UW-Whitewater Local Government Leadership

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The theme of this workshop is “Leading Your Team”. It will feature interactive sessions focused on skill building and professional development for local government professionals. Participants will spend the morning exploring leadership topics including emotional intelligence and working with a multigenerational workforce. In the afternoon, attendees will participate in interactive sessions on motivation and design thinking. Registered attendees may purchase one CEU.

Date:  May 4, 2018

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Registrations accepted online until 5/3/18, at noon. We do accept walk up registrations at event check-in, if space is available.

Registration: $70

Early Bird Registration: $60
Register by April 20, 2018 to receive $10 off your registration.

Group: $55
Receive $15 off each registration when three (3) or more register to attend from the same organization.

CEU's Additional fee: $15

Fees Include

The fee covers instruction and meals.  CEU fee  will include a certificate.


Early cancellations will receive a full refund minus 10% cancellation fee if the cancellation is requested 7 days prior to the event. NO REFUNDS will be given for no shows .  All cancellation requests must be submitted to cesevents@uww.edu; provide registrant's name and event title. Refunds will be returned to name and address of payer.


Check-in will take place at 8:30 a.m. in the Innovation Center, Training Room 105.Training Room 105

What to Bring

  • Laptop, tablet, or smartphone for interactive portions of the workshop
  • Water bottle
  • Airconditioning maybe on.  You may want to bring a sweater or light jacket.

Driving Directions

The Innovation Center is loacted at 1221 Innovation Drive, Whitewater WI 53190.  The Innovation Center is about 4 miles from campus.  Click here for driving directions.


Permits are not required to park in the Innovation parking lot.

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Please email Susan Johnson at johnsons@uww.edu.

Event Schedule

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration & continental breakfast (Innovation Center, room 105)
9:00 - 9:15 a.m. Welcome
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.              Keynote Address "Emotional Intelligence-A key to local government leadership" - Kevin Brunner
10:30 - noon "Crafting a successful multigenerational work environment" - Carol Brunt
12:00 - 12:45 p.m. Lunch (included in fee) 
12:45 - 2:00 p.m. "Discovering what motivates the people around you" - Megan Matthews
2:15 - 3:30 p.m. "Creating a work culture that motivates and inspires" - Megan Matthews


Kevin Brunner, Keynote

Kevin Brunner is a Partner in Public Administration Associates (PAA), an Oshkosh-based municipal consulting firm that has provided services for over 20 years to over 125 communities in Wisconsin and the Midwest. Brunner has over thirty two years of experience in serving Wisconsin local governments. He served as manager/administrator in Saukville, Monona, De Pere and Whitewater and also worked as an assistant Administrator for the city of Appleton and Kenosha County. He recently retired from public service after serving as Director of Central Services/Public Works for Walworth County. He was the recipient of the 2007 Wisconsin City/County Manager of the Year and 2012 Service Innovation awards, both from the Wisconsin City and County Management Association (WCMA). Brunner is a past president of the WCMA and served on the League of Wisconsin Municipalities and Alliance of Cities Boards of Directors. He also has received the Distinguished Alumni Achievement award from Carthage College where he received his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude. He is a MPA graduate of Michigan State University and the University of Virginia Senior Executive Institute.

Carol Brunt

Carol Brunt is an Assistant Professor in the College of Business and Economics at the UW-Whitewater. As a development practitioner, she has held multiple management positions within the development sector while living and working in Sub-Saharan Africa. Her academic research has been published in peer-reviewed journals including the International Journal of Human Resource Management, and presented at conferences including the African Academy of Management, the Academy of Management and the International Research Society for Public Management. Her book, Human Resource Management in International NGOs: Exploring Strategy, Practice and Policy, was recently published by Palgrave-MacMillan UK. Research on nonprofit management education and program development was presented at the Nonprofit Academics Centers Council (NACC) Biennial Meeting in August 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Carol is invited to present on teaching nonprofit studies at the International Society for Third Sector Research in Amsterdam, Netherlands in July 2018.

Megan Matthews

Megan Matthews teaches management classes for the UW-Whitewater College of Business & Economics, and provides technical assistance to nonprofit arts organizations in visioning, planning and community assessment. She has developed courses in arts management and entrepreneurship, and a "Business & Society" course that is designed to help undergraduate students recognize how business, when it embraces integrity, innovation and intentionality, can be profitable and have positive impact. Matthews enjoys developing programs from the ground up and building partnerships that bring a diverse group of perspectives together. She is passionate about promoting creativity in the workplace, and helping organizations understand what motivates their employees, customers and volunteers. Matthews earned a BBA in Management from UW-Whitewater and an MA in Community Arts Management from the University of Illinois-Springfield.

Special Notice

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

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