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Disney Institute Returns to Blue Ridge Community College May 3


BRCC News | Published March 3, 2017

FLAT ROCK, NC (March 2, 2017) - Blue Ridge Community College's Professional Development Institute announced today that Disney Institute will return to its campus Wednesday, May 3, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $395 per person to attend this one-day professional development seminar entitled Disney’s Approach to Leadership Excellence, and include all course materials, lunch and parking. Additionally, companies can register for a table of six and receive the sixth ticket free.

Blue Ridge Community College hosted Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence last year to positive reviews from the more than 240 participants in attendance. This year’s institute will focus on Leadership and already has several businesses signed up to attend. Maximum capacity is 275 and seats tend to go quickly. 

Throughout this one-day course, participants will discover insights that drive the Disney organization and how to apply those in their own work. Participants will identify the personal and organizational values that drive them as a leader to carry out their organization’s vision.  This course is beneficial to any leader, particularly those new to their role, interested in achieving leadership excellence through a personal journey that explores values alignment, communication strategies, and sustainment tools.

“The cost to attend this Disney Institute locally, as opposed to traveling with a team to Florida is significantly less,” said Julie Thompson, Vice President, Economic and Workforce Development/ Continuing Education for Blue Ridge Community College. “Traveling to Florida to attend the Leadership Excellence at Disney Institute would cost a minimum of $1,470, plus travel and lodging.” Blue Ridge Community College's Professional Development Institute is able to offer Disney Institute here in Western North Carolina for $395 per person, including lunch and parking, a savings of $1,075 plus travel and lodging costs.  

This will be the third time that Blue Ridge Community College has hosted Disney Institute; they initially hosted in 2008 and then again in 2016, focusing on customer service and business excellence, respectively. The course offered on May 3, 2017, is focused on Leadership. 

Register online at or contact M.C. Gaylord at (828) 694-1779 or


About Disney Institute: For three decades, Disney Institute has provided timely and relevant learning opportunities that bring the Disney approach to life and inspire practical adaptations back in an organization’s own environment. As one of the most recognized names in business solutions and professional development, Disney Institute is the only training company that empowers organizations to create lasting change through their time-tested model for cultural transformation. 

About Blue Ridge Community College’s Professional Development Institute: Blue Ridge Community College’s Professional Development Institute is designed to meet the professional development needs of mid- to upper-business managers by offering a variety of training and seminars focused on developing leadership skills. Sign up for one of our open enrollment seminars or contact us to tailor a leadership training program to meet your company’s needs.