Center for Professional & Personal Development

Let's Develop Your Talent Together!

Lakkeland University's Center for Professional and Personal Development offers LOCAL, customized approaches to professional and personal growth. Our workshops and training programs are affordable, engaging and flexible - providing employees with high-quality professional development opportunities.

Questions? Contact Lorinda Lewis at 920-272-0777.

Customized Workshops

Interested in a specific topic? We will customize workshops for your unique needs. We have seasoned professionals ready to work with your team to design a solution.

Celemi Method

Business Simulation Learning

When you need people to understand how the decisions, they make on the job impact financial outcomes, how their actions create value, and how to make more effective business choices, choose the Celemi method facilitated by Dr. Lorinda Lewis. More than 4 million people in 70 countries have participated in one of the hands-on business simulations. Learn about the various workshops below and contact us to discuss how we can work together to maximize your team

Dr. Lewis is a scholar-practitioner, established in a wide variety of business disciplines. She has a passion for leading and developing others. She has developed her perspective through an unusual career trajectory that includes her experiences as a retired Air Force logistician, a continuous improvement and P&L executive of a Fortune 500 company, an adjunct professor at universities, and as a pro bono continuous improvement coach for Collective Impact Initiatives with not-for-profit agencies. She is a prominent public speaker and published academician who can translate complex ideas into relatable stories to inspire audiences of all levels. As a public speaker, she is in high demand internationally at academic and industry conferences as well as corporate leadership events. As an ICF & CCA certified executive coach, she facilitates classes, events and offers one-on-one professional development training and mentoring in public and private workshops. She is certificated to administer the Kirton Adaption-Innovation (KAI) Inventory, illuminating cognitive problem-solving styles. She is a licensed facilitator of Celemi Business Simulation Workshops, improving team member engagement and business acumen. As an adjunct faculty member at universities, she teaches business and leadership courses including organization development, lean, change management, coaching and mentoring for business, marketing, and global business strategy.

Celemi Cayenne is a simulation that develops the participants’ relationship building skills while increasing the perceived value of their role, department, and projects/initiatives within the company. Focus: Project management and influence.

Cost $450 per participant, 7-hour workshop, minimum participation 12.

Kirton’s Adaptive Innovation (KAI) inventory measures cognitive style, resulting in the participant scoring on a continuum of either more adaptive or more innovative. Knowing your place on the continuum, offers insight into your preferred way of approaching the various situations that you may face day-to- day. This understanding is valuable in understanding why you thrive in some project teams and struggle in others. As leaders, understanding the style of team members helps you to assign more effective teams, resulting in more successful project outcomes. Focus: Problem solving, decision making, team dynamics, and communication.

Cost $175 per participant, 4-hour workshop, minimum participation 10. 

The Medici Game is a creative simulation where the participants experience and learn breakthrough creative “best practices” and tactics to drive business and personal insights and results. These learnings are then applied to a current challenge, project, or initiatives. Focus: Innovation, problem-solving, diversity of thought.

Cost $280 per participant, 4-hour workshop, minimum participation 12.

Celemi Exploring Change is a dialog on change. Organizations, divisions or teams that want to increase the return on investment for transformation initiatives can use the workshop to build a shared language and collective insights into what it takes to bring people on board. Focus: Change management and leading change.

Cost $280 per participant, 4-hour workshop, minimum participation 12.

Celemi PartnerStock is a competitive and interactive simulation. Participants are grouped into teams, and presented with life-like, inventory related dilemmas and challenges. They must prioritize their limited resources to handle the challenges. The goal is to optimize inventory levels while managing customer satisfaction and profit. The most successful team wins the competition. The participants experience a significant peer-to-peer learning, make clear links to their real-life dilemmas, and apply research results and scientific models. Focus: Supply chain effectiveness, decision making, team dynamics.

Cost $280 per participant, 4-hour workshop, minimum participation 12. 

Celemi Apples & Oranges is a simulation that enables participants to understand how they contribute to financial and operational success of the organization. This simulation focuses on building the business acumen and financial literacy skills of employees, managers, and leaders. It is available in a variety of industries including manufacturing, retail, service, and healthcare. Focus: Business finance, decision making, team dynamics.

Cost $450 per participant, 7-hour workshop, minimum participation 12.