Leadership Certificate and Workshop Program
Oct. 22, 2021 | First in series begins
UW-Stevens Point campus
Business and Leadership, Educators, Health and Human Services, See Marshfield Offerings, See Stevens Point Offerings, See Wausau Offerings

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Six Session Certificate Program-Held on the UW-Stevens Point campus or remotely via Zoom
All sessions held on Fridays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | First session starts October 22, 2021

Details


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. 

2021-2022 Leadership Workshops

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 October 22, 2021 | Twenty-one Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

Led by Todd Kuckkahn, M.S.

Change and uncertainty are all around us. It impacts us personally and professionally. We often forget about our own personal development. We strive to grow our businesses and our communities but without growing from the inside out we sometimes feel trapped? What are we doing to move from a management mentality to a more synergistic leadership style. If we are to lead by example, what are we showing our teams that inspires, motivates and sustains? Relationships, partnerships and successful business deals are created through intentional leadership. We will be taking a guided self-assessment on where potential leadership gaps may exist and tips on making 2021-22 the best year ever, even with the challenges we face! Your staff (and community) will thank you! John C. Maxwell’s book will be the cornerstone of the course.


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Todd Kuckkahn, M.S. has more than 20 years’ experience in nonprofit development. His experiences include membership organizations, social services, three different UW System universities, K-12 Catholic education system, and health care. He is currently the executive director of the Portage County Business Council and an adjunct instructor in the Community and Organizational Leadership master's program at UW-Stevens Point. 

 November 19, 2021 | Negotiating

Led by Lyna Matesi, Ph.D.
 

Become a successful negotiator in your personal and business transactions. Through this workshop, you will learn and practice negotiation strategies and skills helping you create mutually beneficial and profitable long-term relationships. In addition, you will learn your personal negotiation style through an online assessment to be completed prior to the workshop (assessment included, details sent 3-weeks before the session.)

In this workshop, you will learn: 

  1. how to apply negotiating tactics that work
  2. how to plan your negotiation strategy
  3. how to identify the other side's negotiating style
  4. how to create a win/win negotiation
  5. how to persuade/influence others to your point of view
  6. how to identify and address personal conflicts

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Lyna Matesi, Ph.D. need Lyna's bio


 December 17, 2021 | Building Blocks of Success for Leaders

Led by Janene Beck-Hafner, Ph.D.

Being a new or seasoned leader in an organization can be an opportunity to make changes in your leadership behaviors and style. This interactive workshop explore the qualities of an effective leader and how to utilize the qualities in a determined method (style) of sharing a vision, engaging employees, motivating people, supporting a team, and implementing a strategy.

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Janene Beck-Hafner's background is in education and leadership. She 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 developed the talent networking strategy for Inclusa, Inc., connecting with key community stakeholders to develop talent networks that support and enriched the colleague acquisition process and enhanced colleague retention. Recently, she joined the Marshfield Clinic Health System's Organization Development team as a Senior Organization and Leadership Development Partner supporting the design, development, and implementation of the Leadership Development Program, Change Leadership, and Individual and Group Coaching. 

Janene has previously served as the Organization Development Consultant and Director of Community Resources/Provider Relations for Inclusa, Inc., and as the Director of Pupil Services and High School Associate Principal in the Unified School District of Antigo. She earned a Master of Science and Master of Arts Degree in Education and Educational Leadership, and a Doctoral Degree in Educational Administration with an emphasis in Leadership. 

 January 21, 2022 | Inclusivity, Generations, and Personality

Led by Todd Kuckkahn, M.S.

The current environment in our community and country bring challenges in everything that we do. The cross section of inclusivity, generations, and personality heightens those issues. Working through this change and uncertainty is simple but NOT easy. The three topics will be looked at in isolation and then brought together with some options to move the topic forward for you, your business, or your community.


Todd Kuckkahn, M.S. has more than 20 years’ experience in nonprofit development. His experiences include membership organizations, social services, three different UW System universities, K-12 Catholic education system, and health care. He is currently the executive director of the Portage County Business Council and an adjunct instructor in the Community and Organizational Leadership master's program at UW-Stevens Point. 


 



 February 18, 2022 | Creating and Supporting a Constructive Culture

Led by Janene Beck-Hafner, Ph.D.

Successful organizations function with a balance between employee engagement, experience, retention, and culture. Leaders desire to attract and retain talent, support innovative approaches, and implement strategies for growth. This course will explore questions about the ideal culture for your organization, how to identify a toxic culture, what enables a toxic culture, ways leaders can impact culture, and support desired change to achieve the goals of the organization. 

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Janene Beck-Hafner's background is in education and leadership. She 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 developed the talent networking strategy for Inclusa, Inc., connecting with key community stakeholders to develop talent networks that support and enriched the colleague acquisition process and enhanced colleague retention. Recently, she joined the Marshfield Clinic Health System's Organization Development team as a Senior Organization and Leadership Development Partner supporting the design, development, and implementation of the Leadership Development Program, Change Leadership, and Individual and Group Coaching. 

