More than 40 times a year, executives, managers, and senior practitioners gather together to learn from each other.

Peer Group meetings and Executive Retreats are the UWEBC's core collaborative-learning offerings. These meetings are unique — very different from seminars and similar events. They feature not only subject-matter-expert presentations but also practical case studies from member companies and highly collaborative discussion and learning. Meetings are facilitated by UWEBC practice directors (see below), recognized experts in their respective fields.

Peer Groups

Peer Group meetings are trusted, noncommercial, collaborative learning experiences for managers  and senior practitioners. Participants take away proven, actionable ideas from recognized thought leaders and professional peers. Each practice area hosts meetings. For examples of meeting topics, see the list of 2017 meetings.

Executive Retreats

Executive Retreats are exclusive, invitation-only events that bring together small groups of top executives for highly interactive discussions of emerging trends, business challenges, and strategic insights. Executive Retreats are reserved for companies with UWEBC Standard Plus or higher membership level.

Peer Group & executive Retreat Facilitators

Roger PaulsonRoger Paulson, Managing Practice Director and Customer Service Practice Director

Cavinda CalderaCavinda Caldera, Information Technology Practice Director

Dawn Meier, Marketing Practice Director

Wayne ThompsonWayne Thompson, Supply Chain Management Practice Director

Jen AndersonQuestions about events? Contact Member Services and Events Manager Jen Anderson at 608-890-1406 or

Beth de Garcia photographInterested in becoming a member? Contact Beth de Garcia, Member Relations Director, for more information at 608-265-0645 or

"To be able to sit down with executives in different industries has been invaluable."
— Shawn Dennis, American Girl SVP,
on her experience with UWEBC Executive Retreats.
Click the video for more of Shawn's remarks.
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