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Training Opportunities for Local Government Officials

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Time and Stress Management Techniques 

Date: November 15 

Explore the relationship between time and stress. Discover different approaches to managing time and stress, practice stress management techniques, and develop a personal time and stress management system that reflects your values, priorities, roles, and preferences. 

This course is part of the the Certified Public Manager® Eastern Wisconsin Colleague Group (CPM-East) being held at the UW-Madison Extension office in West Allis. For more information about the CPM-East, visit https://localgovernment.extension.wisc.edu/cpm-east/.


Racial Equity Leadership for Public Managers

Date: November 16, 2022

Transform your commitment to racial equity into anti-racist leadership. Explore leadership principles through a racial equity lens, and discover ways you as a public manager can develop and encourage equitable, anti-racist practices in your agency or organization.

This course is part of the the Certified Public Manager® Eastern Wisconsin Colleague Group (CPM-East) being held at the UW-Madison Extension office in West Allis. For more information about the CPM-East, visit https://localgovernment.extension.wisc.edu/cpm-east/.


Municipal Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Engineers

Dates: November 15-16, 2022 or Friday mornings April 14-May 19, 2023

Learn about basic engineering concepts and methods used by public works engineers to design, construct, operate, and maintain municipal infrastructure.  


Advanced Communication Skills

Date: November 30 - December 1, 2022 

Communication is key to maintaining meaningful relationships with the public and your colleagues. Learn or refresh the skills you need to successfully communicate with others. After completing this course, you will be more effective in one-on-one conversations, at leading meetings, developing and making formal presentations, and in relationships with the media. This course counts toward the Public Works Management Institute certificate.


The Public Management Profession and Environment

Date: December 13, 2022

Being an effective public manager requires understanding the profession and the impact of a changing managerial environment. Step outside your daily duties to explore the history and characteristics of American public administration in this self-paced online course. Explore how the profession is changing, how your position is affected by trends outside the organization, and what issues you need to monitor in the coming year.

This course is part of the the Certified Public Manager® Eastern Wisconsin Colleague Group (CPM-East) being held at the UW-Madison Extension office in West Allis. For more information about the CPM-East, visit https://localgovernment.extension.wisc.edu/cpm-east/.


Productivity and Quality Improvement

Date: December 14, 2022

Take a systematic approach to identify what's necessary to initiate and sustain organizational productivity and quality improvements. Through assessments and tools, examine current productivity and quality improvement efforts and then explore ways to improve systems, align activities, build processes designed for success, and create a culture that supports your efforts.

This course is part of the the Certified Public Manager® Eastern Wisconsin Colleague Group (CPM-East) being held at the UW-Madison Extension office in West Allis. For more information about the CPM-East, visit https://localgovernment.extension.wisc.edu/cpm-east/.


Local Government Leadership Academy

Dates: January 12, 2023 - September 19, 2023

Taking control of uncertainty and successfully steering through frequent bends in the road is the fundamental leadership challenge of our time. As catalysts for continuous improvement, leaders must realize that to build organizations which are simultaneously purpose-driven, performance-focused and principles-led is mission-critical. New circumstances require fresh solutions and that’s what the Local Government Leadership Program is all about! 

The academy runs from January through August and includes two 1-day workshops in Stevens Point, group virtual meetings, and self-paced learning activities. Expect about 2 hours/week of LGLA commitment, which includes attending sessions, self-study materials, and completing assignments.

Contact Information:

Steven 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.