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Through needs assessment and analysis, we can design a custom program to resolve your specific business challenges based on your organization's structure, processes, and people.
Our expert instructors have real-world industry experience, and go beyond lectures to create an interactive, hands-on approach to learning that can be delivered at your place of business, or at the Fluno Center in Madison, Wis.
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Our custom professional development programs combine interactive, hands-on, industry and organization-specific learning to help individuals, and organizations transition to a place of greater potential and performance.
In addition to our total-immersion learning environment at the Fluno Center in Madison, Wis., custom programs can be delivered at your organization, saving staff travel time and money.
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Custom programs are led by world-renowned faculty, business leaders, and consultants with extensive industry experience. These experts deliver an interactive, hands-on approach to learning that will have an immediate impact and maximize your organization’s ROI.
We meet with senior leaders, individuals, and other stakeholders to conduct a thorough needs assessment, and define your business goals, learning objectives, and anticipated outcomes.
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Follow-up and ongoing review of development impacts to assure and build on the results of the program.
TDS values ‘great content, great instructors, great location’ at CPED
Madison, Wis. – As the manager who allocates training budgets for TDS Corporate Services employees, Vicki Kampmeier has a wide choice of training vendors. Kampmeier, the director of Human Resources and Administration, relies on the Center for Professional and Executive Development (CPED) in an ongoing, robust collaboration. It’s a case study of a satisfied client and a preferred training vendor reaching TDS workplace goals together.
“CPED offers great content and great instructors in a great location,” she said. “The center is a true partner that customizes programs for us.” Kampmeier, a past CPED attendee herself, has budgeted for 175 employees to attend CPED programs over the last five years.
Kampmeier noted, “It makes sense to outsource. We would saturate our environment pretty quickly with in-house training because we have 430 employees in our group and very low turnover. CPED is a great vendor located on the UW campus, literally in our backyard.”
In a recent program, CPED focused on improving Project Management outcomes at TDS. Kampmeier said, “Projects weren’t getting done on time and on budget. I asked whether the managers, who weren’t titled Project Managers, had received Project Management training. When I learned the answer was ‘no,’ I turned to CPED.”
Faced with another challenge involving decision-making processes, she asked: “How can we make more effective, faster decisions?” CPED customized a three-day course on statistics orientation, judgment and influencing for about 90, mostly mid-level, employees. A follow-up session is planned for senior leaders.
Across the enterprise, TDS’ biggest division, US Cellular in Chicago, recently hosted a CPED program on influencing. TDS also has opted for individual credentials. “For some employees, we have used a CPED certificate series program,” she said.
On-site programs serve TDS best. Kampmeier explained, “It’s most efficient for us to fill the seats in-house, cutting the cost per person by half and eliminating travel time.”
She emphasized, “CPED has the ability to respond, whatever the need. That’s why I recommend them. Recently, I was in California with a friend who was struggling with staff workplace challenges. I sent her the link to CPED.”
Kampmeier supports CPED’s approach in:
- Listening to clients. “With our decision-making course, they were flexible and responded very well to making changes,” she noted.
- Actively checking in with the marketplace. “If they have a new class they want evaluated, they may ask a TDS tester to try it and say if it works or not -- and why. Or sometimes they’ll offer us a seat to sample a class that we haven’t tried,” Kampmeier added.
“One of the ways CPED helps our company is that I don’t have to worry about keeping my training content fresh. Because CPED is responsible for it, I can concentrate on other priorities,” she said. “From an overall company perspective, TDS is focused on employee development. We have career discussions with every employee and we’re transparent about opportunities. CPED helps TDS follow through as we empower individuals to be more successful at work.”
By Sheila Nero
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The Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional and Executive Development partners with a variety of leading companies to deliver business solutions.
- Alliant Energy
- American Family Insurance
- Aspirus Clinics
- Bemis Corp.
- Colony Brands
- Delta Dental
- Discover Financial Services
- Fiskars Corp.
- GE Healthcare
- Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation
- John Deere & Company
- Johnson Controls, Inc.
- Johnsonville Foods
- Kohl's Corporation
- Kraft Heinz Co.
- Nord Gear
- Organic Valley
- Oshkosh Corporation
- S.C. Johnson & Son
- Schreiber Foods
- Spectrum Brands
- State Farm
- State of Wisconsin
- Sub-Zero/Wolf Appliances
- Trek Bicycles
- US LBM