Since its inception in June of 2004, a primary mission of the Young Professionals of Fond du Lac is to sponsor monthly events that allow its members opportunities to network in both social and professional settings. Members can then have an opportunity to invite guests and learn more about the mission and goals of YPF.


Attending YPF events is a great way to find out what YPF is all about. You will meet monthly with collegues and friends while continuing to expand and diversify your network. Come see what the excitement is all about!

Diversity in the Workplace @ Common Grounds Coffeehouse at Marian University
Mar 26 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Diversity in the workplace has become somewhat of a hot topic across the country. Companies are seeking this diversity in order to bring different perspectives and life experiences to the table. Are you prepared to handle this difference? Do you recognize if you are acting differently based on your audience? Join us in exploring this further.

About the Presenter: Lyndsey Seewald
Lyndsey Seewald is living out her dream as the head women’s basketball coach at Marian University in Fond du Lac after receiving educational achievements that include a BS in Psychology and a MA in Sport & Performance Psychology. Every day she goes to work with one thing in mind; how to create spaces for our student-athletes, staff, and faculty to seek and fulfill their dreams. The process is her main focus, trusting that the outcome will beautifully create itself.

Event Timeline:
7:30 am   Registration
8:00 am  Program

Fired Up for Spring @ Fired Visions Studio
Mar 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Fired Visions Studio opened in November and is excited to host YPF for a night of family fun. Choose from more than 30 glaze colors and various finish styles to decorate your ceramic piece in any way you like. Stencils are even available if you’re not feeling particularly artsy.

Ceramics much be chosen from those available for this event. Completed projects will be ready for pick up just a few days after the event.

Event Timeline
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Registration
4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Painting ceramics
7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Clean-up
Snacks will be available throughout the night.

YPWeek 2018: Morning Mojo @ Fond du Lac Family YMCA
Apr 23 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Registration coming soon!

Tired of being tired every morning? Us too! That’s why we’re teaming up with MJ Neumann from the Fond du Lac Family YMCA to show us how to establish healthy habits to kick off every day the right way.

We’ll enjoy breakfast together to get things started, then MJ will run us through some awesome yoga poses that you can do to get your blood pumping. then, we’ll all make our lunch for the day and see how we can enjoy freshly made meals without all the hassle.

Registration and breakfast at 7:30am

Program starts at 8:00am

YPWeek 2018: What the hell is coworking, anyway?
Apr 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Registration coming soon!

Coworking spaces have been popping up in communities across the country and they’re making a push in Wisconsin already, too. And, you might be asking, “What the hell is coworking, anyway?”

We’ll explore that together over a delicious lunch in an empty storefront in downtown Fond du Lac (final location yet to be determined). Along for the ride will be cowork space managers from other Wisconsin communities as well as the geeks & creatives of wisnet who are looking to bring a space just like it to our own backyard. You’ll also learn why studies show those who are part of coworking environments thrive more than those in a traditional office environment.

Registration and lunch begins at 11:30am

Program begins at Noon

YPWeek 2018: The Art of the Side Hustle @ Green Dragon Brew Pub
Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Registration coming soon!

​Tammy Duchow, entrepreneur and brand guru, will share her story of how she took a simple idea and turned it into a fully-fledged “Side Hustle” to create Critter Cuddler, rocketing to $125K in sales and now an As Seen on TV product endorsed by the original shark tank personality “Kevin Harrington.” All while I working with Edgewell Brands (i.e. Shick, Diaper Genie, Hawaiian Tropic brands, etc.)

Registration and networking starts at 5:00pm

Program starts at 5:30pm

About Tammy Duchow:

Having started in front of the camera as a model for multi-million-dollar brands like Guess?™, Ralph Lauren™ and Calvin Klein™, Tammy had the opportunity to work with some of the best brand teams and ad agencies around the world. She continued her brand-building journey as the eCommerce Director for multi-billion-dollar Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and became a successful professional trainer. After that she established and managed social media customer care for Fortune 500 Company, Johnson & Johnson, and worked alongside 25 household name brands like Neutrogena®, JOHNSON’s® Baby, Aveeno®, etc. From gathering, managing, and analyzing engaging consumer feedback data into better product development and the overall brand story, she brings deep insight into the vastly important role that customer loyalty plays in brand building.

