CURRENT

Programming is targeted at ages 21-40 but everyone is welcome to attend. UWGB has a Corporate Membership and encourages your participation.

CURRENT – Leadership through Film

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Event Basics
When: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
5 p.m. Registration & Networking
6 p.m. Screening of Westbound
7:20 p.m. Facilitated Discussion
8 p.m. Conclusion
Where: The Green Room Lounge
353 Main Ave
De Pere, WI  54115
Fee: $10 Members of Current
$20 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2014 All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Pizza and snacks are included with the event fee.
Register: (920) 437-8704
rsvp@titletown.org
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
Event Overview
Discover Leadership through Film: WestboundDuring this unique screening of “Westbound. The Journey of Lifetime.” Director Jim Rivett and Producer Shelly Young will guide an interactive discussion of one of the film’s principle lessons: leadership. Following the viewing of this documentary created by local firm Arketype, they’ll guide you through a dialogue that will debunk the myth that leadership is all business: leadership is in your neighborhood, in your community, it’s everywhere
Synopsis
WESTBOUND. The Journey of a Lifetime.As a child during the Depression, Adolph Vandertie was captivated by a desire for travel. Visiting the hobo jungles, he was part of a world where men told stories of adventure and measured time by whittling. Adolph once watched an old hobo whittle a ball-in-cage – the quintessential design among whittlers. From that moment a lifelong fascination to master a dying art took hold. Each cut into the soft wood fueled the memory of freedom of riding the rails.

Tramp art and hobo whimsies were uniquely born of an independent spirit. Hobos whittle. Tramps carve. Both craft amazing objects from discarded cigar boxes and found materials. One man, Adolph Vandertie – Grand Duke of the Hobos – created more than 4,000 rare and beautiful pieces of this distinctive folk art form. Using the trash of an economy that became too arrogant to care, Vandertie transforms the refuse.

Westbound is a candid portrait of 96-year-old Adolph Vandertie and his final confessions of a life filled with joy, heartache and addiction. Sweeping through the Great Depression, the film chronicles America’s downfall and return to being the strongest nation in the world. It’s an iconic tale that explores Adolph’s journey to achieve personal redemption by creating an astonishing collection – beautiful in their minute details and the cleverness of their design. This simple act of whittling found objects becomes a beacon of hope for one man while capturing the true spirit of America.

About the Discussion Facilitators
Jim Rivett
President and Creative Director
Arketype, Inc.A native of Green Bay, Rivett is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin—Whitewater where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in painting and drawing and a minor in television and film production. He then studied at the New York School of Visual Arts under Milton Glaser.

Rivett has forged a broadly successful career in advertising, graphic design and fine art, leveraging his talents in illustration, design, art direction and photo direction. Today he is president and creative director of Arketype Inc., a 30-person advertising and design agency based in Green Bay.

In 2007, at the invitation of Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton, Rivett was asked to serve on the newly formed Wisconsin Task Force on Arts and Creativity in Education. The group’s mission is to ensure that a creative workforce and entrepreneurial talent is cultivated throughout the state to compete in a 21st century global economy (www.creative.wisconsin.gov).

All along with his passion for painting, drawing and graphic design was a love of film and the goal to create dynamic, compelling work in animation, live action and documentary film. In 2005 he began work on fulfilling this passion by forming Arketype Entertainment – a division of Arketype Inc – and bringing together an ensemble of video producers, animators, editors and musicians. The full-length feature documentary film project WESTBOUND began in 2006 and is the culmination of the team’s work (www.catchwestbound.com).

In a very recent development and almost simultaneous to the completion of WESTBOUND, Arketype was selected to The BCA Ten – 2009, an exclusive group of 10 companies selected by the Business Committee for the Arts (BCA) that  recognizes businesses for exceptional involvement with the arts (www.americansforthearts.org). The BCA, founded in 1967 by David Rockefeller, is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure that the arts flourish in America by encouraging, inspiring and stimulating businesses to support the arts in the workplace, in education, and in the community.

Shelly Young
Director of Video and Motion Graphics
Arketype, Inc.After growing up in Green Bay, Shelly Young attended Suomi College and Michigan Tech University, majoring in fine arts with an emphasis in the arts and performance. She has a true passion for film and video and brings more than 18 years’ experience in television and video production to Arketype’s clients.

