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UW-Madison Wednesday, April 29, 2009 Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center Madison, Wisconsin OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT www.ohrd.wisc.edu moving toward peak performance 19th A N N U A L APRIL 29, 2009 7:00-8:00 am Check-In — Atrium 8:00-9:15 am Welcome and Keynote Presentation — Exhibit Hall A 9:30-10:45 am Featured Sessions — Mendota Rooms 11:00 am-12:15 pm Featured Sessions — Mendota Rooms 12:15-1:15 pm Lunch — Exhibit Hall A 1:15-2:30 pm Featured Sessions — Mendota Rooms 2:45-4:00 pm Featured Sessions — Mendota Rooms 4:00 pm Adjourn Restrooms Hall A Mendota Rooms 1 - 8 Welcome & Hall D Hall C Hall B Keynote 8:00-9:15 am Lunch 12:15-1:15 pm Atrium Restrooms Conference Check-In and Information Entrances to Exhibition Hall Alliant Energy Center Just Jump! Jumping from Mediocrity to Excellence Johnna Johnson It takes courage to Just Jump! out of your comfort zone and into the unknown. Whether out of an airplane or into a new career, Johnna Johnson will provide you with uncommon inspiration, education and tools for remarkable transformation, which result in the confidence and courage you need to Just Jump! bio Johnna Johnson & Co. (www.johnnajohnson.com) inspires organizations, teams and individuals to Just Jump: From Mediocrity to Excel- lence. Throughout her keynotes, workshops and coaching, you will experience not only her energetic and interactive methods but most importantly, her essential elements of excellence: Ambition, Attitude & Action! With over 15 years in the Training & Development industry, Johnna has worked extensively in both the private and government sectors along with numerous professional associations and individuals. Johnna has served as a Training Officer for the largest law enforcement agency in the state of Idaho, earned her way into the top 2% of an International Direct-Sales Company as a Sales Director and was an Instructor for the largest financial institution in the world! In 2003, she compiled her experience, drive and passion and founded Johnna Johnson & Co., offering keynotes, workshops and coach- ing to inspire her audiences to raise the bar from mediocrity to excellence in all areas of their lives. Regardless of her audience, Johnna brings techniques and tools that can be used by every type of person, business, and profession with an exceptional return on investment to every member of her audience. This high-energy, excellence-driven, Idaho-native exudes genuine passion not only in what she deliv- ers, but also in those she teaches. Whether she was receiving a college scholarship for her distinction of excellence, breaking numerous sales & performance records or starting her own companies, Johnna certainly has first-hand experience and know-how when it comes to taking courageous action and jumping! With an impressive success rate and being an expert in her field, thousands have sought out Johnna’s expertise to assist them with personal, professional and organizational excellence including colleagues, executives, military leaders and Fortune 500 companies. In addition, Johnna received her Bachelor’s Degree in General Communication with an emphasis in Training & Development from Boise State University, where she also teaches as Adjunct Faculty. She possesses a variety of additional certifications that are a result of her commitment to continuing education and on-going professional development. Her articles have been featured in journals, forums and columns around the world, her message has been broadcast on radio waves from California to New York and she has authored two books, “Just Jump!” (Trieste Publishing House, 2008) and “Discover Your Inner Strength” (Insight Publishing, 2009). She celebrates life, with the two most important men in her life, husband, Brad and son, Tyler in Boise, Idaho where she enjoys every- thing creative (except cooking and exercising–read her book for the great details!) and most importantly lays claim to two household titles “Chess Queen” and “Scrabble Champ”! Mendota 1 Mendota 2 Mendota 3 Maximizing Your Marketing for the Non- Empower Your Life University Benefits Marketing Professional Through Fitness 9:30-10:45 am Package Heidi Zoerb Christine M. Fenner Megan Jeffers Web 2.0: Wikis, Blogs How to Eat Right, But Your Roadmap to and Other Rising Not Too Much Retirement Planning 11:00 am-12:15 pm Technologies Deborah Roussos Julie Gau Carolyn Daughtry Krill Web 2.0: Wikis, Blogs Maximizing Your Fitting Exercise Into and Other Rising University Benefits Your Workday 1:15-2:30 pm Technologies Package Diane Scherschel Carolyn Daughtry Krill Megan Jeffers Maximize Your Comfort Microsoft Office 2007— Your Roadmap to and Minimize Your New Features Retirement Planning 2:45-4:00 pm Office Ergonomic Risks Cliff Cunningham Julie Gau Christa Hoyt Mendota 4 Mendota 5 Mendota 6-7 Mendota 8 Leadership as a Verb: Managing Yourself Managing Emotions in Presentation Basics What Does it Mean to During Times of Emotional Situations Be a Leader? Change Kay Lawrence Marni Bekkedal & Ralph Schwartz Don Schutt Johnna Johnson