Save the Date – Conflict Management for Employees Training

Save the Date!

Kepro-WI is excited to invite you to participate in our upcoming session on Conflict Management for Employees delivered by subject matter expert, Mike Joerndt, a sought-after professional with years of experience in this topic. Mike Joerndt will give you the opportunity to engage directly with all of your questions and comments will be responded to in a manner which is appropriate for this session. We are excited to bring you this session and are confident that you will find it well worth your time.

Session Description:
This class will allow participants to understand and dissect their role in conflict, which is the first step to conflict management. This is a journey to assess and learn what you can do differently, to “play in the sandbox” productively with a wide variety of people.

Topic: Conflict Management for Employees
Client: (State of WI) University of WI – Green Bay
Date/Time: 3/23/2022 10:00 AM, America/Chicago
ID: KEPRO100205

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Meet Your Facilitator: 

Mike Joerndt brings over 20 years of experience in sales, training and business. As a manager, Mike was directly responsible for leading and developing a team of associates, trainers, and current and future leaders. As a director, Mike has led a division of multiple teams, supporting Fortune 500 companies as well as innovative start-ups. This includes communicating market intelligence and strategic recommendations to those companies while also ensuring each team had the tools and leadership necessary to succeed. At the same time, Mike was responsible for meeting internal financial goals and finding opportunities to expand partnerships with the companies supported by his division.

In each stage of his career, Mike has been responsible for training, coaching and developing others. In doing so he has helped numerous professionals advance their careers. He has training experience in communication, business management, forecasting, desktop computer applications, coaching and development, process management, consultative selling, and strategic execution. Most recently, Mike has developed continuing education courses for health care professionals in the long-term and elderly care spaces. The proudest moments of Mike’s career are those in which he has been able to inspire and assist others in reaching their professional goals.

Mike has a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Minnesota. Mike views learning as a lifetime activity and has recently completed certificates in Interpersonal Communication, Strategic Thinking, and Managing Innovation.

Leadership Green Bay Sponsorship for 2022-2023

Each year, the University sponsors one employee to participate in the Leadership Green Bay program.  This program was established in 1983 by the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce and offers select individuals the unique opportunity to develop leadership skills while enhancing the well-being of the Green Bay area. Program goals include enhancing the participant’s knowledge of the Green Bay community; obtaining a greater awareness of issues that face the Green Bay area; enhancing leadership skills; and making an impact on the Green Bay Community.

The cohort professionals gather once a month October through May (following an overnight retreat in September) to learn about social issues, challenges, and opportunities facing the Green Bay area, get exposure to relevant leadership education and skills, and become community stewards. Each monthly gathering has a specific focus (from local government to education to the economy), and learners are immersed in a full-day interactive lesson that includes guest speakers, team-building exercises, and networking. The program culminates by participants organizing into teams, identifying social or public opportunities, and working on community projects that are designed to raise awareness of an issue, improve team skills, and effect change. Past projects can be found here. 

All UW-Green Bay employees are eligible to express interest in being considered.  Supervisors are also encouraged to nominate employees for participation in this program. If nominating an employee, please notify this person to determine if they are willing to participate before submitting.  After the deadline, one employee will be selected by institutional leadership, and will asked to complete the application materials representing UW-Green Bay.

In order to express interest in participation, or to nominate an employee, please complete the Interest Form. This form should be filled out and signed by the employee, their supervisor, and the Dean/Division Head (if applicable).  Completed forms must be received in the Human Resources office by Friday, March 4, 2022 for full consideration.

You are also welcome to visit https://www.greatergbc.org/talent-education/talent-development/leadership-green-bay for more information about this program.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Human Resources at (920) 465-2390 or hr@uwgb.edu.

 

Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program – Spring 2022

The University is pleased to offer an exclusive Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program available to five UW-Green Bay supervisors seeking professional development.

Build your leadership skills, fulfill your potential and enhance the capabilities of your department with a program designed to advance careers. Five supervisors will be selected to begin this program with $675 in expenses for materials and other items charged to their department.

To earn the UW-Green Bay Supervisory Leadership Certificate participants must complete eight courses:

Feb 9 – Core Course: Developing Yourself & Others

Feb 23 – Interpersonal Communications – From Collaboration to Conflict Resolution

Mar 16 – Supervision and Human Resource Functions

Mar 30 – Coaching for Performance

Apr 20 – Helping Your Team Achieve Optimal Organizational Management

May 4 – Change Management – Leading Through Change

May 18 – Creating Cultural Transformation

May 25 – Capstone Course:  Developing an Action Plan – 9:00 AM – Noon

Classes will be held in-person on the Green Bay Campus in Wood Hall, on Wednesdays from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM unless otherwise noted.  Students may participate virtually via Zoom.

