Adventures in Team Building

University Staff Professional Development Committee and Academic Staff Professional Development Programming Committee invite all university employees to join them on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 in the Kress Events Center’s special Events Room from 2-4 p.m. for “Adventures in Team Building” presented by UW System colleague, Ed Richmond. Ed serves as Campus Activities & Recreation Coordinator at UW-Stevens Points. This session will create a positive and fun learning environment through team building exercises. Participants can expect to delve into issues facing higher education and receive takeaways on how to help your specific department communicate more effectively and do more, with less. Because of the team building focus, working teams are encouraged to attend together! Individuals will also gain useful takeaways and have opportunities to meet colleagues from across the university!

Registration is appreciated by March 15, 2016: http://uwgreenbay.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cvBNrVVhktAlPtr

Questions may be directed to the chairs of USPC and ASPDPC, Teri Ternes (ternest@uwgb.edu) or Jena Richter (richterj@uwgb.edu)

CURRENT: Giving Credit where Credit is Due Lunch n’ Learn by Mary Ellen Gillespie

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Giving Credit where Credit is Due Lunch n’ Learn by Mary Ellen Gillespie
Thursday, April 21, 2016
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Register HERE

This event is coordinated and hosted by Current, the Greater Green Bay Chamber’s young professionals group targeting individuals age 21-40.

Giving Credit where Credit is Due

Successful leaders usually do not make their journey alone. Mary Ellen Gillespie credits her leadership journey in part to choosing the right mentors, surrounding herself with strong advocates and the development of her own personal board of directors. Join her as she shares her journey to the athletics director chair and offers insight on how you can build your team in order to advance in your profession.

About the Speaker

Mary Ellen Gillespie

Mary Ellen Gillespie
Director of Athletics
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Mary Ellen was named the eighth director of athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in October 2013. She oversees a department of 247 student-athletes, a staff of 50, a budget of $8 million and the department of recreation and wellness.

In her short tenure, the Phoenix has earned championships in women’s basketball (three), softball, men’s basketball and men’s tennis (two) and for the 32nd consecutive semester, Green Bay student-athletes achieved an overall GPA of above a 3.0 and fundraising has been at an all-time high. She and her team have also secured a new adidas apparel contract, marking the first time in university history that a department-wide apparel partnership has been obtained. Mary Ellen is also currently serving her first year of a five year appointment to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Selection Committee.

Mary Ellen came to Green Bay after having served eight years at Bowling Green State University and most recently as the associate athletics director for external relations. Prior to joining the staff at Bowling Green, Mary Ellen was the director of development for the Schools of Nursing and Health Sciences at Purdue University.

Mary Ellen started her professional career in the field of Student Affairs. She served on the staff of the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) for 5+ years as the vice president for fraternity advancement. Prior to the NIC, Mary Ellen was the assistant director of student life-Greek affairs at the University of Iowa and also served her alma mater as the coordinator of Greek life.

A native of Sayville, NY-Mary Ellen earned both her degrees (speech communications and counseling/student affairs practice) at SUNY Plattsburgh and is a member of Alpha Phi Fraternity.

In her spare time, she enjoys her season tickets to the Colts and the Indy 500, tries to find Packers tickets, follows the Yankees, tries to take in a Jimmy Buffet show once a year, has completed nine half marathons, and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She currently serves on the local boards of LIVE54218, Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Green Bay.

Menu

Plated smoked turkey club (smoked turkey, swiss cheese, smoked bacon, lettuce and tomato with pesto aioli on sourdough bread) served with chef’s choice pasta salad, lemonade, iced tea, coffee and assorted desserts.

Vegetarian option: Wisconsin salad – granny smith apples, sharp cheddar cheese, roasted walnuts and mixed greens. Served with honey-dijon dressing.

Please email Sara Dodge if you prefer the vegetarian option or with special dietary restrictions prior to the event.

Event Registration

$15 Members of Current | $25 Nonmembers of Current

Free with 2016 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More

To ensure proper membership pricing for Current or an events package enrollment, please use the email address we have on file for you when registering online. There is a 96-hour cancellation policy.

