CURRENT – Leadership Workshop

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Strengths-Based Leadership Workshop   
Event Basics
When: Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
7:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8 a.m. Workshop Begins
12 p.m. Conclusion
Where: The District Event Center at Best Western
788 Armed Forces Dr.
Green Bay, WI  54304
Fee: $49 Members of Current
$64 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2014 All-Inclusive Events Package - Learn More
Menu: On the Farm Breakfast Buffet: scrambled eggs, choice of ham, bacon, sausage, home fried potatoes, seasonal fruit, cereal and muffins. Chilled juices, coffee, tea and milk.
Register: (920) 437-8704
rsvp@titletown.org
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
4 hours of CE credit is available for attending this workshop.
Event Overview
Strengths-Based Leadership
Best-selling authors, TED Talk stars and strengths-based leaders Tom Rath and Marcus Buckingham have brought the strengths-based message to business that researchers have known for years: investing in strengths, understanding others’ needs and surrounding yourself with the right people (those who want to maximize their best skills, AKA strengths) are essential keys to leadership effectiveness.Attend this workshop if you want to:

  • Identify and understand your strengths to be most effective at work and home;
  • Build strong and diverse teams; and
  • Lead to your full potential.

Your ROI?

  • Leverage your natural talents;
  • Align your strengths with the right projects; and
  • Get results that positively affect work culture, innovation and productivity, and ultimately the bottom line.
About the Speaker
Laurie Crawford
Life Coach
Laurie Crawford CoachingLaurie Crawford was raised in Manitowoc and Two Rivers, WI. Her career began in Virginia working for two associations; the Boone & Crockett Club and the National Spa & Pool Institute followed by a position with Contel Federal Systems, an information technology government contractor. After eight years she returned to Wisconsin where she worked full-time at Point Beach Nuclear Plant and attended college full-time.Shortly after, Laurie started working for Manitowoc County as a program assistant at the UW-Extension office. She graduated from Silver Lake College in 2000 with a degree in human resource management and in 2002 with a master’s degree in management and organizational behavior. After five years, Laurie was promoted to director of the UW-Extension department.

Her activism and professional drive were recognized with a scholarship to the UW-Madison LaFollette School of Public Affairs Women’s Leadership program. Following this experience, Laurie became active with Wisconsin Women in Government – the organization that sponsors the leadership program.

Laurie most recently served as executive director of the United Way of Manitowoc County for four and one-half years.

Laurie enjoys traveling, learning, reading, relaxing and spending time with friends and family, especially her two adult daughters, now 27 and 25, her three adult stepchildren and four granddaughters, ages 2 to 6.

Laurie has emerged as a life coach, seasoned with extensive education and professional experience. As a life coach, Laurie helps clients develop solutions and strategies to achieve positive results in areas where they feel stuck, whether in their personal or professional lives.

Welcome Joey Daniels

DanielsJoeyJoey started on August 1, 2014, as the Assistant Director of Communications. Most recently, Daniels worked for two years as the Sports Information Coordinator at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, where he worked with the Chargers’ Division I men’s hockey program. A 2011 graduate of UW-Stevens Point, Daniels has also worked previously at North Georgia College & State University and the Atlanta Silverbacks.

 

In his role at Green Bay, will be the primary media contact for men’s and women’s soccer, women’s basketball and softball. He is the department’s lead graphic designer and assists with social media strategy and execution. Daniels provides assistance for video services, website maintenance and supervision of student and gameday staff.   Daniels, a native of Wild Rose, Wisconsin.  Welcome Joey!

Welcome Christine Cox

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Christine started on August 11, 2014, as University Services Program Associate in Career Services.  She previously worked as an office manager for Bobcat Plus in De Pere for 18 years.  Originally from McHenry, Illinois, she has a bachelor’s degree in Education from Northern Illinois University.  Welcome Christine!

 

Welcome Brendan Gildea

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Brendan started on August 4, 2014, as the Assistant Athletics Director for Internal Affairs.  Brendan comes to Green Bay after two years with the University of California Golden Bears athletics program in Berkeley as a financial reporting analyst.  He holds a bachelor’s in Sports Management from Valparaiso University and a bachelor’s in Accounting from Colorado Technical University.  He is originally from Arlington Heights, Illinois.  Welcome Brendan!

 

Welcome Briana Hagany

HaganyBrianaBriana started on August 12, 2014, as the ESL Program Coordinator.  She has more than a decade of experience in English as a second language, including teaching and developing curriculum from K-12 through adult education.  A native of the Fox Valley, she completed her bachelor’s at Bethel University in Minnesota and a master’s in linguistics and cognitive science at the University of Delaware.  More recently, she was and adjunct ESL instructor for Fox Valley technical College.  Welcome Briana!

