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Educational Programs 


Title: Plan Commission Workshop
Description: Appointment to a local government’s plan commission is an important commitment carrying significant responsibilities. A plan commission workshop can help bridge the knowledge-experience gap and increase commissioner confidence. Workshop topics vary.
Duration: 2 to 2 1/2 hours
Number of Sessions: 1 session
Cost: TBD
Contact Info: Contact Ann Wied at Ann.Wied@wisc.edu or (262) 548-7788 or Jerry Braatz at Jerold.Braatz@wisc.edu or (262) 548-7786 

Title: Strategic Planning for Non-Profit Organizations 
Description: A strategically lead organization defines where it wants to be and implements change through an action plan to achieve that desired future. This educational process will assist your organization to become more successful in achieving your mission and vision while creating community value. 
Duration: varies
Number of Sessions: varies
Cost: TBD
Contact Info: Contact Steve Chmielewski at Steven.Chmielewski@wisc.edu or (262) 548-7781 or Jerry Braatz at Jerold.Braatz@wisc.edu or (262) 548-7786

Title: Real Colors®
Description: Real Colors® is a fun, interactive workshop that will provide you with skills to understand human behavior; skills that are easy to incorporate into everyday life. Since 1993, nearly one million people in businesses, professional organizations, universities, and government agencies throughout North America have used Real Colors® and its principles to improve and enhance their personal and professional relationships. The techniques learned through Real Colors® can help bring about lasting, positive change, resulting in higher levels of success for all.
Duration: 2 1/2 to 3 Hours
Number of Sessions: 1 session
Cost: TBD based on number of participants
Contact Ann Wied at Ann.Wied@wisc.edu or (262) 548-7788


Title: Community Public Opinion Survey
Description: This multi-session educational program works with a diverse group of community stakeholders to clarify data needed, design a survey tool, analyze results, and determine how results may be implemented. Communities and elected officials gain a new understanding from the survey analysis for data-driven decision making.
Duration: varies
Number of Sessions: varies
Cost: TBD
Contact Info: Contact Steve Chmielewski at Steven.Chmielewski@wisc.edu or (262) 548-7781 or Jerry Braatz at Jerold.Braatz@wisc.edu or (262) 548-7786


Title: Downtown Market Analysis
Description: A diverse mix of business and community leaders learn about the changing marketplace in their downtown area, identify business and real-estate opportunities and develop strategies to support current and new businesses. Research is then put to work to support small business growth and development and demonstrate the downtown’s economic importance.
Duration: varies
Number of Sessions: varies
Cost: TBD
Contact Info: Contact Steve Chmielewski at Steven.Chmielewski@wisc.edu or (262) 548-7781 or Jerry Braatz at Jerold.Braatz@wisc.edu or (262) 548-7786


Title: Small Business Development Education Programs
Description: Educational programs vary from entrepreneurship skill development to small business retention and expansion.
Duration: varies
Number of Sessions: varies
Cost: TBD
Contact Info: Contact Steve Chmielewski at Steven.Chmielewski@wisc.edu  or (262) 548-7781 or Jerry Braatz at Jerold.Braatz@wisc.edu or (262) 548-7786

Contact Information:

Steve Chmielewski, 262-548-7781 

Extension Waukesha County
University of Wisconsin Madison
515 W Moreland Blvd AC G22
Waukesha, WI 53188
Phone: 262-548-7770
Fax: 262-548-7787
Office Hours: M-F, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Civil Rights Statement: An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act requirements.