Managing and Transforming Difficult Emotions

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Managing and Transforming Difficult Emotions

Unresolved negative emotions can destroy energy, morale, and the ability to work together.  Negative emotions are very “contagious” and they can escalate quickly.  This seminar focuses on strategies for effectively dealing with our own and the other person’s emotional responses.

December (Date TBD) 2021
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (CST)
Online via Microsoft Teams
$200.00 per attendee


The course instructor is Dr. Marya Wilson. She is the Director of the Leadership Institute, a resource of the Discovery Center at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.  She is also an Assistant Professor teaching and researching in the areas of organizational leadership, development & behavior, operations management, and quality management.


You will receive a message from the university with log-in instructions one week before the session.  Special group discounts for three or more from the same organization, and UW-Stout alumni, staff, faculty and students can receive 50% off the full price, please contact us for more information at wilsonma@uwstout.edu or profed@uwstout.edu.

Managing and Transforming Difficult Emotions

October 19, 2021

Dr. Marya Wilson is the Director of the Leadership Institute, a resource of the Discovery Center at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.  She is also an Assistant Professor teaching and researching in the areas of organizational leadership, development & behavior, operations management, and quality management. Dr. Wilson is a veteran of the dot com boom and bust of Silicon Valley, CA, experienced with diverse and exciting workers in everything from manufacturing, customer service, higher education, non-profit, and government. She has worked for a variety of organizations such as 3M/Imation, Pentagon Technologies Semiconductors, and Starbucks. She consistently focuses on positive individual and organizational development as well as implementing quality management systems and striving for operational excellence.

Dr. Wilson brings first-hand knowledge to the learning experience and a clear understanding of the underlying emotional processes that drive behaviors and create individual and team success. She has a BA in Psychology, an MS in Management Technology, an MA in Human Development, and a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems. In addition, Dr. Wilson is working to complete her International Coaching Federation (ICF) certification.