Below are dates for the Servant Leader round-tables scheduled in the Greater Milwaukee area for 2019. If you would like to receive reminders of round-table events, join the WISL Milwaukee email list.
WISL Cities Tours – Tuesday, November 12th at Alverno College
- First Thursday – West:
- Machine Shed Restaurant, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM (arrive by 7:45 AM to order breakfast). N14 W24145 Tower Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188
- Second Thursday – North:
- Concordia University Wisconsin – Mequon, 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM. 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive Mequon WI 53097 For more information
- Third Thursday – South:
- Alverno College – Milwaukee, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM. 4300 S. 43rd Street, Milwaukee, WI 53234 For more information click on Servant Leadership
- Fourth Thursday – Central:
- Mad Rooster Café – 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM. 4401 W.Greenfield Ave. (Greenfield and Miller Park Way, 414.231.9120), Milwaukee, WI 53214
- The roundtable is free, breakfast is on your own. Please arrive a few minutes early to place your order.
- Second Friday– Downtown Milwaukee–MSOE:
- Back room of Pizano’s Pizza & Pasta (1154 N. Water St on the 1st level of the Grohmann Tower), 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.
The following guidelines describe the principles which govern interactions among participants in the Servant-Leader Milwaukee roundtable. These principles act as a guide in our interaction with each other as participants in the group. These norms will be reviewed and revised periodically.
- The Servant Leader Roundtable is first and foremost a learning community. At no time is the group intended to be a source of sales leads for products or services.
- We recognize that a dollar spent with a Servant-Leader goes farther than a dollar spent elsewhere. With the knowledge that we will not be approached by members selling their goods/services we make reasonable efforts to proactively support the business and personal activities of our fellow Servant-Leaders.
- Ideas are presented as an invitation to mutual discussion and exploration.
- The discussion of issues, ideas, and direction will not become a personal attack or return to haunt you in the future.
- Practice and experience humility – each of us may not have all the answers.
- Listen first to understand, and don’t be dismissive of the input received when we listen.
- Share air time with others. Recognize that different individuals are more or less comfortable in groups.
- Don’t go off /stay off topic for long.
- Keep confidentiality.
- If you have a problem with someone, calmly and respectfully address the problem directly with them.
- Expend the effort to practice all of these norms and to care enough about the roundtable and its work to confront each other, with care, compassion, and purpose, when a roundtable member fails to practice these norms.
April 26, 2017
Guide to Starting Your Own Roundtable
“The servant-leader is servant first. It begins with the natural feeling that
one wants to serve. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead.
The best test is: do those served grow as persons: do they, while being
served, become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely
themselves to become servants? And, what is the effect on the least
privileged in society; will they benefit, or, at least, not be further
deprived?” (Greenleaf, 1977/2002, p. 27)
Notes on Facilitation:
- The facilitator provides a framework for meaningful conversation.
The facilitator is “first among peers” rather than a “sage on the
- Topics should invite exploration of the principles of Servant
Leadership that can be applied to participant’s leadership journeys
rather than solve a specific problem.
- Monitor start and end times to honor participant’s schedules.
- The things we learned in kindergarten make for good operating
- Invite quiet individuals to share their thoughts and recognize that
some individuals may find it a challenge to conclude their thoughts.
It may be necessary to intervene.
- Refocus the conversation as needed.
- Asking participants to identify a memorable idea from the
conversation provides for a summary of the roundtable. It can also
be a useful tool for evaluating participant engagement.
- Remind participants of other S-L roundtables, events, web/email
resources, and to invite others to participate.
Servant-Leader Milwaukee Guide to Starting Your Own Roundtable
Each participant in an S-L roundtable brings their own set of unique
experiences and motivations. The sharing of these individual
journeys is at the core of the wisdom found at our roundtables.
- The Servant Leader Roundtable is a learning community. It is never
intended to be a source of sales leads for products or services.
- The roundtables are intended to be first-person conversations
grounded in the participant’s direct experiences. Practice and
- Promote mutual discussion: listen first to understand, and don’t be
dismissive of the input received through listening.
- Keep confidentiality. The discussion of issues, ideas, and direction
will not become a personal attack or return to haunt you in the
- Share air time with others. Recognize that different individuals are
more or less comfortable in groups.
- Don’t go off /stay off topic for long.
- If you have a problem with someone, calmly and respectfully address
the problem directly with them.
For more information go to: www.s-l-milwaukee.com
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