Don’t miss the first professional development opportunities of 2020

Members of the University Staff Professional Development Committee and the Academic Staff Professional Development Program Committee in partnership with University Police are excited to announce a new three-part safety training. This series of training sessions are different than “Dealing with Disruptions” offered in the past, and have been tailored to meet the needs of UW–Green Bay staff. The workshops are standalone, but are designed to be utilized together. Attend all three sessions to receive a certificate of completion and a tactical self-defense item.

Active Shooter: Run, Hide, Fight
When seconds count, the police are minutes away. This 90-minute workshop is designed to give the campus community member essential skills to survive until help arrives. Location:  IS 1034, Green Bay Campus.

Jan. 7, 2020; 10 to 11:30 a.m. or
Jan. 15, 2020; 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Crisis First Aid…What To Do Before Help Arrives
This 90-minute workshop will prepare the employee to provide “self-aid” and “basic lifesaving first aid” to others during a dynamic situation (mass casualty, plane crash, active shooter, etc.). This session is intended to inform the participant on basic treatments of traumatic trauma injuries. Location: IS 1034, Green Bay Campus.

Jan. 7, 2020; 1 to 2:30 p.m. or
Jan. 21, 2020; 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Self Defense: Protecting Yourself In A Crisis Situation
This two-hour course is designed to provide the participant with basic self-defense techniques to apply in dynamic situations. Watch, learn and participate at your own level. Location:  Studio One, Weidner Center.

Jan. 8, 2020; 10 a.m. to Noon or
Jan. 14, 2020; 1 to 3 p.m.

All Academic and University Staff are encouraged to attend.  There is no fee.

Registration – Active Shooter: Run, Hide, Fight
Registration – Crisis First Aid…What To Do Before Help Arrives
Registration – Self Defense: Protecting Yourself In A Crisis Situation

Register for three-part safety training in January

Announcing the first professional development workshops for the 2019-20 academic year. Members of the University Staff Professional Development Committee and the Academic Staff Professional Development Program Committee in partnership with University Police are excited to announce a new three-part safety training. This series of training sessions are different than “Dealing with Disruptions” offered in the past, and have been tailored to meet the needs of UW–Green Bay staff. The workshops are stand-alone, but are designed to be utilized together. If you attend all three sessions you will receive a certificate of completion and a tactical self-defense item.

Active Shooter: Run, Hide, Fight
When seconds count, the police are minutes away. This 90-minute workshop is designed to give the campus community member essential skills to survive until help arrives.

Jan. 7, 2020, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Jan. 15, 2020, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Location: IS 1034, Green Bay Campus

Crisis First Aid…What To Do Before Help Arrives
This 90-minute workshop will prepare the employee to provide “self-aid” and “basic lifesaving first aid” to others during a dynamic situation (mass casualty, plane crash, active shooter, etc.). This session is intended to inform the participant on basic treatments of traumatic trauma injuries.

Jan. 7, 2020, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Jan. 21, 2020, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Location: IS 1034, Green Bay Campus

Self Defense: Protecting Yourself In A Crisis Situation
This two-hour course is designed to provide the participant with basic self-defense techniques to apply in dynamic situations. Please come and watch, learn, and participate at your own level.

Jan. 8, 2020, 10 a.m. to Noon
Jan. 14, 2020, 1 to 3 p.m.
Location: Studio One, Weidner Center, Green Bay Campus

All Academic and University Staff are encouraged to attend.  There is no fee.
Note: Web conferencing will not be offered for these workshops at this time.

Registration – Active Shooter: Run, Hide, Fight

Registration – Crisis First Aid…What To Do Before Help Arrives

Registration – Self Defense: Protecting Yourself In A Crisis Situation

Registration for each workshop closes one-hour prior to the start of the last session.                                                

Academic Staff Fall Assembly, Tuesday, Dec. 3

The Academic Staff Fall Assembly will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 at 3 p.m. in the Christie Theatre in the University Union on the Green Bay Campus. The agenda is posted on the SOFAS website. Interim Chancellor Sheryl Van Gruensven, Provost Michael Alexander and Police Chief Dave Jones are just a few of the invited guests. If you are unable to physically attend, you can SKYPE in at Join Skype Meeting.

At the Sheboygan Campus location, please meet in Conference Room 2206. At the Manitowoc Campus location, academic staff are welcome to view it on their own or with others in F128 (Student Services Conference Room) for light snacks, drinks and extra camaraderie. Questions can be directed to the Academic Staff Committee Chair Lynn Niemi at niemil@uwgb.edu.

Academic Staff updates, meeting times and request for feedback

Members of the Academic Staff Committee (ASC) remind you that the next meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 23  at 1:30 p.m. in Cofrin Library 735, Green Bay Campus. Skype is available. Find the agenda, here.