Project Management Catalyzing Creativity Managing Emotions in The Power of Secrets for Managing and Innovation in Your Emotional Situations Congruency Time and Getting Organization Important Things Done Marni Bekkedal Sherry Ray Harry Webne-Behrman George Watson Lead Your SHIP: I Lost My Motivation. Discover the The Power of Please Return to its The Art of Small Talk Leader in You Congruency Rightful Owner. Anne Mancl Jim Gray Sherry Ray Dawn Rekoske & Christine Ray Letting Go of Stress: I Lost My Motivation. Exceptional Customer Coping with Change at Please Return to its Service: It’s NOT a the Worksite Rightful Owner. Goofy Idea! Kimberly Hein- Dawn Rekoske James Schneider Beardsley 9:30-10:45 am Maximizing Your University Benefits Package Megan Jeffers, Office of Human Resources, UW-Madison Empower Your Life Through Fitness Are you getting the most out of the various benefits available to you Christine M. Fenner, JD, CEBS, Strategie HR & Wellness, LLC through your employment? Do you carry health, dental, vision, disability, Exercise is more than just a way to help you lose weight and improve the or life insurance? Have your benefits kept up with the changes in your way you look. Fitness helps you discover your true self, empowering you life? Learn how to integrate your benefit plans to your advantage and to be a better parent, spouse, and coworker. Learn how exercise can help potentially reduce your taxable income at the same time. Discover how to you fulfill your personal and professional goals. lower out-of-pocket costs for health-related services. Find out the value of your sick leave and how it can work for you before and after retirement. Leadership as a Verb: What Does it Mean to be a Leader? Don Schutt, Office of Human Resource Development, UW-Madison Presentation Basics By defining leadership as “the ability to mobilize self and others toward a Kay Lawrence, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction common goal for the good of society,” we are able to focus our attention Ralph Schwartz, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on a few critical areas that are important when leading. These three areas Does your stomach do flip-flops every time you need to make a presenta- — self-understanding, developing positive relationships with others, and tion to a large or small group? Are you unsure when to use PowerPoint creating healthy organizations — will be at the center of this interactive and how much information to put on each slide? Do your knees start to session. shake as you deliver the presentation? If you answered yes to any of these questions, take advantage of this session to learn some basic tech- niques to alleviate some of your anxiety. You’ll be introduced to effective Managing Emotions in Emotional Situations presentation tips in three key areas: 1) Preparing your presentation; 2) Marni Bekkedal, Two Steps Forward, LLC Effective delivery techniques and; 3) Connecting with your audience. Difficult and angry people create conflict in the workplace and can be obstacles to completing our necessary work. Through discussion and interactive activities you will learn about brain mechanisms that underlie 11:00-12:15 pm these behaviors, as well as approaches for helping you to manage them. You will leave with tools to develop personalized strategies to avoid con- Catalyzing Creativity and Innovation in Your Organization flict when possible, handle difficult situations when they occur, and re- Harry Webne-Behrman, cover from conflicts. Learn strategies to accomplish what you need in the Office of Human Resource Development, UW-Madison workplace given the many personalities that coexist there. One of the challenges we face in our current work environment is main- taining energy to do the creative thinking that allows us to innovate and Managing Yourself During Times of Change respond to the major issues we face. Our customers demand new solu- Johnna Johnson, Johnna Johnson & Co. tions to complex problems, our technology requires us to engage with one We are experiencing daily doses of change in every aspect of our profes- another 24/7 in new ways, and our re-engineered jobs demand that we sions. Organizations are downsizing, reorganizing and merging. As our ‘work smart’ with fewer resources. One of the keys to responding effec- lives, circumstances and organizations are forced to change, so are we. tively to such conditions is to facilitate creative thinking within an environ- We are asked to learn new skills, take on more responsibility, work longer ment that supports fresh approaches and structures, one that facilitates hours and more. Many of these changes we do not want and would not the communication of new ideas throughout the organization so everyone have chosen ourselves. We often view change as out of our control and benefits. we feel unprepared, unwilling and often unable to make the change. If you This session will engage participants in an exploration of the opportunities want to be successful though, you must learn how to manage yourself for creativity and innovation in their organizations, building upon our real during