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.

Available Trainings

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Resilient Leadership: Leadership in Uncharted Territory
  • Type: In-Person and Virtual Options
  • Start Date: 02/09/2023
  • End Date: 02/09/2023
  • Meeting Time(s): 6 pm-7:30 pm
  • Cost: $29 In-Person | $19 Virtual (Early bird pricing until Jan 26)
  • Credits: 0.1 CEU
  • Includes: Book Copy and Light Snacks for In-Person Attendees

How do you lead others and remain resilient through times of unprecedented change? How do you manage others and avoid burnout through extreme circumstances like those we’ve seen during the pandemic? Those are just some of the questions we've all been asking ourselves for the last two years. How do we continue to lead others, when our previous leadership roadmap no longer applies as we face new normal ways of operating and doing business? Tod Bolsinger is the Co-Owner and Principal of AE Sloan Leadership, Inc., an executive coaching and consulting firm that works with church, non-profit, and marketplace leaders. Tod will share some unique resources to help you create resilient leadership skills that are necessary to adapt to our rapidly changing world.

Thank you to our partners and sponsors! Interested in sponsoring this event? Learn more here.

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Tod Bolsinger, MDiv, PhD, the co-owner and principal of AE Sloan Leadership, Inc, an executive coaching and consulting firm that works with church, non-profit, and marketplace leaders in leading change.
He is also the Executive Director of the De Pree Center Church Leadership Institute, a Senior Fellow of the De Pree Center for Leadership, and Associate Professor of Leadership Formation at Fuller Theological Seminary, was the founder of the Fuller Leadership Platform, an innovative approach to online formation and leadership development and served as a Vice President of Fuller Seminary for six years. Prior to his educational career, he served as a pastor for 27 years.

Tod is the author of five books, including the Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year in pastoral leadership, Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory, Leadership for a Time of Pandemic: Practicing Resilience and most recently, Tempered Resilience: How Leaders are Formed in the Crucible of Change. 
Tod is married to Beth, an executive coach, consultant and professional artist. They have two adult children, Brooks and Ali, and a son-in-law, Ben. An avid outdoor lover, if he hadn’t taken biology after lunch in high school, Tod would have been a National Park Ranger.  When he retires, he is going to do hiking trail maintenance, trout rescue, and be a ski host who makes sure there are four people on every quad chair lift.

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SHRM Essentials of Human Resources
  • Type: In-Person and Virtual Options
  • Start Date: 04/20/2023
  • End Date: 04/21/2023
  • Meeting Time(s): 8 am-5 pm
  • Cost: $749 | Nonprofit and Early Registration Rates Available
  • Credits: 16 SHRM PDCs | 1.6 CEUs

This SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course covers the topics you need to meet key HR challenges that are relevant to you and your company. In less than 20 hours, you can cover the issues you need to reduce potentially costly lawsuits.

Since HR can be a moving target, this course is great for arming your supervisors and managers with basic HR skills to prepare them for the day-to-day challenges of interacting with their staff. Prepare them with the knowledge and skills they need to maintain a positive relationship with their staff as well as avoid HR missteps that can end up in costly litigation. Developed by leading HR experts, HR practitioners, and legal counsel, the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course covers introductory HR topics in a condensed, easy-to-understand format. The straightforward format ensures that HR concepts can be mastered and applied to real-life situations.

This  program combines expert instruction with the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources, so you will learn faster and retain more knowledge to accelerate your future in HR.

Sheronda Glass has worked for the University of Wisconsin-Parkside since 2016 and is currently the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Human Resources, and Employee Engagement. She is a human resources executive with 25+ years of HR experience having worked in a variety of industries, including healthcare, consumer products/manufacturing, and most recently, K-12 education. She has extensive experience in the areas of HR strategic planning, conflict resolution, performance management, labor relations, and diversity management. She has also worked as a consultant for over six years, consulting in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. She is a certified trainer/facilitator in the areas of conflict resolution, emotional intelligence, performance management, and cultural competency.

Sheronda received her Ph.D. in Business Management with a specialization in Human Resources from Capella University. She has taught human resources courses including Performance Management, Introduction to Human Resources Management, and currently teaches Essential Personal Skills for Project Management and Staffing Organizations. She has also achieved the Professional in Human Resources certification awarded from the Society for Human Resources Management and the HR Certification Institute. She is a facilitator for the prep course for SHRM professional certifications and SHRM Essentials for non-HR managers. She is the recipient of the 2018 Milwaukee Business Journal HR Award and the UW System 2019 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award.

