Workshop at UW-River Falls develops leaders for area businesses

September 5, 2017--Business owners struggling with the need to attract staff as supervisors and managers will benefit from a workshop offered by the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Employers will learn to build leaders within their current staff, saving time and money in employee recruitment and retaining their outstanding employees.

“Being an effective leader requires employees to transition from doing the work personally to fostering the productivity of others,” said presenter Arlene J. Anderson, an organizational development consultant with more than 25 years of experience. “By sending your star employees to this workshop, they will learn how to create effective boundaries, influence others and build their capacity to lead.”

The Transition to Leadership Workshop is ideal for those who need practical guidance, whether they are already in their new role or prepared for a promotion, according to Anderson. Participants will learn the differences between the role of an individual contributor and a front-line supervisor and apply principles for establishing appropriate boundaries. They will also clarify personal values, assess their level of emotional intelligence and make a plan for their own areas for development.

“Recruiting for new management staff can be time-consuming, costly and risky,” said Anderson. “When business owners develop leaders within their existing workforce, they save money, build loyalty and retain their top-notch staff.”

The workshop is from 9 a.m. to noon at the UWRF Hudson Center, 2501 Hanley Road, Hudson. Register online by visiting the Outreach and Continuing Education website at Organizations registering before Sept. 20 will save $20 off the $149 fee.

Working in collaboration with both community and business leaders, the UWRF Outreach and Continuing Education office offers classes and training for adult learners who want to develop strong professional skills and knowledge to facilitate their career. UWRF is committed to providing lifelong learners with academic, professional development and enrichment programs that are practical, flexible, convenient and affordable. A complete list of courses, course descriptions and online registration information is available at, by calling 715-425-3256 or e-mailing

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