SBDC offers three two-day professional development workshops

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is offering three two-day professional development workshops, part of its ongoing Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program. Workshops meet from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on the scheduled dates and will be held at the Advance Business & Manufacturing Center, 2701 Larsen Road, Green Bay.

“Lead with Integrity” will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, April 14-15. This workshop will focus on creating leaders from within an organization for more positive results. Participants will focus on the true gifts of inspirational and conscientious leaders. They will determine how to stay true to their mission in order to positively impact employee performance and develop strategies for planning with a purpose. Instructor: Stacy Shapiro, founder and owner of Shapiro Strategies.

“Developing High Performance Teams” will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, May 12-13. Participants will learn how to create, manage and sustain highly effective teams. They will learn how to foster an environment in which creativity, trust and productivity flourish. This workshop will help participants understand team development, making team decisions, establishing team guidelines, and sustaining team effectiveness. Instructor: Eric Coryell, founder and president, Core Connections.

“Successful Negotiation Skills” will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, June 9-10. Workshop participants will learn how to master the negotiation process. They will discover ways to create a climate for favorable results, while recognizing their own hot buttons, overcoming common obstacles to an agreement. Individuals will practice how to detach when deeply involved in a situation, and to reach satisfying agreements for both parties while improving relationships through amicable negotiations. Instructor: Cheryl Stinski, mediator, trainer, coach and author.

Designed for managers who are looking to build leadership skills and advance their businesses, the Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program and its component courses provide practical and interactive content that attendees can immediately integrate into their workplace leadership. The flexible program is designed for individuals who are just starting out on their leadership path, as well as more seasoned leaders who wish to improve upon specific skills.

Participants who wish to earn a Supervisory Leadership Certificate will be required to attend the two Core programs, Supervisory Leadership I and Supervisory Leadership II, as well as their choice of several elective programs within three years. However, individuals may take courses whether or not they intend to pursue the certificate. A complete list of courses and a downloadable brochure are available online at

Cost for the two-day workshops is $425 per person or $375 per person in a group of three or more attending the same workshop from the same organization. For more information or to register for the workshops, visit the SBDC website or call (920) 496-2117 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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