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

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.

YPWeek 2018: Aspiring Servant Leaders Conference
Apr 25 @ 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!​

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!

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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