BLP Session Planners2019-10-16T14:48:15-04:00

March 22nd & 23rd, 2019

Your overnight stay on Friday, March 22nd has been reserved at the Country Inn at Jiminy Peak. Each participant is assigned a private room. Although there is no charge for your room, you will be asked to leave a credit card number for incidentals. Please leave your bags stowed in your cars until check-in.

Please park in the lot outside the Country Inn. You will be provided with parking credentials after 5:00 pm when we break for dinner and you check in to your rooms.  Please note that you are required to stay at Jiminy Peak the entire time and cannot have any outside visitors.

March 28th, 2019

Session Objectives:

  • Highlight areas of investment in the Berkshires across various sectors of the economy
  • Learn about challenges and opportunities facing the region related to economic development in the Berkshires
  • Create thoughts and ideas among participants for class project

2019 Bus Tour Itinerary

April 4, 2019

Session Objective: Convey the importance of volunteerism and explore the breadth of opportunities for participation throughout the region.

Session Location: Dalton CRA Youth Center, 27 South Carson Ave, Dalton

Community Engagement Session Agenda

Community Engagement Session Biographies

Session Food Provided by: KJ Nosh

April 11, 2019

Session Objective: Introduce current initiatives, trends and challenges, while exploring the role the creative sector has in contributing to the regional economy.

Session Location: Iredale Cosmetics, 50 Church Street, Great Barrington

Creative Economy Agenda
Creative Economy Session Biographies

Session Food Provided By:
20 Railroad Public House
Dessert provided by Guidos Fresh Marketplace

April 18th, 2019

Session Objective: Discuss workforce and population trends in the Berkshires, identifying resources available to both job seekers and employers.

Session Location: NORAD Mill, 60 Roberts Drive, North Adams

Workforce Development Agenda
Workforce Development Biographies

Session Food Provided By:
Subway, provided by 1Berkshire
Tossed Salad and Dessert Tray, provided by Williams College
Coffee, provided by Tunnel City Coffee

April 25, 2019

Session Objective: Explore our current educational landscape, providing participants with a better understanding of the challenges and successes in our region.

Session Location: Taconic High School, 96 Valentine Road Pittsfield

Education Agenda
Education Biographies

Session Food Provided By:
Taconic High School Culinary Arts Program

May 2, 2019

Session Objective: Provide an overview of the evolving healthcare infrastructure in the Berkshires, exploring traditional and alternative options available to residents.

Session Location: Canyon Ranch, 165 Kemble Street, Lenox

Healthcare Agenda
Healthcare Session Biographies

Session Food Provided by:
Canyon Ranch

May 16, 2019

Session Objective: Inform participants of current issues and initiatives affecting the area in terms of energy, agriculture, and environmental sustainability.

Session Location: Ramblewild, 110 Brodie Mountain Road, Lanesborough

Energy & Environment Agenda

Energy & Environment Biographies

May 23, 2019

Session Objective: Demonstrate the role that local and state government play in our community, and inspire civic awareness and engagement among the participants.

Session Location: The Green, 85 Main Street, North Adams

Government Agenda

Government Biographies

May 30, 2019

Session Objective: Provide examples and narratives of different types of leadership, inspiring the class to take on their next leadership challenges in the workplace and in their community.

Session Location: Red Lion Inn, 30 Main St, Stockbridge

Leadership Agenda

Leadership Biographies

June 6, 2019

You are cordially invited to attend….

Skyline Country Club, 405 S Main St, Lanesborough

Commencement is mandatory for all participants, and dinner is included in your tuition. Participants are encouraged to invite up to two guests. Tickets must be purchased in advance for $40/person.

RSVP to by May 28th.
Checks should be made payable to 1Berkshire Foundation.