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Early October workshops at UW-Green Bay feature Coaching and “7 Habits”

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is offering two-day workshops in early October for small business owners, executive team members, and managers.

“Coaching for Performances” is the Monday through Tuesday, October 5-6 workshop instructed by Bob Pecor of Coaching Forward. The workshop equips supervisors to help their staff consistently meet or exceed expectations and to further focus on long range goals versus today’s firefight.

Franklin Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective Managers” is the following week Monday and Tuesday, October 12-13. Instructed by certified facilitator Kristin Odell, PHR, this workshop will equip managers with leadership skills in first managing themselves, then using effective communication, conflict resolution, and change management skills to let people manage themselves against shared expectations.

Workshops start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. at the Advance Business & Manufacturing Center at 2701 Larsen Road in Green Bay and includes lunch, and morning and afternoon refreshments. For more information such as registration deadlines and fees, and to register for the SBDC’s workforce development and certificate programs, go to SBDC “Upcoming Programs.” You can also email or call (920) 496-2117.

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Managing Projects and Supervisory Leadership featured in SBDC September workshops

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is offering two workshops in September as part of their Supervisory Leadership series.

“Managing Projects” is the Wednesday, September 23 workshop instructed by international project management expert Kay Wais. The workshop teaches best practices for temporary project teams as well as planning, budgeting, defining roles, handling change, and managing stakeholders and project risks such as meeting deadlines.

“Supervisory Leadership I” is the Tuesday through Wednesday, September 15-16, workshop instructed by supervisory leadership expert Eric Coryell. Attendees will bring their results from an online pre-workshop assessment in order to learn their leadership style for better decision making and trust-building skills in the workplace. “Supervisory Leadership I” is a required workshop in the Supervisory Leadership certificate program through the SBDC at UW-Green Bay.

For more information and to register for the SBDC’s supervisory leadership workshops and certificate program, go to the SBDC website and click on “Upcoming Programs.” You can also email or call (920) 496-2117.

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SBDC at UW-Green Bay reintroduces 7 Habits workshop for managers at reduced price

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has reintroduced Franklin Covey’s “7 Habits for Highly Effective Managers” hundreds of dollars below other in-person and online courses of its kind. The two-day workshop is scheduled for Monday, October 12 through Tuesday, October 13.

Designed for new managers, emerging leaders, and experienced managers who need to make changes, the 7 Habits framework focuses is on who the manager is, not just on what they do. Managers will become leaders as they learn how to better equip their teams and improve how they achieve sustainable results through and with others.

The workshop will be taught by 7 Habits certified facilitator Kristin Odell, PHR, who has experience training managers in manufacturing companies, a Fortune 100 company, a family owned business, small businesses, and the public sector.

7 Habits for Highly Effective Managers is priced several hundred dollars below the national average for in-person and online workshops, at $995 per person. Franklin Covey materials as well as lunch and morning and afternoon refreshments are included. The workshop meets from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Monday, October 12 and Tuesday, October 13 at the Advance Business & Manufacturing Center at 2701 Larsen Road in Green Bay. Visit the website, and go to Upcoming Programs and Talent Development to register and for a brochure. For additional information on the Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Green Bay, call (920) 496-2117, email, or tweet to @uwgbSBDC.

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay is part of a statewide network of SBDCs working with business owners and entrepreneurs to facilitate business growth and improvement, and to launch successful new companies. Through no-cost consulting, low-cost entrepreneurial education, and strategic facilitation, SBDC experts serve as resources for small and emerging mid-size companies. The Wisconsin SBDC is hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Extension and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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HR announces return of Supervisory Leadership Certificate program

Human Resources is pleased to announce the continuation of a certification opportunity targeted to UW-Green Bay supervisors. The Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program is a collaboration between the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center and Human Resources. The program is designed to help supervisors build leadership skills, invest in their employees, and advance their department. Each semester, five supervisors will be selected to begin this program. For more information on the program and for instructions on how to apply.

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Congratulations to 2015 program grads: Congratulations are also extended to the 2015 graduates of the Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program! For names and faces of graduates.

SBDC at UW-Green Bay unveils new workshops in its 2015-16 Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay introduces its 2015-16 Supervisory Leadership certificate program workshops beginning in September and concluding in May 2016.