Winter Assembly: Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2018  3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Christie Theatre, University Union, Green Bay Campus (Skype will be available). The agenda will include updates from Interim Chancellor Sheryl Van Gruensven, Provost Alexander as well as Human Resources and AS Committee updates

The Academic Staff Committee has been asked to give any feedback to Provost Alexander on the Academic Affairs Strategic Priorities on  https://www.uwgb.edu/academic-affairs-strategic-priorities/. Please share feedback to Lynn Niemi, chair of Academic Staff Committee by Monday, Dec. 2, 2019.

If you have any questions that you are not comfortable asking Human Resources or University leadership directly, please feel free to contact any member of the 2019-20 Academic Staff Committee:

Lynn Niemi, director of Disability Services (Chair)
Sherri Arendt, director of Learning Center (Vice Chair)
Jamee Haslam, senior advisor, Financial Aid
Bao Sengkhammee, multicultural advisor, MESA
Pat Hicks, senior lecturer
Lynn Rotter, manager of University Ticketing
Anthony Sigismondi, academic librarian, Manitowoc Campus

 

The Academic Staff Professional Development Allocations Committee has funds available

The Academic Staff Professional Development Allocations Committee has funds available to assist academic staff in attending professional development opportunities. Academic staff (instructional and non-instructional) at all four campus locations are welcome to apply for funds. Funding is available for up to 50 percent of the total cost, not to exceed $750. Total funding provided is subject to availability and may be less than requested. Applications must be received at least three weeks before the event; no funds will be awarded retroactively. All funded activities must be reimbursed in the current fiscal year, 2019-2020. Please submit all materials electronically to Jeff Schulz, schulzje@uwgb.edu. Application and guidelines available here. Applications will be processed as they are received. If you have questions, please contact committee members: Joanie Dovekas, Jeff Schulz, Tara DaPra, Bryan Hulbert, or Joe Schoenebeck (chair).

 

UW-Green Bay mentors needed for ‘Campus Connection’

The University is in desperate need of mentors to help new staff to become more engaged in the University community. The Campus Connections program is an excellent way to give back and get to know staff across campus. Many mentors are needed for Academic and University Staff.  Please contact Julie Flenz in Human Resources at x2390 to submit your name. Thanks for your consideration – Lynn Niemi, Academic Staff Chair and Kim Mezger, University Staff Chair.

 

Faculty and staff note: John Arendt named to Green Bay Sustainability Commission

John Arendt, Director of the Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI), was appointed June 18, 2019 to serve on the City of Green Bay Sustainability Commission. The City of Green Bay established the Sustainability Commission in 2018 with its goal to protect, steward and improve the environment in the interest of the health, prosperity and welfare of the Green Bay community for present and future generations. Arendt’s term expires in August, 2020.

SBDC’s Dave Stauffacher receives 2019 State Star award

Green Bay, Wis. — UW-Green Bay Outreach Specialist (Cofrin School of Business) Dave Stauffacher, a business counselor for the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) was named the  2019 State Star Award winner for the State of Wisconsin. In April, Stauffacher celebrated his third anniversary with UW-Green Bay’s SBDC.

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David Stauffacher, SBDC

Stauffacher is a senior business consultant serving clients in Northeast Wisconsin, which includes Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto and Shawano counties.

America’s SBDC “State Star” is a yearly award for SBDC employees with exemplary performance who significantly contribution to their state or regional SBDC program. The Wisconsin’s State Star must demonstrate meet the following criteria: impact on clients, innovative approach, team spirit and willingness to go the extra mile.

Each year, America’s Small Business Development Center (ASBDC) Network recognizes top performers nationwide at its annual conference. In September, Dave will be recognized at the ASBDC conference in Long Beach, Calif. with the stars from all the other states. The award includes flight, accommodation, and conference registration to the annual ASBDC multi-day conference.

“I see parallelism with entrepreneurship and theatre,” Stauffacher says. “The journey often begins with a dream, a vision that becomes a reality through creative play-write (strategic planning), directed through tireless rehearsals (training and implementation) with hopes of delivering an engaging performance as the curtains rise (opening for #business). I’ve been fortunate as an SBDC advisor to interact and support many client performances on life’s stage from the best seat in the house.”

Stauffacher is the second State Star Award winner for the Green Bay Small Business Development Center, as Senior Counselor Chuck Brys won the award in 2012.

The UW-Green Bay SBDC is part of a statewide network supporting entrepreneurs and business owners through no-cost, confidential consulting and targeted educational programs. Regional SBDC experts facilitate improvement and growth for small and emerging mid-size companies and help launch successful new enterprises. The UW-Green Bay Small Business Development Center provides no cost business counseling services in the 12-county region of Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Shawano and Sheboygan.

Professional development opportunity, ‘Strategies for Grant Writing’

UW-Green Bay Continuing Education is hosting training for non-profit professionals at UW-Green Bay’s Manitowoc Campus. The Success Workshop: Strategies for Grant Writing, will be July 24-25, 8:30 a.m. to Noon. Cost is $179. Register here. The two-part series will dive into the grant-writing process and how to excel at developing a grant-writing strategy. Associate Prof. Lora Warner and Assistant Prof. Kerry Kuenzi (both Public and Environmental Affairs), will lead the training.