• Review key pieces of federal legislation on sexual harassment, age discrimination, and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
• Gain insights into employee recruitment and selection while avoiding legal pitfalls.
• Enhance your skills related to total compensation systems, pay increases and incentives, and employee benefits.
• Increase your knowledge of employee orientation, onboarding, professional development, and training.

Value of the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course:

  • Time-efficient and comprehensive: One training program covers vital HR topics in less than 20 training hours.
  • Exceptional instruction: Learn from an HR expert who provides insight and one-on-one guidance.
  • Networking and peer interaction: share experiences, discuss topics, and gain real-world insights into HR. 
  • Stay on track: Structured times, dates and assignments help keep you motivated and on track.
  • Expertise from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM): SHRM is the world’s largest association and leading advocate for HR professionals.

"I have very little HR experience, and I found Sheronda's presentation to be interesting and educational. I can honestly say this is the first time in awhile that a workshop held my attention so well!"

"Thank you so much for this course and making it so easy to follow and understand! HR itself is so detailed and overwhelming, but Sheronda made it a great experience and having the real life stories help with understanding and scenarios."

"Love Professor Glass - I will continue seeking opportunities to learn from her."

"Sheronda is a skilled professional and did a great job making the material approachable. She's fantastic!"

Are there any software requirements?
For those attending virtually, a solid internet connection and computer compatibility with Zoom are required. If you need assistance in determining your setup, please reach out to us!

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Reframing Conflict as a Leader: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Type: In-Person
  • Start Date: 04/28/2023
  • End Date: 04/28/2023
  • Meeting Time(s): 8:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Cost: $225 | $149 for Non-Profit
  • Credits: 0.4 CEUs

Conflict is often unavoidable. Your influence as a leader depends on your ability to harness that resistance as an agent for growth. The best narratives use conflict as a device to provide purpose, test characters, and drive their development. In that same spirit, our workshop empowers you to utilize conflict to create your own success stories.

Join us and participate in a highly interactive atmosphere as you explore techniques and practices to navigate difficult conversations. Share a wealth of experience as you engage with other leaders from our local community in honing your conflict management skills to boost morale, build credibility, and ultimately increase your influence.

Steve Scherer is a husband, dad to 4 kids, an avid outdoorsman, and over 10 years of sales experience; from rep to department head responsible for $36m in production. As the host of The Impact of Leadership podcast, he follows his curiosity by interviewing leaders who are winning. Steve, has one hand grasping what it takes to win in business and the other holding on to living a life full of adventure. Why not have both?

Patrick Booth, owner of CCB Technology, is a second generation family business leader who has grown the business 42% over the last 20 years by building a TEAM around him that supports the vision he cast. If you don't think CREATIVITY, FUN, ENTHUSIASM, and CULTURE are ways to growth your business - keep err movin'! Patrick brings a passion for people, business, and leadership in everything he does at the Impact of Leadership.

After our session, attendees will leave this workship with practical ways to regulate a heated conversation, questions that reveal the problem beneath the problem, tips on gaining buy-in from colleagues, and a script for setting the tone in a meeting. 

Hour 1
1. Intro/Overview
2. Small groups—define conflict/share stories
3. Our stories from real life--fails
4. Defining Terms (Healthy Conflict/productitve debate)
5. How this topic ties directly to your influence

Hour 2
1. Intro worksheet to fill out on current situation they’re facing
1. By end of session they have a plan (or at least options)
2. Building blocks for navigating difficult conversations
3. Our stories—Change in compensation/firing people
4. Back to worksheet fill out first portion—volunteers to share

Hour 3
1. Personality—it’s not a free pass for you or them
2. Tactics for responding well regardless of natural disposition
3. Real life stories—employees that needed to grow up
4. Worksheet, next section—volunteers to share

Hour 4
5. Cross departmental conflict, examples & suggested routes
6. What happens when you don’t address the person/issue
7. Worksheet finish
8. Small groups to crowdsource ideas and run through the scenario

Are there any prerequisites for this workshop?
There are no prerequisites for this workshop. This workship is intended for early career supervisors and managers, regardless of industry.


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Kenosha, WI 53144 
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