Leadership Certificate and Workshop Program
New workshops start October 2020!
UW-Stevens Point campus
Business and Leadership, Health and Human Services, See Stevens Point Offerings


All sessions are held 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
UW-Stevens Point campus - Dreyfus Unversity Center-Legacy Room

Details


You don't need a title to be a leader
. Whether you consider yourself a seasoned leader or one who is just exploring your role, these workshops will strengthen your leadership skills and impact. Strong leadership skills can maximize employee engagement and productivity, shape a positive culture, and promote innovation.

The Leadership Certificate Program is an opportunity for you to build and strengthen your leadership skills. Throughout these workshops, you will have the opportunity to engage in activities and discussions that will help you discover your leadership values, gather tips on how to build an effective team, as well as strategies for creating mutually beneficial long-term relationships. 

Registration Information


The Leadership Certificate Program consists of six workshops. You are required to complete six (6) workshops within two (2) years to earn the Leadership Certificate.

Registration Fees:

  • $295 Professionals 
  • $149 UWSP Faculty/Staff
  • $45 UWSP Students 
  • $1,595 Full Certificate
      Individual Workshop Registration
 
We can no longer accept checks or "pay later" options online. If paying by check, print the Registration Form and follow instructions on the Registration Form for submission and payment.

Fall 2020 workshop information coming soon!

 ‭(Hidden)‬ November 8, 2019 - Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: Creating a Positive, Engaged Workplace Culture

Presenter: Justin Rueb, Ph.D.
 

Emotional Intelligence is one of the best predictors of effectiveness leadership; yet, many leaders do not understand what EQ is.  This workshop will expose attendees to what Emotional Intelligence is, the five dimensions of the personal individual variable, and how to use EQ to interact effectively with subordinates.  The workshop will explain how to use Emotional Intelligence, Optimism, and Leadership Delegation to create Positive environments in the workplace, enhancing worker engagement.

  • Complete an EI assessment and identify your EQ skills and areas of opportunity
  • Leave with the book Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and continue your EQ development  
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Justin Rueb is a Professor of Psychology at UW-Stevens Point with a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He works with organizations to enhance their culture through leadership development, teambuilding, diversity and inclusion, ethics, and executive coaching. Justin holds both the Senior Professional of Human Resources and the Human Resources Program Manager certifications and is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional emphasizing training and development.  He has researched human factors, cognition, human resources, leadership, and sexual harassment issues with over 100 articles/presentations at conferences and in professional journals.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ December 6, 2019 - Evaluating and Maximizing Employee Performance

Presenter: Lynn Ludwig, Ph.D.
  
Performance appraisals are often dreaded tasks for managers and anxiety-provoking discussions for employees. Yet, when conducted with the intention of having a  two-way conversation that presents a balance between the business goals and an honest assessment of the employee's performance, progress and growth can be achieved. Improvement goals should be identified and monitored through timely and appropriate feedback. Critical to the success of any performance appraisal process is ongoing feedback, with diplomatic responses given, in a timely manner.
     
In this session, you will:
  • Learn how to set and articulate goals for performance.
  • Practice communication strategies to use with your superiors when projects and resources are not on target. 
  • Role play employee and manager discussions in performance evaluations.
  • Identify areas for change in your organization. 
  • Determine strategies to build company morale.
LynnLudwig.jpgLynn Ludwig is an Associate Professor of English who teaches courses in Technical and Professional Communication at the University   of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and UW-Madison's Master's Degree program in Data Science.

She has worked in a variety of business settings as an independent consultant in technical communication and instructional design, and as an editor of rocket booster test reports for NASA. She created and taught courses on SAP in the U.S. and Germany, and managed global teams of software instructional developers at Lotus Development Corporation and IBM. She earned a B.A. in English from the University of New Mexico, an M.A. in Technical and Professional Communication from New Mexico State University, and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Computer Composition from Southern Illinois University.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ January 24, 2020 - Leading Collaborative Teams and Leveraging Strengths

Presenter: Justin Rueb, Ph.D.
 
We will explore one's perceived personality using the DISC personality instrument. Learn what your predispositions at work are and how to leverage this knowledge to improve the effectiveness of your team. Furthermore, attendees will leverage workplace coaching principles and understand why and how you would coach others to ensure the future of the team. A mixture of classroom lecture/discussion and hands-on team building exercises will highlight the principles needed for successful leadership of a team, leading to better listening, communication, and assertiveness skills.

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Justin Rueb is a Professor of Psychology at UW-Stevens Point with a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. He works with organizations to enhance their culture through leadership development, teambuilding, diversity and inclusion, ethics, and executive coaching. Justin holds both the Senior Professional of Human Resources and the Human Resources Program Manager certifications and is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional emphasizing training and development.  He has researched human factors, cognition, human resources, leadership, and sexual harassment issues with over 100 articles/presentations at conferences and in professional journals.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ February 7, 2020 - Developing Your Strategic Mindset and Practice

Presenters: Lyna Matesi, Ph.D. and Greg Wright, Executive Director CREATE Portage County

Develop your strategic mindset and practices to drive professional and organizational success you can measure. In this workshop we will: 
  • Clarify why your organization exists and use an organigraph to uncover how your organization really works.
  • Select how to move forward in conquering a decision: thinking-first (diagnosis), seeing-first (insight and intuition) or doing-first (experimentation).
  • Improve your innovation, design thinking, and strategy through hands-on simulation.
  • Learn from Greg Wright, Executive Director of CREATE Portage County, how he has leveraged a strategic mindset and practice to foster success.
This session is ideal for leaders and aspiring leaders interested in advancing their ability to think and act strategically within a business or nonprofit organization.

