University of Wisconsin–Madison

Balancing the Leadership Scale: Maximizing Team & Individual Productivity

Overview

As leaders, we are often pulled in many directions at once, with critical tasks and functions competing for our attention. We’re responsible for the success of our teams, but we also have our own projects and responsibilities. How do we ensure we’re maximizing the return on the investment of our limited time, energy, and efforts? What can we do to ensure we’re focused on high-value work while providing those we lead with opportunities to grow and develop?

This three-part series of workshops is designed for leaders and managers who are responsible for both individual and team-level results. Learners will gain valuable insights into creating a team-level culture of accountability, delegating for success, and implementing daily practices to enhance their personal leadership effectiveness.

Learning Objectives
  • Part A – Personal Excellence: The Daily Habits & Behaviors of Leadership Success
    Tuesday, February 15, 2:30-4:00 PM Central

    • Learn seven personal excellence leadership practices that will help you grow and develop your leadership skills
    • Translate the leadership practices into actionable daily habits that will optimize your leadership and career success
  • Part B – Building Trust & Influence: The Keys to Powerful & Positive Workplace Relationships
    Tuesday, February 22, 2:30-4:00 PM Central

    • Understand the elements of building trust so you can improve relationships with your direct reports
    • Assess the level of trust you have with others, and the level of trust they have with you, so you can do your best work and support your team in doing their best work
    • Develop skills for repairing trust when it’s broken so you can recover from a damaged relationship
    • Leverage trust to increase your influence with your team, your organization, and your customers, so you can achieve your goals and get what you want
  • Part C – Accountability for Results: Creating a Culture of Ownership, Accountability, and Continuous Improvement
    Tuesday, March 1, 2:30-4:00 PM Central

    • Articulate the importance of building a culture of accountability and focusing on continuous improvement
    • Model accountability behaviors for your team
    • Lead your team in a manner that creates opportunities for accountability
    • Recognize and break down barriers that stand in the way of creating a culture of accountability
    • Engage your team in creating a continuous improvement mindset

Registration

Location:  Online (Zoom link will be sent out shortly before class begins)

Schedule: 2:30-4:00 pm CST each date

Dates: Tuesdays, February 15, 22 & March 1, 2022 (participants must be available for all three dates)

  • Part A (February 15) – Personal Excellence: The Daily Habits & Behaviors of Leadership Success
  • Part B (February 22) – Building Trust & Influence: The Keys to Powerful & Positive Workplace Relationships
  • Part C (March 1) – Accountability for Results: Creating a Culture of Ownership, Accountability, and Continuous Improvement

Fee: This $279 class is being offered at no charge due to funding from the CARES Act.

Register here


Disability Statement: Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the UW-Madison SBDC office at sbdc@bus.wisc.edu to request accommodations.

The Small Business Development Center at UW Madison is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

Instructor

Tracy Nelson MSOD, SPHR, CPTD

Tracy is a senior human resources, organizational development, and talent development executive with over 30 years of business experience in a variety of industries spanning healthcare, financial services, insurance, hospitality, manufacturing, and more. She is currently President & Chief Talent Officer at Aspire Talent Group, a talent optimization and training firm with deep expertise in leadership development, human resources, talent management, learning design, assessment services, and coaching.  Tracy teaches in the MBA program at the Wisconsin School of Business and is a talent solutions advisor and instructor for the Center for Professional & Executive Development.  She has earned both national and international recognition for her leadership and employee training curriculums. Her work focuses on helping leaders, teams, and organizations optimize their performance through leadership development, keynote speaking and training workshops, organizational, team, and leadership assessments, coaching, and consulting.

Jon Zulawski, MBA, SPHR, CPTD

Jon has over a decade of experience driving learner engagement by leading the development of learning programs and enhancing the effectiveness of the learning function at organizations both large and small across a variety of industries.  Jon currently serves as Executive Vice President of Aspire Talent Group, a talent optimization and training firm with deep expertise in leadership development, human resources, talent management, learning design, assessment services, and coaching.  Jon has led leadership and organizational development, employee development, learning technologies, and patient, customer, and employee experience functions at health care, financial, insurance, and benefit administration companies. Jon has a passion for helping organizations leverage learning technologies to create and deliver effective, engaging development programs and is a recognized leader in designing and developing award-winning virtual workshops.