CURRENT

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

CURRENT – Lunch n’ Learn

Managing Your Online Reputation Lunch n’ Learn
Event Basics
When: Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013
11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Presentation
1 p.m. Conclusion
Where: Green Bay Botanical Garden
2600 Larsen Rd
Green Bay, WI 54303
Fee: $15 Members of Current
$20 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2013 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Sandwich buffet served with homemade potato chips w/ sea salt, fresh baked chocolate chip cookie and assorted fruit salad.

  1. Portobello with spinach, roasted red peppers, mixed greens and provolone cheese.
  2. Roast Beef with swiss, mixed greens, red onions and horseradish aioli.
  3. Turkey Club- turkey, bacon, pepper jack, lettuce, tomato, Cajun mayo and guacamole
  4. Pecan Chicken Sandwich with pineapple aioli.
Register: (920) 437-8704
rsvp@titletown.org
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
Event Overview
Managing Your Online Reputation
This eye-opening session will show you how to take control of what information you provide to the world online. With so many social media and other websites that require your personal data, find out how you can manage what is out there for all to see.
About the SpeakerKiar Olson
Owner
Kiar Media
Kiar Olson (@macdesign13), big nerd at Kiar Media (@kiarmedia), regularly opens clients’ eyes to unexpected ways of delivering their brand experience. With a main focus on creative interactive and advertising solutions, as well as SEO, social media and PR, Kiar brings his passion and knowledge of all things technology related to his client relationships. He began his online career by opening a web & design firm in 1994 and creating the Door County Online web portal in 1996. A member of the International Web Masters Association since 2001 and bacon lover, Kiar enjoys spending time with his family, ‘80s hair bands (ironic isn’t it), good tequila and sushi. A fun-loving husband and father of two, Kiar lives on the cutting edge of technology, serving as web master, social media consultant and SEO planner for more than 50 companies throughout the country.

CURRENT: Leading Yourself Well, First!

Leading yourself well, first! Workshop
Event Basics  
When: Thursday, Sept. 5, 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
Leading yourself well, first!
“When learning to lead, many leaders make the assumption they must learn the skills in order to lead others, to go out and improve, fix and evaluate their teams. While those skills hold much value, the first step – and the most important – is learning to lead yourself well, first! It will be the first and most difficult step in your leadership journey. Leading oneself well involves reflecting upon and providing clarity around the answers to six key questions:

  • How big is your toolbox?
  • What is your motto in life? (Things in life DO NOT happen to YOU, they happen BECAUSE of YOU)
  • Are you future focused? (Is your goal to become, “comfortable?”)
  • Will you accept, “average” and “normal”?
  • Who are your friends, and what do they say about you?
  • Are you in the bucket or out of the bucket?

In our session together, we will examine these six questions and in addition, address the factors which keep us from taking that important, “first step.”

About the Speaker
Jamie Schramm
Employee Development Manager
Kohler Credit Union
Raised and currently residing in Sheboygan, Wis., Jamie brings a wealth of knowledge from the manufacturing sector and classroom teaching into seminar experiences. 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 lifelong endeavor.

Jamie spent nine years in front-line supervision as an assembly foreman with the Kohler Engine Division. Responsible for anywhere from 25 to 90 employees, Jamie at one time or another oversaw every function within the assembly operations. Here he was first introduced to and put into practice the principles of Lean manufacturing, continuous improvement and Kaizen teams. His Kaizen Teams tackled wide-ranging issues from specification writing, assembly line changeover processes and customized packaging requirements.

Jamie spent two years on the operations team at HUI Manufacturing in Kiel, Wis. Here he got to combine his understanding of manufacturing with the organization’s passion for Lean implementation, standard processes and organizational development. It was HUI’s focus on organizational culture that led Jamie to begin completion of his MBA, a path that allowed him to further study and understand the importance of empowering individuals in the workplace to be the best versions of themselves they can be. By understanding our own individual behaviors, which limit our successes in groups, and focusing on how we can add value to our peers in order to complete them, Jamie brings a unique combination of personal stories, teaching experiences and leading management strategies to his discussions. For Jamie, that starts with first developing and leading yourself well to create organizations in which we can “be” accountable as opposed to being “held” accountable.

In 2011, Jamie joined the organizational learning team at Johnsonville Sausage while continuing as an adjunct faculty Member at Lakeland College where he teaches courses relating to business management/leadership. While at Johnsonville he became actively involved in the Sheboygan County Organizational Development Roundtable, which was responsible for bringing the first-ever Leadercast simulcast site to Sheboygan County.In September 2012, Jamie joined Kohler Credit Union as its employee development manager. In this role, he is able to focus on employee and leadership development. Through coaching and teaching, he is focusing on creating an organization that embraces, “Fun, Accountability, Servant Leadership, Lifelong Learning and Respect.”