Prior to joining Arketype full-time, Young had worked independently, partnering with Arketype to produce several award-winning video projects for both clients of industry and not-for-profit organizations. She also served as a producer with Wisconsin Public Television – PBS from 1992 until 2002.

Another of Young’s passions is writing. She co-wrote a screenplay based on the true story of the Wyandot Tribe of Kansas, currently under contract with Sir Ben Kingsley and SBK Pictures.

Recognized with over 30 national and international awards including the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (EMMY®), Young has produced a wide range of broadcast programs including children’s series, social issue documentaries, performance specials, live television, public service announcements and television advertising.

CURRENT – Lunch n’ Learn

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Building a Culture of Innovation 
Event Basics
When: Thursday, March 27, 2014
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
Fee: $15 Members of Current
$20 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2014 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Register: (920) 437-8704
rsvp@titletown.org
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
Event Overview
Building a Culture of Innovation
As an organization that started with an innovation, Breakthrough Fuel has worked to extend innovation from a single event to a culture focused on creating a constant flow of innovations. In this discussion, Dickman will share how innovation has become embedded in the culture and offer thoughts on how deeply innovation and culture are connected.
About the Speaker
Craig Dickman
Founder, CEO and Chief Innovation Officer
Breakthrough®Fuel, LLCCraig Dickman is the founder, CEO and chief innovation officer for Breakthrough Fuel and has won acclaim for his innovative approach to supply chain logistics and fuel cost management.In less than a decade, Breakthrough Fuel has grown to become a partner to some of American industry’s leading brands. Prominent clients include Procter & Gamble, Georgia-Pacific, Kellogg’s, Whirlpool, John Deere, SCA Tissue and Shopko, among others.This year, Breakthrough Fuel received the prestigious “External Business Partner of the Year” designation from Procter & Gamble, an award honoring 15 companies selected from among the 82,000 global suppliers and agencies with which P&G does business. Breakthrough Fuel has won similar corporate honors bestowed by Kraft Foods, Unilever and the Whirlpool Corporation.

The firm helps its clients analyze their fuel costs using advanced metrics and software, seeking ways to reduce shipping costs including the use of alternative fuels to cut both expenses and emissions. Dickman is the inventor responsible for two patents for energy management and has additional patents pending with the United States Patent Office.

Active in the greater Green Bay community, Dickman is a member of the board of directors of the Green Bay Packers, serves as a member of UW-Green Bay’s Council of Trustees and Foundation Board, is Vice President of the Brown County Harbor Commission and serves on the board of directors for Downtown Green Bay, Inc.

 

CURRENT – UWGB Sponsored Workshop

A reminder that UWGB has a Corporate Membership with CURRENT. Please see below for a great professional development opportunity!
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Event Basics  
When: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
7:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8 a.m. Workshop Begins
12 p.m. Conclusion
Where: NWTC Corporate Conference Center
2740 W Mason St
Green Bay, WI  54303
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Fee: $49 Members of Current
$64 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2014 All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Continental breakfast and refreshments.
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
Rock your Audience with Power, Passion and Purpose
There are legitimate reasons people (including leaders) fear public speaking more than death. We fear we’re exposing ourselves to scrutiny of our knowledge, ideas and private ideals. While it’s important to prepare a speech or presentation by crafting the wording, many professionals don’t realize one of the keys to engaging their audience; that speaking from their passion, framing their speech around their message and who they are as a person, is what moves their audience. If you don’t look and sound confident, others won’t be confident in you. In our session together, we’ll explore and practice the components that empower your voice and infuse your passion:

  • Examine common myths and truths that keep people in fear versus empowerment
  • Break through your fears by putting them to the test
  • Tap into your unique message based on your life experience and what makes YOU awesome
  • Participate in fun, experiential exercises that move you out of your comfort zone
  • Acquire experience from constructive feedback

You will want to attend if you:

  • Desire to improve your professional and personal confidence through public speaking exercises
  • Feel an inner drive to express yourself more fully
  • Shy away from speaking opportunities
  • Are looking to change your public speaking fears to power and confidence

Take your public speaking to the next level to influence broader audiences

About the Speaker
Cher Gunderson
Owner/Founder
Master Your Accent, LL

CCher Gunderson is passionate about helping people break through their terror barriers. She is the owner and founder of Master Your Accent, LLC, connecting professionals with their clients and their markets through dynamic verbal and nonverbal, live, virtual and written communications and confidence skills training.  