times of change. spheres of influence to leverage meaningful change. Participants will be This session will uncover the four phases of change and reveal the able to try out new ideas and have a support system for implementing thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are exhibited in each of the phases. them beyond the conference. Come! Learn! Play! Apply! Participants will identify incredible strategies and ask themselves powerful questions to move through the phases and ultimately be fully committed How to Eat Right, But Not Too Much to change in all aspects of their lives! Deborah Roussos, MS, RD, CD, Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin Marketing for the Non-Marketing Professional Learn the latest about how to eat as well as you can, as often as you can, Heidi Zoerb, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, UW-Madison for the 21st century. Also get tips on how to eat less, naturally. What do you do when a colleague asks you to 'get the word out' about a program, course, service, or event? This session will help you identify the right marketing tool for the job. Discover how to write copy that targets your audience, understand the difference between features and benefits, and learn how to efficiently create messages to promote your programs. (continued) 11:00-12:15 pm (continued) 1:15-2:30 pm Managing Emotions in Emotional Situations The Art of Small Talk Marni Bekkedal, Two Steps Forward, LLC Anne Mancl, Verve Learning Services Difficult and angry people create conflict in the workplace and can be Just because it is “small” doesn’t mean it can’t have a big impact on your obstacles to completing our necessary work. Through discussion and personal and career advancement. Learning to make small talk can im- interactive activities you will learn about brain mechanisms that underlie pact your success because it can shape how others perceive your intelli- these behaviors, as well as approaches for helping you to manage them. gence and confidence. Today’s job market not only requires you to be You will leave with tools to develop personalized strategies to avoid con- good at what you do, but also be able to communicate well with subordi- flict when possible, handle difficult situations when they occur, and re- nates and authority and possess the vital skills to move towards the next cover from conflicts. Learn strategies to accomplish what you need in the level within your career track. Learn strategies for starting, maintaining workplace given the many personalities that coexist there. etiquette in, and sustaining informal and formal conversations. The Power of Congruency Fitting Exercise Into Your Work Day Sherry Ray, Employee Assistance Office, UW-Madison Diane Scherschel, Unity Health Insurance and UW Health Do your values line up with how you behave and what choices you make? Many of us are at work for a minimum of eight hours each day, five days Or do you find yourself making life decisions based upon other people’s a week. Many of our jobs are becoming increasingly sedentary and we expectations of you? Come and learn about the power of congruency and find ourselves sitting all day long. Join in this presentation and explore how it can increase your energy and enhance your resiliency. Join us in a why we should add exercise into the workday and how to do it. thought provoking discussion about congruent living and participate in exercises that will help you clarify your values. Explore potential changes in your approach to home or work life that will support a value driven, I Lost My Motivation. Please Return to its Rightful Owner. congruent life style. Dawn Rekoske, Wisconsin Union, UW-Madison Haven’t we all experienced work-related funks? Most jobs come with a Project Management Secrets for Managing Time and reasonable amount of stress and frustration. We cope. But occasionally Getting Important Things Done those feelings trigger a downward spiral where we tumble into a dismal George Watson, Office of Quality Improvement, UW-Madison abyss. It’s not easy to ward off a funk, or to pull ourselves up by the boot- Are you looking for ideas to manage your time and accomplish the things straps once one has set in. This session will explore three key sources for you think are important? This session will focus on five secrets of project motivation and how to tap into them during stressful times. You can be management that really work. (OK, in reality they aren't really secrets, but the team member, professional and person you want to be when you if you are not using them, they might as well be secrets.) During this learn where and how to rediscover your resolve. session you will have an opportunity to learn and begin applying these secrets to help you manage your time and get the results you want. Lead Your SHIP: Discover the Leader in You Jim Gray, Office of Human Resource Development, UW-Madison Web 2.0: Wikis, Blogs and Other Rising Technologies Christine Ray, Office of Human Resource Development, UW-Madison Carolyn Daughtry Krill, Successful organizations do not restrict leader behaviors to those in for- Division of