Leadership Institute

The next step on your leadership journey.
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Where's your journey taking you?

At UW-Stout's Leadership Institute (LI), we know that specific processes and subject matter facilitate outstanding leadership - our extensive research and experience confirm it. We have effective, proven strategies and techniques to help you develop the leadership expertise you've been journeying toward all along. Take the next step with the Leadership Institute and prepare for arrival at your leadership destination.

Which of our premiere leadership learning opportunities is right for you? Check them out and sign up today.

Leadership 101Leadership Growth and Development Learning Series

The Leadership Institute introduces three new Customer Service workshops to pair with their Leadership Development and Growth workshops to enhance and strengthen your leadership and customer service skills. These series welcome the individual who wants to move into a leadership position or the long-time leader who is looking to refresh their skills and strengths...and everyone in between.

Each session is an interactive, hands-on learning experience designed to give each person tools and actions to implement immediately.  You will receive the latest and greatest knowledge and expertise on each topic.

These full-day workshops will be held from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at the University of Wisconsin-Stout located in Menomonie, Wisconsin.  The cost is $200.00 per attendee and includes lunch. Parking information and detailed instructions will be sent via email to all registrants 5-7 days prior to the workshop.

The Course Instructor is Dr. Marya Wilson. She is the Director of the Leadership Institute and an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout teaching in the Operations and Management department.  She brings extensive business and industry experience in organizational development, operations, and quality management.

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Online Certification Prep

February 3 to April 24, 2020

The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) offers growth, advancement and recognition through their global HR credentials: SHRM-Certified Professional (CP) and SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SCP).

  •  Learn more
  •  Retain more knowledge
  • Stay on track for success on the exam
  • Convenient 24/7 online access

UW-Stout's online program offers you a preparation course to help meet your needs and increase your success on the SHRM-CP or SCP exam. This intensive twelve-week program combines expert instruction with the 2019 SHRM Learning System.

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SHRM Essentials of Human Resources

SHRM Essentials Course

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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. Attend UW-Stout's on-campus two-day SHRM Essentials course that covers the topics you need to meet key HR challenges. 

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High Performing Cultures: The Human Factor to Profitability

This full-day course will help you to determine key attributes that can make or break the environment you foster for your employees.

  • Understand the relationships between people, profitability and culture.
  • Identify the seven elements of people centered cultures.
  • Determine the cultural factors that are most important in creating a people centered, high performing company.
  •  ...and more!

It will include discussion about factors that contribute to a cohesive team atmosphere and how to build a workplace that supports leadership and innovation. 

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I don't think there is a better leadership development value in the nation.
Tom Thelen President - LOGICARE Corporation