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Lubar Executive Education partners with organizations and individuals on strategies to develop the business skills of
high-potential leaders.

All Programs:

Better Conversations Everyday

Overview: The culture of your organization is more powerful than your strategy and more persistent than your vision. It’s the environment that enables performance or undermines it. Better Conversations Every Day (TM) starts with a simple – yet transformative premise: that better culture starts with better conversations. No matter the size of your organization, Better Conversations Every Day (BCE) helps drive business outcomes and create lasting change.

BCE provides the framework for organizations to realize a culture of growth and engagement by focusing on the key components of coaching and feedback that drive changes in behavior to improve performance. In this workshop, you will learn and practice the four core behaviors needed for engaging in better conversations: listen to understand, ask powerful questions, challenge & support, and establish next steps and accountability.

This interactive, eight-hour program is live and virtual, delivered over two half -day sessions via Zoom. Attendance at both is required.

Upcoming Sessions
Tuesday, August 6, 2024: 8:00am -12:00pm (CST)
Wednesday, August 7, 2024: 8:00am -12:00pm (CST)
Format: Online
Fee: $1,395.00 per person

Change Management

Overview: Managers are focused on producing orderly results while leaders are focused on producing change. Without change, organizations would find it difficult to achieve their long-term objectives, delight their customers, and compete in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world.

This session is designed to help participants identify the, learn the key components of change management models, identify the key challenges associated with change management, and ways to overcome those challenges.

Session Objectives:
1. Understanding the elements/themes of common change management models (the why, what, how, and who of change).
2. Building awareness and helping people understand the magnitude of the problem.
3. Adaptive leadership – leading change when there isn’t an obvious compelling reason to change.
4. Getting the right people and skills in place.
5. Gaining support for change.
6. Overcoming roadblocks – identifying barriers, understanding them, and minimizing them.

Upcoming Session
Tuesday, May 14, 2024: 8:00am -12:00pm (CST)
Format: In-person – Lubar Hall, S322
Fee: $415.00 per person

Great Leaders Make Great Decisions

Overview: Did you know people make over 35,000 decisions each day? Luckily, most of these are done automatically or with little effort, but that still leaves about 100-150 decisions each day that require our thought and attention. The quality of these decisions over time will determine how successful you are as a leader and while we are all human and make mistakes, it is possible to grow our ability to make better decisions.

In this workshop you will, identify your default decision making style and tendencies, learn about common psychological traps that lead to poor decision making and how to avoid them, discuss ways to overcome decision fatigue, and apply constructive conflict, openness to others’ ideas, and closure to help identify better solutions, stimulate creative thinking, and make higher-quality decisions.

Upcoming Session
Tuesday, July 16, 2024: 8:00am -12:00pm (CST)
Format: In-person – Lubar Hall, S322
Fee: $415.00 per person

Strategic Leadership Series – October, 2024 – January, 2025

Overview: The Strategic Leadership Series (SLS) is the comprehensive Leadership Development program hosted by the Lubar College of Business- Executive Programs. This outstanding program is designed to help upper-level managers and directors develop and sharpen their strategic leadership skills. The experience provides interactive hands-on case challenges, simulations, and networking with facilitators and fellow cohort participants. The “flipped classroom” model has participants in charge of their own learning and reinforces the application of new skills to specific situations provided by the participating executives.


The facilitators are executive industry experts with years of experience, practical application, and nuanced understanding management and leadership. All facilitators are skilled in virtual instructional modes and best practices to facilitate robust dialogue.


Your development will be accelerated through our strong emphasis on applied learning – acquiring knowledge, practicing its application in a neutral environment, and receiving constructive feedback. In addition to robust classroom discussion, you will learn through business simulations, case studies, and an individualized job-related project that you will work on over the duration of the series. In your project, you will identify a specific challenge from your workplace, create a strategy to address that challenge, and take steps to implement your strategy to make an immediate impact in your organization, increasing your return on investment in the program.

The program is delivered in a mix of in-person and online learning over a four-month period, beginning in person on October 22, 2024 at the Lubar College of Business on the UWM campus, and culminating January 15, 2025 online.

Session 1:
Location – UWM – Lubar College of Business
Tuesday, September 24, 2024 – 8:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday, September 25, 2024 – 8:00am – 4:30pm
Thursday, September 26, 2024 – 8:00pm – 4:00pm

Session 2:
Online – Zoom
Tuesday, October 22, 2024 – 8:00 am- 12:00pm
Wednesday, October 23, 2024 – 8:00am – 12:00pm

Session 3:
Location – UWM – Lubar College of Business
Tuesday, November 19, 2024 – 8:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday, November 20, 2024 – 8:00am- 5:00pm
Thursday, November 21, 2024 – 8:00am- 4:00pm

Session 4:
Online – Zoom
Wednesday, December 10, 2024 – 8:00am – 11:00am
Thursday, December 11, 2024 – 8:00am – 11:30am

Fee: $5,150.00 per person


Emotional Intelligence • Personal Leadership Brand • Strategy Formulation and Execution • Leading Change • Financial Decision-Making Simulation • Coaching and Communicating • Leading High-Performance Teams • Developing People • Effective Business Presentations • Innovation • Leading and Managing Across Cultures • International Business Case Challenge Simulation • Leading at the C-level

Transitioning from Managing to Leading

The qualities that made you an effective manager may not completely align with the expectations of a new leadership role. Understanding the key differences between management and leadership, and then reflecting on your skills, knowledge, and style will help you identify the gaps and outline a strategy for developing your leadership skills, and your team.

Includes one-on-one executive coaching to support your ability to personalize the information to make the biggest impact back in your business.

This is a three-part workshop, and attendance at all three sessions is required.

Upcoming Sessions:
Wednesday, June 12, 2024: 8:30am – 10:00am (CST)
Wednesday, June 19, 2024: 8:30am – 10:00am (CST)
Wednesday, June 26, 2024: 8:30am – 10:00am (CST)

Format: Online
Fee: $315.00 per person