New group of graduates honored at Leadership Excellence ceremony
Another group of local individuals has completed the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce’s nine-month Leadership Excellence program. These graduates were recognized at a ceremony at The Great Dane Pub and Brewing Company in Wausau on Wednesday, May 8. Dave Eckmann, President/CEO of the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce, and Jeannie Worden, Vice President of Student Services at Northcentral Technical College and chair of the Chamber board, spoke at the ceremony.
Ray Mickevicius of Dynamic Foundations LLC has led the Chamber’s Leadership Excellence program since 2004. Mickevicius has retired from the program, having graduated more than 500 individuals.
“It’s been the privilege of a lifetime serving all of the nearly 500 participants if the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Excellence Program these last fourteen years.” said Mickevicius. “This year’s participants, now graduates, have shown remarkable consistency with all of their now-fellow graduates since the beginning of the program: they are eager, willing, and ready to lead in their organizations and in their community. And their organizations and their community should expect nothing less of them.”
These 37 graduates were recognized at the ceremony: Brian Bailey, Colin Blair, Ross Bodenheimer, Kailie Boehm, Beth Brinkmann, Mike Buss, Keri Anne Connaughty, Dylan Cromell, Ryan Dallman, Bill Dittman, Jeff Fochs, John Gardner, Alison Hafeman, Diane Hanson, Connie Heidemann, Mike Jost, Bruce Kraimer, Carol Langbehn, Brian Meliska, Joshua Moen, Jared Morris, Brian Otten, Daniel Peters, Jordan Phelps, Jen Powers, Ben Punke, Thomas Ress, Chuck Richards, Michael Rosenthal, Heather Sahr, Jessica Scharfenberg, Duke Schlagenhaft, Bonnie Stange, Brad Weiler, Nicole Williams, Erin Witucki and Lynn Yaeger.
The Leadership Excellence program was designed to improve the ability of those enrolled to manage change, create synergistic teams and uncover positive solutions. The interactive leadership program was designed to develop the enrollee’s professional and personal self, based on their strengths.
The Chamber 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce members can participate in program at a reduced rate.