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Speaker
Mary Ellen Gillespie
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Agenda
11 am Registration & Networking
11:30 am Lunch Served
12 pm Presentation
1 pm Conclusion

Location
Brett Favre Steakhouse
www.brettfavresteakhouse.com
1004 Brett Favre Pass
Green Bay, WI 54304
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Maximum Attendees: 176

Thank you to our Sponsors
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CURRENT Connect: Get Plugged In

Current Connect

Current Connect: Get Plugged In
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Register HERE

Current Connect is a program hosted by Current, the young professionals program of the Greater Green Bay Chamber.Specifically designed with new members in mind, this program will educate new members on how to maximize their membership investment by educating members on the types of events and programs offered by Current.Additionally, this facilitated session is setup to create a smaller, more intimate setting for members to build more meaningful personal and professional relationships that are often times more difficult to forge during other larger events. Think of it as a building a cohort to acclimate you to the program while you continue to expand your overall experience.

While new members are targeted for this program, any member is welcome to attend to become more acquainted with their peers and Current’s program offerings.

Food and beverage is served at each session. Please be sure to notify us in advance if you have special dietary restrictions. There is no cost for members of Current to attend.

Speaker
Tanja Schneider

Agenda
7 pm Doors open for networking, dinner served
7:30 pm Session begins
8:30 pm Conclusion

Location
The Docking Station
www.thedockingstation.net
111 N. Broadway Ste. B
Green Bay, WI 54303
Map to Event
Conference Room

Thank you to our Sponsors

CURRENT Connect: Get Plugged In

Current Connect

Current Connect: Get Plugged In
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Register HERE

Current Connect is a program hosted by Current, the young professionals program of the Greater Green Bay Chamber.Specifically designed with new members in mind, this program will educate new members on how to maximize their membership investment by educating members on the types of events and programs offered by Current.

Additionally, this facilitated session is setup to create a smaller, more intimate setting for members to build more meaningful personal and professional relationships that are often times more difficult to forge during other larger events. Think of it as a building a cohort to acclimate you to the program while you continue to expand your overall experience.

While new members are targeted for this program, any member is welcome to attend to become more acquainted with their peers and Current’s program offerings.

Food and beverage is served at each session. Please be sure to notify us in advance if you have special dietary restrictions. There is no cost for members of Current to attend.

Speaker
Tanja Schneider

Agenda
5 pm Doors open for networking, dinner served
5:30 pm Session begins
6:30 pm Conclusion

Location
The Docking Station
www.thedockingstation.net
111 N. Broadway Ste. B
Green Bay, WI 54303
Map to Event
Conference Room

Thank you to our Sponsors

LifeSuite Program Available to UW Employees

A free program of valuable services is available to all active, WRS-eligible, UW employees. The LifeSuite program offers travel assistance, legal services, beneficiary financial counseling and legacy planning services. Please note that Beneficiary financial counseling is only available if you are enrolled in the State Group Life Insurance program. You do not have to enroll in the Lifesuite program, it is offered free of charge.
Travel Assistance is available to all active UW employees and their eligible family members. Travel Assistance provides 24/7/365 travel assistance services when traveling 100 or more miles away from home. Services include, but are not limited to, medical professional locator services, interpretation services, assistance in cases of lost luggage and arranging transportation or a traveling companion. For more information, visit the LifeSuite Travel website or call 1-855-516-5433 in the U.S. or Canada. From other locations, you can call collect to +1 (415) 484-4677.
Legal Services are available to all UW employees (active or retired), as well as their eligible family members. The program provides access to over 22,000 attorneys nationwide for consultation on simple wills, estate planning and other legal issues. If an attorney in the network is retained, there is a 25% discount on services. Contact Ceridian at 1-877-849-6034 or visit the LifeWorks website (username: lfg password: resources).
Beneficiary Financial Counseling is available to beneficiaries who receive at least $25,000 in State Group Life claim benefits. Counseling resources are provided by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and are designed to help families make sound financial decisions at a difficult time. Beneficiaries will receive notification of this service upon payment of a State Group Life claim.
Legacy Planning Services are available to all UW employees (active or retired), as well as their eligible family members. The program provides access to online information designed to help individuals and families work through end-of-life issues when dealing with the loss of a loved one or planning for their own passing. These resources are available at the Legacy Planning Services website.

 

Source: UW Service Center

TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions

TIAA-CREF INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING SESSION – April 7-8, 2016.

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TIAA-CREF is offering individual and confidential counseling sessions where you can discuss your financial situation with a TIAA-CREF consultant.  A representative will be available to help you achieve your financial goals by investing in financial solutions.

