Chamber unveils new leadership program
The Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce will offer a new leadership program beginning in the fall of 2019. Transformational Leadership will be led by program designer and facilitator Bridget Wenman, President of Perspectives Training and Consulting LLC. The program will include nine sessions totaling more than 70 hours of interactive learning and opportunities to grow both personally and professionally.
The program will build an arsenal of personal growth strategies for participants, equipping them with the ability to create and inspire change in participants, their organizations and the community. Individuals at any level of leadership will benefit from a better understanding of their personal leadership style and the impact they have on those around them. Attendees will also grow through a renewed understanding of the region’s history, its founders and the impact each participant can have on the generations which will follow.
Wenman, a Wausau native, has more than 20 years of experience coaching executives and their teams, using a wide variety of solutions to help them define their culture, refine their workforce and increase productivity. Wenman has a degree in organizational communication from UW-Oshkosh and was the 2017 ATHENA Leadership Award recipient.
“I have been impressed with the quality of leadership programs that the Chamber has brought to our region and I am excited to help them continue in that tradition by implementing a program that not only challenges the participant, but impacts their organizations and the community,” said Wenman. “Congratulations to Ray on his retirement. It’s well deserved.”
The Chamber’s current Leadership Excellence program has been led by Ray Mickevicius since 2004. Mickevicius is retiring, having graduated nearly 500 individuals from the program.
“I’ve worked with Bridget for many years,” said Robin Hegg, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at River Valley Bank and member of the Chamber’s Board of Directors. “She has helped our organization, specifically in motivating individuals to higher levels of learning and in helping us achieve our organizational goals.”
Registration for the 2019-2020 Transformational Leadership program is now open. The first in the series of monthly sessions will be held on Sept. 6, 2019. For more information on the program, visit WausauChamber.com or contact Sharon Baumann at 715-848-5943 or [email protected].
Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce members can participate in program at a reduced rate.