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!

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 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 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: YPF 101 @ Annie's Fountain City Cafe
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are you new to YPF? Been with YPF for a while, but want to know how to get more involved? This event is for you! YPF 101 is sponsored by J.F. Ahern Company.

During YPF 101, we’ll share a bit of the history, purpose, and structure of our organization. We’ll also cover the different types of events YPF hosts, and an introduction into each of YPF’s sub-committees, with more information for those looking to take a more active role in YPF. The format is casual, and questions are encouraged! Join us for the conversation, to learn how to get involved, and how to get the most out of your YPF membership!

Registration is appreciated. There is no cost for the YPF 101 session; food and beverage purchases are the responsibility of the participant.

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

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 working with Edgewell Brands (i.e. Shick, Diaper Genie, Hawaiian Tropic brands, etc.).

Attendees of this event can also find free resources for growing their own ideas, courtesy of Ignite! Business Success of Fond du Lac County.

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.

YPWeek 2018: For Fonts Sake – Design Tips for Non-Designers @ THELMA Sadoff Center for the Arts
Apr 26 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Design (good and bad) is everywhere and influences everything we do; from billboards and websites to social media and magazines. As the lines between marketing and design blur, the chance that non-designers will be called upon to create something impactful increases.
Whether you want to step up your marketing game, learn a new skillset, or kick start that side hustle you’ve been dreaming about, we’ve got some basic, universal tips to help you enhance your design perspective AND improve the quality of your design details.
Registration: 7:30-7:45 a.m.
Program: 7:45-8:45 a.m.
Questions: 8:45-9:00 a.m.
Cost: Free for FMP or YPF members, $30 for Chamber members, $40 general admission
The ideal combo of corporate marketing design meets ad agency/design firm experience…
Jenny Knuth, art director at wisnet (a brand, website and application development company) has 14+ years of strategy & design experience from the agency side. Jenny has worked with a dynamic variety of projects and clients, ranging from startups to big box brands – loving the fact that no day is ever the same!
Sara Wild, creative supervisor at Michels (a utility and transportation contractor) understands how to use design to add vitality to the corporate brand she has developed over the past 6+ years. Being part of an in-house team allows Sara to work on a variety of projects, and challenges her to design strategically within set guidelines to continue to brand’s evolution.
T.E.A.M. Dynamics @ St. Mary's Springs Academy Multi-Purpose Room
May 15 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am

When working as a team, personalities need to fit like puzzle pieces with each member’s strengths filling in the space where their coworkers have gaps. Knowing your own strengths and gaps is the first step to completing the puzzle. During this workshop, you’ll do some self-exploration using the Belbin Team Roles Personality Profile, consider how your strengths are perceived by those around you, and learn how to put together a great team.

Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Time: 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
7:30 a.m. – Registration and Breakfast
8:00 a.m- 10:00 a.m. – Program

Location: St. Mary’s Springs Academy – Multi-Purpose Room
255 County Road K, Fond du Lac

Cost: $10 for YPF Members, $20 for Non-Members. Hot breakfast included.

About the Presenter: Mike Dearth is a Senior Regional Vice President for the Broker Dealer Division of Invesco Investments. He has held multiple positions within Invesco and has been working in the financial industry since 1996.

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!​

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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