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Canvas & Cork

Shell Lake Arts Center, Shell Lake, WI
Come join us at the Shell Lake Arts Center for an evening of wine & whimsy. This adult-only event features a 2.5 hour painting workshop with friends in front of a canvas. No painting experience is required, just a willingness to have some fun with your paint brush! An instructor will guide you through the painting experience step-by-step and everything you need is provided to create a work of art that you take home at the end of the evening. Light snacks, coffee, and lemonade will be provided. Wine is available to purchase by the glass or by the bottle.
Admission is $45 at the door, or preregister by March 1st, 2015 and receive a $10 discount!!

Shell Lake Arts Center

Emotional Intelligence and Empowerment

Metropolis Resort, 5150 Fairview Drive, Eau Claire, WI
To effectively manage others, leaders must first understand themselves. This dynamic workshop will focus on three key areas: meaningful self-appraisal, emotional intelligence, and the art of delegation. Specific tools will be covered to help attendees rediscover their areas of greatest strength as well as opportunities for improvement.

In this workshop attendees will learn how to:
- Identify and leverage their personal core values
- Conduct an honest appraisal of personal abilities and challenges
- Overcome personal challenges and cultivate personal strengths
- Use emotional intelligence to drive professional results
- Use the “art of empowerment” for effective delegation

Great leaders are people of integrity who live their lives in accordance with a well-defined value system that can help inspire others to do and be their best. This dynamic, interactive session will help attendees build skills for delegating in a structured, yet empowering, manner.

Stacy Shapiro is President of Shapiro Strategies (a consulting and training firm) and has over 20 years of leadership experience. She received a communications degree from UW-Madison and has held various leadership roles nationwide. In her current work, she passionately encourages organizations and businesses to focus on quality leadership, positive communications, and pursuing excellence…all while setting a values-driven course for the future.

Who Should Attend
Aspiring, new – and even experienced – managers hoping to build their management skills.

$600 (includes materials, instruction, lunch and refreshments)
Sign up before February 27th for only $550.

Brett Schroedel

Grow More Vegetables Than You Ever Thought Possible!

Sunbow Farm, W4620 Langdell Rd., Eau Claire
Attend this FREE Hands-On Workshop to learn the Grow BioIntensive method of mini-farming/gardening. For absolute beginners through experienced gardeners we will cover site preparation, compost making, plant selection and spacing, watering, weeding and more. Call with questions (715-379-7284) or sign-up today by e-mailing Kristina at

Kristina Beuning

Lean Certification Series

Chippewa Valley Technical College – Menomonie
Program Details: The Lean Certification series comprises a series of workshops that include live simulations with a mentored implementation project at your company. This powerhouse combination provides swift and targeted technical competencies custom-fit to your unique needs. The cost savings from your first project typically pay back your investment many times over and promote the next continuous improvement activities. The program includes six sessions beginning Tuesday, March 3, 2015. See website for more details.

This program is being hosted by University of Wisconsin-Stout’s Professional Education Programs & Services and Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center (MOC).

Learn more at:

Anna McCabe

Make Your Own Snowshoes

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 County Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
Snowshoeing has become a popular winter activity. Make your own snowshoes in this two-day workshop. Choose from three styles of snowshoes: Green Mountain bear paw (10” x 36”), Alaskan trail shoe (10” x 56”) or the great, all-purpose Ojibwa style (11” x 54”). All shoes are laced with tubular nylon, which is comfortable to work with, and have great strength when varnished. Bring to class: PATIENCE, bag lunch, tape measure, pencil, scissors and matches or lighter.
Registration and full payment required by December 15.
Friends $160 Nonmembers $170

Sarah Bergstrom, 715-877-2212

Free Technology Workshop at Verizon Wireless in Eau Claire

Aug 17, 2011 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Verizon Wireless Store in Eau Claire, located at 3755 Oakwood Mall Drive
Verizon Wireless is offering a free technology workshop at the company’s Eau Claire store, located at 3755 Oakwood Mall Drive, on Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Reservations are required by registering online at Seating is limited.

The workshop is geared toward helping customers get the most out of their advanced wireless devices by learning about new features and technologies, such as 4G LTE, explore useful data apps and offer an open forum to address questions.

Additionally, Verizon Wireless offers customers a free online learning center, making it easier and faster for customers to get the most out of their devices and services by learning the functions and features—on their own schedule. Log in for online tutorials anytime by visiting

Ashley Christophersen