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Servant Leader Roundtables– Our proven Model

General Format of Milwaukee Roundtable Discussions
1) 2-breath introductions
2) Frame the roundtable discussion topic
3) Open discussion
4) Ask each participant to identify one take-away from the conversation

Mission and assumptions: Wisconsin Servant-Leadership 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.

Roundtable Directory

Inside MilwaukeeOutside Milwaukee
MKE- WestMadison
MKE- North (Concordia)Fond du Lac
MKE- Downtown (MSOE)LaCrosse Area
MKE- South (Alverno)North East (Keller)
MKE- Central

The meetings below provide support for Servant-Leaders on their journey and/or information for those interested in learning more about Servant-Leadership. Most meetings are virtual, and all are free to attend. More information on how to register is below.

First Thursday – MKE West-Waukesha: Email facilitators to join monthly Zoom meetings
Zoom Meeting – January 6, 8:00am to 9:00am 

  • Facilitator(s): Gene Wright [email protected] or Mike Helbig [email protected]
  • Topic: Tom Thibodeau once said-“We shape our lives by the conversations we have”. How do we start a conversation about Servant-Leadership with a colleague? (Where we have not talked about S-L before)

Registration: E-mail facilitator to receive an invite and join online for a virtual gathering, via Zoom (through January 2022)

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Second Thursday MKE North:
Zoom MeetingThursday, January 13, 7:30am to 8:30am

  • Facilitator(s): Elizabeth Evans- 262-243-4283 [email protected]
  • Topic: Listening
    • “Servant leadership reminds us of the importance of listening, and the practice of mindfulness. Listening allows us to look within ourselves and become aware of the barriers that inhibit our ability to listen effectively. It helps us discern information that leads to understanding, rather than judgment, which in turn leads to derision. We all have personal biases and prejudices even if we’d like to believe otherwise. Listening helps us serve by exposing prejudices that filter select words, warp messages, and prevent us from considering another point of view. I had a great teacher who once said she loved to discover a prejudice because then she could work to overcome it. I deeply admire this mindset because it accepts the fact that we don’t always listen, we’re not always open-minded, yet we have the power to consciously change how we listen and interact with others.

Second Friday– MKE Downtown:
Zoom meeting – February 11, 2022, 12:00 pm to 12:50 pm

  • Facilitator(s): Doug Nelson, Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) [email protected]
  • Topic: Health
  • Home Base: MSOE, CREATE Institute (Via Zoom and in-person at the Grohmann Tower, Room GT 402, 233 East Juneau Avenue)
  • Register Here

Second Friday– North East Wisconsin:
In-Person meeting – January 14, 2022, 7:30 am to 8:30 am

Third Thursday – MKE South:
Zoom meetingJanuary 20 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

  • Facilitator: Kim Muench, [email protected] or 414-382-6091
  • Topic: Building Community
  • Home Base: Alverno College – Milwaukee, 4300 S. 43rd Street, Milwaukee, WI 53234  
  • Register Here

Fourth Thursday – MKE Central:
Zoom meeting – January 27, 8:00 am to 9:00 am

  • Facilitator: Dan Lococo, [email protected]
  • Topic: “Building community in the midst of inequality: all tall order, not for the faint of heart”

Fond du Lac, WI,  3rd Friday 7:30-8:30 a.m. & 4th Tuesday 11:30 am- 12:20 pm

  • 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/event

Madison, WI, 3rd Friday: January 21
Zoom meetings, 8:30 am to 10:00 am

LaCrosse, WI Community Discussions & Meetings:

  • Community Conversation: Wednesdays – hosted by Viterbo University
  • Contact: Tom Thibodeau
  • Servant Leadership Bookclub 2nd Wed. from Sept. to May.
    via Virtual Meetings