Roundtable Directory

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MKE- Central

Have you registered for the 2021 International Servant Leader Summit in Milwaukee, WI? 

Register now to join an online community of speakers and attendees navigating change together in months leading up to the June 2021 event!


Pre-International Servant Leader Summit 2021
Virtual Events just announced for the fall of 2020
Watch HERE for more information coming soon!

The Pre-International Servant Leader Summit 2021 Virtual Events just announced for the fall of 2020 – Register now, and watch for more information coming soon!

  • If you missed the first event with Speaker Tom Thibodeau, M.A.S.L., Distinguished Professor, Viterbo University, Ted Talk speaker, “Conspiracy of Goodness”, Participants from around world were to able to discuss Tom’s S-L message, in virtual, small group roundtables!
    • Chat Summary, with group takeaways and More Coming Soon!
  • October 6, 9 a.m. CST– Speaker – Margaret Wheatley Ed.D. Speaker, Author Topic– “Who Do We Choose To Be for this time.”
  • Register Here!
  • November 10, 11 a.m. CST– Speakers: Ronett Jacobs MEd, Bowman Leadership Institute Director, TFA Coordinator and LACCS Director, Alverno College Education Division,  Jeramey Jannene: President & Co-Founder, Urban Milwaukee, Allan Klotsche: President, National Business Furniture.
    *Theme: “The WHY of Servant-Leadership”
  • December 1, 9 a.m. CST –Speaker: G. James Lemoine, PhD. Assistant Professor, University of Buffalo, Trustee Greenleaf Center for Leadership, “The Myths of Servant Leadership”, focusing on recent book – addressing the criticisms that servant leadership is “soft” or “not concerned enough with profit.”
  • January 5, 2021 (Time TBD) – Speaker: Dr. Jeff Thompson, Former CEO of Gundersen Health System, Chair of About Health- “How to Build a Servant Organization to Thrive in the Chaos”

The meetings below provide support for Servant-Leaders on their journey or information for those interested in learning more about Servant-Leadership.



Most meetings are now being offered in online formats at no cost to participate.
Look below for information and contact the organization or facilitator to register.

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Servant Leader Roundtables -Milwaukee

First Thursday – MKE West-Waukesha
Zoom Meeting – Oct 1, 8:00am to 9:00am

  • Facilitators: Gene Wright [email protected] or Mike Helbig [email protected]
  • Topic: Stephen Covey’s – Seek first to understand, then to be understood
  • Email: Facilitator to receive an invite and join online for a virtual gathering, via Zoom.
  • Discussion Format :
    • Two breath introduction:
    • Roundtable conversation
    • Participant take-a-ways
    • Conclusion
  • Home Base: Waukesha

Second Thursday MKE North:
Zoom Meeting October 8, 7:30am – 8:30am

  • Facilitator: Elizabeth Evans 262 243 4283 [email protected]
  • Topic: Servant Leaders Persuade through Engagement via Zoom
    Servant leaders [rely] on persuasion, rather than on one’s positional authority, in making decisions within an organization. The servant leader seeks to convince others, rather than coerce compliance. This particular element offers one of the clearest distinctions between the traditional authoritarian model and that of servant leadership. The servant leader is effective at building consensus within groups. ” Larry Spears
  • Home BaseConcordia University Wisconsin – Mequon,  12800 N. Lake Shore Drive Mequon WI 53097.
    • Concordia Servant Leadership The Concordia Servant Leader webpage includes general information, topics, and a registration link for each month. Please let us know you are coming.
    • Directions are on our posters on this page.
    • If you sign up in advance, we remind you the day prior!

