Leadership Certificate and Workshop Program
Oct. 16, 2020-March 5, 2021 | 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (CT)
Virtual workshops via Zoom
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All sessions are held 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (CT)
Via Zoom Conferencing

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. 

​Workshop Sessions

 Leveraging Your DISC Style in Workplace Culture | October 16, 2020

Led by Todd Kuckkahn, M.S.

In leadership development, a leader must understand how their personality shapes their behavior, opinions, and preferences. The best thing you can do to grow yourself as a leader is to understand your personality. This workshop will help you achieve greater success when you discover your pattern of thinking, feeling, and behaving. When you recognize your strengths and weaknesses, you can give your best as you work with the people around you.

Using the Maxwell DISC Profile assessment, you will explore ways to:
  • Discover your behavior style, communication style, strengths, and work style.
  • Apply the Law of Awareness to recognize your strengths and limitations.
  • Understand how others are different and how-to best work with each personality type.
  • Build a stronger team that communicates, appreciates the style of others, and works well together.
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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. 

 Managing and Transforming Conflict | November 13, 2020

Led by Rhonda Sprague, Ph.D.
  
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  • Distinguish destructive and constructive conflict
  • Recognize the influence that hidden elements such as power, face, and emotions have upon conflict
  • Determine your own and others' conflict resolution styles using Rahim & Magner's styles assessment
  • Use strategies drawn from mediation and negotiation research to work toward a best-possible solution
  • Recognize destructive communication habits and neutralize toxic language while modeling more productive habits for greater mutual gains
  • Learn and role play communication strategies and skills to get beyond disagreements

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Rhonda Sprague, Ph.D. is a Professor of Interpersonal/Organizational Communications in the Division of Communications at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She earned her B.S. degree at Northern Michigan University, M.A. degree at Indiana University and her Ph.D. at The University of Texas at Austin. Rhonda's major area of concentration is Interpersonal, Family, Nonverbal, and Relational Communication, Conflict Management, and Academic Advising. 



 Colleague Engagement and Retention: It's Not an Event, It's Just What We Do! | December 4, 2020

Led by Janene Beck-Hafner, Ph.D.

Question: "How can we engage colleagues and increase retention?"
Answer: Recognize that retention strategy is more than just planning events, it's in everything that you do!

Employee retention strategy has become a priority to improve connection, increase morale, and support success of the organization. This interactive session will provide attendees with a framework for a retention strategy backed by research, ideas for various engagement activities, and simple, easy to implement strategies (the "it's just what we do!" part) focused on developing a culture of employee engagement.

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Janene Beck-Hafner, Ph.D. has a 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.

 Success Through Collaborative Leadership | January 29, 2021

Led by Todd Kuckkahn, M.S.

Quite different from traditional leaders who lead from the top down, collaborative leaders take a more open approach by engaging all members of the team to contribute to the organization’s overall success. Collaborative leaders create a community by uniting people around a common goal.
In this workshop, we will focus on the six key behaviors of effective collaborative leaders. Through the Turning Point Collaborative Leadership Self-Assessment, participants will be encouraged to use their private assessment of how frequently they use a collaborative leadership behavior as a basis to identify strengths as well as areas for growth and development.
The six key behaviors of collaborative leaders:
  • Assessing the Environment
  • Creating Clarity
  • Visioning and Mobilizing
  • Building Trust
  • Sharing Power and Influence
  • Developing People


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. 


 



 Effective Change Leadership and Management | February 12, 2021

Led by Janene Beck-Hafner, Ph.D.

Change is ever-present in our personal lives, work, and communities. We will define change, discuss leadership through change, the process of change, dealing with resistance to change, creating a guiding coalition within your organization, and communication during change. We will explore a model for change management, providing a tool for participants to utilize 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 Not 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. 

 The Importance of Diversity and Equitable Leadership | March 5, 2021 | Morning Session: 9:30 a.m.-Noon and Master Resilience to Sustain High Performance | March 5, 2021 | Afternoon Session: 12:30-3 p.m.

Taking individual sessions? The morning session and/or the afternoon session can be taken as stand alone sessions for $100/each or $199 for both. Register for both and save $50!

The Importance of Diversity and Equitable Leadership led by Lindsay Bernhagen, Ph.D. (morning session)

The focus of this session is on what research tells us about why diversity matters and how it improves problem solving and decision-making.  Participants will be asked to reflect on their perspectives and perceptions to uncover unintentional ways we might send inclusive and/or exclusive messages in our organizations and in our work with others. We’ll discuss strategies for mitigating these behaviors in ourselves, and we’ll practice intervening when others do or say things that detract from inclusivity in our organizations.

BernhagenLindsay5.jpg Lindsay Bernhagen, Ph.D. is the inaugural director of the Center for Inclusive Teaching and Learning (CITL) and the Diversity Officer for Academic Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where she also teaches courses in Women’s and Gender Studies, Education, and Sociology. She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Studies, and M.A.s in Gender Studies and Ethnomusicology. In addition to directing CITL, she serves as the editor of To Improve the Academy: A Journal of Educational Development. She regularly publishes and speaks on issues of diversity and inclusion in education.






Master Resilience to Sustain High Performance led by Brian Krolczyk, Ph.D. (afternoon session)
 
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 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. You'll also learn to apply proven strategies that build a resilient and high performing organizational culture.  

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Registration Information: Full Series                                      


Registration Fee: $1,595 per person

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:

  • $249 Professional
  • $149 UWSP Faculty/Staff
  • $45 UWSP Student


Registration Information: Individual Workshop


Register for The Importance of Diversity and Equitable Leadership or Master Resilience to Sustain High Performance and pay only $100 per individual workshop-a savings of $45. Register for both and pay only $199-a savings of $50!  

  • $249 Professional
  • $149 UWSP Faculty/Staff
  • $45 UWSP Student


​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


Contact Dotty.Mansavage@uwsp.edu for additional workshop information. 

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

 
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.