UWGB Wellness Committee: Reminders and Newsletter

Interested in Open Gym basketball?  Hoops Basketball Open Gym is held every Thursday evening at the Kress Events Center.  Contact Scott Berg for times and further information.

Submit your team today for the “Step Into Spring” Challenge! Sign up by Monday, April 1st to start logging your activities!

Register today for the Bellin Run Corporate Challenge and start your training today.

Visit the Wellness Committee website for further information and newsletters.

16th Annual Phoenix 5K X-C Fundraiser

Get out and enjoy some fun with co-workers, friends, and family! Participate in friendly competition while gearing up and preparation for the Bellin Runon June 8, 2013.  Employees, friends and family are all encouraged to participate.Complete a registration form to register today for the 16th Annual Phoenix 5K X-C Fundraiser
When: Saturday, April 20, 2013
10:00am:  ½ mile kiddie run
10:15am:  5K starts at (immediately following the kid’s run)
Where: Kress Events Center
Entry Fee: $20 pre-registered runners ($25 on race day)
$15 pre-registered UW-Green Bay students & staff ($20 on race day)
$7 pre-registered Kiddie run ($10 on race day)
Pre-register by: Sunday, April 14, 2013
  • All proceeds will benefit the Green Bay Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Programs.
  • Chance to win many fabulous door prizes!
  • Silent Auction: Packer Football
  • 50-50 Raffle

 “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”

CURRENT: After 5 at w xyz at aloft

Event Basics  
When: Tuesday, April 2, 2013
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Open house format
Where: w xyz at aloft Hotel
465 Pilgrim Way
Green Bay, WI 54304
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Cash bar.
Register: Registration appreciated for planning purposes and nametags.
Call: (920) 593-3408
Email: bjohnson@titletown.org
Or, indicate you’re attending on Facebook.
Event Overview
Cash bar. Grab your friends and colleagues and come meet other local young professionals!!

Welcome Mary Valitchka

Mary Valitchka

Mary Valitchka started on March 15, 2013, as the Grad Studies Student Services Coordinator.  Mary is on the Zoning Board of Appeals for the Town of Scott.  She earned her BS at UW-Green Bay and her MPA at UW-Oshkosh.  Mary is from Green Bay.

Health Risk Assessment-Biometric Screening Event

The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee Presents:

What:                                Health Risk Assessment-Biometric Screening Event
(See below for incentive details!)

When:                               Monday, April 29th
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where:                              Phoenix Rooms A & B, University Union

Who can Participate:       Member employees, spouses/domestic partners, and adult�
children enrolled in United HealthCare NE health insurance plan

How to Participate:          Pre-Registration is required!
Register at https://register.wellness-inc.com/index/registration-key
(Code St-88021-3)

Deadline to Register:      Friday, April 12, 2013

The State of Wisconsin health insurance plans are all offering Health Risk Assessments this year as a wellness initiative. By completing  a Health Risk Assessment (online questionnaire and a biometric screening) you are given results and tools to help you understand and potentially improve your health.  We can always work to improve the quality of our lives through health and wellness!

For United HealthCare NE, the biometric screening will consist of:

  • Blood Pressure
  • Body Mass Index
  • Glucose (Fingerstick)
  • Cholesterol Level (Fingerstick)

*For best results, it is recommended that the tests are taken under fasting conditions (no food for 12 hours prior to tests).

United HealthCare NE is offering a $75 gift card incentive for completing the Health Risk Assessment.

Details on the Health Risk Assessment and incentive can be found on United HealthCare’s website:  http://www.uhc.com/health_and_wellness/tools_calculators/online_health_assessment.htm

Please see the United Health Care flyer for additional information and direct any questions to Kimberly Danielson (920) 465-2196 or danielsk@uwgb.edu.

“Step into Spring” Challenge


Step 1: Create a Team consisting of 3-5 members. E-mail the list of members to danielsk@uwgb.edu.

Step 2: Register of the American Heart Association MyStart! website to log your activity.

Step 3: Participate! Log your activities throughout the month of April on the MyStart! website.

