Leadership Development Institute

The next step on your leadership journey.
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Where's your journey taking you?

At UW-Stout Leadership Development Institute (LDI), we know that specific processes and subject matter facilitate outstanding leadership - our extensive research and experience confirm it. We have effective, proven strategies and techniques to help you develop the leadership expertise you've been journeying toward all along. Take the next step with LDI and prepare for arrival at your leadership destination.

Which of our premiere leadership learning opportunities is right for you? Check them out and sign up today.

SHRM Essentials of Human Resources

SHRM Essentials Course

July 15-16, 2019

Developed by leading HR experts, HR practitioners, and legal counsel, the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course covers introductory HR topics in a condensed, easy-to-understand format. Attend UW-Stout's on-campus two-day SHRM Essentials course that covers the topics you need to meet key HR challenges. Learn more.


Online Certification Prep

September 3 - November 22, 2019

The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) offers growth, advancement and recognition through their global HR credentials: SHRM-Certified Professional (CP) and SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SCP). UW-Stout's online program offers you a preparation course to help meet your needs and increase your success on the SHRM-CP or SCP exam. This intensive twelve week program combines expert instruction with the 2019 SHRM Learning System. Learn more.

 - Learn more.
 - Retain more knowledge.
 - Stay on track for success on the exam.
 - Convenient 24/7 online access.


Leadership 101Leadership 101:
Communication, Emotional Intelligence and Problem Solving

This full-day session focuses on three critical elements of leadership. The first is communication - key to creating trust and strong, growth-filled organizations. We'll study several types of communication, organizational communication styles, and hands-on activities to practice and develop increased communication skills. Emotional intelligence, our second leadership focus, is a fundamental skill of great leaders. We'll explore multiple areas of emotional intelligence, discover the role it plays in trust and relationship building within your organization, and participate in interactive practice of EI skills. Our third topic, problem solving in the workplace, is an essential component for not only leaders, but for all employees. Equip yourself and your entire team with the skills and confidence to make decisions, solve problems, and move your company forward. Learn more.

High Performing Cultures:
The Human Factor to Profitability

This full-day course will help you to determine key attributes that can make or break the environment you foster for your employees. It will include discussion about factors that contribute to a cohesive team atmosphere and how to build a workplace that supports leadership and innovation. Learn more.

- Understand the relationships between people, profitability and culture.
- Identify the seven elements of people centered cultures.
- Determine the cultural factors that are most important in creating a people centered,
   high performing company.
     ...and more!


More LDI Leadership Learning Opportunities - Dates TBD

Servant Leadership

Servant leadership is leadership that transcends self-interest to serve the needs of others by helping them grow professionally and personally. In this session you will learn about your leadership style and the impacts it may have on your followers. For more information regarding upcoming Servant Leadership session dates, contact UW-Stout Discovery Center.

Navigating the Gravitational Pull of Change

As you lead in today's ever-changing business climate, you understand that no industry is left untouched by the hand of change. If you're a leader who is managing in an environment of uncertainty, this course is for you. For more information regarding upcoming Navigating the Gravitational Pull of Change session dates, contact UW-Stout Discovery Center.

Leadership DevelopmentThe Extraordinary Leader

This program is based on the bestselling book, The Extraordinary Leader by Drs. Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman. It draws on 20 years of research and data from detailed statistical profiles on more than 25,000 managers in a wide range of organizations. You will learn a new approach to help you build on your strengths understanding the 360-degree feedback process. For more information regarding upcoming Extraordinary Leader session dates, contact UW-Stout Discovery Center.

I don't think there is a better leadership development value in the nation.
Tom Thelen President - LOGICARE Corporation