Information Technology (DoIT), UW-Madison mal management and supervisory positions. They draw on the skills and Learn about technologies that are being used to facilitate communication talents of everyone, regardless of role or function. Each person has across the Internet. Perhaps you have heard of Web 2.0 or some of these leader qualities that could be an asset to the organization. In a tight econ- technologies, but have no idea what they mean for you or your work? omy, it becomes increasingly necessary for everyone to accept responsi- Through this session we will: take a look at Wikis, Blogs, and other rising bility for the success of their team or workgroups. This informative and web technologies; provide an overview of how they allow collaboration participative session will challenge some traditional perceptions and with virtually anyone in the world; and, share tips and resources for ex- mindsets about leadership and present strategies for you to discover and ploring these services yourself. leverage your inner leader. Your Roadmap to Retirement Planning Maximizing Your University Benefits Package Julie Gau, Office of Human Resources, UW-Madison Megan Jeffers, Office of Human Resources, UW-Madison Are you on track? With careful planning and informed choices your road Are you getting the most out of the various benefits available to you to retirement from the State will be smoother. We’ll provide tools and solid through your employment? Do you carry health, dental, vision, disability, tips to show what important steps you need to take throughout your ca- or life insurance? Have your benefits kept up with the changes in your reer. Learn how your retirement benefit is calculated using the formula life? Learn how to integrate your benefit plans to your advantage and and money purchase methods. We’ll show how sick leave is converted to potentially reduce your taxable income at the same time. Discover how to pay for health insurance, how the value of your life insurance is deter- lower out-of-pocket costs for health-related services. Find out the value of mined, and what your options are for keeping other benefit plans. Learn your sick leave and how it can work for you before and after retirement. what you can do today to better plan for your tomorrow. (continued) 1:15-2:30 pm (continued) Letting Go of Stress: Coping With Change at the Worksite Kimberly Hein-Beardsley, The Power of Congruency Unity Health Insurance and UW Medical Foundation Sherry Ray, Employee Assistance Office, UW-Madison Have recent economic headlines been causing you stress? If so, join us Do your values line up with how you behave and what choices you make? for an interactive session where you'll learn to: Or do you find yourself making life decisions based upon other people’s -recognize when your stress level is building, expectations of you? Come and learn about the power of congruency and -know the impact of short and long term stress on your well-being, and how it can increase your energy and enhance your resiliency. Join us in a -learn some ways to deal with your stressors more effectively. thought provoking discussion about congruent living and participate in exercises that will help you clarify your values. Explore potential changes in your approach to home or work life that will support a value driven, Maximize Your Comfort and Minimize Your Office Ergonomic Risks congruent life style. Christa Hoyt, Dean Health Systems Do you spend the majority of most days in an office, at a desk, in front of a computer, on a telephone, or doing some type of sedentary work? Well, Web 2.0: Wikis, Blogs and Other Rising Technologies don’t you deserve to be comfortable while you are there? Do you realize Carolyn Daughtry Krill, you could be hurting your body by not understanding ergonomic risks? Division of Information Technology (DoIT), UW-Madison Come learn about stretches that should be performed before, during, and Learn about technologies that are being used to facilitate communication after the workday. Understand what a proper work station set-up looks across the Internet. Perhaps you have heard of Web 2.0 or some of these like and review solutions to the most common problems with work station technologies, but have no idea what they mean for you or your work? designs. Finally, gain valuable tips on proper body mechanics during Through this session we will: take a look at Wikis, Blogs, and other rising lifting, pushing, pulling, and sitting, and minimize your office ergonomic web technologies; provide an overview of how they allow collaboration risks. with virtually anyone in the world; and, share tips and resources for ex- ploring these services yourself. Microsoft Office 2007 — New Features Cliff Cunningham, Division of Information Technology (DoIT), UW-Madison 2:45-4:00 pm In this overview of Microsoft Office 2007, you will be introduced to some Exceptional Customer Service: It's NOT a Goofy Idea! of the new features and interfaces in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. You’ll James Schneider, Blue Chip Training and Marketing see demonstrations of new or improved features and learn