Tools to Improve Leadership
May 19 Breakfast Discussion



Committing to excellence starts with micro-processes that support leadership — those that improve performance of leaders as individuals and those that improve the performance of the leadership system.
Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence— in partnership with the Performance Excellence Network — is pleased to host an online webinar discussion on Thursday, May 19: “Tools to Improve Leadership.” 

If you know Ted -- or have listened to his podcast--you can see why we are excited to feature Ted Neitzke, CEO and Agency Administrator of CESA 6, a non-profit, member-driven cooperative educational service agency serving 39 school districts in central Wisconsin.

Ten minutes with Ted, and you will be energized by his optimism and passion for leadership. You will also have an understanding of why the people who know him the best say that he is “contagiously energetic, insanely curious, service orientated, and passionate about the young people of our world.”

Ted will share a few tools to help you help yourself and your team become better leaders, improve your resilience, and better balance professional and personal priorities. In today’s world, leaders have an increasingly critical role in creating the potential for high performance. Come explore ways to improve your leadership and your organization’s outcomes.

This session is Thursday, May 19 from 8:00-9:00 CT (optional networking and mingling 7:45-8:00) using Zoom MEETING. Grab your coffee and breakfast and join us for a rich discussion. Free for PEN/WCPE members; $20 for non-members.

Can’t make it live but interested in the content? Register anyway: all registered attendees get a link to the recording after the session!


From Chaos to Systems of Support: Lessons from the Ukraine
June 2 Breakfast Discussion


The Russian/Ukraine war shows humanity at its worst -- and its best. Learn how two business consultants collaborated on establishing a system of support during the war and the insights that can translate to everyday organizational improvement, such as project management, logistics coordination, managing change and stakeholder expectations, navigating complex systems, setting and executing strategy and goals, and many more.

Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence— in partnership with the Performance Excellence Network — is pleased to host an online webinar discussion on Thursday, June 2: “From Chaos to Systems of Support: Lessons from Ukraine.” The discussion will be facilitated by Irina Fursman of Hue.Life and Oleg Shapovalov, In this discussion, both presenters will share their experience in organizing relief efforts in Ukraine.

Join us on Thursday, June 2 from 8:00-9:00 CT (optional networking and mingling 7:45-8:00) using Zoom MEETING. Grab your coffee and breakfast and join us for a rich discussion. Free for PEN/WCPE members; $20 for non-members.

Can’t make it live but interested in the content? Register anyway: all registered attendees get a link to the recording after the session!


Identifying and Mitigating UNCONSCIOUS BIAS
Best Practices in DEI” Series | Module 3 on JULY 19

Identifying and Mitigating Unconscious Bias is the focus on the second module in our DEI series. The online workshop is set for Tuesday July 19 from 9:00 am -1:00 pm CT.

Over the last couple of years, we’ve all be made aware (or powerfully reminded) of the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within our organizations and our communities. The imperative is clear: inclusion and racial equity optimizes organizational performance and societal outcomes — not only for people of color, but for everyone. But wanting to be more inclusive and actually being more inclusive are usually two very distinct conditions. The latter takes work: policy and system changes, education and discernment, intentionality and constant effort.

 
Session 3 is Tuesday July 19 from 9:00-1:00 CT and will focus on us as individuals and leaders -- understanding and managing the unconscious biases we all have -- adjusting our prejudices and becoming better allies and leaders.

Learn more about the faciiliators,and register for this powerful session by clicking here.


Plan now to submit your Wisconsin Forward Award Intent to Apply 

Does your organization do common things in an uncommon way? Do you feel your culture or processes are noteworthy and worth sharing with others? Are you yearning for feedback from external experts that could propel your organization to higher levels of success?

There has never been a BETTER time to use the Wisconsin Forward Award process to evaluate your organization against the Baldrige Framework for Performance Excellence. Start with our Challenger Profile (we'll help facilitate!) or with a Wisconsin Fast Forward application. When you are ready, we'd love to help you write a full application! Not keen on writing? We're looking for a couple of organizations who might be willing to pilot a survey-based application which would include links to key documents. Interested? Email us at info at wisquality.org.

Looking to grow your professional skills? Considering serving as a Wisconsin Forward Award examiner. Contact us for dates and details!

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