Let's Develop Your Talent Together!

Lakeland University's Develop U program offers LOCAL, customized approaches to professional growth. Our workshops and training programs are affordable, engaging and flexible - providing employees with high-quality professional development opportunities.

For questions about Lakeland University's Develop U workshops, contact Kym Leibham at 920-565-1023 ext. 2155 or email her at

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Customize Workshops

Interested in a specific topic? We will customize workshops for your unique needs. We are here to listen and adapt. Just contact us at the email address below.

We would like to partner with you and help you invest in your professional self and staff.

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Professional Development Workshops

We have seasoned professionals ready to work with your team. Here is a menu of offerings that have benefited many organizations, but we can also customize a program based upon your needs:

  • Ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human consumption - FSPCA certifications
  • I Am Not an Accountant, But I Need to Understand Them. Utilizing Your Organizational Culture to Impact Innovation
  • How to Help your Team Get Over Resisting Change
  • Marketing Isn't My Job…But it IS…it is Everyone's Job
  • Developing Advanced Leadership Skills to make a Positive Difference
  • I am now a Manager, Now How do I Lead?
  • Captivate, Influence and Build Trust - Honing Soft Skills
  • Making Dynamic Visual Presentations that WOW
  • Understanding all of that economic-stuff I see on TV
  • Being a Successful Project Manager for Any Project Big or Small

If you have an interest in a workshop or would like to discuss additional topics, we would like to speak with you. Contact Kym Leibham at 920-565-1023 ext. 2155 or email her at

All funds generated by Develop U will directly support Lakeland University's student-run business venture.

Take charge of your finances and be equipped with the facts you need to prepare for a financially secure retirement. Learn why having a financial plan is not just for the 1%. This three-class course will teach you how to maximize your income and get more from your investments. Learn how to protect your hard-earned money from inflation, income taxes and potential long-term health care needs. Get educated on essential estate planning topics such as wills, trusts and powers of attorney. These courses are designed for those approaching retirement and those who have recently transitioned into retirement.

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Workshop Topics - Lakeland University Main Campus 6 – 8 p.m.

  • Thursday, April 9 Retirement Planning for Financial Success Part 1
  • Thursday, April 16 Retirement Planning for Financial Success Part 2
  • Thursday, April 23 Estate Planning

Workshops presented by Cliff Henrickson and Jess Henrickson, Baird; and Stephanie Mares, Mares Law Offices. The total cost for three-course workshop is $100 per couple and reservations are limited.

For questions about the workshops or content, contact: Jess Henrickson, Vice President and Financial Advisor
The KHK Group Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc. 414-298-2476 |

For questions about Lakeland University, contact: Kym Leibham - Director, Strategic Outreach, Lakeland University
920-565-1023 ext. 2155 |

If you are interested in a summer 2020 session, or for further information about the the certification, contact Kym Leibham at 920-565-1023 ext. 2155 or

Certificate Description:

The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation (referred to as the Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation) is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human consumption in the United States. The regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a "preventive controls qualified individual" who has "successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls". This course developed by the FSPCA (Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance) is the "standardized curriculum" recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a "preventive controls qualified individual."

Self-paced online certificate-bearing program through Lakeland University online using the Blackboard platform under the direction of Charles Sizer, FSPCA Lead Instructor.

Charles Sizer's Credentials:

  • FSPCA Lead Instructor
  • Process Authority for Aseptic Systems
  • Credentialed FDA LACF Aseptic International Inspector
  • Former Director of the National Center for Food Safety