Through her own experiences of speaking to live and virtual audiences about how she empowers foreign-born professionals to decrease their risk of misunderstandings, she trains and motivates professionals to step into their public speaking potential. Her program results in engaging, interactive, credible presentations that inspire and move audiences to action.

CURRENT – Lunch n’ Learn

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Perform to Potential Lunch n’ Learn    
Event Basics
When: Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014
11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Presentation
1 p.m. Conclusion
Where: Riverside Ballroom
1560 Main St.
Green Bay, WI  54302
Fee: $15 Members of Current
$20 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2014 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Sautéed chicken breast, wild rice blend, vegetable, rolls & butter, assorted dessert bars, coffee, tea and milk. Vegetarian lasagna available upon request.
Register: (920) 437-8704
rsvp@titletown.org
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
Event Overview
Perform to PotentialIn this session, Greg will introduce you to a new and different way of thinking, managing and coaching that yields improved performance in both personal and professional situations. Based on years of organizational development experience, Greg will provide insight into the reasons for your present performance and the key to unlocking your potential and building extraordinary performance in your career, company and personal life.
About the Speaker
Greg Gauthier
Partner
Foxwood AssociatesGreg Gauthier is a partner with Foxwood Associates, a management advisory firm located in Northeast Wisconsin. He practices in the area of organizational development and in that role works with owners and management teams of small and mid-market companies to develop organizations and strategies for improved performance.

Besides his advisory role, Greg has served in an interim management capacity for companies and has been appointed by the court to act as the operating manager for businesses under court supervision.

He’s is a frequent speaker and teacher on leadership, organizational development, business finance and business planning. In 2011 he traveled to Israel and Jordan to teach business principles as part of a U.S. State Department project to strengthen the economy of both nations.

Greg has 30 years of management leadership experience and has received specialized training in corporate revitalization and performance coaching. One of his greatest strengths is individual and corporate performance coaching. During his career he’s held senior leadership positions in publicly traded and privately held companies along with 15 years of business ownership experience.

He is a graduate of Marquette University.

CURRENT – After Five @ Los Banditos!

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Event Basics
When: Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Open house format.
Where: Los Banditos West
2335 W Mason St
Green Bay, WI 54303
Fee: FREE
Cash bar.
Register: Registration appreciated for planning purposes and nametags.
Call: (920) 437-8704
Email: rsvp@titletown.org
Online: events.titletown.org
Event Overview
Cash bar. Grab your friends and colleagues and come meet other local young professionals.Over the years “Los” has received numerous local awards including “Best Mexican/ Southwestern Restaurant,” “Best Ethnic Restaurant,” “Best Margarita,” “The Golden Fork Award,” and several “Best of the Bay” awards.

CURRENT Lunch n’ Learn

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Are You Listening when Opportunity Knocks Lunch n’ Learn
Event Basics  
When: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014
11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Presentation
1 p.m. Conclusion
Where: Rock Garden
1951 Bond St.
Green Bay, WI 54303
Fee: $15 Members of Current
$20 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2014 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Lasagna Buffet
Baked lasagna, vegetarian lasagna, island blend vegetable, garlic bread, caesar salad, sundried tomato pasta salad, antipasto pasta salad, sliced fresh fruit tray, fruit dip, vegetable tray, dill dip, coffee, milk and iced tea.
Event Overview
Are You Listening when Opportunity Knocks
Dean Raasch
Owner
K&K Benefit SolutionsDean Raasch is an entrepreneur, professional speaker and soon-to-be published author. In 1987 he faced a life-threatening battle with Leukemia and won. With his younger brother as his donor, he survived a bone marrow transplant.

  • He has backpacked through nearly 30 countries.
  • He is engaged to Carrie, is a father to 3 great kids, youth sports coach and insurance advisor.
  • He is active in several nonprofits and holds board positions on two of the nonprofits he supports.
  • He is a 2013 graduate of Leadership Green Bay.
  • He graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay
  • He has worked as leadership trainer with CEOs, business owners, upper level management, celebrities and professional athletes.

Dean believes his purpose in life is to inspire others to action so that together, we make this world a better place for future generations.

