News & Events

Mon, May 1, 12:00 p.m.

TEMPO Traveler Group  If you've got the time and want to talk travel, join the TEMPO Traveler Group on the first Monday of each month at Sofra Bistro in Middleton.

May 10, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Book Bags will be  attending the Book Club Cafe at the Madison Public Library, Olbrich Botanic Gardens.

Patricia McConnell, author of The Education of Will, is the featured speaker at the 20th annual Book Club Cafe. Signed copies of the book will be available at the event (which sold out in early April).

Some members of our group meet for dinner beforehand.

Sat, May 13, 9:00 a.m.
TEMPO Breakfast Club:  Middleton Hills Branch  Show up at Prairie Cafe in Middleton Hills and join us for breakfast, coffee, and conversation, for as long as you wish to stay.  We each pay for ourselves.  Feel free to bring a friend, any friend!

Thurs, May 18, 7:15 p.m.
NFL Book Club will be meeting at the home of Julie Underwood.  The book to read is Alexander Hamilton: From Obscurity to Greatness by John Kaminski.   The discussion leader will be Danny Glenn. Please RSVP to Julie.


TEMPO Madison


Overture Center's Diversity and Inclusion Initiative





Please join us, Tuesday, May 9 to hear Dr. Ed Holmes present Overture Center's Diversity and Inclusion Initiative.

Please plan to meet at The Madison Club at 11:30 for networking; lunch will be served at 11:55 a.m. Your entree selections are Smoked Turkey Salad On Croissant (or gluten free bread), or Grilled Vegetable Sandwich.  Both will be served with swiss and baby greens, and a seasonal fruit salad.   Please register by Thursday, May 4.  May 2017 Luncheon Registration

The May program will provide an update on the Overture Center's Diversity and Inclusion Initiative.  The Overture Center has evolved into a more diverse organization over the past several years.  It is working diligently to become a destination that can attract diverse groups of people to Downtown Madison.  Dr. Edward Homes will lead TEMPO members through the organization's journey from being a venue for "old white guys" to one that has built intentionally and smartly for Madison for years to come.
Speaker Biography
Dr. Edward S. (Ed) Holmes hails from the nation's capital, Washington, DC.  He attended UW Madison where he received his undergraduate degrees in English and Political Science, a MSSW graduate degree in Social Work and a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.

Dr. Holmes currently serves as the Overture Center for the Arts' first Director of Diversity and Inclusion.

Ed is well known for founding, producing, and directing the Ebony Expression Cultural Awareness Project.  He has received city, county and congressional recognition for this innovative program dedicated to the development of the talents of African American youth and the education of the broader community about the richness and significance of African American culture.  

His 40 year career in the Madison community has focused primarily on the implementation of creative community based arts and educational programs as well as the creation of inclusive, engaging, and academically successful public schools.  Holmes received the prestigious Milken Educator of the year award for the state of Wisconsin in 2003 for his work in the revitalization of the Wright Middle School, Madison Metropolitan School District's first Charter School.

Dr. Holmes went on to successfully lead West High School for a decade, one of the top public high schools in the state of Wisconsin and nation.  He received the state of Wisconsin's first Martin Luther King Heritage Award for his work at the Neighborhood House and South Madison Neighborhood Centers, some of Madison's first multi-cultural low income communities.



Thursday, May 4, 2017
Uncover the Shortfalls in Your Negotiating Skills
Managing the Most Important Variable in Negotiation: Yourself

Wisconsin School of Business
Grainger Hall
Room 1310, Plenary Room
7:30 a.m.- 9:15 a.m.; Breakfast Session

Each day professionals negotiate; managers bargain with subordinates, superiors, colleagues, suppliers, and customers. In fact, many everyday interactions involve negotiation. Leaders can hone their skills by focusing on a defined negotiating process. However, as humans, we may inadvertently limit our negotiation effectiveness. This talk encourages mindful attention to how you can identify and overcome pitfalls to become a stronger negotiator and leader.
Featured speaker Dr. Deb Houden is a faculty associate at the Wisconsin School of Business and director of the University of Wisconsin Family Business Center. Dr. Houden teaches a negotiations class to Wisconsin MBA executive students. She instructs through the Center for Profes¬sional Development and through the Center for Advanced Studies in Business. She has also taught Interpersonal Communication, Communication, and Conflict Resolution.




“Supporting the Next Generation of Women Leaders” from TEMPO Madison on Vimeo.


TEMPO MADISON MAIN_060812_VIMEO sdws.mp4 from TEMPO Madison on Vimeo.

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