Graphic Facilitation Training for Evaluators!

 

A one-day, hands-on introduction to visual thinking
and graphic facilitation.

The power to clarify thinking, create shared understanding and to make positive change is at your fingertips. All you need is paper and pen.

In this interactive and engaging full-day workshop, Brandy Agerbeck shares her solid gold lessons from over 20 years’ experience as a graphic facilitator creating live, large-scale drawings for her clients. She’ll give you concrete, accessible tips on HOW to reclaim drawing as your best thinking tool and important reasons WHY visuals are vital to helping groups understanding and improve their work.

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn the basic principles of graphic facilitation, practice it, and understand some of the business basics (e.g., hiring a graphic facilitator, consulting as a graphic facilitator)
  • Bring together a diverse group of evaluators, artists, and communication design students for peer mentorship
Why Graphic Facilitation?

In 2016, ¡Milwaukee Evaluation! Inc. identified one of the leaders in graphic facilitation, Brandy Agerbeck, was right next door in Chicago! We’ve been working ever since to bring her to Wisconsin. In partnership with the Milwaukee Art Institute and Design (MIAD), we are excited to bring you this training. 3 out of 4 learners are visual thinkers. Millennials are taking the reigns – leading in all sectors from government to nonprofit. They use visual tools and social media more than their predecessors. To facilitate evaluation use, we need to do things differently – like getting data out there that speaks to visual decision-makers. We also see the void of this skill in the Milwaukee area (and likely the state). This event is the first step in getting more graphic facilitators working in our community providing this service – and it’s starting with the ¡Milwaukee Evaluation! Inc. community.

We also want to make connections to the graphic illustrators and artists so we invited MIAD to join us. At the training there will be lots of opportunity to work with artists, artist communities of practice from around the state, and artists of color. Thank you Dale Schilder, Chair of Graphic Illustration for joining us on this journey!

You can Draw
Can evaluators draw a square box? YES!!!! We asked Brandy if evaluators could really do her training. She said yes, we know the content which makes us the best type of training participant. The drawing part is easy, distilling the content to obtain an accurate record of the meeting is A LOT harder!
Don’t live in Milwaukee? Come anyway!
We are sharing the dates early so that we can have as many non-Milwaukee evaluators and artists participate as possible. Space is limited and we are inviting artists from many communities to join us so book today!
Get Your Name Out There
This training is worth hundreds of dollars. Brandy usually charges over $1K for a single participant. To cover the cost of our training ($60 for members), we would like to offer $25 advertisements (logos only) to be included in the training manual insert. The advertisement guidelines can be found here.

 

¡Milwaukee Evaluation! Members: $60
Non-members: $60 until Dec. 15th, then $100 (hurry and register soon!)

MIAD Students: To register, contact Dale Schilder

Light refreshments, lunch and art supplies included

Friday, January 26, 2018
9:00 am to 4:00 pmMilwaukee Institute for Art and Design
273 E. Erie St., Milwaukee, WI 53202

Parking
Italian Community Center – $5

Pre-Order Books – special discounts for our training participants! Pre-order Brandy’s books by December 31st at a 20% discount at: www.loosetooth.com/events/mke

 

Milwaukee WI Disparity Study

*View the entire RFI as a PDF.

The City of Milwaukee (City) is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) to identify and research options available to the City in connection with the future possibility of procuring consulting services to conduct a comprehensive disparity study regarding the City’s use of minority and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBEs) as contractors and subcontractors. This RFI is not a formal solicitation or Request for Proposal (RFP). Therefore, no contract will be awarded based upon submissions. This RFI is exploratory, issued solely for planning purposes and gathering information.

Evaluation Conference begins Tomorrow!

¡MilwaukeeEvaluation¡ Social Justice & Evaluation conference starts tomorrow, March 2, 2017 here in Madison. The event promises great opportunity to explore social justice as it relates to evaluation practice, all in community with evaluators from around the state.

*Click to view the flyer (PDF)

Visit http://evaluation.wildapricot.org/ for more information!

Register now for ¡MilwaukeeEvaluation¡

See the link below for a save-the-date for the ¡MilwaukeeEvaluation¡ Social Justice & Evaluation conference coming up March 2, 2017 here in Madison. More details will follow, but the event promises great opportunity to explore social justice as it relates to evaluation practice, all in community with evaluators from around the state. 

Students may be especially interested in participating in the new student poster session. Abstracts will be due Feb. 3, 2017.

*Click to view the flyer (PDF)

Visit http://evaluation.wildapricot.org/ for updates!

