Leadership Foundations Boot Camp: How to Build Trust, Engagement, and Excellence in Your Team

Transform your leadership potential and impact.

A culture of trust, engagement, and excellence are essential elements of effective leadership and teamwork. Each element has a positive impact on productivity, employee well-being, innovation, and organizational performance. Yet, there are many factors that make it more challenging than ever for leaders to create such a culture today, including higher levels of complexity and uncertainty, the shift to remote and hybrid work, and the generational and cultural diversity of the workforce.

Do you want to learn how to address the challenges around creating a culture of trust, engagement, and excellence in your team or organization? Do you want to avoid the common pitfalls that can lead to employee – and leader – burnout and poor performance?

If you answered yes to either question, then you don’t want to miss the opportunity to join the Leadership Foundations Boot Camp, a 12-hour intensive course (spread over 4 days) that will transform your leadership potential and impact.

The Leadership Foundations Boot Camp was developed by Dr. Fred Johnson, the founder and CEO of InitiativeOne and a renowned expert in the field of leadership development, and Dr. Paul Metler, Vice President of InitiativeOne and co-author (with Dr. Fred) of two books on helping leaders achieve remarkable results and positive change. Dr. Paul will instruct the Boot Camp.

In this Boot Camp, you will learn the strategies and methods that Drs. Fred and Paul have developed and proven to work in real-world situations. You will discover how to:

  • Deepen your understanding of yourself and others – you’ll take the PDP ProScan® leadership assessment and have a 30-minute personalized consultation about your assessment results before virtual classroom instruction begins
  • Improve your Emotional Intelligence – leverage your self-awareness and social awareness toward better decision making and problem solving
  • Build a high-trust environment that fosters collaboration, innovation, and accountability
  • Improve employee engagement, motivation, and retention by understanding and addressing their needs and expectations
  • Enhance your decision making, problem solving, and communication skills by applying effective tools and frameworks
  • Manage your energy, emotions, and stress levels by adopting healthy habits and practices
  • Fortify your learning via facilitated experience-sharing and discussion with fellow participants after completion of virtual classroom sessions

Rather than a series of passive lectures or a one-size-fits-all program, the Leadership Foundations Boot Camp is a highly interactive and personalized experience that will challenge, inspire, and empower you to become a better leader.

Following four virtual classroom sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in three collaborative “keep the rowers rowing” sessions with classmates, facilitated by UWEBC Practice Director Jenny Patzlaff, to share and discuss experiences around applying the frameworks and methods learned in the Boot Camp.

The Boot Camp and follow-on sessions will be delivered virtually, so you can join from anywhere. All you need is a computer, an internet connection, and a willingness to learn and grow.

Don’t miss this chance to invest in yourself and your future! The Leadership Foundations Boot Camp is limited to 25 participants, so register today!

Date & Delivery Mode

The Boot Camp virtual classroom component will consist of four 3-hour sessions over four days:

  • April 22, 2024
    9:00am—12:00pm CST
  • April 23, 2024
    9:00am—12:00pm CST
  • April 24, 2024
    9:00am—12:00pm CST
  • April 25, 2024
    9:00am—12:00pm CST

The three 1-hour “keep the rowers rowing” sessions to share and discuss experiences around applying class concepts with classmates will be scheduled at the conclusion of the Boot Camp based on participants’ availability.

All Boot Camp classroom and follow-on sessions will take place online using the Zoom platform. Join links will be sent one week before the start of the Boot Camp.

Interested in this Boot Camp, but unable to participate this time for whatever reason?

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Member Fee (through March 22): $2,700
Member Fee (after March 22): $3,200
Non-Member Fee (through March 22): $3,050
Non-Member Fee (after March 22): $3,550

Check here to see if your company is a UWEBC member. UWEBC membership is not required to participate in the Boot Camp.

Group Registration Discount
If your company will be sending three or more employees to the Boot Camp, you can receive an additional discount of $100 per person. Please contact Jenny Patzlaff via email or at 608-890-1298 to inquire about registering your group.

Cancellation Policy
100% refund if cancellation is received by April 12. No refund after April 12, but registration can be transferred to another person from your organization.

Additional Information About This Boot Camp

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The UWEBC is partnering with InitiativeOne Leadership Institute to bring this high-impact workshop exclusively to the UWEBC network.

InitiativeOne transforms leaders and their organizations, helping them foster high impact work cultures defined by authenticity, transparency, safe environments, and deep respect. They help leaders break through the barriers that hold them back and will help you identify who you are at your very best to drive heightened performance throughout your organization.


PDP Proscan Assessment


The PDP ProScan® Survey is a highly accurate and reliable personal assessment that that analyzes self-perception, how you react to your environment, and predictable behaviors you may exhibit… basically what makes you tick!

What’s Included?

  • PDP ProScan® Assessment – you will receive a link and license to complete this assessment. Your results will be automatically emailed to you as a PDF upon completion of the assessment.
  • Individual 30-Minute Consultation – you will be paired with a trained facilitator to review your assessment. This can be easily scheduled through our Bookings portal (link included in your confirmation email).

Both the Assessment link and consultation scheduling link will be sent to you in your confirmation email so you can get started on it right away!

Content Overview

Before the Virtual Classroom Sessions

  • Take online PDP ProScan® Assessment (link included in your registration confirmation email)
  • Schedule and complete 30-minute personalized consultation with an InitiativeOne Leadership Institute expert to review and interpret your assessment results (link included in your registration confirmation email)


Session One

Build the Foundation

  • Develop a list of behaviors that accelerate Healthy Trust commit to practice
  • Introduce a common language for Leadership Foundations
  • Introduce PDP ProScan®: Deepen understanding of self and others
  • Learn why World Class leadership begins with Self-Awareness and Social Awareness


Session Two

Maximize Leadership and Communication

  • Unpack the dynamics of the PDP Team Scan
  • What’s the difference between positive stress (eustress) and negative stress (distress)?
  • Who am I when I respond? Who am I when I react?
  • How to lean into Constructive Conflict and reduce Destructive Conflict – can I show you the back of the book?


Session Three

Leadership Tools for Sustained Positive Change – InitiativeOne Instructional Models

  • The People Pyramid – Is everyone on the boat?
  • Decision Making Process – How great teams and organizations make decisions .


Session Four

Identifying the Best Path Forward

  • What are my action plans?
  • Develop a commitment to accountable relationships: Giving permission to bring out the best in yourself and your team in real-time.
  • Learn to become comfortable being uncomfortable.
  • Implement strategies for saying “Yes” and “No” based on purpose instead of emotional reaction.
  • Create a Practice Field for Positive Change

Who should attend

This class is ideal for current people leaders (at all levels) and employees marked for future leadership roles. Examples include Agile leaders (Product Owners, Scrum Masters), leaders of newly formed teams, or leaders with new team members and changing team dynamics.

Questions About This Boot Camp?

Jenny Patzlaff

Position title: Supply Chain Practice Director

Email: jenny.patzlaff@uwebc.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-1298