Event Calendar

Thursday, October 10, 2024

Executive Leadership Development Series (Part 2)

Start Date: 10/10/2024 9:00 AM CDT
End Date: 10/10/2024 4:00 PM CDT

Venue Name: The Lodge at Mauston

104 Lodge Lane
Mauston, WI  United States  53948

Organization Name: Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association

Wendy Fassbind
Email: wendy@weca.coop
Phone: (608) 467-4589

Location: The Lodge at Mauston
Room Block Name:  WECA
Room Cut-Off:  Tuesday, September 17, 2024
Rate:  $109.99+/night
Link to Online Reservations: www.thelodgeatmauston.com
Online Booking Code:  WECAOCT

NOTE: Rooms may be available under the room block after the cut-off date only if the hotel has rooms available. Call hotel directly to secure room(s) after the deadline date.

Executive Leadership Development Series
3-1/4 Skill Builder Credits for Full Series (no a la cart option available)

April 16, 2024 | Florian Gardens Conference Center | Eau Claire
October 10, 2024 | The Lodge in Mauston | Mauston

When senior leaders of the cooperative function effectively as a team, the organization thrives. We’ve all heard the phase, “It starts at the top.” When the team at the top of the organization establishes trust and accountability, alignment throughout the organization is likely. As senior leaders we need to be skilled at handling conflict, working with people we don’t necessarily like, establish strong communication, being creative, being flexible, managing change at the right pace, and supporting the needs of our employees and members using active listening. 

This experience is designed for your cooperative leadership team to attend as a group. Although not required, your outcomes will benefit by attending together.

Having Difficult Discussions Around Performance 
  • Establishing trust, consistency, credibility, and respect
  • Measuring the cost of poor performance versus the challenge of having a difficult discussion
  • Leading and driving the desired culture, employee engagement and organizational productivity
  • Recognizing pro and cons of cooperative practices – past, present, and future.  Determining what to let go of and what to hold tight to.
Developing Culture
  • Assessing your current culture objectively.
  • Working with your team to identify the characteristics of your ideal culture
  • Using assessment tools to measure your progress.
  • Building culture building vocabulary and skill sets using assessment data to drive relationships in groups and individuals
  • Making decisions and strategy choices that do not conflict with your culture
  • Strategies for changing the culture including changing individual behaviors
Responding to Management Concerns in the Work Environment
  • Establishing methods to identify and escalate issues appropriately
  • Giving managers the right amount of space to address issues without giving them too much space
  • Understanding when your management team needs you to be directive and when it needs you to be supportive
  • Looking for and detecting trends instead of managing by incident response

The content and additional interactive experiences of this program will take place in person. In addition, each cooperative will be scheduled for two online coaching sessions (1-hour each), which will include additional activities for your team to complete for each of the sessions.

Associate Membership

Associate membership in the Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association provides a continuing opportunity for providers of goods, services, materials, and equipment to build and maintain networking contacts with Wisconsin's electric co-ops and others with interests and needs related to all aspects of the electric power industry.

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