Nov. 21 2017 02:38 PM

Three Tracks Available in PDPW Cornerstone Dairy Academy to be Held March 13-14 in Madison, Wis.

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Leading with professionalism is critical to one’s success in today’s fast-changing dairy industry. The PDPW Cornerstone Dairy Academy™, presented by the Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW), brings leading experts to focus on communications, leadership and people-development skills. The target of this in-depth training, gives participants a strong foundation for their future growth. The training will provide dairy farmers and industry professionals with the tools they need to lead with heightened purpose, character and integrity.

The two-day program will be held Mar. 13-14, 2018, starting at 9:30 a.m., at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis.

Three learning pillars will be held simultaneously on Day One (Mar. 13). Participants select one:

  • Pillar 1: Influential Leaders facilitated by Trevina Broussard, Talent Solutions Consultant and Trainer at Frontline Success Training and Consulting; Susan Richardson, Founder of Etiquette Essentials, LLC; and, Hank Wagner, founder of Wagner Leadership Training.
  • Pillar 2: Visionary Leaders facilitated by Dr. Richard Kyte, Endowed Professor at Viterbo University, and Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech.
  • Pillar 3: Servant Leaders facilitated by Tom Thibodeau, Distinguished Professor of Servant Leadership at Viterbo University.

On Day Two (March 14), participants will put their newly-honed skills to work at the PDPW Business Conference, with opportunities to network with key industry influencers and experts, explore latest technologies and learn about newest dairy industry research alongside fellow dairy professionals.

The PDPW Cornerstone Dairy Academy training is application-based to preserve the quality and level of interaction. Applications are due by Jan. 15, 2018 at Contact PDPW at 1-800-947-7379 with questions.

The PDPW Cornerstone Dairy Academy is an accredited training and offers Dairy AdvanCE and UW-School of Veterinary Medicine (UW-SVM) continuing education units (CEUs). To learn more or secure credits, visit

Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) is the nation's largest dairy producer-led organization of its kind, focusing on producer professionalism, stakeholder engagement and unified outreach to share ideas, solutions, resources and experiences that help dairy producers succeed."