• Chamber University Lunch Sessions

  • The Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce is very excited to announce our new Chamber University Lunch Sessions featuring topics that affect your business.    Our first workshop topic will be Stress Management in the Workplace.  Dr. Cris Gordon from Mount Marty College will be the facilitator during this two hour event which will take place at the Watertown Event Center from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. 
    The sessions will be $25 which includes lunch.   Session sizes are limited so please register early by emailing Geri Timm at coc@watertownsd.com or by calling 886-5814.

    October Workshop How to Handle Stress in the Workplace
    October 10th 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Watertown Event Center

    Workshop Facilitator – Dr. Cris Gordon
    "Stress management in the workplace requires more than helpful tips. Changes in the economy and technology have us pulled in multiple directions. The demands of work and personal life produce stress that is interconnected. As a result, the consequences of stress in the workplace come from what is happening to each of us both on and off the job. Learning to manage stress and respond appropriately to stressful situations increases morale and work performance. Join us to do just that!"

    November Workshop – November 21st 
    Conflict Resolution in the Workplace
    Workshop Facilitator: Chad Schlotterbeck 
    11:00 am to 1:00pm Watertown Event Center
    Conflict in the workplace is: (a) avoidable, (b) preventable, (c) necessary, or (d) all of the above.

    Conflict is natural and normal feature of the workplace. It occurs in every organization. For any team that strives to attain its goals, conflict is inevitable Conflict can provide opportunities, challenges us to think harder and to be more creative. Unresolved conflict can result in the breakdown of a group. When unaddressed conflict occurs in a workplace, reduce morale, performance and increasing absenteeism all the way to aggression or violence can occur. Conflict, like any other key business process must be managed. Join us and we will address conflict resolution in the workplace issue solutions.



    December Workshop – December 4th
    Recruiting and Retention 
    Workshop Facilitator  - Mike Henke – Business Training & Consultant

    11:00 am to 1:00 pm Watertown Event Center
    Employers often struggle to find and retain reliable and skilled staff that are capable of meeting client needs and providing high-quality care. The PHI approach to recruitment is designed to help organizations meet the varied challenges of attracting and selecting applicants who are best suited for success in the caregiving profession. 


    January Workshop – Friday January 11th
    Courageous Conversations: Tips for Talking
    Workshop Facilitator: Emily Bublitz
    11am to 1pm Watertown Event Center

    Throughout our lives, we regularly face situations that have the potential to be life changing. Whether it is a decision that can send us down a new path or an interaction that changes a relationship, our lives are full of crucial moments. This lunch and learn will help us gain a better understanding of our core values, consider the opportunities for crucial conversations, and develop strategies that can be implemented in our daily lives. This interactive session will explore the intersection of tools for talking when stakes are high and define moments that shape our lives, relationships, and our world.