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Leadership and Supervisory

Leaders are grown, not born. Whether you are early in your career and beginning to learn your leadership style or further along and needing to hone your skills, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside's leadership and supervisory training can help. Our trainings will position you to lead with vision in today's diverse and ever-changing business environment and establish yourself as an effective, inclusive leader.

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Emotional Intelligence and the Self-Aware Leader

Oct 7 | 8:00 am-12 pm | Online | $259
4 SHRM Recertification Credits | Certificate | Shareable Badge

Research suggests that people who have developed and applied principles of emotional intelligence tend to enjoy greater mental and physical health, increased job performance, more productive relationships, and a host of other benefits. In this introductory course, you will have an opportunity to take your own evidence based assessment and apply strategies for developing greater self-awareness, self-regulation, social awareness, social regulation, and motivation in your personal and professional life.

AbbyWaters Abby Waters, Grow Coach

As a healthcare professional and consultant for over ten years, Abby Waters has naturally invested in the success of individuals and organizations. Prior to consulting and developing training for groups, Abby worked in the healthcare sector as a certified occupational therapy assistant and nurse. 

Abby has always loved working with people and acquiring knowledge from science. She has created "PeopleScience Solutions", a platform for training others to find solutions for personal and professional growth. Abby holds certifications from TTI Insights Success and the National Society of Leadership and Success to coach and train leaders in sciences of DISC, Driving Forces, Stress Management, and Emotional Intelligence. 

This course offers you interactive discussions, hands on exercises with like-minded professionals, integrated research and principles, and the opportunity to further explore resources related to emotional intelligence skills. Course materials include an emotional quotient assessment and an "EQ" mini book as a guidebook for implementing practical strategies. 

Through this course, you will work to:

  • Improve your emotional intelligence skills, which are in high demand in every work place
  • Develop and grow your leadership skills to help you win through a people focus
  • Increase awareness of how your emotions impact your personal decisions, motivation, and daily performance
  • Implement practical strategies for sensing, understanding, and applying emotions in order to be more collaborative and productive with others
  • Improve your mental and physical health by increasing awareness about how positive and negative emotions impact your mind and body

"This is a workshop that applies to everyone. In a world where we are so aware of our differences, it is so important to try to understand one another better. This opened up my eyes to ways I need to better understand and regulate my own emotions in order to be better for the people I work with, live with, and support." - Jessie

"UW-Parkside's Office of Continuing Education offers timely, impactful programs that are very useful to alumni and community leaders. Abby Waters, of Grow Coach, offered an excellent session that balanced conceptual learning with opportunities to connect with other participants and to reflect on how to apply these concepts and learnings to our daily lives, both at work and at home." - Kelly

"Overall a great workshop! It was informative and engaging. Glad I signed up and looking forward to the next one!" - Rachel 

"Improving how I impact others, self awareness, and how to read other people is an on-going goal for me. This course provided great information and examples to follow. The personal touches before and during the course were better than others I've experienced." - Maureen

What resources do I need for this workshop?
This workshop will take place using Zoom. In order to participate in this course you must have a computer, access to the internet, and an up-to-date web browser. 

What background knowledge is necessary?
None! No matter where you are at in your professional career, the advantages of practicing emotional intelligence will help you succeed. 

What is a badge?
Think of a badge as a digital credential or award for the completion of your training. Badges are a great way to display your skills to the world and can be shared on Twitter, Facebook, and to your LinkedIn profile!

Strategic Goal Planning Workshop Series

Save 10% when you sign up for both workshops in the series at once!

Career Development Planning

Oct 22 | 8:30 am-12 pm | $129 ($149 after Oct 8)
3.5 SHRM Recertification Credits
| Certificate | Shareable Badge


This introductory course will help you take control of your career development journey while providing tools to enable and support the development of your co-workers or employees. Research suggests that focusing on personal development can benefit both the person and the organizations that employ them.

Leader Goal Planning
AbbyWaters Ed Egan, Learning and
Performance Coach

Ed Egan spent 26 years in the manufacturing sector of a global fortune 100 company. He started his career as a shop floor operator and through hard work and continuing education ended up as a Global Learning Leader before he left the Corporate World to start Double E Workplace Solutions. Throughout his career, his passion for learning and taking on new challenges opened the doors to many different career growth opportunities. Ed received his Bachelors of Science in Management from Cardinal Stritch University. He is a Registered Corporate Coach with the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches and has received certificates in Human Resources Management, Career coaching, and is a Six Sigma Green Belt. 

You will complete the following assessments in a workbook format and use the learnings to develop a measurable career development plan. The development plan you create will support employee engagement initiatives, help you grow in your current role, and set you up for future roles. 

•  Personal Values Assessment for what is important to you
•  Professional Values Assessment for what is important to those you work with 
•  Personal Development Aspirations Assessment 
•  Personal Development Constraints Assessment 
•  Personal Skills and Knowledge Assessment"

•  Identify the top 5 professional values you consider 'very important
•  Identify your top 3-5 skills and passions
•  Identify the professional values most important to the people you serve
•  Utilize the career development template to create personal development goals for the short and long term.
•  Coach others on creating career development goals for themselves. 