Please see the attached flyer for more information about the TIAA-CREF sessions at UWGB.  To schedule a consultation with representative Chad Stein, call 1-800-732-8353 Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., or register at www.tiaa-cref.org.

 

 

 

Welcome Erica Grunseth!

grunseth1The Cofrin Library welcomed Erica Grunseth on March 1, 2016 as the Coordinator of Public Services!  Prior to her appointment at UW-Green Bay, Erica served as the Director of the Abbotsford, WI Public Library for four years. Erica holds a BA in Humanistic Studies with a minor in Anthropology from UWGB, as well as a Master of Library and Information Science from UW-Milwaukee.  Originally from Owen, WI, Erica is excited to be back at UW-Green Bay where she and her wife Anna met as students!  In her free time, Erica loves knitting, kayaking, camping, reading, and spending time with friends and family.  Welcome, Erica!

Employee Spotlight: Denise Carlson-Gardner

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If you have ever attended one of UWGB’s Musicals or DanceWorks you have seen the work of Denise Carlson-Gardner. She is very passionate about teaching the art of dance to students and would like to invite everyone to this year’s DanceWorks production on April 9th and 10th. Learn a little more about Denise in this month’s employee spotlight.

Name: Denise Carlson-Gardner

Position at UWGB:  Lecturer, Theatre and Dance Program; Artistic Director, UWGB DanceWorks

Summary of what you do:  I teach 12 different dance courses, choreograph all of our musicals, Direct and Coreograph our annual DanceWorks concert.  I am advisor to 3 student dance orgs.

How long have you been employed: 20 years

Brief history of employment with UWGB:  I am the main dance instructor for our dance and musical theatre programs.  I teach all genres and classes except for one… a one person program

Three words that describe you: Fun, compassionate, loyal 

Personal interests:  I love all things dance, hip hop music, sewing, crafting

Random facts/interests: Husband, Steve – Chemical Engineer, Jacobs Engineering; Daughter, Natalie – LA based Professional Dancer with MSA Agency.

 

(Answer any of the following):

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? Sandra Bullock

If you could change one thing about working here, what would it be? Air conditioning 

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? pizza

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most? Teaching and providing a safe, welcoming atmosphere for students to learn, grow and enjoy dance

What book did you read last? Gone Girl

What books are at your bedside? A notebook to write down choreography ideas

What do you like most about your job? Sharing dance and music with students

What do you like to do in your spare time? Talk to my daughter

What do you like to do on your days off? Sew

What is the first concert you attended? Aerosmith, the first time around

What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery? a house in California!

What is the most important thing you have learned in the last five years? Not to stress over the little things and stay true to yourself.

What is your family like? Fun, interesting, compassionate, and motivated

What is your favorite meal?  Thanksgiving Day meal (and Italian food)

Hidden talent? I am multi-rhythmic, I can write forward with my right hand and backwards with my left hand at the same time!

What is your favorite quote? “Be the best you that you can be” and BANJI which is a saying in the hip hop movement Be Authentic Never Jeopardize Individuality

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work? Sewing, crafting, movies

What one food do you wish had zero calories? Cheesecake 

What tv show/movie are you ashamed to admit you love? Breaking Bad

What would people never guess you do in your role? Help students conquer fears and gain self confidence which then helps them in all aspects of life

What’s the one thing, you can’t live without? Diet Coke 

CURRENT: Why Dealing with Difficult People Starts with You Workshop

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Why Dealing with Difficult People Starts with You Workshop
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
7:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Register HERE

This event is coordinated and hosted by Current, the Greater Green Bay Chamber’s young professionals group targeting individuals age 21-40.

Why Dealing with Difficult People Starts with You

When faced with career decisions, strategic decisions, how to prioritize our projects, at one time or another we all realize we are, “stuck.”  Those moments when we are stuck – the 20 percent of our lives – will disproportionately affect the success of our projects, careers and relationships.  In those moments, we are aware of how others are behaving – what they are saying or doing – but if we want to successfully get results through and with others, we always need to start that conversation with ourselves.

