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Workshops & Events

Lakeshore Leaders Breakfast Series

Sparking Ideas & Innovation

UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc and Sheboygan, will be hosting a monthly speaker series with distinguished leaders making a positive impact in our communities. Join us to hear an inspiring talk and to learn from area leaders.

Virtual Agenda

7:30- 8 a.m. Registration/Breakfast (Eat-at-Your Desk)
8-8:45 a.m. Lakeshore Leader Talk
8:45- 9 a.m. Wrap-Up/Q&A/Networking
Cost: $20

2020 Speakers

Date Speaker
Wednesday, October 14 Michael Alexander, Chancellor, UW-Green Bay
Wednesday, November 11                                   Members of the Kohler Alliance of Veterans & Supporters (KAVS)
Wednesday, December 9 Dan Ariens, Chairman & CEO, Ariens Co.

2021 Speakers

Date Speaker
Wednesday, January 13                       Josh Shefner, CEO, Agricycle Global, Inc.
Wednesday, February 10 Michelle Birschbach, Attorney, Steimle Birschbach

The Lineup

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Michael Alexander
October 2020
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Changing Landscape

Join us to hear from UW-Green Bay's Chancellor about the future of higher education. He will discuss how the call for social change, diversity and inclusion plays into the university landscape and shaping the next generation's workforce. 

About Michael Alexander
Prior to becoming chancellor, Michael Alexander served as provost and vice chancellor, overseeing programming and leadership of the four academic colleges; the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement, the UW-Green Bay Libraries, the Office of Admissions, and the four UW-Green Bay campuses, consulting with the chancellor on all aspects of the University and speaking for the University in the chancellor’s absence.

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Members of KAVS
November 2020
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Veterans as Leaders

Members of KAVS will share skills and lessons learned during active duty that have translated and helped them develop into their professional roles.

About KAVS
With a focus on fostering a veteran-friendly workplace, Kohler's associate-led veterans Business Resource Group, called the Kohler Alliance of Veterans and Supporters (KAVS), is making a meaningful difference inside Kohler and within our communities. 

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Dan Ariens
December 2020
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Family Business Leadership

Dan's leadership is based on five core values. He will delve into each one and share how they have helped him excel in his roles over the years. 

About Dan Ariens
Dan Ariens, great-grandson of company founder Henry Ariens, joined the company in 1983 and became CEO in 1998. Since that time, Dan’s leadership has been defined by a set of five Core Values and 15 Management Principles that clearly outline management expectations. As a manufacturer of premium outdoor power equipment for both consumer and commercial use, AriensCo represents some of the oldest and most respected brands in the category. A proponent of manufacturing, STEM education, and Lean Management Principles, Dan has been recognized for his advocacy in these areas.

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Michelle Birschbach
February 2021
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11 Lessons for 11 Years
What I've Learned as the Co-Owner of a Growing Small Business

In 2009, Andrew Steimle and I started our law firm Steimle Birschbach, LLC, in Manitowoc with two staff persons. Fast forward to today, and we have two locations, seven attorneys and fifteen employees overall. I'd like to share a few lessons I've learned as a woman leader of a growing business. Lessons I've learned from my mistakes. In accepting what I can change and what I can't (such as my gender). And the simple wisdom that only comes with age and experience. 

About Michelle Birschbach
Michelle Birschbach has significant experience in all dimensions of asset protection, wealth transfer, estate planning, business, and real estate matters. Michelle's practice includes assisting clients with the most sophisticated of legal matters, but Michelle enjoys helping all clients attain their goals. She attended Kiel High School and earned her Associates Degree at UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan. She graduated with distinction with a B.S. in Political Science and Behavioral Science & Law from UW-Madison and cum laude from Marquette University Law School.

Any questions or concerns, please contact Melissa Betke, Program Specialist, or 920-6563-7337.