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Continuing Studies


This class is offered in a highly participatory live-online format.

This class is open to anyone interested in the topic.  It is also a required part of the Mid-Level Management Certificate (MLMC). Get more information on the MLMC.

This class helps you understand how the definition of leadership has evolved over time and how knowledge, skills, and values contribute to leadership style. You will explore the difference between leadership and management. You will also have an opportunity to create your own action plan for ongoing development.


Desired learning outcomes

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  1. Express the difference between leadership and management
  2. Examine the strengths you bring to your leadership role
  3. Understand your level of organizational awareness & how it affects your leadership
  4. Create an action plan for ongoing development

Overview: Extra Information

SHRM Recertification Provider 2022 seal

Division of Continuing Studies is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

Earn Continuing Education Hours

By participating in this class you will earn:

Instructional Hours 6
University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Units .6

Explanation of Continuing Education Hours

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Program Questions?

Contact Meghan Wilhelmi at meghan.wilhelmi@wisc.edu or 608-263-2829

Registration Questions?

Email registrations@pyle.wisc.edu or call 608-262-2451.

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Meet your instructor

Cyndi Wentland

(MBA, Edgewood College) Cyndi is the founder of Intentional Leaders, LLC, a consultancy focusing on leadership development and coaching. Cyndi has deep knowledge and wide experience helping individuals and organizations build the effectiveness of their teams, strengthen relationships and meet ever-changing strategic and professional challenges.

What Attendees Are Saying

"The class helps people who may not have experience in lead roles to develop a plan to start leading."
"I learned how leadership differs from management, the history of leadership theory, and how to start to implement Values-Based Learning."
"I have a better idea of what my values are. Management and leadership are sometimes interchangeable but usually have their own characteristics."