The Bangor Region Leadership Institute (BRLI) is an intensive, regionally-oriented leadership development program of the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce. BRLI is designed to give potential and emerging leaders the skills, knowledge, and on-going support they need to succeed in the greater Bangor community.
BRLI is designed for outstanding individuals who desire to sharpen their leadership skills and gain a greater understanding of the region’s economy and community networks. While other national and state leadership development programs exist, BRLI is uniquely focused on the Bangor Region. Sessions are taught by local leaders for local leaders.
BRLI begins in the fall of each year, and continues through the spring, over nine separate day-long sessions. Each session takes place at a different area location which ties into that session’s specific theme. Locations range from a large manufacturing facility to the Bangor International Airport; a local college to a historic church. The schedule includes behind-the-scenes tours of several key regional businesses and institutions. The curriculum includes a dynamic array of presenters that represent a variety of backgrounds and occupations. Presenters are chosen based on their and expertise and leadership capacity in a certain field, their commitment to the community, and their excellent communication skills.
Graduates of BRLI make up a closely connected network of community, industry and government leaders serving the Bangor Region and beyond.