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University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Academic Staff

Focusing on Strengths (Not Weaknesses!) to Optimize Results

Academic Staff are invited to join the Academic Staff Professional Development Programming Committee on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 from 12 – 1 p.m. in University Union Room 103 for

Focusing on Strengths (Not Weaknesses!) to Optimize Results

Presented by: Lisa Tetzloff, Director of Student Life

All registered participants will receive a FREE code to take the half-hour StrengthsFinder assessment. StrengthsFinder is a widely used online tool for identifying and maximizing our biggest strengths. Organizers request that participants take this assessment prior to Tuesday, November 8 at noon (so Lisa may review the groups results) and bring the list of their indicated Top 5 strengths. At the session, we will learn what your strengths mean and how to use them to your and any group’s advantage. Light refreshments will be provided. Feel free to bring your lunch.

We hope to see you there! To register, click here. Code to take StrengthsFinder assessment will be distributed Tuesday, December 1, 2015 via email.

Beyond Diversity: Generations in the Workplace

Join The Academic Staff and University Staff Professional Development Programming Committees on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 10 a.m. – noon in Alumni A/B Rooms for

Beyond Diversity: Generations in the Workplace

Presented by: Theresa Zimmerman

Managers of today are required to lead in a rapidly transforming world of work. The world has gotten smaller, globalization has taken hold and demographics continue to shift. Remaining resilient during this century and beyond will require a fresh perspective blending multiple generations and cultures. This workshop will take participants beyond the traditional concept of diversity.

We hope to see you there! To RSVP, click here.

Introduction to Shared Governance

Friday, April 24 at 2:00 p.m. in the Christie Theatre

All Academic Staff are encouraged to attend this introduction (or refresher) run through about shared governance and how and why you should get involved. Then stick around for the Academic Staff Spring Assembly at 3:00 PM.

Register here!

Brought to you by the AS Professional Development Programming, AS Leadership and Involvement Committees and Human Resources


The Art of Coaching

Join The Academic Staff and University Staff Professional Development Programming Committees on Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 10 a.m. – noon in Alumni A/B Rooms for

The Art of Coaching

There has been a great deal of research on what followers are looking for in a leader.  In the Art of Coaching, we will look at this research and each person will take a look at their own coaching style as well as receive some practical tips on discovering the coaching styles of others as well as how they want to be coached.

Presented by: Ben Fauske

Ben Fauske is the President of RISE Leadership, invested in serving leaders so that great teams win. With over 15 years of practical leadership experience and extensive training in change management and communication, Ben delivers a unique blend of theory and practice. He was the Director of Organizational Development for a Canadian-based multi-national corporation with over 1100 employees, leading the training and leadership development process from the executive level to the shop floor. Ben also specialized in culture development and performance management as he has designed talent and culture assessments for employee engagement and team development. Organizations looking to implement strategy, increase employee engagement, and drive productivity have found significant results in the customized process. Ben has worked with startups, non-profits, governmental agencies, and large corporations. His clients describe him as passionate, invested, and committed to the process of individual and organizational development.

We hope to see you there! To RSVP, click here.

Influence Without Authority

Join The Academic Staff and University Staff Professional Development Programming Committees on Thursday, February 12, 2015 from 10 a.m. – noon in Alumni A/B Rooms for

Influence Without Authority

“Getting things done in any organization often requires you to exercise influence to get tasks and projects accomplished even when you may not have a formal authority to mandate action. Whether you are stuck in an organizational hierarchy or an ad hoc team, you need to be able to influence the actions of your team members to ensure the successful completion of the task at hand.”

Presented by: Jamie Schramm

Jamie Schramm is an organizational development specialist, currently the Employee Development Coach at Kohler Credit Union. He delivers organizational development expertise from the manufacturing, financial services, and higher education sectors. As an MBA graduate of Lakeland College, he combines both a hands-on understanding of relevant business issues combined with a realization that learning and developing ourselves is a life-long endeavor. His workshops have received high marks from traditional and nontraditional college students, young professionals networks, small business owners, executives, and nonprofit professionals.

We hope to see you there! To RSVP, click here.

Transforming Workplace Conflict

Join The Academic Staff and University Staff Professional Development Programming Committees on Thursday, January 15 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Phoenix Room C for

 Transforming Workplace Conflict

Presented by Tim Pflieger

“Conflicts are inevitable in any organization. Learn effective ways of addressing group and interpersonal differences. Thoughout this workshop, you will define partnership and the relationship of conflict within partnership.”

We hope to see you there! To RSVP, click here.


Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

The Academic Staff and University Staff Professional Development Programming Committees have collaborated to plan enriching professional development opportunities for University employees for this academic year. The following workshops have been planned for the remainder of the 2014-2015 year. Stay tuned for locations on the last three sessions.