In addition to attaining his MBA from Lakeland College in 2012, Jamie is a certified facilitator for Vital Smarts’ Crucial Conversations as well as Integrity Service. He is a certified predictive index analyst and has completed training for Employee Selection for Positive Attitudes and Approaches. He has also been a seminar participant for Vital Smarts’ Crucial Confrontations, Influencer and Change Anything strategies.

Jamie has given presentations at Lakeshore and Gateway Technical Colleges, Leaderfest 2012, The Sheboygan Young Professionals LEAD Sessions, Sheboygan County Head Start and speaks to groups and individuals on various leadership and cultural development strategies. In fall 2013, he will collaborate with the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Small Business Development Center. He also shares insights and reflections upon leadership interactions through his personal blog, “The Last Word On Leadership.”

CURRENT – Kickball Classic!

Current Kickball Classic presented by Prevea Health and Wellness    
Event Basics  
When: Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013
10 a.m. First Round
5 p.m. Title Game
6 p.m. Conclusion
Note: Actual time of the title game and conclusion is contingent on total number of teams and match outcomes. This is an estimated time only.
Where: Riverview Park in Allouez
901 Broadview Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54301
Map this location!
Fee: $200 Team Fee
$20 Individual Fee

FREE
Spectators are encouraged to attend! Concessions and off-field entertainment will be provided.
Contact: (920) 593-3408
bjohnson@titletown.org
Register: www.titletown.org/kickball
Rain or shine. No refunds. Sorry, no carry-ins.
Registration deadline for teams is Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 5 p.m.
 Event Overview
The tournament will be hosted on all five diamonds at Riverview Park in Allouez. Off-field entertainment will be provided to make this a fun and enjoyable day for players and spectators alike. Concessions will be available. Sorry, no carry-ins.A team registration fee of $200 is required for each team. This event will occur rain or shine. No refunds. Each team is guaranteed two games. Please note this is not a traditional double elimination tournament.New! Don’t have a full team but want to play? Individual participants can email our free agent coordinator Eirk Goerke, or call/text (920) 217-2714. $20/individual to participate.Estimated prize value in certificates and merchandise as follows:

  • 1st Place: $400
  • 2nd Place: $350
  • 3rd Place: $300

Additional details and requirements will be sent to registered team captains including:

  • Team registration form requiring team name and co-ed roster of 10 players.
  • All registered players must be 18 years of age to participate and submit a completed liability waiver. Waivers are due at the time rosters are submitted.
  • Individual registrants will receive a complimentary “Current Kickball Classic” T-shirt. Shirt sizes must be submitted with the team roster.
  • Tournament rules.

Proceeds from this event will be used to support the expansion of programming offered by Current to attract, engage, develop and retain young talent in Greater Green Bay. Current is a program of the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation and is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and classified as a public charity under section 509(a)(2) of the Code.

Visit www.titletown.org/kickball for additional information including tournament rules.

Volunteer
Like any other event, Current will need volunteers to help make this event a success. If you’re not playing on a team, consider volunteering by serving concessions and performing other miscellaneous tasks. All volunteers will receive a CurrentKickball Classic T-shirt, concession vouchers and a Green Bay Gamblers ticket!Click here to view a list of available shifts or to sign up today.

CURRENT – Lunch n’ Learn

Maximizing your Volunteer and Service Experiences Lunch n’ Learn
Event Basics
When: Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013
11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Presentation
1 p.m. Conclusion
Where: St. Norbert College
F.K. Bemis Conference Center

Hendrickson Dining Room
100 Grant St.
De Pere, WI 54115
Campus Map and Parking
Fee: $15 Members of Current
$20 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2013 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Lunch Buffet
Register: (920) 437-8704
rsvp@titletown.org
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
Event Overview
Maximizing your Volunteer and Service Experiences
Most of us understand the value and importance of community involvement, however, how can we maximize our volunteer/service experiences and help to generate a culture of service within our organizations? This presentation will share some of the reasons why we serve, the benefits volunteering/service can provide you and your organization, and studies illustrating the positive impact of volunteering/service for you and your customers.
About the SpeakerBrian Lee Danzinger
Assistant Vice President – E-Commerce and Technology, Bank Mutual
Group Fitness, Greater Green Bay YMCA
Alderman, City of Green Bay
Lieutenant, United States Coast Guard Reserve
Adjunct Instructor, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Adjunct Instructor, Silver Lake College
Adjunct Instructor, Concordia University
Board of Directors, Brown County Junior Achievement
Board Of Trustees, St. Norbert CollegeDanzinger has worked at Bank Mutual for the last 15 years; he currently manages and develops the organization’s internet and web-based initiatives to improve customer service communication and to expand business delivery channels. His above-and-beyond efforts earned Danzinger the title of Associate of the Year in 2009.