Save-The-Date ¡MilwaukeeEvaluation¡ Social Justice & Evaluation Conference!

See the link below for a save-the-date for the ¡MilwaukeeEvaluation¡ Social Justice & Evaluation conference coming up March 2, 2017 here in Madison. More details will follow, but the event promises great opportunity to explore social justice as it relates to evaluation practice, all in community with evaluators from around the state. 

Students may be especially interested in participating in the new student poster session. Abstracts will be due Feb. 3, 2017.

*Click to view the flyer (PDF)

Visit http://evaluation.wildapricot.org/ for updates!

RSVP by December 14th for the FREE Small Business Enterprise Certification Informational December 16th!

Small Business Enterprise Certification Informational

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

1:30pm-3:00pm

Villard Square Library, Milwaukee

RSVP by December 14th: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sbe-informational-session-tickets-19641432052

December 2015 SBE Informational Session (2)

Job Opening! Trainer Outreach Specialist in Milwaukee

job-openingWisconsin Works (W-2) Trainer Outreach Specialist in Milwaukee – 211a.1516

Download or view the position description [PDF]

*Job listing on UWO website.

Department

CCDET

Responsibilities

This position works in cooperation with state, county and other contracted employees to develop and deliver training materials which educate and train W-2 workers and partner agencies about W-2 programs, policies, and procedures. This position is responsible for training program development, implementation, and evaluation. This position will be located in Milwaukee.

Requirements

  • Minimum two years of experience working with W-2 programs
  • Comprehensive understanding of W-2 policies and procedures
  • Experience determining eligibility for W-2 programs using the Wisconsin CARES Worker Web (CWW) system and providing W-2 case management services through CARES Work Program System
  • Experience using policies to determine eligibility for W-2 programs
  • Experience delivering training, especially W-2 related training
  • Experience developing training materials, especially W-2 related
  • Proven ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Proven problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Valid Driver’s license for required travel and willingness to travel statewide
  • Ability to obtain University Driver’s Authorization through the State of Wisconsin

Preferences

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience planning, organizing, and implementing projects
  • Critical thinking and decision-making skills
  • Ability to handle multiple ongoing complex tasks
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Excel and Adobe Captivate

Starting Date

December 2015

Salary

$42,167 to $43,500 annually, commensurate with experience

Terms of Appointment

Terminal position; Contingent on grant funding

Application Deadline

Review of files will begin November 11, 2015 and continue until position is filled.

How to Apply

Submit a letter of application, resume, three references, and outline (as detailed in the position description) to:

Delynn Nordhaus
CCDET
UW Oshkosh
800 Algoma Blvd 
Oshkosh, WI 54901

nordhaus@uwosh.edu
Fax: (920) 424-1112

BPC Named Outstanding Small Business

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Bowman Performance Consulting Wins 2014 Governor’s Marketplace Award

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) collected nominations for the 2014 Marketplace Governor’s Awards. Bowman Performance Consulting of Shawano, Wisconsin was recognized as an Outstanding Small Size Business at the Governor’s Conference on Minority Business Development. Nicole Bowman accepted the award on October 23, 2014 at the Potawatomi Expo Center in Milwaukee during Marketplace 2014. The Marketplace conference was a sold out event with over 600 registered attendees.

The WEDC says, “The Outstanding Business Award recognizes a State Certified Business Enterprise that has demonstrated the capacity to grow over the past five years with plans to continue expansion in the future. Judges will consider revenue growth, employment growth, the company’s strategy for pursuing new opportunities, ability to overcome challenges, and past investments in employee development, business systems, marketing, equipment and other company assets.”

Nicole Bowman is quoted, “I am happy to accept this Outstanding Small Business Award on behalf of Bowman Performance Consulting. I’m just the face of BPC, however. We all work hard to make BPC what it is today. I’d like to thank my vendors who provide legal, consulting, and marketing services as well as my professional services staff who enable me to focus on doing what I do best. I need to thank my staff and subcontractors as well as my clients. A special thank you goes to clients of BPC who have allowed us to work with them, not on them, and with whom we’ve built a strong history that has allowed us to look forward to the future. BPC will continue to expand, overcome challenges, and assist clients in improving performance and building capacity.”

About Bowman nb award on stage

Bowman Performance Consulting (BPC) is a professional consulting and scientific research & evaluation company.  BPC provides services to a national clientele from the public, private, non-profit and tribal sectors.  BPC gathers measurable and meaningful data from clients and their stakeholders/customers so that individuals, programs, and organizations can use the data, improve performance, and build capacity in order to function more efficiently and effectively for the short and long-term.

