The Bakery Leadership Circle
If you missed our info session about this program, you can watch the recording here.
What is the Bakery Leadership Circle?
How does it work?
The Circle will meet on Zoom every two weeks for four months (eight sessions in all.) Each session will include a facilitated peer consulting exercise where members will identify real-life bakery challenges and the group will share insights to spark new ideas and solutions.
Outside of the Zoom sessions, Circle members will have access to a private discussion forum, where they can share ideas, dig deeper into challenges and receive feedback.
By the end of the workshop, you will develop one or more actionable goals to implement at your bakery. Plus, the Circle will continue to meet for regular updates from June – August; helping you stay accountable to take action at your bakery.
Who should participate?
The Circle is for owners and senior-level operators of all types of bakeries that have been in business for at least 3 years and that employ teams of 5 or more employees.
What will you gain from this program?
The first Bakery Leadership Circle begins February 5th, 2024
Our first cohort of the Bakery Leadership Circle will run from February 5 – June 3, 2024, with monthly follow up sessions July through September.
Tuition for the program is $795.
Admission to the Bakery Leadership Circle is by application. The First Priority Decision deadline for applications is January 3, 2024.
Interested in learning more about this program? Join us for an info session on January 10 at 3 pm ET. Register here.
Or, email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time to talk.
Mark Dyck is the creator and host of Rise Up! The Baker Podcast featuring conversations with professional bakers and bakery owners from around the world. He is the founder of Bakers4Bakers.org, a global community of bakery owners working together to build successful, sustainable bakeries.
A Guild member since 2008, Mark previously owned Orange Boot Bakery in Regina, Saskatchewan with his wife Cindy. He later ran a ‘secret’ brick oven bakery for a private group of friends and neighbours.Mark is an experienced facilitator and coach, helping leaders tell better stories and make meaningful change. He has a wealth of experience in building safe, inclusive online spaces that enable participants to be open, vulnerable and build strong peer relationships. Mark was a coach at the altMBA program from 2018 - 2022 and was Head Coach of the Story Skills Workshop for the first eight sessions of the program. In 2018, he was co-founder and Chief Community Advocate of The Right Company, an online community for creative entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Karen Bornarth is Executive Director of the Guild, and has been a member for more than 20 years. In her work, she supports bakery owners and professional bakers to achieve success in their baking practices and businesses through education, training and community-building events.