Second Friday– MKE Downtown:
Zoom meeting – September 11, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

  • Facilitator: Doug Nelson, Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)
  • Topic: Listening
  • Home Base: MSOE, CREATE Institute (Cudahy Student Center, Room CC 03, 1025 N. Broadway Street)
  • E -mail: [email protected] for invitations to online roundtables. Questions – Contact Debbie Olguin

Third Thursday – MKE South:
Zoom meetingSeptember 17, 8:00am to 9:00am

  • Facilitator: Kim Muench, [email protected] or 414-382-6091
  • Topic: TBA
  • Home Base: Alverno College – Milwaukee, 4300 S. 43rd Street, Milwaukee, WI 53234  
  • Contact: Alverno here for more information, attendance may be limited

Fourth Thursday – MKE Central:
Zoom meeting – September 24, 8:00 am to 9:00 am

  • Facilitator: Dan Lococo, [email protected]
  • Topic: Building Community
  • Discussion format:
    • Two breath introduction
    • Roundtable conversation
    • Participant take-a-ways
    • Conclusion
  • Home base: Milwaukee – Summit Place Building (Glass Patio Room) – 6737 W. Washington Street – West Allis, WI 53214.
  • Mission and assumptions: Servant-Leader Milwaukee is a learning community for persons who are interested in learning more about Servant Leadership and connecting with others who are committed to walking the walk of the Servant-Leader. It is intended to be a resource to those who are committed to applying the leadership philosophy developed by Robert K. Greenleaf and commonly known as Servant Leadership.
  • For more details concerning Operating Agreements, Notes on Facilitation, and starting your own roundtable, see our Resources page.

Servant Leadership Discussions – WI

Fond du Lac, WI,  3rd Friday & 4th Tuesday:
Zoom meetings – Friday, September 18, 7:30am to 8:30am, Tuesday, September 22, 11:30 am to 12:30pm

  • Facilitator: Steve Thiry
  • Topic: Ethical Behavior in Organizations As people reflect upon some of the major events that have occurred and are continuing to occur across the globe, we can’t help but wonder how divided humans have become and how uncivil our behavior has become toward one another.  The conduct of people we see, hear or read about every day is shocking and seemingly without regard for others.  Where is servant leadership?  What has happened to ethical behavior?  Have we become so disillusioned that we have completely lost sight of how we should treat other human beings? 
  • Register: Coffee & Conversation-A.M. or Leaders do Lunch P.M.
  • Discussion Format: A community of practice is a monthly opportunity for servant leaders to gather and learn with each other about actively practicing servant leadership. As a peer-facilitated meeting, attendees can expect to engage with others to learn best practices, explore questions, and share servant-leadership success stories and meaningful resources
  • Homebase:  sophiapartners.org

Madison, WI, 3rd Friday:
Zoom meeting – September 18, 8:30 am to 10:00 am

  • Facilitator: Joe Goss
  • Topic: “The Benefits of Peer-to-Peer Learning.” presented by Chris East, who serves U.W. campus through Learning & Talent Development in the Office of Human Resources, Using Theory U as a foundation, Chris will help us understand He describes the session:
    • Peer Learning Groups (PLG) in the workplace is not a new concept but becoming more popular during the time of Covid-19. Leaders are experiencing significant challenges needing solutions quickly, PLG’s provide the space, structure and format to allow peers to discuss ideas for immediate implementation.
      Please bring along your knowledge through Hazel about Theory U. In preparation, think about the factors that help you learn. Remembering Larry Spears’ 10 characteristics of a servant leader, the attributes of Listening, Empathy, Awareness, and Commitment to the Growth of People come to mind as critical elements in peer-to-peer learning. What has to be present in order for peer-to-peer learning to be successful?

Green Bay, WI Quarterly Meetings:
More Information Here

LaCrosse, WI Community Discussions & Meetings:

  • Community Conversation: Wednesday, November 11
  • Facilitators: Currently Rick Kyte and Tom Thibodeau are holding a weekly zoom conference with leaders of non- profit organizations in LaCrosse.
  • Servant Leadership Bookclub 2nd Wed. from Sept. to May.
    Webex Virtual Meetings
    • Facilitator: Joanne Sandvick
    • Book: Life Is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at Any Age, by Bruce Feiler


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