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The Four Disciplines of Execution Lunch n’ Learn    
Event Basics
When: Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013
11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Presentation
1 p.m. Conclusion
Where: Holiday Inn & Suites Green Bay – Stadium
2785 Ramada Way
Green Bay, WI  54304
Fee: $15 Members of Current
$20 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2013 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Italian Buffet
Garden salad, hot baked garlic breadsticks, homemade lasagna, pasta with alfredo and marinara, chicken parmesan, coffee, iced tea or milk.
Register: (920) 437-8704
rsvp@titletown.org
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
Event Overview
The Four Disciplines of Execution
Leaders face the common challenge of driving change and achieving goals. The Covey Group developed the Four Disciplines of Execution (4DX) which is a process to execute strategy. Any individual, team or organization can utilize 4DX to focus on the principles of execution and attain wildly important goals.
About the Speaker
Shauna M. Froelich, JD
Program Coordinator, School of Justice Studies
Rasmussen CollegeShauna has been an Instructor at various colleges in Wisconsin, including Rasmussen College, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Lakeland College, North West Technical College and Cardinal Stritch University. She specializes in teaching legal, ethical and leadership courses. She views education as a creative process, stimulating critical thinking and active engagement in the world. Shauna teaches students that learning is an ongoing process of critical inquiry. Her goal is to promote personal reflection and action outside the classroom.Shauna serves as program coordinator for the School of Justice Studies at Rasmussen College. Additionally, she has consulted for the Green Bay Police Department and Brown County Communications Department on issues of leadership and organizational change.

Shauna holds degrees in history and law from Xavier University and Marquette University Law School, respectively. She married her law school sweet heart and served in the United States Air Force thereafter. Shauna was stationed at Kelly Air Force Base in the 67th Information Operations Intelligence Wing, San Antonio, Texas. She provided support for intelligence operations during the war in Iraq. Following her commission in the Air Force, Shauna and her husband moved back to their home state of Wisconsin. 

Shauna’s family life is full of energy. With four children, a dog, and a husband who is an attorney, there is rarely a dull moment. In her free time, she loves date nights, water skiing, painting, outdoor adventures and the beach.

CURRENT Lunch and Learn

Investing in Health Lunch n’ Learn
Event Basics
When: Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013
11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Presentation
1 p.m. Conclusion
Where: Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
1315 Lime Kiln Rd
Green Bay, WI 54311
Fee: $15 Members of Current
$20 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2013 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Sliced roast pork, garlic and rosemary roasted potatoes, fresh blend of vegetables, blueberry/cranberry walnut tossed spring mix salad with vinaigrette dressing and coffee/water.
Register: (920) 437-8704
rsvp@titletown.org
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
Event Overview
Investing in health: Why it matters to you, your company and your community
Where we live, learn, work and play impacts our health. By investing in health – personally, at work and in the community – we not only prevent disease, but also save dollars, strengthen businesses and improve quality of life in our community. Join Jen Van Den Elzen, director of Live54218, to learn about five key behaviors that affect your health and successful strategies for creating a worksite and a community that support you in living a long and healthy life!
About the Speaker
Jennifer Van Den Elzen
Director
Live54218
Jen Van Den Elzen earned degrees in biology and Spanish at UW-Eau Claire before moving to Atlanta to pursue her master’s degree in public health at Emory University. After working for two years in the field of community health and behavior change research in Latin America, Jen returned to Wisconsin.

She is dedicated to community-based obesity prevention and believes strongly in coordinating our efforts across the state for the maximum positive impact throughout Wisconsin.

Jen spent two years as the health educator and obesity prevention coalition coordinator for Outagamie County Public Health before serving in her current position as the director of Live54218, Brown County’s Healthy Eating, Active Living Movement.

