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.
- 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.
This annual awards program honors young professionals who live or work in Waukesha County and who are creating and inspiring a better vision for the future. Tomorrow’s leaders are taking the right steps today by building a dynamic and meaningful path that will continue to have a positive impact on the community. They are taking strides to further themselves personally and professionally by showing initiative, determination and commitment. Learn more about our 2018 winners here.
April 25, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
We invite you to join us for coffee and an informal meeting with Shawn Lundie, Chief of Staff and Allison Bussler, Director of Public Works at the Waukesha County Executive Office, chat about issues that impact where you work and live.
April 27, 2018, 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Join us to help cook brunch for the residents of the Ronald McDonald House. The Ronald McDonald House keeps families close by providing a place to stay while their children receive medical care at Children’s Hospital.
April 28, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Join us for our first annual Waukesha Summit Conference. Have the chance to meet local industry leaders face to face! Take to the city of Historic Downtown Waukesha and attend a number of workshops, seminars and training classes built to focus on your interests as a young professional. The Waukesha YPWeek Summit will offer a community chat over lunch, keynote speakers, career-focused break out sessions, one-on-one job fair face time at lunch and training opportunities, followed by an after-party YPWeek networking celebration. You don’t want to miss this all-inclusive young professionals event in Waukesha! Limited spots available, reserve your spot today.
April 28, 2018, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Join us for a chat with Neal Glaeser, president of Denali Ingredients in New Berlin. Denali manufactures cookie dough pieces, chocolate flakes and more for ice cream and other food products. Denali has an extensive workforce recruitment and retention strategy to keep their employees engaged.
May 23, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Delivering an effective presentation requires planning, preparation and persona. Knowing how to develop and deploy these skills requires strategic and critical thinking. Dr. John Jordan, communication professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will discuss these skills and set the example as a good presenter.
June 19, 2018, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
July 31, 2018
August 21, 2018
September 11, 2018
October 16, 2018
November 13, 2018