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

Doug BartonDoug Barton, Interim Information Technology Practice Director

Roger PaulsonRoger Paulson, Customer Service Practice Director and Interim Marketing
Practice Director

Wayne ThompsonWayne Thompson, Supply Chain Management Practice Director

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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

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

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

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