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UW-Green Bay - Government Affairs Fall 2020 Virtual Course Offerings

UW-Green Bay: Each training qualifies for 2 hours of IIMC (CMC, MMC); MTAW (Treasurers Certificates); WMCA (WCMC, WCPC); UW-Green Bay County Certificates. If you attend all 3 trainings you will have earned 6 hours.

NJ DCA contact hours: Attendees at one or more of the courses will earn IIMC education points. Courses are also approved for CMFO/CCFO, CTC, CPWM, RMC, QPA.

*Continuing education credit information will be supplied pending successful attendance and completion of a brief learning assessment*


Disruptive Innovation 

All Day Conference
August 25, 2020
8:30 a.m. -3:15 p.m.
Cost: $129

Disruption is the mother of innovation….

What does Disruptive Innovation really mean? The phrase was originally coined for a process in which an outlier product or service becomes so popular it resets the status quo. Disruptive Innovation can create new markets and value networks, products, government priorities and alliances, and has the potential to change the very fabric of our economy and society forever.  Join us and learn strategies and behaviors of Disruptive Innovation.  You will leave with the tools to think and adapt as an innovator,

  • Connecting Disruptive Innovation and Social Impact: Lauren Usher, PhD, Managing Director, gBETA Social Impact, gener8tor
  • From Start to Smart to Really Hard —  Technology Pathways in Digital Transformation: Oliver Buechse, CEO, Advancing Digital, Executive in Residence, Digital Transformation at the Cofrin School of Business, UW-Green Bay
  • How to Find and Accelerate the Best Ideas at Your Company or Organization: Shashank Varma, Innovation Accelerator Founder and Manager, Kohler Company
  • Panel Discussion. Moderated by Ryan Kauth

This training qualifies for certificate hours for IIMC (CMC, MMC); MTAW(Treasurers Certificates); WMCA (WCMC, WCPC); UW-Green Bay County Certificates.

Presenter Bios:

Oliver Buechse, CEO, Advancing Digital: Oliver provides education and consulting services on navigating digital transformation. He also serves as Executive in Residence, Digital Transformation, at the Cofrin School of Business at UW-Green Bay. Oliver also teaches the MBA course "Saves of Disruption" at St. Norbert College, and he has been a featured keynote speaker throughout Wisconsin on the topic of artificial intelligence and other disruptive trends.

Lauren Usher, PhD, Managing Director, gBETA Social Impactgener8tor: Lauren came to gener8tor after a decade of working in research and advocacy for people with developmental disabilities. As Managing Director of gBETA Social Impact at gener8tor, Lauren thrives as an ecosystem builder, connecting socially conscious startup founders and other changemakers with the resources they need to be successful.  Lauren has a BA in English and Psychology and a PhD in Developmental Psychology.

Shashank Varma joined The Surge as Innovator in Residence to create focused and customized access to innovation for the Sheboygan County area. He owns a consulting firm that specializes in the field of innovation, developing innovation centers and helping businesses solve difficult problems quickly and efficiently. He also founded and manages the Innovation Accelerator, an internal innovation consultancy at Kohler Co., that helps cross-functional teams invent solutions to hard problems.

Moderator: Ryan Kauth
Ryan Kauth is a Lecturer of Entrepreneurship for the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business at UW-Green Bay. He earned a BS from UW-Green Bay, earned an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management and is working on his DBA at UW-Whitewater. Prior to teaching fulltime at UW-Green Bay in 2017, Ryan worked at the Small Business Development Center at UW-Green Bay, worked in business banking for 5 years, consulted with small businesses to help them start and grow and exit, and started his career in quality control for a food manufacturing company.  

Strategies for Success:

Grant Writing for Government and Nonprofit Organizations

Two Day Conference
September 21 & 23

Two Sessions
Cost: $179 (for both)

Session I: Grant Seeking
The first part of the workshop provides a basic overview of the grant writing process  including different categories of support, practicing grant research strategies and identifying and building relationships with potential funders. Bring your own fundable project ideas!

Session II: Proposal Development
The second part of the workshop focuses on how to develop a funding proposal once you have identified an opportunity. This includes writing letters of intent, problem statements, project goals and objectives, budgets, timelines, assessment and reporting.

This training qualifies for certificate hours for IIMC (CMC, MMC); MTAW(Treasurers Certificates); WMCA (WCMC, WCPC); UW-Green Bay County Certificates.

Instructor: Dr. Kerry Kuenzi
Dr. Kuenzi’s fields of interest and research focuses on issues at the intersection of public and nonprofit management and collaborative governance. Her recent publications are about the career trajectories of nonprofit executives and nonprofit management education. She received her PhD. Public Affairs, M.P.A. and Certificate in Nonprofit Management and B.A., Democracy and Social Justice.

A Series of 4 Lunch-and-Learn Conferences
Wednesdays October 7, 14, 21 & 28

October is Cybersecurity Month
Noon-1:15 pm
Cost: $49 for each session, $149 for all four

Session 1: Jeff Lemmermann — Ransomware and Other Threats to the Network
Session 2: TBA — Social Media, Phishing, Vishing, Smishing, Shoulder Surfing
Session 3: Jeff Lemmermann — Business Email Compromise (BEC) and Spoofing Scams
Session 4: Bob Turner — Threats for Telecommuters (Telecommuting Technology Troubles)

This training qualifies for certificate hours for IIMC (CMC, MMC); MTAW(Treasurers Certificates); WMCA (WCMC, WCPC); UW-Green Bay County Certificates.


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Contact Us

For questions or help with registration

Ericka Bloch
University Services Program Associate
(920) 465-2662

For all other program questions

Kassie Van Remortel
Director of Government Affairs & Economic Development
(920) 465-2468

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Green Bay, WI 54311-7001