CURRENT – Lead with Humor and Improvisation Workshop

 

Lead with Humor and Improvisation Workshop    
Event Basics
When: Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013
7:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8 a.m. Workshop Begins
12 p.m. Conclusion
Where: Hilton Garden Inn Green Bay
1015 Lombardi Ave
Green Bay, WI  54304
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) 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
Lead with Humor and Improvisation
(or How to Survive “Workplace-serious-itis”)
Fun at work? Humor at your desk? Improv in the Board Room? If marketing helps in telling your story and we are supposed to be functioning in teams to accomplish great things at work, why is work so serious? Finding your voice at work, and the humor in it, is so challenging for young leaders. Liysa Callsen will turn that serious journey through a silent world into stories, improv, audience participation, and tips that will give you a fresh perspective on your obstacles, teach you to use humor in life and in business, help you embrace diversity to form stronger teams, and enjoy the art of communicating beyond words.Participants will learn the principles of improvisation which will have a positive effect to advance your leadership skills. An excellent business tool that includes the following

  • Yes and…
  • Gifts to grow communication
  • How to avoid rejecting others; ”hearing” all ideas
  • Learn how to accept suggestions and not view them as criticism
  • Do’s and Don’ts to getting started
  • Practical, inexpensive and easy ideas to productivity with humor

This workshop is for young professionals who want to

  • Get more done while having more fun,
  • Create great team bonding,
  • Improve morale and productivity,
  • Develop their natural leadership abilities, and

Truly lead within their teams, divisions, departments, and organizations!

About the Speaker
Liysa Callsen
CEO
All things Liysapalooza
Liysa has lived her entire life in the deaf community – with two deaf parents and a deaf husband – she learned to communicate differently. Reallydifferently! Now, she’s finding the humor (and voice) in her challenges and learning to be heard above the noise.

Liysa trained with Second City Chicago and has turned her passion for business and humor into workshops, speaking engagements, and writings. She is a member of AATH (Say it aloud; it’s fun!) – Association for Applied Therapeutic Humor where she continues to learn more about humor’s serious (?) side (such as why it is so important in business!). In her free time, Liysa is producer of Lakeshore’s Top Comic and most recently Deer in the Headlights – Women’s Comedy Showcase launching this November, which was awarded a marketing grant from the State of Wisconsin.

Current’s 7th Annual Leaders Luncheon

Event Basics
When: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013
11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Program
1 p.m. Conclusion
Where: Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
2040 Airport Drive
Green Bay, WI  54313
Fee: $20 Members and Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2013 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Chicken Pesto
Seasoned and lightly floured sautéed 4 oz. chicken breast topped with mozzarella cheese, diced tomatoes, and pesto cream sauce. Served on a bed of golden rice pilaf. Includes fresh seasonal vegetable, garden salad, fresh rolls, butter, freshly brewed regular and decaffeinated coffee, iced or hot tea.Dessert provided by Titletown Brewing Co.
Register: (920) 437-8704
rsvp@titletown.org
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
Event OverviewCurrent’s 7th Annual Leaders LuncheonCurrent’s annual Leaders Luncheon brings together community leaders and young professionals in a celebration of programming accomplishments from the past year. Invited community leaders are placed at each table to allow an opportunity for young professionals to meet and interact with those who have significantly more leadership experience. Additionally, leaders are provided an opportunity to learn about the needs of area young professionals while Current discusses important issues and program initiatives related to our mission.

Click here to view a list of confirmed leaders for this year’s event. Note this list will be continually updated as additional leaders confirm their attendance.

Luncheon Program

  • Opening Remarks
  • Program Updates
  • Recognition of Outgoing Chairs and Officers
  • Guest Speaker
  • Presentation of Spirit of Current
  • Closing Remarks
About the Speaker
Troy Streckenbach
County Executive
Brown CountyStreckenbach, is a lifelong resident of Brown County. He grew up in the Green Bay area and attended Premontre High School. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and earned a degree in international studies with an emphasis in business and political science.

Streckenbach has owned and operated six businesses in Brown County for the past 12 years. In 2006, he was recognized by the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce as one of the “25 People You Should Know”, in 2007, as  Current young professionals Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and in 2009 as one of the “40 People under 40 You Should Know” by the Chamber.

Streckenbach is bringing a fresh approach to Brown County government. His background as a businessman gives him the strong management skills and fiscal discipline with which he effectively governs Brown County.

Streckenbach is currently a board member and mentor of the Junior Achievement of Brown County. He is a past president of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce’s Group Purchasing Committee Board, a member of Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, a member of Current, a member of Wisconsin Tavern League, founding member of Allouez Business Association, a member of the economic development committee, chair of the Village of Allouez, member of the Downtown Green Bay, Inc. board of directors, and a member of the CEO Roundtable of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce.