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We're partnering with friends across the Midwest to bring you engaging, interactive workshops to help you optimize your personal and organizational performance.
Out of Crisis: Strategy and Tools for Transformation Leaders with Tony Belilovskiy of C3 Excellence
June 2, 8 am - 11:30 am
The new leader is impatient to achieve “impossible” outcomes, excite customers, engage empowered employees, and set new measures of success others can only dream about. It is a tall order, requiring an entirely new focus, paradigm, and set of tools.  And, given today’s extraordinary challenges, success requires a transformation system as well as a systems approach to transformation. The stakes have perhaps never been higher.

 This virtual session starts with transforming how you envision excellence in general, then equips you to achieve what you never thought possible using a set of proven tools. 
Come experience a fast-paced workshop that provides the participant with both a transformational system and a systems approach to transformation .

Problem Solving & Innovation During Times of Crisis: SIT Spark with Erez Tsalik of Systematic Inventive Thinking (SIT)
July 14, 21 & 28 8 am - Noon
Organizations today must do more with less. Organizations today must solve complex problems they’ve never faced before. Organizations today must find ways to create meaningful, breakthrough changes that add value for customers and others stakeholders — they must innovate their products, services, processes, and business models to remain relevant, achieve their missions, and indeed just survive these challenging times. So maybe its time you find your "innovation sweet spot."

WCPE has held Systematic Inventive Thinking  live workshops in the past, so we are especially pleased to offer one of our most popular workshops “Exploring Innovation Principles & Tools: SIT Spark” in a three-part virtual series: Tuesday mornings July 14, 21, and 28.  

SIT is unique in its ability to help companies innovate Inside the Box, using their existing resources and navigating existing constraints. SIT’s method is systematic, so you will gain the ability to “Innovate On-Demand” using a proven, disciplined approach to both process innovation and problem solving. Learn skills that will help you deftly troubleshoot issues and identify new opportunities in this time of uncertainty, but will also help you facilitate your organization’s productivity and growth once we emerge from this current crisis.
Create a Culture of Productivity: Maximize your time, talent & technology with Jan Lehman, CEO of CTC Productivity
August 12th, 8:30 am - noon

"Jan is great at listening, sorting out the problems and providing practical advice with follow-up steps. I found her coaching to be a great way to boost my personal effectiveness and that of our team."

Organizations today are feeling increasing pressures to improve productivity, eliminate waste, and maximize efficiency. In good times and now in challenging times, as a leader, you have the opportunity and responsibility to encourage and reinforce productivity throughout your organization. But it must start with you.

Jan will share effective communication protocols across multiple platforms, helping you learn how to fully leverage your technology. She’ll also share how the technology we are using is evolving and what you need to do now to be prepared for that transition, which has become even more important given virtual or split virtual/in-person work environments.
Join us for a tactical as well as strategic discussion on how to maximize the time, talent, and technology in your organization.

  • Learn email and time management techniques that will revolutionize the way your organization operates
  • Begin laying the foundation for an effective business communication strategy to drive organization-wide efficiencies
  • Gain a high-level understanding of how Microsoft 365 will be a pivotal platform long-term to improve communication, collaboration, and accountability across your organization

If you are looking for an additional opportunity to optimize your personal or organizational performance, consider applying to serve on the Wisconsin Forward Award Board of Examiners.

Click this link to download the summer schedule. Apply online by June 15.

" As a new examiner, I wasn't quite sure what I was in for. Now that I've done the training, I'm so glad I made the choice to become an examiner. It is a lot of work, but you learn so much and can apply it to your life and work."
"I work with many highly skilled leaders in the quality and process improvement profession. When I share that I've signed on as an examiner for the Wisconsin Forward Award program, several have responded that their time as an examiner in their state Baldrige programs was the 'best development opportunity of their career"
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