Lubar Hall N475
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Sheldon B. Lubar
School of Business
P.O. Box 742
Milwaukee, WI 53201
The Strategic Leadership Series (SLS) annually delivers a leading edge advanced business curriculum to high-potential executives in four two-day sessions over a period of eight months. Participating firms each send six executives who learn from the faculty, industry experts and each other. Companies involved in SLS include Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, CNH, Johnson Controls, Rockwell Automation, ManpowerGroup and We Energies, to name a few.
The SLS provides an educational venue for participating organizations to send high-potential managers to a convenient local setting for development programs facilitated by UWM Executive Programs faculty. An SLS Steering Committee, comprised of representatives from current SLS organizations, works with the Executive Programs staff to design the format and content of this annual series of intensive seminars.
Action LearningOver the years we’ve discovered that the best way to help participants in Executive Programs transfer program concepts and skills to the workplace is to challenge them to create and execute an action plan.
Hundreds of Executive Program participants over the years have identified one or more professionally and organizationally meaningful projects that they elect to work on. These projects can range from individual improvements to a participant’s leadership or management skill set all the way to organization-wide change initiatives that dramatically impact the direction or scope of a department or the organization itself.
Identifying and reporting on these individual action plans is the signature of every UWM Executive Program. The process itself and the learning that results have grown to become one of the most highly rated elements of each of the programs we deliver.
And there’s no better way to demonstrate the value of the return on the dollar investment that each organization makes in the Strategic Leadership Series or a custom Executive Program.