News & Events

Tues, October 17, 7:15 p.m.

Book Bags and NFL Book Club will be meeting at the home of Diane Sorensen. The book to read is Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance.  Julie Underwood will be the discussion leader.  Please RSVP to Diane.

Thurs, October 26
Tempo WOW Spa Experience is set for Thursday, October 26 at Sundara, Wisconsin Dells.  Optional dinner on the way home at Biaggi's at Greenway Station, Middleton. 9 initially indicated availability for that date. Currently, 3 have actually signed up on the doodle.
Sign up via the following doodle:
You must choose and schedule the spa service of your choice directly with the spa (reserve with a credit card), by calling (888 - 735-8181). For a menu of services, go online to the spa tab. Be sure to print out the “spa health intake form” to bring along.  The spa suggests you reserve asap. The spa is open to us from 9am to 9pm.
Car pool meeting place is the park & ride at the end of Parmenter Street  (4340 Parmenter St, Middleton, WI 53562). The spa is an hour drive from the park and ride.
Sundara provides a big fluffy robe and slippers for the day. Just bring your swimsuit.
The spa experience usually begins with a 30-minute Purifying Bath Ritual ¬– a five-step self-guided treatment designed to cleanse the skin and clear the mind before our spa service. This ritual includes:
•      Rainfall shower and exfoliation (Sundara Sandstone Body Polish provided)
•      Soothing body mist before stepping into the steam room with aromas of rose and sandalwood
•      Cooling rainfall shower
•      Essential oil-infused hot pool with hydro jets
•      Cool plunge pool to benefit circulation
We then retreat to the adjacent Relaxation Lounge.

Fri, October 27 1:30-2:30 p.m.
TEMPO WOW Global Hotspots are thought-provoking discussions, conducted by UW faculty experts, about what’s happening in the world.
The next in the series will be Friday, Oct. 27 1:30-2:30 pm, at the Fluno Center’s Auditorium, 601 University Avenue. The topic: U.S.-Russia Relations: Challenges and Opportunities.” This talk focuses on five main challenges and opportunities for U.S.-Russia relations: distrust between the two countries, conflicting narratives of the past, conflicting strategies and motives, leadership and domestic political challenges, and opportunities related to shared interests.
The speaker, Yoshiko Herrera, is professor, Department of Political Science and director, UW–Madison partnership with Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan. Herrera’s work focuses on politics in Russia and the former Soviet states, U.S.-Russia relations, social identities and norms, nationalism and ethnic politics, and constructivist political economy and international relations.
Join us for lunch beforehand (12 noon) at Porta Bella, 425 North Frances Street.
Sign up via the follow doodle:

Each person attending must also register online for the lecture at:

Mon, November 6, 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, November 16, 6:00 pm
TEMPO Happy Hour at The Madison Club  Do you want another opportunity to get to know your board and other TEMPO members in a casual setting - we have a great idea - come join us at our newly-created 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 patio (weather permitting), or the club level bar, or third level pub.

Sat, November 11, 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!

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.



Thursday, February 22, 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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