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!
YPF is excited to host Dr. Alan Patterson, as he walks us through ways to build a professional roadmap, build credibility and influence, and maintain motivation. Join us as we work together to build strategic leadership in our own professional careers!
7:45 a.m. – Registration, networking and breakfast
8:00 a.m. – Introduction, objectives and agenda
8:05 a.m. – The professional development roadmap: creating a base of personal competence (presentation)
8:20 a.m. – Motivation self-assessment and group discussion
9:00 a.m. – The relationship of credibility and influence (presentation)
9:05 a.m. – Credibility-building activity: presentation and brief discussion in pairs with a takeaway assignment.
9:30 a.m. – Wrap up
About the Presenter: Alan M. Patterson
Dr. Alan M. Patterson has more than three decades of international consulting experience in change management, leadership development and executive coaching. In 2006 he formed Mentoré, a consulting practice that focuses on aligning strategy, organizational structure, job responsibilities and skill sets to major shifts in the business.
His expertise has been tapped by many global and national businesses and organizations, including: Anheuser-Busch, Biogen Idec, Cadence Design Systems, Federal Reserve Bank, Johnson & Johnson, Hewlett-Packard, Major League Baseball, Merck, Sea World, Shire Pharmaceutical and United States Navy.
Dr. Patterson has been a featured speaker, workshop leader and expert resource for the American Institute for CPAs (AICPA) and The Business Learning Institute, and given presentations to several human resource associations. He has also served as adjunct faculty in the Executive MBA programs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and the Graduate Schools at Bryant University and Lesley University.