Step 4: Earn Incentives! Weekly drawings will be held for participants logging their activities. At the end of the competition, the team with the most miles logged will win a 360° of Wellness T-shirt! Continue logging your activities after Tuesday, April 30 for future drawings and incentives.

See the Informational flyer on how to sign up and compete today!

If you have any questions, please contact hr@uwgb.edu.

Wisconsin Deferred Compensation


Scott Schewe, representative from WDC, will be available to meet individually with employees regarding their current WDC enrollment and for those interested in learning more about the program and planning for retirement by investing before tax dollars.  Please see the linksfor more information about WDC’s Program highlights and new options.

When:   Monday, April 1, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where:   University Union Building, Room 103

You can schedule an individual session with Scott Schewe by emailing him at scott.schewe@greatwest.com .

UWGB to Host Upcoming CURRENT Workshop!


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Event Basics

When: Thursday, March 28, 2013
7:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8 a.m. Workshop Begins
12 p.m. Conclusion
Where: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
University Union, Phoenix Room B
2420 Nicolet Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54311
Directions and Maps
Fee: $49 Members of Current
$64 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2013 All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Continental breakfast and refreshments
Register: (920)593-3408

There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
4 hours of CE credit is available for attending this workshop.


Project Management for Young Professionals

Most organizations require people outside of the job title of project manager to perform many project management functions. This workshop will help familiarize you with basic project management best practices. A project management roadmap and workbook for project planning will be provided to participants. We will demonstrate the concepts through experiential learning via the Project Risk board game.

The following topics will be covered in this workshop:

  • Requirements gathering
  • Work breakdown structures
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Risk management
  • Project monitoring and controlling
  • Earned Value status – an introduction to a visual method of project status reporting

Who should attend?

Knowledge workers, managers, supervisors and individual contributors who are looking for nontechnical tools and techniques to successfully manage projects and project teams. People who struggle with balancing the complex demands of project work while maintaining daily work load. People who are looking for the basic techniques to manage and maintain project success. People who enjoy experiential learning.

The Benefits of Improved Project Management include the following:

Stakeholder benefits

  • Better scheduling and budgeting
  • Better cost containment
  • Better communication throughout project including process mapping and progress reporting
  • Better change management processes including configuration management
  • Better quality planning, quality assurance processes and quality acceptance steps
  • Earlier attention paid to “red flags” – project problems that may be indicators of more trouble to come

Team member benefits

  • Allows the creative team the freedom to focus on the activities most aligned with their talents and passions
  • Less rework
  • Better definition of work requirements
  • Better understanding of roles and responsibilities
  • Improved productivity of work through

Functional manager benefits

  • Better allocation of resources
  • Better communication throughout the company
  • Improved work instructions
  • Allows functional manager to focus on the department resource leveling, staff retention and training, and quality processes for their specific area
  • Improved project documentation processes and expansion of the organizational retained best practices

Senior manager benefits

  • Better use of company resources
  • More attention to risk management
  • Better project cost and schedule estimating
  • Better project monitoring and control


Kay Wais


Successful Projects

Kay Wais is the director for the UW-Green Bay Certificate in Project Management Program and the owner of Successful Projects. She has a PMP, a master’s degree in project management and bachelor’s degree in business administration. She has been a small business owner since 1988, when she cofounded The AVS Group in La Crosse.

She has presented numerous project management workshops and classes including programs in Singapore, Trinidad and in many states around the U.S. She has trained many other project management instructors and leads a group of 13 project management instructors associated with Successful Projects. She has been an adjunct project management instructor at Viterbo University and Western Wisconsin Technical College.

She founded the La Crosse PMI Chapter, became its first president and has served in other positions on the board. She is a current volunteer for the International Project Management Day global effort. Kay says that her biggest accomplishment has been the establishment of global Successful Project’s licensees and distributors around the world, including locations in the UK, Singapore, Spain, Australia, Panama and Qatar.