Fidelity Investments Individual Counseling Sessions

Fidelity Investments is offering individual counseling sessions where you can confidentially discuss your financial situation with a Fidelity representative.  These sessions will give you the opportunity to:

  • Explore your plan benefits in more depth
  • Consolidate retirement account into the UW 403(b) retirement plan
  • Explore distribution options for pre-retirees
  • Tap into Fidelity’s experience and expertise
  • Make decisions that help you meet your goals

David Eichler, Fidelity Planning & Guidance Consultant will be coming to campus on:

Thursday, October 16, 2014
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Heritage Room, University Union

To schedule a confidential consultation with your Fidelity Investments representative, David Eichler, call 1-800-642-7131 or go to www.fidelity.com/atwork/reservations.

Welcome Craig Sandlin

SandlinCraigCraig Sandlin was named the Assistant Athletics Director for External Relations at UW-Green Bay on July 16, 2014. Sandlin came to Green Bay after a tenure as the Assistant AD/Marketing and Promotions at Bowling Green State University.

In Sandlin’s role at Bowling Green, he created marketing plans and PA scripts and serves as the game day producer for football, men’s and women’s basketball, and hockey. Sandlin also has overseen significant increases in student attendance at football, volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball games. He implemented and ran weekly external relations meetings with marketing, ticketing, sports information and Learfield Sports Properties.

In his new position at Green Bay, Sandlin’s duties will include responsibilities from the following areas: athletics marketing, ticketing, marketing and multimedia rights, athletics communications, concessions and merchandising and licensing. Sandlin will provide direction for the department as a member of the athletics executive staff and act as the sport supervisor for the men’s and women’s tennis programs.

Sandlin has previously worked as an assistant director of marketing at both James Madison University and Ohio University as well as an inside sales representative with the Miami Heat. He graduated from Ohio with a bachelor’s degree in sport management.

Health Plan Wellness Incentives are Taxable to Employees

The State of Wisconsin recently extended a number of financial incentives to employees through the Well Wisconsin employee wellness program. If you are covered under the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance program, you are eligible for a financial incentive to complete biometric testing and health risk assessment.  Depending on your health plan, you may also be eligible for financial reimbursements for wellness related expenses such as gym memberships, fitness classes, or the cost to participate in Community Support Agriculture (CSA) programs.  You can learn more information about the benefits available to you by accessing wellwisconsin.wi.gov.

Per guidance from the federal government and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), these benefits are classified as taxable fringe benefits. This means that any financial incentive you receive from the program is taxable income for state and federal tax purposes.

What this means for you:

  • Beginning in 2014 financial incentives will be reported by your employer as a taxable wage and will be subject to applicable withholdings and taxes. You will see withholdings for all incentives issued in the current calendar year reflected on your December pay stub. This will include incentives issued to your eligible family members.
  • Withholding will include 7.65% for Social Security and Medicare and may include withholding for federal and state taxes, depending on the number of exemptions you claimed on your W-4.
  • Due to the year-end reporting, incentives normally paid during the months of November and December will be delayed until the next tax year.
  • Federal regulations requires the UW Service Center to receive financial data regarding incentives issued to employees and their covered family members. Your health information is protected by federal privacy regulations and is not shared with your employer.

Even with the federal government’s tax regulations, eligible employees are able to receive substantial financial rewards for using the wellness incentives offered by the State of Wisconsin and participating health plans. Benefits available through the Well Wisconsin program are also available to any dependent over the age of 18 who is covered by your State of Wisconsin insurance plan.

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact ETF at 1-877-533-5020 or our office at 465-2390.

Welcome Michael Bubolz

BubolzMichaelMichael started on August 4, 2014, as an Applications Developer, Computing and Information Technology.  Prior to starting at UW-Green, Michael was employed at Marquette University as an IT Application Specialist and at UW-Milwaukee as an enrollment services staff member.  He earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in criminal justice from UW-Milwaukee.  He is a native of Van Dyne, Wisconsin.  Welcome Michael!

Welcome Paul Mueller

MuellerPaulPaul started on August 25, 2014, as an Assistant Professor, Human Biology.  Paul joins UW-Green Bay from the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he was an assistant professor of cell and development biology.  His research has focused on the regulatory pathways that govern cell proliferation, particularly in relations to embryogenesis and development. Originally from Milwaukee, he earned a bachelor’s from UW-Milwaukee and his PhD in biology for the California Institute of Technology.  Welcome Paul!