From her role building big brands for 20+ years, Tammy applied her online skills to bring a company’s mediocre sales of $300,000 per month to over $3 million per month in less than a year, and in 2016 launched an Amazon course and software package to replicate this process which grossed over $1 million in sales. Currently, she’s launching her own private label brands of products she’s passionate about, and teaching other people how to do the same.

YP Week 2018: Quit wine’ing! We’re talking BEER! And cheese! @ Urban Fuel Coffee House
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Registration opening soon!

Find your beervana with guidance from beer sensory and cheese experts.

Learn the ins and outs about how malt flavors “craft” your favorite beer. Guest speaker, sensory expert and pioneer Cassie Poirier from Briess Malt & Ingrediants, will provide a look at how various styles of malt contribute to different beer flavor profiles. You’ll sample different styles of beer with Cassie and learn how to identify the malt flavors experienced in each beer. But what’s some beer without a little cheese? Cheese expert Laura Henning from Henning’s Cheese will explore how cheese flavor is created and demonstrate what cheeses pair well with different styles of beer.

Registration begins at 5:30pm with the program beginning at 6:00pm.

Complimentary heavy appetizers will be available on a first come, first served basis (when they’re gone, they’re gone!) and cash bar will be open.

YPWeek 2018: Murder at the Masquerade @ South Hills Golf & Country Club
Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

​The rustle of silks and feathers under muted conversation was probably the last thing heard by the tragically and unexpectedly deceased at the Billionaires’ Club Annual Masquerade Ball. With a mystery under each feathery façade, unmasking the killer may be quite a challenge. It’s up to you to determine which partygoer is guilty, bring this crime to justice, and save the party!

Attend the Billionaires’ Club Annual Masquerade Ball and help get this soiree back on track by trading clues with your guests, gathering information, and solving the crime before the masked menace gets away! Evening wear, ball gowns, Venetian masks, suits, and tuxes are what to wear to this high class night of masks and murder. Get ready for a glamorous evening of mystery, intrigue, and murder. Masks will be provided.

Registration begins at 5:00pm

Cocktails and the show begin at 5:30pm

Dinner begins at 6:30pm (but you should really be there for cocktails, too!)

Location: South Hills Golf and Country Club

T.E.A.M. Dynamics
May 15 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am

Save the date for May 8th to learn about core personality types with T.E.A.M. Dynamics! Additional event information and registration coming soon!

2018 Amazing Race
May 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Save the date for the 2018 YPF Amazing Race! It is back and better than ever! A mirror of the Sunday night television show, this event has you racing up and down Main Street stopping at a variety of shops and restaurants. Again this year, clues will be given to your next destination with the winning team earning a fantastic prize!

Additional event information and registration coming soon!

YPWeek 2018: Aspiring Servant Leaders Conference
Jun 26 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

​The half-day mini-conference will feature forward-thinking, real-world servant leadership practitioners. Participants will explore relevant questions that matter to leaders in organizations and communities in a unique and engaged learning format.

Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more info!​

Kickin’ for a Cause
Jul 14 all-day

After a successful first year in 2017, YPF is proud to bring back Kickin’ for a Cause, a charity kickball tournament! Mark your calendars to build your kickball team for the summer of 2018! Event details (including the 2018 beneficiary) and registration coming soon!

2018 Casino Night
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Go all in for a good cause! Join the Young Professionals of Fond du Lac (YPF) at their Casino Night Fundraiser! Don’t forget to mark your calendar for this great community event!

Whether you’re into Blackjack or winning fantastic prizes, there’s plenty to do at Casino Night!

Additional event details, including the 2018 beneficiary and registration, coming soon!

IdeaCamp Fond du Lac 2018
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join your fellow community members at IdeaCamp Fond du Lac for a day of participant-led learning! IdeaCamp is not your typical conference; attendees determine the content and activities! Participants interested in presenting a topic add their name and their topic to an open spot on the schedule, choosing a session time and a sponsored room. Everyone checks out the schedule and attends the sessions of their choosing. Simple, collaborative and unlike any other event out there, IdeaCamp is your opportunity to connect with your community, your neighbors and yourself! Bring your thirst for knowledge and appetite for conversation.

Additional event information and registration coming soon!

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