about com- patibility challenges with earlier versions of the software. When thinking about customer service, companies like Disney, Southwest Airlines, Nordstrom and Lands' End quickly come to mind. What are they doing and how can we adapt their lessons to our everyday situations? Your Roadmap to Retirement Planning Plus we will place a special focus on the value of delivering exceptional Julie Gau, Office of Human Resources, UW-Madison customer service to our forgotten customers, the people we work with and Are you on track? With careful planning and informed choices your road come in contact with on a daily basis. to retirement from the State will be smoother. We’ll provide tools and solid tips to show what important steps you need to take throughout your ca- I Lost My Motivation. Please Return to its Rightful Owner. reer. Learn how your retirement benefit is calculated using the formula Dawn Rekoske, Wisconsin Union, UW-Madison and money purchase methods. We’ll show how sick leave is converted to pay for health insurance, how the value of your life insurance is deter- Haven’t we all experienced work-related funks? Most jobs come with a mined, and what your options are for keeping other benefit plans. Learn reasonable amount of stress and frustration. We cope. But occasionally what you can do today to better plan for your tomorrow. those feelings trigger a downward spiral where we tumble into a dismal abyss. It’s not easy to ward off a funk, or to pull ourselves up by the boot- straps once one has set in. This session will explore three key sources for motivation and how to tap into them during stressful times. You can be the team member, professional and person you want to be when you learn where and how to rediscover your resolve. Marni Y.V. Bekkedal Jim Gray Marni Bekkedal is a Ph.D. neuroscientist with expertise in brain chemistry and Jim Gray is a Training Officer in the Office of Human Resource Development, the processing of emotions. She has over eight years teaching experience at UW-Madison. His role includes providing training and development support to the college level as well as providing workshops emphasizing the importance the Administrative Process Redesign Project and other campus initiatives. He of the brain in emotions, stress management, and control of our behaviors. also is the Program Manager for Fully Prepared to Lead, which is a campus- She spent five years as the deputy director of a neurobehavioral toxicology wide comprehensive leadership development program. laboratory and currently manages an environmental health program for the He has over 25 years of experience helping organizational leaders under- state of Wisconsin. She holds an adjunct faculty position in the University of stand, value, and leverage the skills and talents of employees. He has con- Wisconsin School of Medicine, and volunteers as Vice Chair on the Board of sulted with organizations and groups from the public, private, and not-for-profit Directors for Community Coordinated Child Care. As Vice President for Two sectors in the areas of organization development, leadership, team develop- Steps Forward, LLC, she provides workshops with science-based solutions for ment, change management, strategic planning, and workforce diversity. improving human interactions and performance. Christa Hoyt Cliff Cunningham Christa Hoyt started her career as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Cliff Cunningham has been a software trainer and support specialist for 17 working in inpatient rehabilitation. After about four years, she returned to years. He graduated from Purdue University in 1993, and has worked in the school and received her bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy from UW- academic, health care and manufacturing industries. He and his wife have Milwaukee. After working in inpatient and outpatient for All Saints Healthcare lived in Madison for 10 years. And, they spend most of their free time doting in Racine, WI, Christa moved to Lake Mills, WI and started working for Dean over their awesome seven-year old daughter! Health Systems. Christa’s current role is Program Specialist for Industrial Carolyn Daughtry Krill Rehabilitation. Her main focus is helping the injured worker return to work. In that role, she also conducts Work Station Assessments for outside companies Carolyn Daughtry Krill is a Technology Instructor and Consultant with the UW- and delivers presentations on Proper Body Mechanics and Workstation Set- Madison Division of Information Technology (DoIT), Professional Technical up. She works with other employees at Dean to set up pre-employment ex- Education group. Carolyn teaches and develops courses for various software aminations for outside companies. Christa is dedicated to informing all work- and technology and develops online training products with her group's eLearn- ers about safe work habits so that we can all lead healthier and happier lives. ing Development team. The technology topics Carolyn teaches at DoIT in- clude the Adobe Creative Suite graphics programs, Microsoft Office products, Megan Jeffers and web design and