University of Wisconsin–Madison
SBDC instructor Patricia Clason teaches a leadership course

Supervisory Leadership Series

Jason Schmitt, General Manager, Aquire Restoration, Inc.

 

This course helped me gain a different perspective on Conflict Resolution. The course material will help me immediately in our business.”

Jason Schmitt, General Manager, Aquire Restoration, Inc.

Overview

Successful supervisory and leadership are crucial to the success of any organization. Yet, often people are promoted without any formal training in supervision and leadership skills. This series of 3 one day classes is taught by experts in the field and offers core supervisory leadership skill development in the form of interactive discussions, case studies and self-assessments to get your supervisors up and running fast. You may choose individual classes listed below or register for the entire series and save 10%.

Who should attend?

New supervisors or supervisors who have not had formal supervisory leadership training.

Registration

Location: Grainger Hall, UW-Madison

Schedule: 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Dates:  Save when you register for either series or mini series

 

Individual Classes:

  • Leadership Essentials & Coaching ($269): 
    Tuesday, October 20, 2020
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  • Positive Power Plays: Skills for Conflict and Negotiation ($269):
    Tuesday, October 27, 2020
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  • Communication and Delegation Skills ($309 – includes DISC profile):
    Tuesday, November 3, 2020
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    Or call 608-262-3909 to register

 

 

This Program is preapproved for SHRM recertification

 

 


Registration policy: 
Payment will be required at time of registration. You must have either a credit card or valid UW-Madison funding string to be able to register.

Cancellation policy: If you cancel before the program begins, there is a $25 cancellation fee. If you cancel after the program begins you will be charged for the full program fee. To cancel, call registration at 608-262-3909. If there is inclement weather, please call 608-263-2221 for a recorded message after 6:30 am for day classes or after 3:30 pm for night classes.

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.

Instructors

 

Scott SavageScott Savage

Leadership Essentials & Coaching

Scott Savage; Scott blends experience in corporate training, organizational development, management, and crisis counseling to create powerful learning. He provides executive coaching, leader development, group facilitation and team development services. He has more than twenty years’ experience providing training and development solutions to leaders in business, government, education and nonprofit organizations. Experience includes corporate trainer, executive coach, facilitator, team builder, human resource manager, deckhand, and steel worker.

 

Jeff Russell, Russell ConsultingJeff Russell

Communication & Delegation Skills

Jeff Russell, (MS, UW-Madison) co-director of Russell Consulting, Inc., specializes in helping organizations achieve their goals by successfully responding to the challenges of continuous change. With a focus on leadership, strategic thinking, leading change, and performance coaching, Jeff has guided organizations as diverse as Fortune 500 firms, social and public sector organizations, and small family businesses toward their goals. Jeff received his Masters Degree in Industrial Relations from the UW-Madison where he serves as an ad hoc faculty member for the Small Business Development Center. Jeff also is an adjunct faculty member at UW-Milwaukee, and UWLaCrosse.

Jeff and his wife and business partner Linda have co-authored nine books. Recent publications include: Change Training, Strategic Planning Training, Change Basics, Strategic Planning 101, Ultimate Performance Management, and, most recently, Fearless Performance Reviews (McGraw-Hill, 2012). For more information on Jeff and his work, visit Russell Consulting, Inc.’s website at www.RussellConsultingInc.com.

 

Patricia Clason, Center for Creative LearningPatricia Clason

Positive Power Plays: Skills for Conflict & Negotiation

Patricia Clason is a communicator of the highest skill. She has been a professional speaker, trainer, consultant and writer for thirty years, doing over 4,000 presentations internationally. As the Director of the Center for Creative Learning, her focus is on alternative methods of teaching and learning that produce high quality results. As adjunct faculty at three universities, she specializes in emotional intelligence, ethics, coaching, leadership and mediation/conflict resolution. Patricia’s latest book “Speaking of Success” co-authored with Stephen Covey, Jack Canfield and Ken Blanchard, is now available at her website: Center for Creative Learning.

 

SBDC instructor Sarah Smyrk

Sarah Smyrk, RCC   (Launch into Leadership)

Sarah Smyrk currently leads training and communications for the Field Supervision Team at Northwestern Mutual.  In this role, she is responsible for identifying training gaps and setting the training and communications strategy to support the needs of the Directors of Network Office Supervision as they implement and oversee field supervisory policies and procedures.  She leads the training team to develop and execute curriculum to help close the gaps.  Sarah joined Northwestern Mutual in April 2016.  Previously, Sarah was with CUNA Mutual Group in Madison, WI, from 2007-2016, where she was responsible for leading the vision, strategy, and execution of training initiatives for CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. and its financial advisors.  In addition, she was responsible for training for CUNA Mutual Group’s Life, Annuity and Health Product Sales Teams.As a Registered Corporate Coach™ (RCC), Sarah is passionate about working closely with advisors on an individual basis to help them achieve top levels of success and take their business to the next level, while providing an outstanding client experience. She uses her leadership and coaching expertise to help teams build and implement mentoring programs that help strengthen and reinforce goals and top priorities.