Leadership Institute

The next step on your leadership journey.
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The Discovery Center is following UW-Stout campus COVID-19 guidelines, safety requirements and meeting protocols (see latest updates). Discovery Center Staff is available during normal business hours, with limited on campus representation. Discovery Center visitors are allowed access to our offices by appointment only. 

Hours: 8:00AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday, dependent on building availability

Appointments can be set by contacting our offices:

Main office - 715-232-2397 or discoverycenter@uwstout.edu

  • including Center for Innovation & Development, Center for Limnological Research & Rehabilitation, EDA-University Center, FabLab, and Leadership Institute

Manufacturing Outreach Center - 866-880-2262 or moc@uwstout.edu

Office of Research & Sponsored Programs - 715-232-1126 or rs@uwstout.edu

Professional Education Programs & Services - 715-232-2793 or profed@uwstout.edu

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 its Leadership Development and Growth workshops to enhance and strengthen your leadership skills. This series welcomes 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.

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Customer Service Series

The Leadership Institute introduces three new customer service workshops to pair with its Leadership Development and Growth series that will enhance and strengthen your customer service skills. This series with aid you in refreshing your customer service skills and strengths.

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The Course Instructor for both series 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.


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).

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  •  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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