Welcome to the CPED Resource Center
Welcome to the online Resource Center for the Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional & Executive Development (CPED). For 75 years, we’ve helped individuals and organizations move forward. We offer more than 70 professional development sessions at the Fluno Center, and partner with hundreds of organizations to provide customized development experiences. This site includes articles and resources to help you and your organization achieve success. To visit our full website, register for courses, or design a custom learning solution, go to uwcped.org.
The pace and complexity of change is challenging, and is threatening the viability and future of many businesses. Many businesses cannot make change at a fast enough rate to keep up with the external market, competitors, or customer requirements. The traditional approach has been for leaders to identify and initiate needed changes in the organization that are targeted, isolated, and periodic...
Picture this…an email goes out announcing a technical subject matter expert (SME) has been promoted to team leader. Since she has a record of great individual SME performance, congratulatory text messages pour in throughout the day. Given her past success, everyone thinks she will be a great team leader. But will she? Is her new position just a broader, more responsible extrapolation of her previous SME accountabilities?
A use case has been described as a formalized story that illustrates how someone procedurally interacts with an existing or proposed system. Alistair Cockburn popularized the concept of use cases in his book, Writing Effective Use Cases. I have found in my practice as a business analyst, use cases provide invaluable guidance to analysis, development, and testing teams in the creation of a new system...
Don’t Just “Manage” Your Team. Inspire Them.
In Leadership Beyond Management, you'll gain a 360° view of your leadership strengths and identify areas that will help you become a more empowering and successful leader.