More than 40 times a year, executives, managers, and senior practitioners gather together to learn from each other.

Peer Group meetings and Executive Retreats are the UWEBC's core collaborative-learning offerings. These meetings are unique — very different from seminars and similar events. They feature not only subject-matter-expert presentations but also practical case studies from member companies and highly collaborative discussion and learning. Meetings are facilitated by UWEBC practice directors (see below), recognized experts in their respective fields.

Peer Groups

Peer Group meetings are trusted, noncommercial, collaborative learning experiences for managers  and senior practitioners. Participants take away proven, actionable ideas from recognized thought leaders and professional peers. Each practice area hosts meetings. For examples of meeting topics, see the list of 2020 meetings.

Executive Retreats

Executive Retreats are exclusive, invitation-only events that bring together small groups of top executives for highly interactive discussions of emerging trends, business challenges, and strategic insights.

Peer Group & executive Retreat Facilitators

Roger PaulsonRoger Paulson, Customer Service Practice Director
roger.paulson@wisc.edu
608-261-1161

Cavinda CalderaCavinda Caldera, Information Technology Practice Director
cavinda.caldera@wisc.edu
608-890-1291

Chris MurrayChris Murray, Marketing Practice Director
chris.murray@wisc.edu
608-265-3299

Wayne ThompsonWayne Thompson, Supply Chain Management Practice Director
wayne.thompson@wisc.edu
608-890-1291

UWEBC Events

May 2020

7 Web Only: Trade Compliance Special Interest Group Meeting - Best Practices in Building an Import Trade Compliance Program
13 Web Only: Marketing Peer Group Meeting - Mastering Your Social Media Strategy
15 Web Only: Human Resources Executives Special Interest Group Meeting - COVID-19: Return-to-Work Considerations and Practices
19 Web Only: Indirect Procurement Special Interest Group Meeting - Contract Management Best Practices
20 Web Only: Agile IT Special Interest Group Meeting - Agile Team Development, Management and Leadership
21 Web Only: E-Retailer Special Interest Group Meeting - E-Commerce During COVID-19

June 2020

4 Web Only: Customer Service Peer Group Meeting - Supporting the Email Channel: Approaches to Challenges Around Workflow, Efficiency, Response Time Management and Quality Monitoring
9 Web Only: B2B Marketing Special Interest Group Meeting - Channel Marketing - Partner and Dealer Strategies
11 Web Only: Procurement Peer Group Meeting - Supplier Challenges: Managing your supply base, supplier financial health and supplier diversity
16 Web Only: Information Technology Peer Group Meeting - Creating a Learning Organization to Develop the Technologists of the Future
17 Web Only: Logistics and Distribution Peer Group Meeting - Domestic Transportation Outlook: 2020 and Beyond
18 Web Only: B2B Customer Service Special Interest Group - Supervisors Forum Meeting - Managing Change Initiatives and Communication Practices within the Customer Care Team and with Other Functions

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To help you prepare for your first UWEBC event, we've prepared some answers to frequently asked questions. If you would like additional assistance, please email UWEBCevents@wisc.edu.

Member Insight:

Adrienne Hartman of J.J. Keller & Associates shares her experience with peer-to-peer learning at the UWEBC.


Jen AndersonQuestions about events? Contact Member Services and Events Director Jen Anderson at 608-890-1406 or jen.anderson@wisc.edu.

Beth de Garcia photographInterested in becoming a member? Contact Beth de Garcia, Membership and Corporate Sales Director, for more information at 608-265-0645 or beth.degarcia@wisc.edu.

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