Janene has previously served as the Organization Development Consultant and Director of Community Resources/Provider Relations for Inclusa, Inc., and as the Director of Pupil Services and High School Associate Principal in the Unified School District of Antigo. She earned a Master of Science and Master of Arts Degree in Education and Educational Leadership, and a Doctoral Degree in Educational Administration with an emphasis in Leadership.


 March 18, 2022 | Leading High Performance Teams and Transformative Leadership

Leading High Performance Teams | 9 a.m.-Noon | Led by Carrie Picardi, Ph.D.



As focus and investment in organizational teams continue to be a business imperative, team leadership will be critically important to drive and facilitate achievement of shared goals. This session will examine the impact of team purpose, context, and structure on leadership strategy, and practical approaches to relevant leader behaviors to ensure the team member alignment, engagement, and performance that will result in successful outcomes and contribution to the organization's mission. 

You will learn:
  • To understand the organizational shifts and trends that have resulted in the increasing need for teams.
  • To identify and compare different types of teams and the various organizational settings and contexts that call for different team leaders. 
  • To apply task-focused and interpersonal/relationship-focused behaviors as an effective approach to leading high-performance teams.
  • To analyze the elements of team leadership that result in team success and achievement of collective performance objectives. 

Carrie A. Picardi, Ph.D. is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in field settings in a variety of Human Resources positions and as an organizational research analyst and consultant.

In her experience as a Human Resource practitioner, Carrie led initiatives in the areas of selection, job analysis and design, training and development, compensation benchmarking, performance management, employee relations, management coaching and team building. As a research analyst, she provided consulting support to clients on organizational development initiatives, with projects spanning myriad needs such as talent management, employee engagement and retention, learning and development, management coaching, compensation strategy, and technology/systems decision.

Carrie is the author of two textbooks, Research Methods: Designing and Conducting Research with Real-World Focus (Sage, 2013) and Recruitment and Selection: Strategies for Workforce Planning and Assessment (Sage, 2019). In addition, she collaborates with global organizations (UNICEF, MetLife and Habitat for Humanity) on consulting projects in the areas of leadership development and coaching, assessment centers, competency model development, job analysis, conflict resolution, and building high performance teams.


Transformative Leadership | 12:30-3:30 p.m. | Led by Julie Bonasso

 

Transformative Leadership: How Aligning Your Values and Strengths Can Help to Improve Work Performance, Accomplish Goals and Improve Relationships. Join us for an engaging discussion where you will begin your journey to maximum leaderships potential and learn how to guide others on their path to empowerment. Leave the workshop with how to:

  1. Identify your (and your team's) values and strengths.
  2. Survey the work ecosystem for gaps between how your are working and your values and strengths.
  3. Create opportunities for wins for you and your team

JULIEK-WEBRES-07.2020-10.jpgJulie Bonasso, Esq. is a master certified coach with 15 years of experience coaching leaders and entrepreneurs in demanding positions. Her background as a corporate lawyer and talent development director has given her a unique perspective into a variety of work cultures and industries. As a result, she developed a coaching framework centered around transformative leadership: a different way of working focused on alignment of values and character strengths, personal and team empowerment, and a shift in mindset.

Prior to becoming a coach, Julie was a practicing attorney at a global law firm based in Philadelphia. She worked as a Senior Director and was part of the corporate strategic team leading a company-wide transformation initiative at a Fortune 500 company. She has held leadership positions in talent and professional development.

Julie earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Temple University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from West Virginia University.


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Registration Information: Full Series                                      


Registration Fee: $1,595 per person

  • $6 per day campus parking permit

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 Information: Individual Workshop


Registration Fee:

  • $295 Professional
  • $149 UWSP Faculty/Staff
  • $45 UWSP Student
  • $6 per day campus parking permit

​Check Payments


We 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. 

​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@uwsp.edu to set-up a time.

Contact Information


UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education office is open to the public as of June 1, 2021, during regular office hours (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). Staffing is still limited. Calling ahead to ensure staff have not temporarily stepped out of the office is recommended. Please call 715-346-3838.

UWSP at Marshfield and UWSP at Wausau Continuing Education offices will remain closed to the public until August 2, 2021. For assistance, call the UW-Stevens Point office at 715-346-3838 or email uwspceweb@uwsp.edu. 

All UWSP offices will be fully staffed and opened to the public Monday, August 2, 2021. Call Continuing Education at 715-346-3838 or email for  uwspceweb@uwsp.edu registration assistance or additional information regarding the program.

 
Full refunds granted upon receipt of written request to Dotty.Mansavage@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. 

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.