I can’t ever remember a time when I haven’t loved school. I LOVE a learning environment. I deeply believe that we are all learners – always and forever.
UW Green Bay has you covered. I had the opportunity to catch up with Nicole Virant, Program Specialist, to learn about what UW Green Bay offers, and what you can expect to find at their booth in the Expo Hall at the 2023 Wisconsin SHRM State Conference.
Q1: Tell us a little about yourself. What is your role with UW and what part of your job are you most passionate about?
A1: Hello everyone! My name is Nicole Virant and I’m a program specialist with UW-Green Bay. I love helping educate others through our customized training, certificate programs and conferences!
Q2: What information can attendees expect to find at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay booth in the expo hall?
A2: The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay booth will offer information on several professional development programs and opportunities, including our brand-new Human Resources Certificate! Our Continuing Education and Community Engagement Division offers various certificate programs as well as customized training development and continuing education units for many industries, so we are excited to share how we can support human resources professionals around Wisconsin!
Q3: What is one educational aspect of University of Wisconsin – Green Bay that you think is truly unique?
A3: One educational aspect that is unique to our team is our ability to collaborate with organizations on creating exceptional learning opportunities. Our division currently serves 80,000 professionals in continuing education and professional development capacities, but it is our ability to work with organizations to ensure that their T&D needs are met that sets us apart.
Q4: What degree and/or certificate programs do you offer that may be of interest to emerging and veteran HR professionals?
A4: We are so excited to present our Human Resources Non-Credit Certificate! This program was created with assistance by regional SHRM organizations, taught by regional subject matter experts in various industries, and will offer participants SHRM Recertification Units. All sessions will be offered live online with a focus on collaborative learning and communication. Registration will start soon, with the first sessions starting in February of 2024.
Q5: When and how would a company and/or prospective student connect with University of Wisconsin – Green Bay?
A5: Anyone who is interested in connecting with us can reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help get you to the right place!
Q6: What are you most looking forward to at this year’s Wisconsin SHRM Conference?
A6: We are excited to share our new program and make connections with the people we are here to support!
Be sure to connect with Nicole Virant on LinkedIn, and stop by the booth for an introduction and to learn more about how you and/or your organization can benefit for the learning opportunities at UW Green Bay.
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I'm so excited to highlight Restaino & Associates as one of the 2023 Wisconsin State SHRM Conference vendors. When I was relocating my family (husband, 2 young children and dog) from Colorado to Wisconsin in late 2018, I was referred to Restaino by a colleague. I reached out, and was immediately met with such an enthusiastic welcome. I was sent a package that included a ton of materials about the city, surrounding activities and communities, and places to eat, shop, and explore. Restaino helped with connecting me to reputable movers for the entire pack & ship experience, and as well as to one of their realtors (shout out to Matt Silvern) to assist with temporary housing and to help us with home buying locally. I highly recommend Restaino & Associates to all of my friends and colleagues who are looking to sell/purchase a home, and for those looking to relocate for business or personal reasons.
I'm thrilled to introduce you to Gail Johnson, Corporate Relocation Manager and Concierge Director:
Q1: What information can attendees expect to find at the Restaino & Associates, Relocation booth in the expo hall?
A1: You will be greeted by Restaino Relocation Specialists, Nayda, Gail, and Kate who are vital resources for you when hiring talent from outside the community. They are happy to answer any of your questions. Pick- up brochures on the state parks, biking trails, farmers markets and more! Plus, sign- up to win a $50 Amazon card, our famous chocolate suckers, pens, Wisconsin cookie cutters, and more!
Q2. You’ve been with Restaino for many years now. What drew you to this company, and what has kept you here for so long?
A2: 14 years! What drew me to Restaino Relocation- they value people! They set you up with the tools and resources you need, along with flexibility of work-life mix. The people we have had the privilege to serve over the years has made my career with Restaino purposeful and fulfilling. Helping people settle into the community, to call it home, provide connections to anchor them, and acclimate them to the community is priceless to them. What’s kept me here for so long? The wonderful team I work with, recruiters, HR team, and the clients we serve. The trust they place in us is valued and we want to deliver on what we say we can provide.
Q3. What is one service that Restaino & Associates offers that you think is truly special?
A3: We tailor our assistance to our clients' interests and needs. It’s not a cookie-cutter approach and it’s not a script that we read. We truly care about the people we assist in transition and understand the decisions that they are striving to make. Plus, with a team of three, we are available seven days a week.
One service we added several years ago has helped so many transferees is our assistance to their spouse/ partner in their search to find a career in our community. We have a large network of recruiters and HR Associates to share their resumes which is a win- win for both people.
Kyra, you were a joy to work with! Your excitement to move in and get acquainted with the community was wonderful! It has been nice getting to know you and watch you flourish. The Madison community was truly lucky to have you bring your talents and warm personality to the community. (**All the feels.**)
Q4. How do you personalize the relocation experience?
A4: Taking the time to host a conversation to learn of your interests and needs, and start the process from what matters to you throughout the entire process and settling in. From setting up your tour, researching housing (whether rental or home finding), school information / introductions, moving companies, mailing a welcome box and so much more.
Q5. When and how would a company connect with Restaino for services?
A5: We recommend early in the interview process, as many people exploring a position haven’t been to the area and may not know all the amenities we offer: green space, the arts, lakes, parks, farmers markets, and so much more.
If you would like to learn more about Restaino Relocation and how they can assist you or your company provide personalized relocation and home buying (or selling) experience, start the conversation by emailing: email@example.com.
Gail Johnson, Corporate Relocation Manager and Concierge Director
Website: MadisonRelocation.com or Restainorelocation.com
LinkedIn: Gail Johnson
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