Fall Conference

 2015 Fall Conference
Friday, November 6

Tundra Lodge Resort
and Conference Center
865 Lombardi Avenue
Green Bay, WI  54304

Theme: Work + Home = Balance
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Registration has closed!  
We look forward to seeing you November 6th!

Conference registration fee: 

Early Bird – $65 if registered by September 25th
$79 if registered is received after September 25th

Registration Deadline: October 16 and no refunds after this date!

Registration fee includes:
Breakfast, lunch, afternoon break and all sessions

2015 University Staff
Fall Conference Schedule

Hot Breakfast (Atrium)

Welcome (Ballroom BC)
Teri Ternes – UW-Green Bay Fall Conference Chair
Jan Snyder – UWGB University Staff Committee Chair
Gary Miller – UW-Green Bay Chancellor
Gary Huebner – Owner/DJ – Audio Axentz DJ Service

Keynote – (Ballroom BC)
Sue Washburn – Achieving Balance


Keynote – (Ballroom BC)
Sue Washburn (continued)

Lunch and Networking – (Ballroom A)

Breakout Session Part 1

Option #1 – Sue Washburn – Leading with the “C” Suite:
How Courage, Commitment and Credibility Enhance your Leadership  - (Ballroom BC)
Option #2 – Angie Kusek-Schubert – Winter Wellness – (Superior Room)
Option #3 – Jane Birr – Creating Healthy Life Systems
Moving from Frazzled and Frustrated to Focused and Free – (Michigan Room)
Option #4 – Ryan Martin – The Organized Life:
How Time Management is the Secret to Happiness – (Huron Room)


Breakout Session Part 2

Option #1 – Lucy Arendt – Dump the Guilt and Live a Good Life:
Why Having It All May Not Be All It’s Cut Out To Be – (Ballroom BC)
Option #2 – Angie Kusek-Schubert – Art Journaling – (Superior Room)
Option #3 – Jane Birr – Reviving Energy and Optimism in a Fast Paced, Draining World – (Michigan Room)

Closing Remarks & Prize Drawings – (Ballroom BC)
(Must be present to win)

Registration has closed!


Session Descriptions (Please note breakout sessions are limited to 40 participants):

Keynote: Sue Washburn – Achieving Balance
What is emotional intelligence?

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to identify, use, understand, and manage emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges, and defuse conflict. Emotional intelligence impacts many different aspects of your daily life, such as the way you behave and the way you interact with others.

As we know, it’s not the smartest people that are the most successful or the most fulfilled in life. You probably know people who are academically brilliant and yet are socially inept and unsuccessful at work or in their personal relationships. Intellectual intelligence (IQ) isn’t enough on its own to be successful in life. In this session you’ll learn how emotional intelligence affects your performance at work, your physical health, your mental health and your relationships.

Sue Washburn




Susan has had a diverse leadership journey culminating with her work as a Program Leader and Executive Coach with MOR Associates.  Her passion is to share the journey to extraordinary leadership execution with leaders at all levels of organizations.

Susan has earned a reputation for dynamic classroom facilitation and transformation coaching experiences.  Her own leadership journey included a career within the Department of the Navy where she distinguished herself as a catalyst and change agent for both individual and organizational growth. Her background includes organizational psychology, project management, communication, conflict resolution, negotiation, presentation skills and organizational development.   She brings a broad base of experience to MOR Associates in both facilitation and coaching.

Susan is the co-author of “Charting Your Course for Effective Communication” published in 2006, and is regular columnist for the North Carolina and Northern New York Business Journals. Susan holds a Masters Certificate in Project Management from The George Washington University, a Bachelors in Sociology from the University of the State of New York, and has completed extensive graduate work in organization psychology and leadership.  She has received training from Results Coaching Systems and is certified in multiple personality inventories and assessments.

“A leader is the one that steps forward in an effort to help” defines Susan’s philosophy about leadership development and excellence.  It isn’t a job, it is a choice.


