Leadership Growth and Development Learning Series

Sessions of UW-Stout's Leadership Development Institute
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The Leadership Development Institute introduces five new Leadership Growth and Development Learning sessions to enhance and strengthen your leadership skills and experience. This series welcomes the individual who wants to move into a leadership position or the long-time leader who is looking to refresh their skills and strengths...and everyone in between.

Each session is an interactive, hands-on learning experience designed to give each person tools and actions to implement immediately.  You will receive the latest and greatest knowledge and expertise on each topic.

These full-day workshops will be held from 8:30am to 4:00pm at the Memorial Student Center, University of Wisconsin-Stout located in Menomonie, Wisconsin.  The cost is $200.00 per attendee and includes lunch. Parking information and detailed instructions will be sent via email to all registrants 5-7 days prior to the workshop.

The Course Instructor is Dr. Marya Wilson.  She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout teaching in the Operations and Management department.  She brings extensive business and industry experience in organizational development, operations, and quality management. Learn more here

Culture, Vision and Strategy for Organizations

Culture, vision, and strategy are the driving forces of success within every organization.  This session provides hands-on learning on how to utilize these three drivers of success in your organization: strategic planning; succession planning; and organizational change.  We will also be completing hands-on work around how personalities affect organizational culture and how you and your team can leverage those diverse personalities to optimize your organization.

Thursday, August 8th, 2019  |  8:30 am to 4:00 pm


Culture, Vision and Strategy for Organizations

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Leadership, Courage and Strength

The good and great leaders understand very well their strengths and limitations.  This session is a deep dive into your personal leadership philosophy and development.  Courage takes risk so we will also be discussing ethics, conflict management, and building trust.

Thursday, September 12th, 2019  |  8:30 am to 4:00 pm


Leadership, Courage and Strength

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Problem-Solving in Organizations

This session will focus on proven approaches and skills for problem solving.  We will engage you in critical thinking, decision-making, and negotiation activities throughout the day to sharpen your problem-solving skills.  Seasoned leaders or those aspiring to be leaders will benefit greatly from this hands-on learning session.

Thursday, October 10th, 2019  |  8:30 am to 4:00 pm


Problem Solving in Organizations

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Communication: It’s not just about Email

Communication is about building trust and strong teams.  When you understand the bigger picture of communication, you create high-impact relationships at all levels of your organization to ensure success.  In this session, we will be enhancing your knowledge and skills utilizing successful verbal (includes listening), non-verbal, and written communication approaches.

Thursday, November 14th, 2019  |  8:30 am to 4:00 pm


Communication: It's Not Just About Email

Register for the November 14th Session
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Motivation for 2020

This session is a chance for you and your team to develop or enhance your organization’s Vision and Goals for 2020.  You will learn keys to creating and motivating an organization that engages each member of your team members and makes them want to say “I love my job.”  Motivation is critical in engaging and retaining great employees.  We will work together through multiple activities that will make 2020 your best year yet.

Thursday, December 12th, 2019  |  8:30 am to 4:00 pm


Motivation for 2020

Register for the December 12th Session
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If you are interested in customizing these sessions for your organization, we would be happy to meet with you and discuss options.