You will learn:

  • Learn to identify where/with whom you’re stuck
  • What is keeping you from moving forward
  • Tools for having difficult conversations, resolving conflicts and moving forward

Who should attend:

  • Anyone currently in a leadership/coaching role
  • Anyone who desires to be in a leadership/coaching role
  • Anyone who feels like their careers are stuck in neutral

About the Speaker

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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. He also shares insights and reflections upon leadership interactions through his personal blog, “The Last Word On Leadership.”

Menu
Breakfast Buffet: Scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, sausage, assorted yogurts, chilled juices, coffee and water.

Event Registration
$39 Members of Current
$54 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2016 All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More

To ensure proper membership pricing for Current or an events package enrollment, please use the email address we have on file for you when registering online .There is a 96-hour cancellation policy.

Event Sponsors

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Speaker
Jamie Schramm
Kohler Credit Union

Agenda
7 am Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:30 am Workshop Begins
10:30 am Conclusion

Location
The District Event Center at Best Western
www.districteventcenter.com
788 Armed Forces Dr.
Green Bay, WI 54304
Map to Event

Maximum Attendees: 75

Thank you to our Sponsors

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CURRENT: Lunch n’ Learn The Match Game: Ensuring Fit as a Nonprofit Board Member

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Lunch n’ Learn – The Match Game: Ensuring Fit as a Nonprofit Board Member
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
11 am to 1 pm
Register HERE

Event Overview
The Match Game: Ensuring Fit as a Nonprofit Board Member

Volunteering on a nonprofit board can provide valuable skill building and networking opportunities. If you’re considering joining a nonprofit board, or currently serve on a board, you’ll want to attend this session. Karmen has over 20 years of experience working with nonprofits and will share actionable insights on how to be the very best board member you can and what to expect in return for your service to a nonprofit. You’ll find the rewards of board volunteer service quite unique and valuable, and perhaps just the career boost you’ve been looking for. Learn how to apply your professional strengths to board roles and how to use your newly acquired skills to advance your career.

About the Speaker
Lemke_Karmen150Karmen M. Lemke
Director – Wisconsin Public Service Foundation &
Manager – Community Relations and Contributions
Wisconsin Public Service Corporation

Karmen Lemke is currently the manager of community relations and corporate giving for Wisconsin Public Service Corporation, a gas and electric company headquartered in Green Bay, Wis. Wisconsin Public Service, a wholly-owned subsidiary of WEC Energy Group (NYSE:  WEC), serves nearly 700,000 gas and electric customers in Northeastern and North Central Wisconsin, as well as a portion of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Ms. Lemke began her career at WPS in 1987 and held several positions in marketing, customer service and public relations. Her current position is manager – community relations and corporate giving. In addition, she is the director of the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation, the charitable giving entity for WPS. In her role she oversees the community relations and corporate contributions in Wisconsin, providing direction on the employee and retiree involvement program, the safety education and school-business partnership programs and administers the local contributions and Foundation giving programs. She is the liaison between her company and the community and schools, offering consultation and assistance to the local non-profit agencies.

Ms. Lemke holds an associate degree in marketing from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC), as well as a bachelor of arts degree in business administration from Lakeland College. She was the recipient of the 2010 NWTC Distinguished Alumni Award and the 2007 Leo Frigo Leadership Award. Lemke is also a graduate of Leadership Green Bay, a program of the Greater Green Bay Chamber. And she holds a certificate in corporate community relations from The Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College.

Her involvement in community efforts include currently serving on the board of directors for the Catholic Foundation, Cerebral Palsy, Salvation Army of Brown County and Bay Area Community Council; and she is a member of the emeritus board for the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay. Previously she served on The Einstein Project and Volunteer Center board of directors and the Wrightstown Community School District Board of Education for six years.

In her free time, Lemke enjoys spending time with husband, Randy, and their three daughters. They are active members of St. Clare Parish in Wrightstown.

Ms. Lemke can be reached at (920) 433-1433 or kmlemke@wisconsinpublicservice.com.

Event Basics
When:
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
11 am Registration & Networking
11:30 Lunch Served
12 pm Presentation
1 pm Conclusion

Where:
Rock Garden
1951 Bond St.
Green Bay, WI 54303

Fee:
$15 Members of Current
$25 Nonmembers of Current
Free with 2016 Lunch n’ Learn or All-Inclusive Events Package – Learn More

Register Online:
Register Here
To ensure proper membership pricing for Current or an events package enrollment, please us the email address we have on file for you when registering online. There is a 96-hour cancellation policy.

 

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