The 2015-2016 program includes many new one-day workshops. These include Leading with Emotional Intelligence, Leading with Facilitation Skills, and Leading (Influence) without Authority. One day workshops unveiled in last year’s program including Servant Leadership for Supervisors, Executive Presence for Supervisors, Leading with Humor and Improvisation, Leading through Change, Hiring Wisely, Courageous Communication, and Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers will also be offered this year.

Designed for supervisors who are looking to build leadership skills and advance their businesses, the Supervisory Leadership certificate program’s component workshops provide practical and interactive content that attendees can immediately integrate into their workplace, improving their workforce results. The flexible program is designed for new supervisors as well as seasoned leaders who wish to improve upon specific supervisory skills.

Participants who wish to earn a Supervisory Leadership certificate will be required to attend the two core workshops, Supervisory Leadership: Sessions 1 and 2, as well as eight days of elective programs within three years. However, individuals may take workshops whether or not they intend to pursue the certificate.

All Supervisory Leadership workshops are held at the Advance Business and Manufacturing Center, 2701 Larsen Road, Green Bay. All two-day workshops are $425 per person and all one-day workshops are $200 per person. Workshops meet from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on the scheduled dates, and refreshments and lunch are included. Visit the SBDC website to register or contact (920) 496-2117 or e-mail to register or obtain additional information.

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay is part of a statewide network of SBDCs working with business owners and entrepreneurs to facilitate business growth and improvement, and to launch successful new companies. Through no-cost consulting, low-cost entrepreneurial education, and strategic facilitation, SBDC experts serve as resources for small and emerging mid-size companies. The Wisconsin SBDC is hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Extension and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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SBDC offers no-cost webinars for owners, executive team members


The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Green Bay is offering two no-cost webinars for small business owners and their executive team members. The August installment of the no-cost, 30-minute 2015 webinar series features presenter George Garrett on the topic “Secrets to Successful (and Simple) Employee Development” at noon Tuesday, Aug. 11, and again at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13. In September, Tony Busch of Priora Cash Flow Management will present “How to Manage Your Banking Relationship (and Not Be Managed by It)” at noon Tuesday, Sept. 15 and again at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. For details, see the release.

SBDC webinars feature employee development, banking relationship

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is offering two no-cost webinars for small business owners and their executive team members.

The August installment of the no-cost, 30-minute 2015 webinar series is presenter George Garrett of Future Focus Group. Garrett will present “Secrets to Successful (and Simple) Employee Development” at noon Tuesday, August 11, and again at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 13. Garrett, co-author of the book Evolved: Engaging People, Enhancing Success, will teach attendees how to retain existing employees as well as their emerging workforce through developing paths of advancement.

In September, Tony Busch of Priora Cash Flow Management will present “How to Manage Your Banking Relationship (and Not Be Managed By It)” at noon Tuesday, September 15 and again at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 17. He will teach attendees the relationship between cash flow, budgeting, and what your banker needs to know in the current economy.

For more information or to register for the no-cost, 30-minute webinars, visit the SBDC website and click “Upcoming Webinars” on the left side of the page. You can also view past webinars there online and follow the Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Green Bay on Twitter.

High praise for SBDC’s Brys from Alaska power broker


When David Masephol had the opportunity to buy a utilities company in rural Alaska, he thought his limited business knowledge crippled his chances. Then, after meeting with counselor Chuck Brys at the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay, he realized his dream might be possible. Masephol’s company, Circle Telephone & Electric LLC, provides telephone and electric service to a small native village named Circle, Alaska. It is located at the end of the Alaskan Highway on the banks of the Yukon River, seventy miles below the Arctic Circle. “I rely on him,” Masephol says of Brys. This client success story is featured at the state SBDC website.

SBDC by the numbers

Ryan Kauth, director of the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center affiliated with UW-Green Bay, is required to make annual reports of SBDC activities. We happened to see his fiscal 2014-15 report for the year just ended. Among the highlights:
• 52 training events with 892 registrations for 321 organizations receiving 4,048 hours of training
• 400 clients given 1,725 hours of business advising helping 30 businesses start and assisting clients obtain over $7 million in capital
• A total of 760 organizations served with 5,773 hours of service provided to our regional small businesses or small-business service provider community