Full course descriptions can be found at this link: https://www.uwgb.edu/certificate-programs/supervisory-leadership/

Participants will have three years to complete the program. Approximately $675 in expenses for course materials and other items will be charged to the department. Supervisors are encouraged to discuss the cost with Division Heads/Area Leaders if funding is a barrier to participation.

If interested in being considered for this program, please complete the top section of the Interest Form and forward electronically to your supervisor.  Next level supervisors should review and complete their portion of the form, and forward to the Area Leader no later than January 14, 2022.  Forms will be forwarded to the Position Review Committee for consideration, and decisions made on attendees will be communicated to employees and supervisors in January.

Please visit the Leadership Development website for more information regarding professional development opportunities for supervisors.

The Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program is a collaboration between Continuing Education & Community Engagement (CECE) and UW-Green Bay Office of Human Resources and Workforce Diversity. If you have questions about the Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program, please feel free to contact Judy Price at pricej@uwgb.edu or (920) 366-8328.

LinkedIn Learning – National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and we’d like to take this opportunity to bring awareness to disabilities, equity, and inclusion. We invite you to take a few minutes over the next week or two to watch these 5 short video:

Monday: Common disabilities (2m 35s)
Tuesday: Disabled vs. disability (3m 4s)
Wednesday: Relevance of your actions or words (3m 11s)
Thursday: Equality vs Equity (3m 5s)
Friday: Normalizing differences (2m 48s)

Looking to further strengthen your inclusion skills?
Check out these courses:

Supporting Workers with Disabilities
Digital Accessibility for the Modern Workplace
Accessibility for Web Design
UX Foundations: Accessibility
How to Be More Inclusive
Inclusive Leadership

 

LinkedIn Learning September Challenge: Grow Your Executive Presence

 

 

 

 

In a survey conducted by a leading technology research firm, executive presence was ranked #2 among the top 20 leadership skills needed for success.

And although some people think it is an innate quality and that “you either have or you don’t”, the truth is that executive presence is a learnable skill that can be improved over time.

To demystify what is executive presence and how can develop your own, we’re excited to launch the LiL September Challenge: Grow Your Executive Presence, kicking off September 14th.

Challenge yourself to participate every day – it takes ~5 minutes or less. To stay on track, try keeping a journal or print the calendar and initial each day when you’ve completed it.

Happy learning!

Follow these steps to participate:

  • Print or save the September Challenge Calendar
  • Complete each day’s short LiL learning (~5 mins or less)
  • Initial each day’s box once you’ve watched the daily video
  • Share your biggest takeaway to hr@uwgb.edu by Wednesday, October 6

LinkedIn Learning August Challenge: Keep Calm and Learn On

LinkedIn Learning August Challenge: Keep Calm and Learn On

For most, the past 18 months have taken a toll on our mental health. A pandemic, isolating lockdowns, natural disasters, & social unrest are a lot to cope with. More than ever, it’s critical we take care of ourselves and one another.

We’re launching the LiL August Challenge: Keep Calm and Learn On, kicking off August 10th.  The content focuses on understanding anxiety in week 1, followed by coping strategies in week 2, and tips for supporting others in week 3.

Challenge yourself to participate every day – it takes ~5 minutes or less. To stay on track, try keeping a journal or print the calendar and initial each day when you’ve completed it. Keep calm and learn on.

Follow these steps to participate:

  1. Print or save the August Challenge Calendar
  2. Complete each day’s short LiL learning (~5 mins or less)
  3. Initial each day’s box once you’ve watched the daily video
  4. Share your biggest takeaway to hr@uwgb.edu by Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Access the LinkedIn Learning Page

2021 Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program Graduates

Congratulations to the 2021 graduates of the Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program!  The following UW-Green Bay employees have completed the certificate program during this past year:

    • Michael Bubolz
    • Kate LaCount
    • Mai Lo Lee

The Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program is a collaboration between Continuing Education & Community Engagement (CECE) and UW-Green Bay Office of Human Resources and Workforce Diversity. Participants progress through a program designed to build leadership skills and enhance the capabilities of their department with a program designed to advance careers!

If you are interested in being considered for this program, please complete the top section of the Interest Form and forward electronically to your supervisor.  Next level supervisors should review and complete their portion of the form, and forward to the Area Leader no later than July 2, 2021. If you have questions about the Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program, please see this blog post or contact Judy Price at pricej@uwgb.edu or (920) 366-8328.

Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program – Fall 2021

The University is pleased to continue an exclusive Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program available to five UW-Green Bay supervisors seeking professional development for the Fall, 2021 semester.

Build your leadership skills, fulfill your potential and enhance the capabilities of your department with a program designed to advance careers! Five supervisors are selected to begin this program each semester with $600 in expenses for materials and other items charged to their department.

To earn the UW-Green Bay Supervisory Leadership Certificate participants must complete eight courses (Fall 2021 course dates identified below):

    • Core Course:  Developing Yourself and Others (3-hour interactive virtual session and 3+ hours self-paced online study) – Online study materials available Aug. 2, Virtual Session Aug. 11, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    • Five topic courses: (each class has a 3-hour interactive virtual session and 3+ hours self-paced online study):
      • Interpersonal Communication-From Collaboration to Conflict Resolution (Online study materials available Aug. 16th, Virtual Session Aug. 25, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon)
      • Change Management-Leading Through Change (Online study materials available Aug. 30, Virtual Session Sept 8, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon)
      • Creating Cultural Transformation (Online study materials available Sept 13, Virtual Session Sept 22, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon)
      • Coaching for Performance (Online study materials available Oct. 11, Virtual Session Oct. 20, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon)
      • Helping Your Team Achieve Optimal Organizational Management (Online study materials available Oct. 25, Virtual Session Nov. 3, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon)
    • UW-Green Bay Human Resources’ Supervising for Success (Date TBD)
    • Capstone Course:  Developing an Action Plan (Online study materials available Nov. 1, Virtual Session Nov. 10, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.)

Approximately $600 in expenses for course materials and other items will be charged to the department. Supervisors are encouraged to discuss the cost with Division Heads/Area Leaders if funding is a barrier to participation.

If interested in being considered for this program, please complete the top section of the Interest Form and forward electronically to your supervisor.  Next level supervisors should review and complete their portion of the form, and forward to the Area Leader no later than July 2, 2021.  Forms will be forwarded to the Position Review Committee for consideration, and decisions made on attendees will be communicated to employees and supervisors in mid-July.

Please visit the Leadership Development website for more information regarding professional development opportunities for supervisors.

The Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program is a collaboration between Continuing Education & Community Engagement (CECE) and UW-Green Bay Office of Human Resources and Workforce Diversity. If you have questions about the Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program, please feel free to contact Judy Price at pricej@uwgb.edu or (920) 366-8328.

 

LinkedIn Learning May Challenge: Mindset Matters

LinkedIn Learning May Challenge: Mindset Matters

Henry Ford famously said, “Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you’re right.” Ford’s adage highlights the power of positive thinking, warns of the danger of negative thinking, and it reminds us how much mindset matters.

While we may think that success leads to happiness, studies consistently demonstrate that the reverse is actually true: happiness leads to success. Happiness promotes success in health, work, and relationships.

We’re excited to launch LinkedIn Learning’s May Challenge, kicking off May 11th, focusing on the power of positive thinking and how to foster a growth mindset.

Challenge yourself to participate every day – it takes ~5 minutes or less. To stay on track, try keeping a journal or print the calendar and initial each day when you’ve completed it. Happy learning!

Follow these steps to participate:

  1. Print or save the May Challenge Calendar
  2. Complete each day’s short LiL learning (~5 mins or less)
  3. Initial each day’s box once you’ve watched the daily video
  4. Share your biggest takeaway to hr@uwgb.edu by Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Access the LinkedIn Learning Page

LinkedIn Learning April Challenge: Let’s Talk Communication Participants

Thank you to all those who participated in the LinkedIn Learning April Challenge: Let’s Talk Communication. Employees who participated in this challenge were asked to watch a short video each day and then send us their biggest takeaways. Here is what they learned:

Pieter deHart: My biggest takeaway for the LinkedIn Learning April Challenge is that there are three types of listening: Listing for Affirmation, Listening to Defend, and Listening to Discover. To communicate effectively, one should learn to listen effectively, working toward Listening to Discover.

Donna Mleziva: My biggest takeaway from the LinkedIn Learning April Challenge: Let’s Talk Communication was being mindful of weak words to purge from use. I use “just” or “actually” when I am concerned about coming off too strong or forceful when communicating. It is something to keep in mind while communicating. The tips about how to explain a task were also helpful.

Lea Truttmann: I had a few takeaways but the big one for work was the 10c’s of business writing.  I just find it so helpful, especially in emails (which is most of our communication!) to have all the information.  It can be frustrating to send emails back and forth and communication is lost when emails become too lengthy.

Thank you to everyone who took part in the April Challenge.