New SBDC workshops address needed supervisory skill sets for 2016

The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay unveiled 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. Participants will learn how to have efficient meetings that get results, how to lead other types of productive and focused conversations, how to blend facilitation into dynamic presentation skills, and when to use hierarchical vs. facilitative leadership.

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.”

Designed for new supervisors as well as those who wish to build upon specific supervisory skill sets to advance their businesses and careers, Supervisory Leadership workshops provide practical and interactive content that attendees can immediately integrate into their workplace, improving their workforce results. Participants who choose to earn a Supervisory Leadership certificate will be required to attend the two core workshops, Supervisory Leadership I and Supervisory Leadership II, as well as eight days of other elective workshops within three years.

All workshops are held from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Advance Business & Manufacturing Center, 2701 Larsen Road, Green Bay, and include lunch and refreshments morning and afternoon. Visit SBDC “Programs & Webinars” or contact (920) 496-2117 or email for brochures, to register, or to obtain additional information.