2017 WETA Conference

October 18th, 19th, 20th

Heidel House Resort & Spa

Green Lake, WI

"Working in a Kaleidoscope World – 

Viewing employment and training through a different lens"


We are excited to announce our Keynote Speakers for our 2017 WETA Conference!


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Sarah Gibson - Accent Learning and Consulting, LLC 

"Bridging the Generational Divide "

Sarah Gibson founded Accent Learning and Consulting, LLC in 2004 because it allowed her to share her passion for speaking and teaching practical workplace skills that help individuals and businesses succeed.  Since then, Sarah and her team have helped companies understand the impact of workplace communication through a large variety of professional development and leadership classes.

Sarah wrote Geezer. Punk. Whatever. to help people learn more about the impact of generational pieces in the workplace.  She has worked with more than 100 organizations across a variety of industries throughout North America. Beyond her corporate experiences, Sarah has also taught for the University of Wisconsin-Madison evening MBA program and as an adjunct instructor at Madison College, UW-Whitewater and North Dakota State University.  Sarah holds a Master’s degree from North Dakota State University.

Half of our employees are under 34 years of age. With a sweeping power, the Millennial generation is entering the workforce with creativity, energy and verve. And, just as World War II and Baby Boomers shaped today’s organizational cultures, Millennials are already shaping our internal work environments and external customer expectations.

Join us Wednesday, October 18, 2017 to discuss how to use generational differences as a way to unite your team and appreciate how each generation brings a unique approach to reaching the same goals within the workplace while reaching a shifting customer base.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Cory Bouck - Director of Organizational Development & Learning at Johnsonville Sausage
"The Lens of Leadership - Being the Leader Others Want to Follow"

Cory Bouck is the Regional Business Director for the Asia-Pacific Region at Johnsonville Sausage and is the author of The Lens of Leadership: Being the Leader Others WANT to Follow, published in April, 2013 by Aviva Publishing, New York.     

Cory will be sharing more on his award-winning book topic, The Lens of Leadership.

Click HERE to view his website for more information, videos, and testimonials to his serve-build-inspire leadership model.




If interested in helping plan the conference, please join the Conference Committee by contacting Lacey Piekarski, the committee chair.

Materials from 2016 Conference

Thank you to the 130 conference attendees and the more than 20 individual presenters who made this year's conference such a success! It was three days of excellent information and successful networking.

Now is the time to begin implementation of the concepts and strategies presented during the conference.  To help with this effort, please visit our Forums section.  There are already many topics started based upon the workshops from the conference.   Share your implementation approach and problem-solve challenges you face with your peers. The forums are open only to members of WETA. Send us an email if you forgot your password.


Materials provided during the sessions at the 2016 conference are available here for members (must be signed in).  


Professional development is a process, so let's help each other continue our growth throughout the coming year!


The Wisconsin Older Worker Network is a co-sponsor of the Annual Conference.  They host the Thursday Awards Luncheon and present an award to an Outstanding Older Worker and to an Outstanding Host Agency that works with an older worker. 


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