wiki development. Megan Jeffers is a Benefit Specialist in the UW-Madison Office of Human Christine M. Fenner Resources Employee Services. In her current position, she counsels employ- ees on benefits and retirement. In addition to her counseling responsibilities, Christine Fenner is an HR & Wellness consultant, as well as a certified per- she conducts workshops on a variety of benefit subjects. Megan has been sonal trainer and group fitness instructor. Christine began working in the with the University for six years and previously worked for the Department of wellness field when she was a benefits manager and was asked to develop a Employee Trust Funds. wellness program in order to control health care costs. Overweight and out of shape, Christine knew that she needed to improve her own wellness in order Kay Lawrence to be a role model for others. As a result, she joined a gym and discovered a Kay Lawrence has been the Training Coordinator and Employee Assistance love of fitness. She started her company, Strategie HR & Wellness, LLC to Program Director at the Department of Public Instruction since July of 1999. help employers control health care costs and improve productivity, while Kay has a Certificate of Training from UW-Milwaukee and a Master's Degree helping employees achieve greatness through wellness as a way to develop a in Public Administration from the University of Iowa. Kay develops and facili- healthy mind and body. Today, Christine helps employers inspire their em- tates sessions on various topics, including basic and advanced presentation ployees to improve their health through the development of results-oriented skills. wellness programs. Visit her website at www.strategiehrwellness.com or email her at Christine@strategiehrwellness.com. Anne Mancl Anne Mancl has been an instructor in academic and corporate settings for Julie Gau more than 15 years. Anne has authored book chapters and research articles Julie Gau is a Benefit Specialist in the UW-Madison Office of Human Re- related to adult education, organizational development and interpersonal sources Employee Services. In her current position, she counsels employees communication. Anne is owner of Verve Learning Services and is currently an on benefits and retirement. In addition to her counseling responsibilities, she adjunct instructor at UW-Whitewater in the Communication Department. She conducts workshops on a variety of benefit subjects. Julie has been with the has a B.A. in English and Speech Communication, a B.S. in Education and a University for six years and previously worked for the Department of Em- M.S. in Organizational Communication. Anne lives in Stoughton with her ployee Trust Funds. husband Dave and their three children. Kimberly Hein-Beardsley Christine Ray Kimberly Hein-Beardsley, MS, LMFT, is a Quality Care Coordinator with Unity Christine Ray is a training officer with the UW-Madison Office of Human Re- Health Insurance and the UW Medical Foundation. She has a Bachelor’s source Development. In this role, Christine is accountable for conference and degree from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA with a double-major in Psychol- special event coordination, as well as design and delivery of training presenta- ogy and Spanish, and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from tions. Prior to joining UW-Madison, Christine worked as a manager of em- Edgewood College in Madison, WI. She is a licensed marriage and family ployee development for a private company and has been in the training field therapist and also a life coach. At Unity, she focuses on behavioral health for more than 12 years. initiatives, which include depression, anxiety and stress, attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder, alcohol or other drug abuse, and health coaching. Sherry Ray Ralph Schwartz Sherry Ray joined the staff of the UW-Madison Employee Assistance Office in Ralph has held the position of DNR Training Director since July of 1999. He January 2009. Previously, she had worked in the private sector for 10 years holds a BS degree in Special Education from UW-Oshkosh. He also holds the as an Employee Assistance Consultant. In that position she counseled indi- Advanced Toastmaster Bronze designation. Ralph has been a teacher, super- viduals and facilitated workshops for both employees and leaders. These visor, semi-professional singer, insurance sales agent, program director, workshops centered around effective communication and conflict manage- budget and career counselor, complaint handler and facilitator/negotiator. ment. Her responsibilities in the Employee Assistance Office include consult- ing with employees and leaders regarding personal and work-related issues, George Watson as well as presenting workshops. Her BA is from North Texas State University George Watson is an Internal Consultant in the Office of Quality Improvement and her MSE is from University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Sherry is a Licensed at UW-Madison. His roles include strategic planning, process improvement, Clinical Social Worker in the State of Wisconsin and