Young Professionals of Waukesha County

Join other young professionals in Waukesha County to get to know each other, access professional development opportunities and build lasting connections with each other and the community. We are the next generation of leaders in Waukesha County—build your network now to enrich your career and personal life for years to come.

  • YP Professional Development programs
    • Meet our YP group four times a year to develop your professional skills to move forward in your career.
    • Pro-tip: Invite a friend or coworker to the program to help you feel comfortable networking and help others you know develop themselves professionally. These programs are a great opportunity to get to know coworkers outside of the normal office setting.
  • YP Executive Chat series
    • Chat with local business leaders to learn how they rose to the top and what helped them get there. Get advice from Waukesha County’s C-suite executives on how you can achieve the results you want in your career.
    • Pro-tip: Research the speaker ahead of time and be familiar with their background. Come with questions, discuss key takeaways with other attendees and message the speaker and attendees you met after the event and thank them for their time.
  • YP Leadership workshops
    • We are the next generation of leaders in Waukesha County—come to our leadership workshops twice a year to develop your leadership skills and pursue personal and professional growth.
    • Pro-tip: Come with an open mind. Good leadership starts with an introspective look at your strengths and weaknesses. Be ready to take a hard look at yourself, what you do well and what you could do better.
  • Emerging Leaders of Waukesha County awards program
    • This annual awards program honors YPs who live or work in Waukesha County and who are creating and inspiring a better vision for the future. We celebrate the strides the award recipients are taking to further themselves personally and professionally by showing initiative, determination and commitment.
  • YPWeek
    • Along with other counties in Wisconsin, we participate in NEWaukee’s annual YPWeek. YPWeek is a week-long, state-wide initiative to bring attention to YPs in the workplace and the issues that matter to them. We offer multiple programs in partnership with other organizations in Waukesha County during this week to bring YPs together and build lasting connections with each other and the community.
  • Get to Know Your County networking programs
    • Meet our YP Committee for a free, casual networking program every other month at different locations around Waukesha County. Get to know each other and build your network.
    • Pro-tip: Introduce yourself to a few people you’ve never met. Ask questions like: “how did you decide to do what you do?”, “what’s your favorite thing to do?”, and “what’s your story?”. Then give your answers.
  • Access volunteer opportunities to get involved with the Waukesha County nonprofit community and make a difference in our area.
  • Subscribe to our monthly YP newsletter containing relevant professional development articles, recognition of local YPs who are impacting our community, available volunteer opportunities, upcoming programs, etc.

Participation in the Young Professionals of Waukesha County group is offered to YPs at no additional cost when your company is a member of the Alliance. There may be registration fees associated with individual YP programs.


Gain that Edge

Whether you realize it or not, you are negotiating every single day. Ann Lueth, HR director for First Bank Financial Centre and WCTC adjunct instructor, will give practical tips on how to position all negotiations as a “win/win.” You will also discover your personal negotiation style and how you can use it to your advantage in all situations.

August 21, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Executive Chat

Join us for a chat with Kathleen O’Leary, CEO of Wisconsin State Fair Park. The nearly 200-acre entertainment venue hosts hundreds of activities, events, meetings and more throughout the four seasons. The most notable of these is the Wisconsin State Fair, which welcomes over 1 million fairgoers over 11 days.

September 11, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Zero Zone, Inc.

In honor of Manufacturing Month in October, join us at Zero Zone, Inc.! Zero Zone, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of refrigerated display cases and systems (freezers and coolers) for food retail, commercial and industrial use. There will be networking, light refreshments and facility tours.

October 16, 2018, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.