less when they get distracted inside the office. Let BKD Leaders do all the logistics for your entire corporate strategy, continuing education, and leadership development event. We will work with you to create a unique and valuable agenda for one or multiple days, coordinate overnight room accommodations, meals, training materials, and learning goals.

Dr. Bryan Deptula will deliver training that with an ROI that pays for the entire package. Or, use the Canalside Inn as a work-vacation to do team building and strategic planning. Visit the Canalside Inn Meet and Retreat page

Request Information from BKD Leaders to learn how to send a management team for a site visit to the CANALSIDE INN.

KEYNOTES & WORKSHOPS

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LEADERS ARE BORN TO BE MADE

Ground breaking keynote and workshop based on Dr. Bryan Deptula’s TED Talk Leaders Are Born To Be Made. Learn your leader identity, what motivates you to lead, and how make yourself a leader.

LEADING MILLENIALS

Leading Millennials builds a foundational understanding of universal principles about leading an intergenerational workforce.

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LEADERS LOGIC - CRITICAL CREATIVE STRATEGIC THINKING

Learn the BKD ‘Critical Thinking Through Leading’ system. Develop 10 positive leader traits, Critical thinking skills, Creative solutions, Strategic S.W.O.T. Analysis and strategy casting.

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MISSION MENTORING

Be a Mentor. Change a life. Mission Mentors is a sustainable, total development solution that includes customizable training. Participants learn to build and maintain effective long-term mentoring and coaching partnerships that improve performance.

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LEADERSHIP STYLES

Prepares aspiring leaders for extraordinary performance in future leadership roles. Learn to maximize effectiveness by adapting your leadership style to best fit the activity, objective, and context.

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BUILDING A LEADERSHIP BRAND

Be memorable! Be recognizable! Be iconic! Learn 10 simple steps to create your unique and valuable leadership brand leadership brand.

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UNIVERSAL LEADERSHIP

Ever wonder why some leaders are successful no matter where they go? Learn how to practice UNIVERSAL LEADERSHIP, a set of globally desirable and consistently impactful leadership behaviors.

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LEADING TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE

“The only thing that is constant is change!”  Know this…change is coming whether you and your organization want to change. Be prepared to leader transformation change so that you keep your competitive edge, constantly innovate, and disrupt industry competitors!

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WINNING CONFLICT

Conflict creates breakthrough innovations. Train employees to use conflict productively. Learn to welcome conflict, and to embrace the strategic approach to de-escalating and finding YES-able solutions.

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SUDDEN SUPERVISOR

Great! You just got promoted. All of a sudden, you’re a supervisor. Sudden Supervisor is a unique program designed to meet the specific challenges and developmental needs of managers beginning their experiences with leading teams.

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