Transforming Workplace Conflict, Presented by Tim Pflieger – Jan. 15, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Phoenix C

Influence without Authority, Presented by: Jamie Schramm – Feb. 12, 10:00 a.m. – noon, location TBA

The Art of Coaching, Presented by: Ben Fauske – March 19, 10:00 a.m. – noon, location TBA

Beyond Diversity: Generations in the Workplace, Presented by: Theresa Zimmerman – May 27, 10:00 a.m. – noon, location TBA

For descriptions of each session: 2015 Professional Development Workshop Descriptions

Hope to see you there!

Social Media 101: Strategies & Tactics

If you use social media (personally, or if you manage a departmental account), this is for you!

Jena Richter, the University’s Social Media Specialist will be providing two identical sessions called “Social Media 101: Strategies & Tactics” to teach campus social media users tips & tricks and best practices for various social media. Special attention will be given to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Jena and her intern, Rory Mileham, will also cover: other platforms, hashtags, Facebook EdgeRank, and Social Media Analytics and will answer any questions that attendees have.

Session one will occur Monday, October 27 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. in IS1129 J, and the second session, covering the same material, will occur on Wednesday, October 29 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in IS1129A.

ALL are welcome (university staff, academic staff, faculty, student employees responsible for social media, etc.), but please RSVP via this link: Due to room capacity, the October 27 session will be capped at 25 participants, and the October 29 session will be capped at 44 participants. RSVP ASAP to guarantee a spot!

This event is sponsored by: Academic Staff Professional Development Programming Committee and University Staff Professional Development Programming Committee



Fuel Your Inner Phoenix: Health & Wellness Event

It’s summer…the perfect time to re-calibrate, re-focus, and (re)fuel your inner Phoenix!

All employees are invited to a free Health & Wellness Event on Thursday, May 30 at the Kress Events Center. Featured speakers include Stephanie Schultz from Festival Foods and UWGB student health/wellness expert Alex Stenner. Attendees can mix it up in breakout sessions on yoga, zumba, how to get the right golf swing, and the “Game Day” experience at Kress. A vendor fair will feature local businesses and organizations with door prizes for attendees!

You need not stay for the whole day. Attend a break out session, hear our speakers, or stay for lunch! If you plan on attending (even for a just a session or two), please register online.

Fuel Your Inner Phoenix: Staff Health & Wellness Fair
Thursday, May 30
Kress Events Center

10:00 – 10:30am Registration & Vendor Fair
10:30 – 10:55am Breakout Session 1

  • Yoga
  • Golf swing
11:05 – 11:30am Breakout Session 2

  • Zumba
  • Game Day experience
11:40 – 12:25pm Speaker: Stephanie Schultz – “NuVal – Nutrition Made Easy”
12:25 – 1:00pm Lunch
1:10 – 1:50pm Speaker: Alex Stenner – “Wellness – Why Not?”
2:00 – 2:25pm Breakout Session 3

  • Yoga
  • Game Day experience
2:35 – 3:00pm Breakout Session 4

  • Zumba
  • Golf swing
3:00 – 4:00pm Open session with trainers

Information on speakers:

Stephanie Schultz – NuVal – Nutrion Made Easy
Are you interested in learning how to navigate through the grocery store and make more nutritious food choices? Join Stephanie Schultz, RD, CD, Director of of Health & Wellness at Skogen’s Festival Foods, as she discusses the NuVal® Nutritional Scoring System and other helpful hints to make your way through the aisles while avoiding common pitfalls. What you learn can help to spare your wallet and your waistline!

Alex Stenner – Wellness – Why Not?
We live in society where information about how to live well, or in other words healthfully, is plentiful. Many of us have this information, but the real question is why don’t we use it? Join UWGB student and budding health/nutrition expert Alex Stenner as he helps us to engage different perspectives, utilize research, and ask the right questions. This talk will give you some answers to the major question: Wellness – Why not?


Come for one session, or stay for several…we have a flexible schedule to meet your needs!

Sponsored by the UWGB Wellness Committee, Academic Staff Professional Development Programming Committee, and Classified Staff Advisory Committee.


Brown Bag – The Balancing Act: Tips for a Successful Work/Life Balance

The Balancing Act: Tips for a Successful Work/Life Balance

You’re busy. At work. At home. With family and friends. How do you find the right balance? How do you manage to get things done without feeling stretched in all directions? Bring your lunch and hear our panel of UWGB experts discuss practical tips, advice, and maybe even some humor for finding a good work/life balance.

Thursday, March 7 from 12:00-12:45pm
University Union, The Alumni Rooms

Jane Birr, Associate Lecturer in Physical Education, Life Coach, and UWGB alum
Renee Ettinger, Reference & Instruction Librarian, Cofrin Library
Melissa Pufall, Human Resources Assistant

This brown bag session is open to all. Sponsored by the Academic Staff Professional Development Programming Committee.