News & Events

Thurs, March 29, 12 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch at Madison College Gourmet Dining Room  Enjoy a delicious gourmet lunch in the Madison College Gourmet Dining Room (now named Diane’s Delicious Diner).  Students practice their culinary skills in a simulated restaurant environment and provide an amazing gourmet dining experience. This event is open to TEMPO members and pricing is $25.  Please register by March 16.  Lunch at Madison College Gourmet Dining Room

Mon, April  2, 2018, 12:00 p.m.
TEMPO Traveler Group  If you've got the time and want to talk travel, join the TEMPO Traveler Group on the first Monday of each month at Sofra Bistro in Middleton.

Thurs, April 12, 6:15 p.m.
TEMPO Happy Hour at The Madison Club!  Do you want another opportunity to get to know and network with your board and other TEMPO members in a casual setting. We welcome members to join us at our TEMPO Happy Hour!  These Happy Hours will follow our board meetings on the Thursday following the monthly TEMPO luncheon.  No registration necessary.  TEMPO Board members will be on the club level bar, or third level pub. We hope you can join us.

Sat, April 14, 9:00 a.m.
TEMPO Breakfast Club:  Middleton Hills Branch  Show up at Prairie Cafe in Middleton Hills and join us for breakfast, coffee, and conversation, for as long as you wish to stay.  We each pay for ourselves.  Feel free to bring a friend, any friend!

Tues, April 17, 7:15 p.m.
Book Bags will be meeting at the home of Barbara Main.  The book to read is Ready, Player One by Ernest Cline.  Please RSVP to Barbara.

Thurs, April 19, 7:15 p.m.
NFL Book Club will be meeting at the home of Joy Rice.  The book to read is The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia by Masha Gessen.  The discussion leader will be Eunice Gibson.  Please RSVP to Joy.

Fri, April 20, 7:30 p.m.  
Theater LILA's Opening Night Party for LINES
Members and their spouse/guest are invited to join the LILA Staff and Board and the artists involved in the production of LINES at the Opening Night party at the Concourse following the performance. The party will offer complimentary light fare, desserts, and a cash bar.

The event is $35 for members and guests. Please register by April 13, 2018.  Theater LILA's Opening Night Party for LINES

Sat, April 21, 10 - 11 a.m. Celebrate Earth Day with TEMPO's "Trashionista" Jill Pfeiffer.  Meet at Central Park, 202 S. Ingersoll St., Madison and help clean up the Capital City Bike Trail.  Please register by April 16. Earth Day Trash Pickup 2018


Registration is Open!


2017-18 WSB and TEMPO Executive Leadership Series Registration (all three sessions)


Thursday, November 2, 2017, 7:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Wisconsin School of Business
Grainger Hall, Room 1310 - Plenary Room
975 University Avenue

Bring Your Bias: Recognizing and Overcoming Unconscious Decision-Making
Binnu Palta Hill, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Wisconsin School of Business

Cultural dexterity has become an increasingly valuable skill in today’s diverse and global workplace. According to a survey of 1370 CEO’s across the globe conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, it is now considered to be a critical professional skill rather than a ‘soft skill’. Research shows that diverse teams operating in an inclusive culture outperform their homogeneous counterparts, and are more innovative. Team members in these groups are much more likely to have a shared vision of success and are personally committed to the success of the team. These individuals also have high levels of job satisfaction and high rates of retention. One of the key challenges in cultivating an inclusive environment, where each member of the team can contribute to his/her fullest potential, is bias. Given that bias is an inherently human trait, in this session, we will explore what it means to be a culturally competent professional and an inclusive leader by learning to recognize and address our own blind spots. We will review the latest research on how unconscious bias affects behavior, and strategies for addressing unconscious bias in the workplace.



Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 7:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Wisconsin School of Business
Grainger Hall, Room 1310 - Plenary Room
975 University Avenue

Owning Our Stories: A Pathway to Authentic Leadership
Chief Kristen Roman, UW Madison Police

Author Brene Brown says, “To be alive is to be vulnerable; to be a leader is to be vulnerable every minute of the day. You don’t get to opt out.” Authentic leadership requires courage, emphasizes self-awareness and promotes legitimacy through relational transparency and fair-mindedness. In this session, participants will explore the process of cultivating authentic leadership and learn the importance of owning our stories. Understanding that balance is vital to career endurance and mistakes are an essential ingredient of success, authentic leadership asks us that we let ourselves be seen and sit with discomfort. In so doing, our vulnerabilities have the power to lead us to our greatest strengths.





Thursday, April 26, 2018, 7:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Wisconsin School of Business
Grainger Hall, Room 1310 - Plenary Room
975 University Avenue

Mindfulness: It’s More Than Meditation
Julia Yates, UW Health

Learn to use mindful awareness to examine stress reactions and resiliency tools from a place of non-judgmental curiosity. Discussion will start with defining mindfulness and exploring the powerful role of vulnerability when using mindfulness to increase self-awareness. Openly and honestly explore triggers and reactions to stress, while identifying what works to bring us back to a state of wellness and resiliency. We all react to stress, and we all need personal resiliency strategies that work for us.



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