CURRENT @ After 5 at Titletown Brewing Co.

Event Basics
When: Tuesday, July 23, 2013
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Open house format.
Where: Titletown Brewing Co.
200 Dousman 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
Or, indicate you’re attending on Facebook.
Event OverviewCash bar. Grab your friends and colleagues and come meet other local young professionals on their outdoor patio overlooking the downtown area. Plus, check out the newly painted Donald Driver statue and renamed street, Donald Driver Way!

CURRENT – Communicating in the Workplace

Event Basics  
When: Thursday, July 18, 2013
11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Presentation
1 p.m. Conclusion
Where: Heritage Hill State Historical Park
2640 S Webster Ave
Green Bay, WI 54301 
Fee: $15 Members of Current
$20 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2013 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Lunch Buffet
Hot beef with gravy, smothered chicken breast, veggie burger, parsley buttered potato, American potato salad, baked beans, 7-layer salad, fresh fruit salad, sundried tomato pasta salad, pickle spears, assorted buns, assorted bars and lemonade.
Event Overview  
Communicating in the Workplace: How to Ask for What You Want
Do you find it difficult to speak up in meetings or stand up for your ideas? Do you push your own ideas too hard or discount the opinions of others? Find out how assertive you are and discover the formula for effectively asking for what you want. Learn to portray a more confident image by understanding and balancing communication styles. Enhance your communication skills and build more productive working relationships.
About the Speaker  
Terra L. Fletcher
Marketing Speaker, Consultant and Owner
Fletcher Freelance
Terra L. Fletcher is a marketing speaker/consultant and owner of Fletcher Freelance. Fletcher focuses on marketing holistically, addressing the entire image and communication plan of a company. She encourages clients to consider who their target is, find the best influencers of their audience, and works with the business to build “real”ationships with them.She specializes in finding the psychographics, values and motives of a company’s best customers, and helps her clients understand how to get more just like them through internet marketing, website optimization and social media. Customer loyalty and retention are as much a focus as finding new markets.Fletcher was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year on Jan.24, 2013 by the Shawano County Chamber of Commerce.

More information can be found at FletcherFreelance.com and TerraLFletcher.com.

 

 

CURRENT @ the Kress Events Center!

 

Professional Presence Workshop    
Event Basics
When: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
7:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Workshop Begins
12:00 p.m. Conclusion
Where: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Kress Events Center
2420 Nicolet Dr
Green Bay, WI  54311Directions 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
bjohnson@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
Professional Presence for Young Professionals:

  1. You know you have creative ideas and your work is solid. Now the question is, how do you get others to see it so you can use your talents to contribute in a bigger way?If you don’t look or sound confident, chances are, others won’t be confident in you either. That can be disastrous for your career.
  2. If you have a vision of yourself being an influential leader in your company or community, you don’t want to miss this presentation.
  3. You have creative ideas, lots of energy and are current with the trends, but are you making the impact you want in your workplace?
  4. You’ve probably heard the comments from “seasoned” co-workers, “This younger generation of employees just doesn’t have a strong work ethic, they don’t know how to communicate face-to-face, and have you seen how they dress?” You may want to ignore them, but if they are the ones who can influence your opportunities, you may want to learn a few hints to ensure you are viewed as the valuable asset you are.
Come to Professional Presence for Young Professionals and learn:

  • Top mistakes to avoid if you want to advance in your company
  • Essential techniques to be viewed as an invaluable professional
  • Strategies to look and feel confident (even when you’re not)
About the Speaker
Juliet Kosarzycki, MBA, CPC
International Speaker, Adventurer and CoachJuliet has been inspiring others to take action from an attitude of adventure for more than 20 years. Her message moves audiences to discover what is possible.

The message is simple: step out of your comfort zone and step into a world of confidence, success and new opportunities in business and in life.

Through stories of how she faced her own fears and challenged herself, she motivates others to take action to find out what they can achieve. Juliet has traveled to more than 32 countries, slept in the Sahara Desert, completed a marathon and a triathlon, ice climbed out of a glacial crevasse in the Swiss Alps, went skydiving and hang gliding, walked barefoot on hot coals and enjoys couch surfing. 

She has worked with diverse groups including Fortune 500 teams, executives, youth in developing countries, adults who were living with HIV/AIDS and inmates.

Juliet is also a college instructor, solo travel expert, former Peace Corps volunteer and business owner.

Her audiences include groups at renowned organizations such as AT&T, Carnegie Mellon University, Save the Children, World Vision and the WI State Senate.