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Lyna Matesi, Ph.D. teaches management and leadership at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Her passion is helping leaders and leadership teams maximize their capacity for success. She has served in leadership development, change management and curriculum development roles at U.S. Cellular and business planning, communication technology, and project management roles at Motorola. She also served as a Senior Faculty member for the Center for Creative Leadership. Matesi earned a BA in management and leadership from Judson University, an MA in change leadership and organizational renewal from Antioch University, and a Ph.D. in leadership studies from Gonzaga University.  




 
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Greg Wright is the Executive Director of CREATE Portage County, a nonprofit arts advocacy and creative place making organization focused on making creativity central to our way of life in Portage County. Much of Greg's work has focused on developing small-town applications of big-city place making and entrepreneurship investments, with the target of imagining a thriving new-economy model for small and rural communities. In 2015, Milwaukee Biz Times named Greg the "Innovator to Watch" for the arts in Wisconsin. 


 ‭(Hidden)‬ March 6, 2020 - Effective Change Management and Leadership

​Presenter: Janene Beck-Hafner, Ph.D.

We live in a world of constant change. Change is ever-present in our personal lives, work, and communities. In this session, we will discuss:
  • the process of changeEvalu
  • developing a vision
  • leadership versus management of change
  • common fundamental mistakes made during the change process
  • creating a guiding coalition within your organization
  • communication during change
We will explore a model for change management, providing a tool for participants to utilized for any type of change.

Janene-Beck-Hafner-240x300.jpgJanene Beck-Hafner's background is in education and leadership. She has served as the Director of Community Resources/Provider Relations; Organizational Development Consultant and, most recently, Talent, Learning & Culture Program Consultant for Inclusa. Previously, she served as a High School Associate Principal and Director of Pupil Services. Janene earned a Master of Science Degree in Educational Leadership and a Doctoral Degree in Educational Administration with an emphasis in Leadership.

Janene has led and mentored colleagues, delivered strategic consultation, collaborated across organizational divisions and stakeholder groups, led change and developed effective strategies to overcome barriers, with a shared solution-focused approach to problem solving. She recently developed the talent networking strategy for Inclusa, connecting with key community stakeholders to develop talent networks that support and enrich colleague acquisition process and enhance colleague retention. 

 ‭(Hidden)‬ April 3, 2020 - Master Resilience to Sustain High Performance-This will be held using Zoom Video Conferencing.

Presenter: Brian Krolczyk, Ph.D.

Your physical and mental well-being are directly correlated with your leadership capacity. Join us and master the art of managing personal and organizational resilience. In the first half of this highly interactive workshop, you'll learn the physiology of stress, a strategy to increase your personal power, and develop an action plan to increase your energy. In the second half, you'll learn to apply proven strategies that build a resilient and high performing organizational culture.  

KrolczykBrian.jpgBrian Krolczyk is Assistant Professor, Health Promotion & Wellness at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. He has deep expertise and experience in Health & Wellness coaching, counseling psychology, and organizational leadership. For over a decade, Brian was a member of the Executive Solutions Group, Global Assessment Operations at Development Dimensions International (DDI), Inc., a global leader in the science and practice of business leadership. An expert in evaluating executive competencies and development planning, he is adept at introducing business leaders to best practices and building capabilities that support the sustainability of scaled solutions. Brian also has over ten years of full-time experience in the field of mental health as a former Clinical Director of Crisis Services at a Community Mental Health Center. Having personally experienced the challenges of disease, divorce and career change, Brian needed to develop the rehabilitation and recovery skills necessary to build resilience. Now, through his private practice (www.revealyourpower.com), he coaches professionals to develop practical and sustainable approaches to healthy living, stable relationships, and reliable earnings in a satisfying career. 


Zoom Video Conferencing: You do not need any special software or equipment to attend other than computer speakers or headphones. You will connect to the Zoom session via a web link that will be provided a few days prior to the class. Within Zoom, we have the ability to pair you into small discussion groups for round table discussions. Therefore, a webcam and microphone (or telephone) will be helpful but is not required. Zoom is very easy to use. However, if you would like to set-up a practice round prior to the class, please email Jennifer Hess at jhess@uwsp.edu to set-up a time.
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Lodging


Area Hotels - Be sure to ask if they have special rates for UW-Stevens Point visitors!

Contact Information


Contact Jennifer.Hess@uwsp.edu or call 715-346-4782 for additional workshop information. 

Call Customer Service at 715-346-3838 for registration assistance. 

 
Full refunds granted upon receipt of written request to Jennifer.Hess@uwsp.edu when received 14 days before the start date of each individual workshop. No refunds will be given if cancellation is received less than 14 days before the workshop. Substitutions can be made at any time, but no shows will be responsible for the full conference fee. 
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Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. 
Please contact Continuing Education at 715-346-3838 or uwspceweb@uwsp.edu.