Breakout Session Part 1:

Option #1: Sue Washburn – Leading with the “C” Suite:  How Courage, Commitment and Credibility Enhance your Leadership
In this session, we will explore the 3 C’s of Courage, Commitment and Credibility – how you get them, how you use them and how you make them part of your leadership “brand”.  The session will include information on when to be intelligently disobedient, when to stand your ground and when how to communicate with authenticity and transparency.


Option #2: Angie Kusek-Schubert – Winter Wellness – Session Full
Winter Wellness (home) how to keep your family healthy this winter! I will demonstrate and provide recipes for elderberry syrup, honeyed garlic, all natural cough syrup and kombucha tea. (For this session, each person will leave with a product or two).

Angie Kusek Schubert






BIO:   Angie married her high-school sweetheart and has twin boys, Harry and Ollie. She is an animal lover so naturally they have some furbabies; Mabelle and Melvin. Her family doesn’t eat meat, which means she cooks some pretty mean meatless dishes and is an avid baker, which she finds therapeutic. How did she get to where she is now? She had anxiety. Bad. She was five when she experienced her first real panic attack. Eighteen when she passed out in a college lecture on abortion. During her pregnancy with the boys, she was put on bed rest for 3 months. She was forced to be calm, quiet and focus all of her energy on baking those babies and watching an obscene amount of Netflix.

That was the turning point. The moment in which she knew life was not worth living if you weren’t doing what you loved. Angie has worked in retail, catering, and as a florist. All of them were wonderful but what she really wanted was a shop of her own, where she could teach people to live their best life and enjoy the little things. When she was 14 she wrote in her journal, “I want a shop where I teach people all the things that make me happy.”

Angie was blessed to own d.i.y. studio and gifts for 4 years when she decided to close up shop, move out to the country and raise her boys Harry and Ollie. She loves teaching and hosting arty parties. Angie now runs an online shop and blog Ginger Birch. www.gingerbirchgirl.com


Option #3: Jane Birr – Creating Healthy Life Systems – Moving from Frazzled and Frustrated to Focused and Free!
You know the crazy cycle…you are pulled in all directions with work, family, fitness and friends and eventually freak out and run to food, shopping or snipping at your loved ones to somehow feel better. It works for a moment, but then you feel worse! Enough is enough. Come and join Life Coach Jane Birr and learn strategies to recognize your crazy cycle, stop it and choose for living on purpose in a way that brings out your energized best!

Jane Birr






BIO: Jane is a life coach and is passionate about helping people motivate and inspire themselves to live on purpose in great health for the glory of God. She is the author of two books: Just Get it Over With: A 12-Week Jumpstart to Great Health in Body, Mind and Spirit and Hall of Fame Habits – Staying Fit Through the Generations.

Jane is a graduate of UW-Green Bay, holds her bachelor’s and master’s degree, and played on the highly successful UW-Green Bay women’s basketball team. As an adjunct faculty member for over 13 years, she has taught hundreds of students how to wake up what they are passionate about; set goals they can master and feel great about, and break through annoying obstacles to live great health and a great life. She wants that for you, too! Live on purpose. Your great health starts today!


Option #4: Ryan Martin – The Organized Life: How Time Management is the Secret to Happiness
There are a lot of factors associated with whether or not people are happy.  Some, like genetics, are out of our control, but some are things we can change through intentional behavior choices designed to improve our overall quality of life.  This talk will address one of these, time management, to illustrate how staying organized and on top of things while still allowing for spontaneity, can lead to an increase in happiness.  Specific suggestions on how to stay organized and manage time will be discussed as well.

Ryan Martin







BIO: Ryan Martin is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. He is an anger researcher and the current chairperson of the Psychology Department. Dr. Martin received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi where he first started studying anger with Dr. Eric Dahlen.

Ryan teaches courses in Abnormal Psychology, Psychology of Emotion, and Research Methods in Psychology.  His research interests include the study of healthy and unhealthy anger in a variety of contexts (e.g., assessment and treatment of anger problems, understanding how anger is expressed online).  His blog, All the Rage is an effort to provide people with more information about anger and violence.


