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Leading In Turbulent Times: A Master Class on Leadership Foundations to Prevent Burnout and Improve Employee Retention

The UWEBC, in collaboration with InitiativeOne Leadership Institute, is proud to present Leading In Turbulent Times: A Master Class* on Leadership Foundations to Prevent Burnout and Improve Employee Retention. We are excited to bring InitiativeOne’s renowned national program, exclusively to the UWEBC network. UWEBC membership is not required to participate.

Call it what you will – the Great Resignation, Great Reshuffle or Great Dissatisfaction – we have heard from nearly every organization in the UWEBC community that they are contending with the most challenging employee retention and engagement environment they have ever experienced. The people we entrust with employee leadership roles have a huge influence on how this challenge plays out in our organizations, but are not exempt from it themselves. Recent Gallup research found that managers – those most responsible for team performance, engagement, and retention – are even likelier than the people they manage to experience burnout.

The Leadership Foundations Master Class will provide an unparalleled opportunity to learn strategies and methods people leaders can employ to build a high-trust environment that improves employee engagement, decision-making, problem-solving and performance while also mitigating the factors that can lead to leader burnout.

Following two, full-day in-person classroom sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in three virtual collaborative learning sessions with classmates, facilitated by UWEBC Practice Director Jenny Patzlaff, to share and discuss experiences around applying the methods and processes learned in the class.

By participating in this class, you will:

  • 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 classroom instruction begins
  • Understand the dynamics of your team culture
  • Improve Emotional Intelligence – leverage self-awareness and social awareness toward better decision-making and problem-solving
  • Identify specific behaviors to target for continued improvement in problem-solving and decision-making
  • Fortify learning via facilitated experience-sharing and discussion with fellow participants after completion of classroom sessions


This course was held over two days:

It also included a 30-minute individual coaching session with an InitiativeOne expert to explain PDP ProScan® leadership personality assessment findings, as well as 3 virtual follow-up sessions to share and discuss experiences around applying class concepts with classmates, facilitated by UWEBC Practice Director Jenny Patzlaff.

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Before the Classroom Sessions

  • Take online PDP ProScan® Assessment
  • Schedule and complete 30-minute personalized consultation with an InitiativeOne Leadership Institute expert to review and interpret your assessment results

Day One

Build the foundation

  • Develop Principles of Trust and create ownership
  • Introduce a common language for the sessions
  • Introduce PDP ProScan®: Deepen understanding of self and others
  • Learn why World Class leadership begins with Self-Awareness and Social Awareness

Maximizing leadership and communication

  • Unpack the dynamics of the Basic Natural Self: Communication Styles
  • 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?

Day Two

Leadership tools – the instructional models

  • Decision Making Process – how great teams and organizations make decisions
  • The People Pyramid – is everyone on the boat?

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 emotion
  • Create a Practice Field for Positive Change

Following the Classroom Sessions

“Keeping the rowers rowing”

  • Three 60-minute virtual sessions facilitated by UWEBC Practice Director Jenny Patzlaff for participants to deepen their learning by sharing and discussing their experiences applying the leadership methods and tools learned in the class

Learn from the best in the field

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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 be easily scheduled through our Bookings portal.

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!

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.

Location and Accomodations

The in-person classroom sessions will take place at:

InitiativeOne Leadership Institute
110 South Adams St.
Green Bay, WI 54301

These hotels are within easy walking distance of InitiativeOne’s downtown Green Bay offices. Book a room early to ensure availability!

Hampton Inn Green Bay Downtown
201 Main Street, Green Bay, WI 54301

Hotel Northland, Autograph Collection
304 N Adams Street, Green Bay, WI 54301

Hyatt Regency Green Bay
333 Main Street, Green Bay, WI 54301

Questions about this Master Class?

Jenny Patzlaff

Position title: Supply Chain Practice Director

Email: jenny.patzlaff@uwebc.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-1298