UW-Green Bay Continuing Education and Community Engagement is now enrolling for virtual youth programs for spring 2021. Programs start in January and February. Creativity, learning and fun can now take place all-year.
Peace, Equity & Social Justice January 31-February 25, 2021
Designed in collaboration with the Privilege Institute to create inclusive leaders of tomorrow.
Enroll by January 27, 2021
UW-Green Bay is now offering a structured mentor training program for area businesses and professionals, along with implementation training. The program is now enrolling, and classes begin in February 2021. The program is designed for managers, team leaders, HR and talent development directors.
Mentoring is an often underestimated professional growth tool, which benefits both the mentor and the mentee by opening up career possibilities. An established mentoring program can add value to the mentor, mentee and organization in the following ways:
Providing professional and personal enrichment to maximize skill development, improve performance, and grow potential.
Enhancing success in any field or level.
Improving the health of a workforce, enabling team members to react quickly to change, developing, adapting and regenerating over time.
Promoting the careers of mentor and mentee.
Growing mentees into advanced roles within a company or organization through succession planning.
UW-Green Bay is now offering a structured mentor training program for area businesses and professionals, along with implementation training.
Learn more about the program or contact Melissa Betke, program specialist, at email@example.com or 920-663-7337 or Linda Hornick, program specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-504-3351.
The program is being offered at two levels, both of which are 100% online. Level 1 includes four core courses over four weeks, covering multi-facets of diversity and privilege. The second week will include a live online discussion and Q&A of workplace conversations, and the fifth and final week will engage participants in a panel discussion with DEI spokespeople and experts.
The Level 2 program will encompass a deeper dive into DEI and how to make it central to your culture, culminating in a capstone course in which participants will be asked to develop a tangible plan for their business or organization
Included in the program are panel experts Lisa Koenecke, founder of Inclusion Ally, and Stacy Christian, Ph.D., Director of Inclusive Excellence and Pride Center at UW-Green Bay.
Lead instructor for the program is Reverend Lex Cade-White, hospital chaplain at Advocate Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee and community minister affiliated with Ebenezer UCC in Sheboygan. Reverend Cade-White has facilitated dialogues and conversations in communities and congregations about race, class, gender and spirituality for more than 10 years.
Like many freshly-minted college grads Emily Fread had her bachelor’s degree in Psychology—but wasn’t sure of her career path. Then she found her “calling” (as she calls it) as the development director at Habitat for Humanity Lakeside in Sheboygan. A dream job with a degree that didn’t quite fit. Plus, attending college and working full time presented a daunting logistical challenge. The solution? A certificate program with UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement.
“I’m currently taking the Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program,” Fread says. “My supervisor and I learned about the program through an email and we thought it would be a great experience for me to acquire more leadership skills at nonprofit resources.”
What makes a program like this work for Fread is a unique combination of resources and flexibility that would be difficult to replicate on your own. The program is entirely online and meets once a week on Friday for two and a half hours. And it’s not just the class work that’s valuable but also her class members. “There are teachers and other students I can reach out to in the future if I ever need anything.”
Fread also appreciates how the instructors accommodate the demands of working professionals, “They’ve really set me up for success, plus provided a lot of resources I can use going forward, especially networking with other people. There’s lots of flexibility and I appreciate that.”
Any advice for those weighing their continuing education options?
“I thought being employed full time would make it hard to manage going back to school part time. What can be helpful is to think back why you are doing this in the first place.” As in when your calling calls for blazing a new educational and professional path. Fread is accomplishing both. “It’s allowing me to flourish and develop the career I’ve been looking for.”
Do you have a caregiver on your holiday list this year? Wisconsin Caregivers Academy shares some gift book recommendations in their latest blogpost. Wisconsin Caregiver Academy provides training for caregiving professionals and practitioners throughout Wisconsin, developing innovative training initiatives and courses that deliver sustainable results for assisted living facilities and meet the standards of Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services. Wisconsin Caregiver Academy is now approved to train caregiver staff online because of the pandemic. Wisconsin Caregiver Academy is part of the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement.
Has working remotely affected your team or company’s mission? Are your team members feeling isolated? Or distracted? Tune into our next “Expert Spotlight” on January 14, 2021, starting at 11:30 a.m., and learn ways to meaningfully engage with remote teams beyond the daily check-in call. Learn more about session outcomes and register online.
Workplace training developed by UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement.
About the Presenter
David Jerrett brings 30 years of executive leadership and management experience, responsible for leading and motivating nationwide and regional teams. He earned his B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. As chair of the Kibaoni Primary School Foundation, David supports the work of the Chris Long Foundation in Tanzania. He is passionate about doing the right thing and helping others do their best.
UW-Green Bay faculty and staff, please watch for a Human Resources blogpost this week for more details about a unique opportunity for you to build your leadership skills, fulfill your potential, enhance the capabilities of your department and advance your career. The opportunity is limited and is offered as a collaboration between Continuing Education & Community Engagement (CECE) and UW-Green Bay Office of Human Resources and Workforce Diversity. Learn about the Supervisory Leadership Program ahead of time.
On Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 EAA Aviation Museum Programs Coordinator Chris Henry will take participants on a first-time-ever virtual tour of the Frank Borman Exhibit. He will show some of the important historical artifacts that this astronaut donated to the museum as well as some stories behind them. This talk has been developed exclusively for this session. Travel with to the moon and back with UW-Green Bay Continuing Education and Community Engagement. Learn more at the CECE site.
The ever-popular summer Grandparents University (GPU) has been converted to an online format by Continuing Education and Community Engagement. Registration is now open for Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. GPU is designed for children ages 7-14 who are accompanied by their grandparent(s). Choose one or two classes to take during a morning and/or afternoon session. Virtual classes will include STEM, cooking, art and creative writing! Your instructor will teach you the basics and foundations for a project to be completed together with your grandchild(ren) after the camp day. Once completed, you and your grandchild(ren) can submit your final project to be displayed on the CECE website and through social media. Join this November and get ready for some great activities and enjoy the fun and relationship-building time through UW-Green Bay’s virtual Grandparents’ University!
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