What resources do I need for this workshop?
This workshop will take place in-person on UW-Parkside's campus. In the event of campus shutdown due to the pandemic, this course will be moved to online. In the even this course is moved online, to participate in this course you must have a computer, access to the internet, and an up-to-date web browser. 

What background knowledge is necessary?
This course is designed for those in supervisory or leadership roles and those looking to move into those roles.  

What is a badge?
Think of a badge as a digital credential or award for the completion of your training. Badges are a great way to display your skills to the world and can be shared on Twitter, Facebook, and to your LinkedIn profile!

Operational Goal Planning

Operational Goal Planning

Nov 12 | 8:30 am-12 pm | $129 ($149 after Oct 8)
3.5 SHRM Recertification Credits
| Certificate | Shareable Badge


This introductory course will help you take a systematic approach to enhance your organizations' effectiveness and ability to deliver on desired business results. Research suggests that having systems in place to improve one's workday can enable multiple employee engagement initiatives.

AbbyWaters Ed Egan, Learning and
Performance Coach

Ed Egan spent 26 years in the manufacturing sector of a global fortune 100 company. He started his career as a shop floor operator and through hard work and continuing education ended up as a Global Learning Leader before he left the Corporate World to start Double E Workplace Solutions. Throughout his career, his passion for learning and taking on new challenges opened the doors to many different career growth opportunities. Ed received his Bachelors of Science in Management from Cardinal Stritch University. He is a Registered Corporate Coach with the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches and has received certificates in Human Resources Management, Career coaching, and is a Six Sigma Green Belt. 

You can choose to focus on improvement opportunities related to the work practices you utilize, the people you directly or influentially lead, or the problems you encounter daily. 

Once improvement opportunities are identified, you will 
•  Prioritize those opportunities 
•  Add the opportunities to a multi-year plan
•  Create short and long term measurements that can help drive your improvement opportunity
•  Develop an implementation plan to engage key stakeholders in their organizations

•   Identify actions needed to help your teams install a culture of commitment versus compliance as it relates to goal setting.
•   Create specific and actionable goals to drive improvement
•   Measure progress against your created goals
•   Celebrate success that is derived from your goal attainment 
•   Adjust the goals to allow for greater performance
•   Leverage the goal learnings across the organization

What resources do I need for this workshop?
This workshop will take place in-person on UW-Parkside's campus. In the event of campus shutdown due to the pandemic, this course will be moved to online. In the even this course is moved online, to participate in this course you must have a computer, access to the internet, and an up-to-date web browser. 

What background knowledge is necessary?
This course is designed for those in supervisory or leadership roles and those looking to move into those roles.  

What is a badge?
Think of a badge as a digital credential or award for the completion of your training. Badges are a great way to display your skills to the world and can be shared on Twitter, Facebook, and to your LinkedIn profile!

Six Hat Thinking for Teams

Nov 5 | 12 pm-1 pm | Online | $19
1 SHRM Recertification Credit
Effective communication and decision-making are critical to your team’s success. Edward DeBono’s Six Thinking Hats model provides a valuable tool to enhance team innovation, collaboration, and creativity. By implementing a unique “parallel thinking” process, the model leverages the metaphor of colored hats to engage your team in constructive, critical analysis and dialogue. Teams that implement the Six Hat Model will benefit from shorter, more effective meetings, generate a higher level of creative ideas, and find decision-making a more equitable and thorough process.

Team utilizing 6 hat
AbbyWaters Russ Kinkade, Psy.D.

Dr. Kinkade is a clinical and consulting psychologist with over 30 years of experience in both clinical and corporate arenas. He is active as a corporate trainer, consultant and coach, focusing on Leadership Development and Performance Management from a
Strengths-based, Purpose-Driven, Inside-Out perspective.

Dr. Kinkade has private clinical and consulting practice with offices in Racine and Pewaukee Wisconsin. His clinical specialties include the Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT) of Anxiety, Mood and Personality Disorders. His consulting/coaching practice focuses on developing leaders from the Inside-Out (Self-Team-Organization) with an emphasis on self-awareness and emotional intelligence.

Learning Objectives:
1.   Summarize the unique distinctions between the 6 thinking hats
2.   Understand and implement the critical organizational role of the blue hat
3.   Appreciate and appropriately apply the black hat style of thinking.
4.   Recognize the limitations of Argument as a conflict resolution technology.
5.   Embrace the concept of parallel thinking and implement it in Team meetings.

What resources do I need for this workshop?
This workshop will take place using Zoom. In order to participate in this course you must have a computer, access to the internet, and an up-to-date web browser. 

What background knowledge is necessary?
None! However, experience participating in, or leading, team meetings is beneficial. Ideal for managers and supervisors who facilitate discussion, decision-making within a team environment. 

PROFESSIONAL AND

CONTINUING EDUCATION


Mon-Fri  |  8 am-4:30 pm 
262-595-3340
continuing.ed@uwp.edu

 

900 Wood Rd.
Kenosha, WI 53144 
Tallent Hall 202
Parking: Lot T

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, program activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodations, contact Professional and Continuing Education at least eight weeks in advance at: 262-595-3340 (V), 262-595-2513 (FAX), or email continuing.ed@uwp.edu.
 

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