 

 

 

 

CURRENT – After 5 at Jimmy Seas

 

Event Basics
When: Monday, June 17, 2013
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Open house format.
Where: Jimmy Seas
1330 Marine St.
Green Bay, WI 54301
Fee: FREE
Cash bar.
Register: Registration appreciated for planning purposes and nametags.
Call: (920) 593-3408
Email: bjohnson@titletown.org
Event OverviewCash bar. Grab your friends and colleagues and come meet other local young professionals on this magnificent outdoor patio overlooking the Fox River!

CURRENT – Secret Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

 

Secret Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs Lunch n’ Learn    
Event Basics
When: Thursday, June 13, 2013
11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Presentation
1 p.m. Conclusion
Where: The Woods Golf Club
530 Erie 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: Soup, Salad and Sandwich Buffet
Veggie cheese soup, chicken and wild rice soup, build your own hot beef or deli turkey sandwich, garden salad, fresh fruit salad, vegetarian pasta salad, assorted desserts, coffee and milk.
Register: (920) 593-3408
bjohnson@titletown.org
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
Event Overview
Secret Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs
We all know there’s something a bit different about them, yet those idiosyncrasies always seem to be elusive and difficult to identify. What are those secret habits embraced by entrepreneurs that allow them to be so uniquely different?In this panel discussion, we’ll converse with several successful entrepreneurs and delve into the secret habits that make them who they are. In addition to those habits, we’ll discuss how to leverage your own unique skills to unleash your inner entrepreneur to make a difference in your career, community and personal life.
About the Panelists
  • Gretchen Gilbertson, CEO, Séura, Inc
  • Christopher Mangless, Chef/Owner, Three Three Five by The Traveling Chef
  • Nicole Zich, Owner, Sassy Girl

 

CURRENT – Dr. Gurung!

Doing It All Lunch n’ Learn    
Event Basics
When: Monday, May 20, 2013
11 a.m. Registration & Networking
11:30 a.m. Lunch Served
12 p.m. Presentation
1 p.m. Conclusion
Where: Ramada Plaza Hotel
2750 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: Greek Lemon Chicken
herb and lemon-marinated grilled chicken breast on a bed of angel hair pasta, with vegetable and dinner rolls
Vegetable Stuffed Ravioli
vegetarian option upon request; vegetable-stuffed ravioli tossed in alfredo and marinara sauces combined
Register: (920) 593-3408
bjohnson@titletown.org
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
Event Overview
Doing It All (And Living to Tell the Tale): Fundamentals of Stress & Tips to Beat It. Life can be exciting and in this fast-paced world, it is tempting to want to do and achieve as much as possible. Whether for financial gain, respect, adulation or personal satisfaction, many of us push ourselves to extremes. What are the physiological consequences and what are the main ways to successfully balance many responsibilities? I will use my background in health and social psychology to review some of the science behind stress and coping, and share key ways to deal well with life’s challenges.
About the Speaker

Regan A. R. Gurung, Ph.D.
Ben J. & Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Human Development & Psychology
University of Wisconsin-Green BayBorn and raised in Bombay, India, Dr. Gurung received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology at Carleton College (MN), and a master’s and doctorate  in social and personality psychology at the University of Washington. He then spent three years at UCLA as a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Research fellow.

He has received numerous local, state and national grants for his health psychological and social psychological research on cultural differences in stress, social support, smoking cessation, body image and impression formation. He has published articles in a variety of scholarly journals including Psychological Review and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and Teaching of Psychology. He has a textbook, “Health Psychology: A Cultural Approach,” relating culture, development, and health published with Cengage (third edition in preparation) and is also the co-author/co-editor of eight other books. He has made more than 100 presentations and given workshops nationally and internationally (e.g. Australia, India, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand).

Dr. Gurung is also a dedicated teacher and has strong interests in enhancing faculty development and student understanding. He was co-director of the University of Wisconsin System Teaching Scholars Program, has been a UWGB Teaching Fellow, a UW System Teaching Scholar and is winner of the CASE Wisconsin Professor of the Year, the UW System Regents Teaching Award, the UW-Green Bay Founder’s Award for Excellence in Teaching as well as the Founder’s Award for Scholarship, UW Teaching-at-its-Best, Creative Teaching and Featured Faculty Awards. He has strong interests in teaching and pedagogy and has organized statewide and national teaching conferences, is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science, serves on the Div.2 (Teaching of Psychology) Taskforce for Diversity and is Chair of the Div. 38 (Health Psychology) Education and Training Council. He is also past president of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

When not helping people stay calm, reading and writing, Dr. Gurung enjoys culinary explorations, travel, time with his two children and avoiding political discussions of any kind.