The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay announced their renewal of their certificate in project management program, which they term virtual or “extra blended,” without a fee increase. The program allows students to choose their instructor.
According to lead instructor of the Certificate in Project Management Program, Kay Wais, PMP, MPM, “Many students in this [certificate in project management] program are working toward a PMP certification, though many are looking to hone their project management skills for themselves and their employers. This program adapts to their specific needs. Health care organizations, insurance companies, and manufacturers are the latest in truly seeing the value of project management skills.” The program’s flexibility is proven in its optional use of webcams and screen sharing technologies to help in the student sessions. Students can gain experience managing virtual teams with the real-time communication technology that project managers use today.
The Certificate in Project Management Program has flexible content options for learning the fundamentals, for preparing for the PMP® (Project Management Professional) exam, and for project management specialty areas and industries. Students have the option to work with their instructor, chosen by them, to help build their personal project portfolio to demonstrate professional project plans, including in interview situations. Students work at their own pace and the Certificate is earned after holding six sessions with their instructor and completing 56 learning hours of activities.
To register or obtain additional information on the Certificate in Project Management program, visit “Upcoming Programs” or contact (920) 496-2117 or email.
It will be a Big Data couple of days when the SAS team from the SAS world headquarters in Cary, N.C., comes to UW-Green Bay next spring — Thursday, May 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, May 6, from 7:30 a.m. to noon, to be precise. The visitors will lead hands-on Big Data and Data Analytics workshops. SAS (Statistical Analysis System) is a software suite for advanced analytics and business intelligence, and is used at more than 75,000 sites worldwide including 93 of the top 100 Fortune 500 companies. Hands-on labs will be offered on Big Data, Text Mining, Visual Analytics and Data Mining. Associate Prof. Gaurav Bansal of the Cofrin School of Business and academic director of UWGB’s newly launched online collaborative masters in data science program, is behind the effort as local host. He says the hands-on labs require basically no prior programming experience and will be a great opportunity for UWGB students in particular, and others, to get a feel for Big Data and advanced data analytics. Industry leaders and experts are expected to take part as keynotes and panelists. Watch this space for links to speaker profiles, registration opportunities and a schedule, along with further details.
The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay unveiled a new workshop “Leading with Facilitation Skills” to address a much needed skill set of supervisors. The facilitation skills workshop, scheduled for Wednesday, January 20, is led by certified facilitators from the Wise Women Gathering Place in Green Bay. Other workshops scheduled for 2016 include core two-day supervisory leadership workshops “Supervisory Leadership I” and “Supervisory Leadership II.” Two-day workshops scheduled in 2016 include “Developing High Performance Teams,” “Leading with Integrity,” and “Successful Negotiation Skills.” Besides “Leading with Facilitation Skills,” other one-day workshops in 2016 include “Executive Presence for Supervisors,” “Leading with Humor and Improvisation,” “Courageous Communication,” “Servant Leadership for Supervisors,” and “Leading through Change.” For details.
Follow the link below to see a list of CIT’s November workshops. Workshops have been scheduled for the new Cloud Technology: One Drive for Business and SharePoint. Cloud Technologies allow users to access files from any computer, on or off campus. CIT’s Technical Trainer reminds everyone that GBShare is a discontinued application and sharing documents with non-UWGB individuals can now be accomplished with One Drive for Business. Register for an upcoming workshop or contact Patricia Theyerl with questions.
The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is offering workshops in December for small business owners, executive team members, and supervisors in any organization.
“Effective Communication” on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 1 and 2, is instructed by entrepreneur, speaker, and communication expert Terra Fletcher. In this two-day workshop participants will learn how nonverbal communication and understanding impacts their effectiveness. Fundamentals of communication, persuasiveness, and constructive feedback techniques will also be covered.
“Lead (Influence) without Authority” on Tuesday, December 8, will teach participants that you do not need a title to have effective influence up, down, and across their organizations. Specifically, styles of influence, default responses, and difficult conversations will be covered. Jamie Schramm, MBA, an employee development coach in several different industries, will facilitate the workshop.
Both workshops earn credit toward a certificate in Supervisory Leadership.
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 include lunch and morning and afternoon refreshments. For more information, a downloadable brochure, registration deadlines and fees, and to register for the SBDC’s workforce development workshops and certificate programs, such as supervisory leadership and project management, go to SBDC “Upcoming Programs.” You can also email or call (920) 496-2117.
Historian David Voelker, associate professor of Humanistic Studies, spent time earlier this month on the campus of High Point University, a private, nationally recognized liberal arts institution in High Point, N.C., where he gave an invited talk and led a faculty development workshop on the scholarship of teaching and learning. Voelker, a co-director of the UW System’s statewide teaching development program, chose the title “Backward Design for Student Learning” for his talk emphasizing the value of prioritizing student mastery of course content over the notion of “covering” as much ground as possible. He expanded on the concept in his workshop titled “Rethinking Content Coverage,” in which he argued the case for moving beyond the pedagogy of coverage toward an intentional pedagogy of understanding, thinking, and application.
Fall programming for the Inclusivity and Equity Certificate Program is occurring in November, and reservations are being taken at this time for all three programs.
— November 4, from 9-11 a.m., “Inclusivity and Equity at UWGB-Workshop 2” will be held in Alumni A and B.
— “Inclusivity and Equity at UWGB-Workshop part 1” will be available online this semester from Nov. 16-29.
— “Islamic Religion and Culture: Guest Panel” will take place in the Christie Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 1 to 2 p.m.
To register for each of the events please go to the website, click on the event that interests you, and complete the Qualtrics survey. If you have any questions, please e-mail Stacie Christian.
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is offering workshops in November for small business owners as well as executive team members and supervisors in any organization. “Resolve Organizational Conflict” is Nov. 3 and 4; “Hiring Wisely” is Tuesday, Nov. 17. For more info, registration deadlines and fees, and to register for the SBDC’s workforce development workshops and certificate programs, such as supervisory leadership and project management, go to SBDC “Upcoming Programs.” You can also email or call (920) 496-2117.
The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is offering workshops in November for small business owners as well as executive team members and supervisors in any organization.
“Resolve Organizational Conflict” on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 3 and 4, is instructed by professional mediator Cheryl Stinski. In this two-day workshop participants will learn perceptions created by and emotions heightened by conflict, active listening, and prioritizing steps to implement solutions.
“Hiring Wisely” on Tuesday, November 17, will teach participants how to define job description needs and expectations, how to recruit, how to comply with employment laws, and the importance of meaningful background checks. The workshop will be led by Jana Stadtmueller, human resources consultant for small and mid-size organizations in Northeast Wisconsin, who has hiring experience in several different industries. Bill Wons of Wons Background Investigations will also be featured.
Both workshops earn credit toward a certificate in Supervisory Leadership.
Workshops start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. at the Advance Business and Manufacturing Center at 2701 Larsen Road in Green Bay and include lunch and morning and afternoon refreshments. For more information, registration deadlines and fees, and to register for the SBDC’s workforce development workshops and certificate programs, such as supervisory leadership and project management, go to the SBDC website “Upcoming Programs.” You can also email SBDC or call (920) 496-2117.
More than 150 local school counselors will visit the UW-Green Bay campus Friday (Sept. 18) for an informational workshop featuring representatives from each of the UW System’s 13 institutions. The event is a chance for the various UW schools to share updates about their campuses and curricular changes with a key audience. Staff from the UWGB Admissions Office along with students and faculty assist in hosting. Please give a friendly “hello” to our visitors if you see them in the University Union on Friday.