Building Strong Leaders for Strong Futures

Enhance your leadership skills and grow your connections



Continue your education and become a better leader. BRLI offers amazing opportunities to interact with local businesses and organizations, as well as traditional leadership training. Learn from experienced teachers and successful leaders in our community.



Always keep learning and improving. BRLI will expand your leadership skills, and grow as a person. Progress is a moving target, and you always need to keep adapting.Continue your personal evolution with BRLI.



Our community needs strong leaders like you. We are dedicated to developing future leaders to keep our area moving forward. Let BRLI help you become an even more effective leader, and help guide the Bangor region into the future!

What is BRLI?

A Unique Approach to Leadership

BRLI offers a unique extended course that focuses on local businesses. You will be exposed to successful local leaders, and learn valuable lessons that are specific to our region. BRLI combines classroom exercises with field trips to see how leadership principles are applied in the real world.

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Nonprofit Partnerships

Tackling Challenges and Reaching Goals

The Nonprofit Partnership is a critical component to the BRLI experience. It helps participants grow and put their leadership skills to use while making an impact on nonprofits that are integral to the community.

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Keeping Connected

BRLI Annual Dinner

May 10th 5:00 pm - May 10th 8:00 pm

BRLI Annual Dinner

Hilton Garden Inn - Bangor Maine
250 Haskell Rd
Bangor, ME  04401

Announcing the 2017 Bangor Region Leadership Institute Annual Dinner! Join us on Wednesday, May 10th at the Hilton Garden Inn from 5:00PM - 8:00PM for a night of networking, dinner, and celebration. We will be recognizing the class of 2017 and honoring this year's recipient of the G. Clifton Eames Leadership Award. Come help us celebrate!

Wednesday, May 10th 2016
Hilton Garden Inn, Bangor
5:00 Social
6:00-8:00 Dinner and Presentation
$35 Per Person

Supporting Sponsors:
Emera Maine, TD Bank, UBS Financial

Friends of BRLI:
Beal College, Brookings Smith, Machias Savings Bank, Maine Savings

Annual Dinner Sponsor:
Hampden Auto
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BRLI Serves: Beautification Bangor

May 13th 8:00 am - May 13th 1:00 pm

BRLI Serves: "Beautification Bangor"

Bangor Region Leadership Institute
20 South St
Bangor, ME  04401

Come for all hours, come for part of the time, just COME OUT!! The BRLI plot is in front of Mexicali Blues but we will also offer our services to the city for help with additional planters and water/supplies runs. Each participant gets a BRLI Serves T-Shirt. We will meet at our plot right downtown in front of Mexicali Blues in Market Square.

We're looking for 8-10 volunteers to pitch in. If you are coming please RSVP by emailing us at

If you can't volunteer would you like to donate flowers for our plot? We would be happy to arrange to pick them up from you! Give us a shout at!
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Organization Workshop

May 25th 8:00 am - May 25th 1:30 pm

Organization Workshop

The Richard E. Dyke Center For Family Business
1 College Cir
Bangor, ME  04401

BRLI Professional Development Seminar
The Organization Workshop
presented by Ward Green Group

Registration Fee:
$150 / BRLI alumni $100
Includes all materials, breakfast and lunch

About the Organization Workshop:
The Organization Workshop (OW) is a group learning session in which participants experience universal conditions, traps, and dilemmas of organizational life. By learning firsthand about these traps, along with solid theory on avoiding them, participants emerge with concepts, methods, and a common language to improve their interaction in any organization.
This workshop places a strong emphasis on our ability to create and sustain satisfying and productive partnerships. Partnerships are defined as: A relationship in which we are jointly committed to the success of whatever process we are in … and to each other.

The questions we’re going to explore in this workshop are:
•What would an organization look like if this sort of partnership permeated throughout?
•What gets in the way of that happening?
•What does it take to make it happen?

The workshop has great possibilities for you …
•To see organizations more clearly than you have ever seen them before
•To open up new possibilities of partnership for yourself and your organization
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