Professional Development

New this Fall!  

These one day workshops are designed for the professional looking to expand their leadership and team building skills. Learn effective strategies to apply across many aspects of your personal and professional life. Workshops will be held at UW-Waukesha and include a continental breakfast and lunch. Come join us for a day of learning and growing!

Conflict Resolution for Anyone!

Instructor, Michel DeLisle

Tired of navigating life's challenges with others and getting nowhere?  Learn to pick your battles and to apply the 5 demonstrated conflict resolution strategies correctly and effectively.  Make your life easier by breezing through conflicts with ease while maintaining a positive work environment. This all-day seminar is a must for both managers and employees! Available for .6 CEUs; Request at time of registration.

Class held Friday, Sept 26, 9:00am-3:00pm, $199
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Branding & Leveraging Your Leadership Style for Success

Instructor, Michel DeLisle

Learn to leverage your leadership traits in a way that brands your style and increases your effectiveness in business or everyday life.  Participants will identify and optimize their leadership style which will prepare for future challenges. You will inspire others and improve overall productivity in both your professional and personal life. This all day seminar is a must for every manager! Available for .6 CEUs; Request at time of registration.

Class held Friday, Oct 3, 9:00am-3:00pm, $199
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Moving your Group from “Storming to Performing”

Instructor, Michel DeLisle

Ever wonder why some groups are so productive and creative and others plateau or fail?  Learn to recognize the stages of group development and use these skills in your business. Whether your team is a temporary working group or a newly-formed permanent team, by understanding these stages and the motivation of a group, you will be able to guide your team into the 21st century global market by utilizing this effective teamwork strategy. This hands-on seminar is perfect for work groups or individual employees and will provide the skills necessary to make your group stronger than its strongest member. Available for .6 CEUs; Request at time of registration.

Class meets Friday, Oct 10, 9:00am-3:00pm, $199
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Michel DelIsle

Michel DeLisle is the Chief Optimism Officer at From Our Village, an organization that promotes successful community outreach locally, regionally, & globally.  Michel consults with multiple NGOs & other businesses in the areas of board development, special events & fundraising, succession planning, executive coaching, leadership, building & maintaining productive teams, and a host of other organizationally developmental topics.  In addition, Michel has spent almost three decades providing disaster response & humanitarian aid support in central cities and rural poor areas of the US as well as in Haiti, Africa, & South America.  She has taught National Incident Management Systems, hospital disaster planning & evacuation, and provided staff support for disaster in multiple states deploying in recent years for Hurricanes Katrina, Gustav, & Isaac, and spending a month in Haiti following the earthquake organizing & providing care in a field hospital.  She is retired after 19 years in the fire service, with officer experience in both the volunteer & full time sectors, has written curriculum & instructed for the UW Oshkosh Emergency Management Academy Chief Officer Development Program, writes on management and leadership for several fire journals in Wisconsin and other states, and sits on two committees for the state of Wisconsin.  She holds an M.S. in Organizational Development & Leadership from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and a B.A. in Interpersonal Communications from Marquette University.