Breakout Session Part 2:

Option #1: Jamie Schramm – One Leader for Work, Home and Community – Session Cancelled
Leadership is important in all areas of our lives – work, home and the community.  I will explain the uncertainty factor of leadership, why great leaders begin the conversation with themselves, and how leaders who themselves are divided, will fall.  You will learn about the 10-10-10 principle. I will teach you how to create a safe environment, have those tough conversations and create healthy dialogue.  I will also introduce you to leaders who have influenced me.

Jamie Schramm





BIO: Jamie Schramm is an employee development manager at Kohler Credit Union, serves as an adjunct faculty member at Lakeland College, and serves the SBDC as an executive presence/leadership development coach. . He does what he is most passionate about – developing leaders, implementing peer-to-peer feedback, building effective work teams and creating organizational health. Jamie received his BA from Lakeland College in 1997 and his MBA from Lakeland College in 2010, focusing his course work on corporate strategy and organizational culture development stressing accountability, team work and group dynamics. Jamie is a parent volunteer for track and cross country teams at Sheboygan North High School. He has been a fundraiser for church-sponsored mission trips, co-chaired Sheboygan’s 2015 Memorial Day Parade, is a member of Central High School’s Governing Board and he is a volunteer at Love Bowls which supports Meals On Wheels of Sheboygan County.


Option #2: Angie Kusek-Schubert – Art Journaling
Art Journaling (balance) is creating without expectation. I will teach techniques to decorate and fill pages of a journal with messy fun therapy! I will supply journals – old books – and materials to decorate with.


Option #3: Jane Birr – Reviving Energy and Optimism in a Fast Paced, Draining World
There is only so much time. You are busy and you don’t see that changing any time soon. You are getting crabby and snipping at those you love. Food is your new best friend. You are so tired and find yourself raising your hands and screaming in surrender like the Wicked Witch doused in water. But wait…there is hope! We can’t add time but let’s look at healthy ways to infuse you with energy to sustain you through these busy days. Come join Life Coach Jane Birr as she shares 5 research based and tried on real people strategies for you to pick from and experiment with on your own life. Leave revived and with hope!


Option #4: Lucy Arendt – Dump the Guilt and Live a Good Life: Why Having It All May Not Be All It’s Cut Out to Be
Too often, we’re told that we should be able to find balance in our work and personal lives. But, what if we can’t? Should we keep trying? Should we give up? In this presentation, we’ll talk about what it means to live a good life, and why trying to have it all may not be as fulfilling in reality as it sounds in theory. We’ll share tips for making healthy work and personal choices for ourselves, while serving the people we love with humor and understanding. We’ll also talk about releasing ourselves from guilt based in unrealistic and inhumane expectations.

Lucy Arendt






BIO: Dr. Lucy Arendt is the Associate Dean of the College of Professional Studies, the Director of the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, and a Professor of Management at UW-Green Bay. She received her B.S. in Business Administration and Spanish from UW-Green Bay in 1987, and her M.S. in Administrative Science from UW-Green Bay in 1990. She earned her Ph.D. in Management Science (Strategic Management, Organizational Behavior) from UW-Milwaukee in 2006. She is the poster child for setting unrealistic expectations of herself, and is finally realizing – in her 51st year! – that trying to have it all is counterproductive. Come and learn from her mistakes – there are plenty!


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Hotel Information: A room block has been set up at the Tundra Lodge for the night of November 5th. Please reserve under the room block name “UWGB University Staff-2015 Fall Conference” to receive the state rate of $70 for up to 2 people. Each room includes one water park pass per person. The room block guarantee ends October 15th. Cancellations must be made by November 3rd. You are responsible for your cancellation or payment.

Tundra Lodge 865 Lombardi Avenue Green Bay, WI 54304 1-877-886-3725 www.tundralodge.com 

Questions? If you have questions about the conference, please contact Teri Ternes at ternest@uwgb.edu or Tina Tackmier at tackmiet@uwgb.edu.