Financial management course among November options from SBDC at UW-Green Bay

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Green Bay will present two November workshops as part of its ongoing Supervisory Leadership Certificate Program series.

The month’s first workshop, “Hiring Wisely,” will be presented from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11 at the Advance Business and Manufacturing Center in Green Bay. Instructor Jana Stadtmueller, a human resources consultant for small-and mid-sized businesses in Northeastern Wisconsin, will teach attendees a process with tools and techniques for selecting strong, reliable candidates. Other topics for the day will include recruiting trends, leveraging social media in one’s search for talent and improving compliance with employment laws.

The second November workshop, “Financial Management for Non-Financial Managers,” will be held from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, also at the Advance Business and Manufacturing Center. This seminar will teach attendees about basic financial management skills every businessperson should know. Topics will include the three major financial statements, sources and uses of cash, cash budgeting, breakeven analysis and an introduction to financial ratios. Using real-life examples and exercises, participants will learn simple and necessary skills they can apply immediately to their workplace.

The Nov. 20 workshop will be led by instructor Greg Gauthier, an expert with more than 25 years of senior management experience in large, publicly traded and small, privately held companies. He was a small business owner for nearly 10 years and has particular strengths in operations management and information systems, cash flow and profitability, and business turnaround. Gauthier’s session is well suited for anyone who is new to financial concepts and techniques, and to any manager or executive who wishes to update his or her knowledge of basic finance and accounting. It is particularly applicable to individuals whose backgrounds are in creative, scientific or technical fields.

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.

All Supervisory Leadership programs are held at the Advance Business and Manufacturing Center, 2701 Larsen Road, Green Bay. All two-day elective courses are $425 per person and all one-day courses are $200, with group discounts available. Workshops meet from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on the scheduled dates. Visit the SBDC website to register 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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