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Improving Work Ethic and Personal Responsibility (SM Elective)

Tue 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Managing Employees

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) conducts worker surveys of the state workforce and consistently finds at the top of the training needs list is "work ethic." Other nationwide surveys have been conducted with the same exact results. Does your organization struggle with: poor attendance, negative attitudes, entitlement mentality, time theft, poor meeting attendance, dress code issues, e-mail etiquette, internet abuse, cell phone addiction, basic organizational respect, social media problems, etc.? This session covers over twenty common workplace abuses and unethical behaviors and discusses how to make improvements. This session is especially helpful for: new hires, supervisors, leads, students, managers, or as an all employee training retreat. Numerous case studies and eye-opening stories illustrate the principles presented. Help yourself and your organization become ethically healthy!

Improving Work Ethic and Personal Responsibility September 17, 2024 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (online)

Discounts are available. Payment is required with registration. Fee includes the program and materials.

A confirmation email with program information will be sent prior to the seminar with a reminder email sent the day before the event. If you don’t receive log in information, please check your junk/spam/promotions folder or contact the SBDC for assistance: or 608.785.8782. Should circumstances arise that change program dates or its activities, the program provider, UW-La Crosse SBDC, will contact the program participants.

By registering for this event, the participant grants the program provider, the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center, the Universities of Wisconsin, and the participating organizations (identified below if any), the right to use, publish, and copyright the images and comments (including print and digital written narratives, materials, audio, video, and still images) in connection with this program for use in connection with program participation (current and future), websites and for promotional and educational purposes. The participant also consents to the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center providing the participant’s contact and attendance information to the program instructors and supporters (such as students), and the participating organizations.

Cancellation Policy: You may cancel or transfer your registration up to seven business days before the start date for a refund less a 5% cancelation fee to cover administrative/processing costs. If you do not show or cancel the day of the event, you are responsible for the full fee. You may substitute another person for your registration at any time. Cancellations, requests, and other notice of changes for this program should be provided in writing by sending an email to

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact SBDC for assistance:, 608.785.8782.

The SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration ("SBA"). All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed, if any, are those of the presenter, are not intended to be professional advice to program participants, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA, SBDC or Universities of Wisconsin.

Speaker(s): Michael Kiefer


Fee: $ 139.00

Registration: $139. Discounts are available. See or call 608.785.8783 for details.

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