Follow Kay on Twitter @KayWAis

Connect with Kay on LinkedIn


Event Sponsors:

  • Associated Bank
  • University of Wisconsin Green Bay Small Business Development Center
  • University of Wisconsin Green Bay Austin E. Cofrin School of Business

 Sustaining Partners

  • Green Bay Packers
  • Prevea Health
  • US Bank

Current: Making use of your Dash

Making Use of Your Dash – Lunch n’ Learn


When:             Wednesday, March 20, 2013
11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Presentation
1 p.m. Conclusion

Where:            Tundra Lodge Conference Center
865 Lombardi Ave, Green Bay, WI 54304
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Fee:                 $15 Members of Current
                          Free with 2013 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More


The Hunter
Roast Beef, Baked Ham, Cheddar Cheese, Swiss Cheese Lettuce,       Tomato and Red Onion on Wheat Berry Bread served with Kettle Chips   and Pickle Spear.

Mango Berry Sandwich
Baby Spinach topped with Seasonal Fresh Berries, Sliced Mango, Feta Cheese, and Red Onion served with a side of Raspberry Vinaigrette.

Chicken Salad Sandwich
Roasted Chicken, Celery, and Red Onion, topped with Lettuce, Tomato and Provolone Cheese served on a Wheat Berry Bread.

The Vegetarian
Marinated Grilled Zucchini, Squash, Mushrooms and Roma Tomatoes with Smoked Gouda Cheese and Basil Aioli wrapped in a Herb Tortilla.

 Register:      (920) 593-3408, bjohnson@titletown.org
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.



Making Use of Your Dash

Learn what your dash is and how to positively use your dash to help become better in whatever you do (personal, business, family, etc.). Effective use of your dash helps you to become more fulfilled, as well as those around you. And most importantly, how will you be remembered for your impact on others – all due to your dash. How will you use your dash today – and for the rest of your life? David Yeghiaian will share about “The Dash,” using his own personal journey from a business-person focused on money and personal success to a person of faith focused on service.



David Yeghiaian
Unique Business Solutions

With a passion to help positively impact the lives of others, David Yeghiaian (Yeg – E – I – an) focuses on achieving this goal. David is CEO of Unique Business Solutions, LLC; a firm committed to assisting people and organizations on strategy, execution and personal development. He is also author of the business strategy book “Pieces for Profit,” describing how high-performing organizations maximize profitability to achieve greater success.

With 20+ years of experience, David has worked for global organizations, started firms as an entrepreneur and had leadership roles in other for-profit and non-profit organizations. He has advised large, medium and small organizations in more than 10 industries. He has demonstrated results on a global scale in a breadth of services related to brand management, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic planning. David’s experience includes work with Fortune 500, non-profit, government and private organizations around the world. He is also an accomplished speaker on a variety of topics.

Community involvement is important to David as he is involved in and supports many activities. He serves on the Rotary International District 6220 Board as District Governor Elect and will be Rotary District 6220 Governor in 2013-2014, and is vice chair of St. John the Baptist Parish Council. In addition, he is a former board member of the United Way of Brown County, the Rotary Club of Green Bay, the Rotary Foundation of Green Bay, Inc., New North Inc., the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce’s Advance board for economic development, and the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra.

A strong believer in continuous learning, David has been an adjunct instructor at several universities. He earned a bachelor of arts from Marquette University and a master’s degree from Concordia University. Originally from Milwaukee, David and his wife, Kim, have lived in Green Bay since 2002. In 2012, David led a team to Kenya and Uganda for humanitarian service projects related to water and sanitation, children’s health, and economic development; and traveled to India in 2011 on a humanitarian trip to provide polio immunizations for children.

Reminder – TIAA-CREF on March 25th and 26th.

Reminder….  There are still some open appointment times available to meet with TIAA-CREF on March 25th and 26th.


TIAA CREF is offering individual and confidential counseling sessions (see attachment) where you can discuss your financial situation with a TIAA CREF consultant.  They will be available to help you achieve your financial goals by investing in financial solutions.

Please see the attached flyer for more information about TIAA CREF sessions at UWGB.   To schedule a consultation with representative Chad Stein, call 1-866-843-5640  Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 8:00pm (EST), or register at www.tiaa-cref.org/letstalk1 .