certified as a Substance and project management consulting and training to improve the effectiveness Abuse Professional. and efficiency of campus services and programs. George's experience in- cludes a variety of management, instructional, and consulting roles in educa- Dawn Rekoske tion, human resources and information technology in the public and private Dawn Rekoske, M.S.S.W., is a training officer at the Wisconsin Union, UW- sector. He holds a doctorate in Human Resource Education, a master's in Madison. She designs, facilitates and evaluates professional and student Business Systems, and is certified as a Project Management Professional development for Union staff and is involved in process improvement both at from the Project Management Institute. George and his wife (Sunny) lived in the Union and across campus. Prior to coming to UW-Madison in 2007, she Alaska for 16 years, so he has a number of "Alaskan Stories" to share. As an was an international trainer and manager in the human services industry for avid bicyclist, George looks forward to his bicycle commute as a great way to 22 years. Both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees are in social work. start and end his day. Deborah Roussos Harry Webne-Behrman Deborah Roussos, MS, RD, CD has been a registered dietitian for over 30 Harry Webne-Behrman is a Training Officer with UW-Madison's Office of years. She works for GHCSCW-HMO counseling members on how to improve Human Resource Development. In that capacity, he coordinates professional their health with practical ideas for making successful lifestyle changes. She development programs for campus managers and supervisors, and partici- has been presenting nutrition classes and talks throughout her career. Deb pates as an instructor in courses on conflict management, communication continues her call-in program with WISC, the CBS affiliate in Madison after 15 skills, facilitation skills, managerial mediation and other areas. Along with his years. wife, Lisa Webne-Behrman, he has served as Senior Partner of a private consulting and mediation firm, Collaborative Initiative, Inc., since 1991. Harry Diane Scherschel has worked with hundreds of businesses, schools, community groups and Diane Scherschel works in the Employee Wellness departments for Unity public agencies, and he maintains tremendous enthusiasm about the impor- Health Insurance and UW Health. Diane specializes in assisting people make tance of learning to work collaboratively to build positive work environments. healthy lifestyle changes. She has taught exercise classes for over 20 years In November 2006, Harry received the Wisconsin Association of Mediators and is a certified wellness coach. Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his extensive contributions to James Schneider the field. James Schneider of Blue Chip Training & Marketing combines a business Heidi Zoerb background with extensive theatre experience to provide presentations that Heidi Zoerb is an academic planner for the College of Agricultural and Life are practical, memorable and 'just plain fun'. His personal belief is that Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In this role, she works with "Excellence is not achieved by doing exceptional things but by doing small the college's leaders, stakeholders, legislators, state agencies and campus things exceptionally well." Over the past 25 years he has helped individuals administration to support research and teaching in the areas of food, health, become more productive and personally satisfied by sharing common sense energy and the environment. Zoerb came to the College from the UW- ideas with hundreds of audiences throughout the United States and Canada. Madison Division of Continuing Studies, where she served as Director of Additional information is available online at www.bluechiptraining.com. Marketing and Communications. Before that she was a senior director for Don Schutt marketing and research at the Wisconsin Alumni Association. Dr. Don Schutt is the Director of Human Resource Development in the Office of Human Resources at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he man- ages the development and delivery of centralized professional and career development workshops for over 18,000 employees. Previously, Don worked as a career development specialist at the Center on Education and Work in the School of Education at UW-Madison. In the last ten years, he has pre- sented over 300 workshops focusing on a variety of topics including leader- ship development, management strategies, employee relations, and profes- sional and career development concepts. In addition, he has written four books focusing on creating and implementing career development systems in organizations. Don is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Wis- consin as well as a National Certified Counselor and a Master Career Devel- opment Professional. His educational background includes a Ph.D. and M.A. in Counselor Education from the University of Iowa, and a B.A. in Journalism and Economics from UW-Madison.
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