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

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
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
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
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.

CURRENT – Discover Event!

How to Network and Eat Your Cheese    
Event Basics
When: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013
5 p.m. Registration & Networking
6 p.m. Dinner & Presentation
8 p.m. Conclusion
Where: Black & Tan Grille
Bellin Building
130 E Walnut St Ste 200
Green Bay, WI  54301
Fee: $25 Members of Current
$35 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2013 All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More
Menu: Four-course meal served in smaller portions to facilitate dialogue.

  1. Wild Mushroom and Goat Cheese Bruschetta
  2. Salad
  3. Beef Bourguignon
  4. Dessert

Please notify us in advance if a vegetarian option is preferred.

Register: (920) 437-8704
There is a 96-hour cancellation policy for this event.
Event Overview
How to Network and Eat your Cheese

In today’s world, it’s not enough to just know how to network or exercise proper dining etiquette. They’re no longer mutually exclusive things and you need to know how to do both.

Join Diane Roundy and Chef Leah O’Leary as they tag team this presentation to bring the best of both worlds into this dynamic and interactive presentation that will walk you through the process while enjoying a four-course meal (note that smaller portions will be served to facilitate the dialogue).

Ever get tongue tied, nervous or freeze up in social situations? Do you wish you could be one of those people who can walk into a room of strangers and leave with new business leads and even a few new friends? Roundy will present the topic, “Effectively Working the Room,” an overview of networking basics, how to meet key people and hold lively conversations while creating long lasting professional relationships.

Chef O’Leary will cover “Business Dining Etiquette.” From dress etiquette to navigating the table, styles of service to types of courses, this session will leave you confident with how to conduct yourself in most dining settings.

About the Speakers
Diane Roundy
Director of Business Development
Schenck SC

Diane Roundy serves as director of business development for Schenck, an accounting and auditing firm with nine locations located throughout Wisconsin. She has been with the company for the past 14 years.

Diane holds a master’s in business administration from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and an undergraduate degree in business and communication from UW — Stevens Point.

Diane serves on the following boards of directors:  The Green Bay Packers, Denmark State Bank, The Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay, Live54218, and Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, Inc.

She is the recipient of the UW Oshkosh Outstanding Alumni Award, 2010 Who You Should Know Award, 2009 Wisconsin State FBLA Business Person of the Year Award, ATHENA Award, Silver Medal Award, past president of Management Women, The Women’s Fund, Green Bay Advertising Federation, De Pere Business Association and the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors.

Leah O’Leary
Sous Chef (Product Development Chef)
Schreiber Foods, Inc.

Leah O’Leary serves as sous chef (product development chef) at Schreiber Foods, Inc. She started her culinary career in 1999 and has worked for a variety of restaurants and institutions domestically and internationally.

Leah holds an associate degree in the culinary arts from the New England Culinary Institute and a bachelor of science in food systems and technology from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Leah has developed several business dining etiquette trainings for partners at Schreiber, conducts product/sales demonstrations and works with distributor teams and food service accounts.



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
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
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
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

Spectators are encouraged to attend! Concessions and off-field entertainment will be provided.
Contact: (920) 593-3408
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 for additional information including tournament rules.

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
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
Cash bar.
Register: Registration appreciated for planning purposes and nametags.
Call: (920) 437-8704
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.

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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
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.