Building Trust for Retention and Organizational Success

2021 Leadership Speaker Series
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The University of Wisconsin-Stout, Discovery Center is pleased to host the 2021 Leadership Speaker Series.  We invite you to join us for a conversation around various leadership topics with regional, national, and international experts.  We hope to help inspire you and spark energy, growth, innovation, and excitement for you and your organization.

We are excited to offer this series at NO COST to you with thanks to partial funding from the EDA CARES grant that supports leadership and the pandemic response. 

You will receive an email message from the university with log-in information one week before the virtual session.  Please contact wilsonma@uwstout.edu or profed@uwstout.edu with additional questions.

Building Trust for Retention and Organizational Success
Dr. Marya Wilson, Director of the Leadership Institute, UW-Stout
September 9, 2021, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (CST) Virtual on Microsoft Teams


Trust in the workplace is a known important requirement for retaining employees in our organizations.  During the last 16 months, we have experienced a level of uncertainty that has tested the trust of employees at all levels.  Losing our high-performers is costly in more ways than financial.  Join us for a conversation about the process and importance of trust in our organizations.  We will also discuss ways to repair trust and strengthen your organizational culture as we journey to our new normal. 

Building Trust for Retention and Organizational Success

September 9 - Dr. Marya Wilson
Marya Wilson

Dr. Marya Wilson is the Director of the Leadership Institute, a resource of the Discovery Center at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.  She is also an Assistant Professor teaching and researching in the areas of organizational leadership, development & behavior, operations management, and quality management. Dr. Wilson is a veteran of the dot com boom and bust of Silicon Valley, CA, experienced with diverse and exciting workers in everything from manufacturing, customer service, higher education, non-profit, and government. She has worked for a variety of organizations such as 3M/Imation, Pentagon Technologies Semiconductors, and Starbucks. She consistently focuses on positive individual and organizational development as well as implementing quality management systems and striving for operational excellence.

Dr. Wilson brings first-hand knowledge to the learning experience and a clear understanding of the underlying emotional processes that drive behaviors and create individual and team success. She has a BA in Psychology, an MS in Management Technology, an MA in Human Development, and a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems. In addition, Dr. Wilson is working to complete her International Coaching Federation (ICF) certification.

Dr. Marya Wilson LinkedIn Profile