About the Award and Marketplace

The Marketplace 2014 awards are open to Wisconsin-based companies that have been certified as MBE, WBE or DVB businesses by the State of Wisconsin. More about the award at http://inwisconsin.com/press_releases/marketplace-2014-awards/. Milwaukee Business Journal article here: http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2014/10/24/eight-wisconsin-companies-earn-awards-from-state.html.

In Wisconsin says, “Marketplace 2014 is the premier business capacity building conference of the year for minority, women and veteran business entrepreneurs looking to do business with state, federal and local agencies as well as corporations. For more than 30 years, the conference has provided opportunities for businesses to meet with potential buyers, identify funding sources, connect with business assistance resources and network with other businesses.”

MarketPlace and Spotlight Presentation THIS Week!

nb impaq2014 Marketplace Conference is taking place OCTOBER 22nd & 23nd 2014 at Potawatomi Conference Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Marketplace is the Governor’s conference on minority business development for the state of Wisconsin.

This conference has reached capacity and registration is closed. Follow Nicole Bowman and Bowman Performance Consulting for live updates on social media. Check #MRKT14, too!

*View Marketplace conference info.

Nicole Bowman “Spotlight” Presenter at MarketPlace 2014

Date:      Thursday, October 23, 2014

Place:    Potawatomi Expo Center

1721 W Canal Street

Milwaukee, WI  53233

Spotlight Session Time: 10:15 am – 10:45 am

Topic:  Doing Business with Tribal Government & Other Tribal Enterprises

Description:  Establishing a relationship and working with tribal government and other tribal enterprises can be complex and challenging. A Native-American business owner shares best practices for building a relationship and selling to tribal entities.  Three keys points covered are:  1) Tribal Relationship Building 2) best practices for working and doing business with different Tribes and Native American businesses and 3) resource information for making connections with tribal groups.

About Bowman

Bowman Performance Consulting (BPC) is a professional consulting and scientific research & evaluation company.  BPC provides services to a national clientele from the public, private, non-profit and tribal sectors.  BPC gathers measurable and meaningful data from clients and their stakeholders/customers so that individuals, programs, and organizations can use the data, improve performance, and build capacity in order to function more efficiently and effectively for the short and long-term.

About MarketPlace

This statewide conference is in its 33nd year and provides MBE, WBE and DVB companies the opportunity to meet government and corporate buyers, network with potential teaming partners, attend business seminars and find valuable business resources to help grow their businesses!

 

*Be sure to follow Bowman on social media (links at bottom of website and on contact page).

 

Register Now For The 7th Annual WI Sustainable Business Council Conference at Harley Davidson Museum, Milwaukee

It’s that time of year again! The end of the year is approaching, and it’s time for our 7th annual conference, brought to you this year by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council, Cool Choices, WMEP and hosted by Harley Davidson at the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee on December 3, 2014.

What should I expect?

We bring outstanding speakers together in a design that maximizes interaction with the audience. Matt Levatich, President of Harley Davidson, will keynote the conference and talk about Harley Davidson’s sustainability journey.  Following Matt’s keynote, you’ll have the chance to choose from 5 different interactive sessions during two separate breakouts on the hottest topics in sustainable business.  We will also provide time for networking, both during the day, and during a reception that will follow the conference.

Act fast, because registration closes when we reach 400 attendees this year! Given the appeal of the museum and the ease of access to downtown Milwaukee, we expect this to be our biggest conference yet.

Who is this conference for?

This conference is tailored for:

  • C Suite Officers
  • Board Members
  • Small Business Owners
  • Green Teams
  • Sustainability Coordinators
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Professionals
  • Students interested in sustainability

In short, we welcome any and all sustainability leaders in the state looking to collaborate with, and learn from, other like-minded professionals!

Interested in Attending?

Register HERE to be a part of this incredible event.

As has been true every year, this conference is entirely planned by students in Tom Eggert’s Sustainability class. We would welcome recommendations on speakers! For more information, visit our conference page, and be sure to check back for updates on our speakers and other conference details.

If you have any questions about the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council Conference, please feel free to email us at conference@wisconsinsustainability.com.

Sincerely, The WI Sustainable Business Council Planning Team conference@wisconsinsustainability.com wisconsinsustainability.com

We have reserved 15 rooms in the Double Tree Hotel, just five blocks away from the Harley Davidson museum. These rooms will be reserved until mid-November, so call before then if you are interested in booking, and mention the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Conference to ensure your spot. If you would like to unsubscribe from future messages from the WI Sustaiable Business Council, reply with Remove in the subject line.

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