STRAT Program Completes 9th Cohort

STRAT participants

Moraine Park Technical College has graduated its ninth cohort of participants from the STRAT (Strategy, Alignment, Talent) program on December 13, 2019 with a completion ceremony that included project presentation at the Moraine Park Technical College Fond du Lac campus.

The STRAT 2019 participants included Chloe Komorowski, Director of Nursing at Hillside Manor; John Nehls, Consumer Compliance Analyst at Horicon Bank; Patrick Rentmeester, Corporate Controller at Sadoff Iron & Metal Company; Mary Davies, Associate Dean at Moraine Park Technical College; Joe Truesdale, Marketing Account Manager at Wisnet; Cecilia Harry, Former CEO of Envision Greater Fond du Lac; Lynn Abraham, Organizational Resources Director at Lakeland Care; and Emily Hayes, General Education Reading/Writing Instructor at Moraine Park Technical College.

As a key part of the program, participants identified and implemented projects that would improve their workplace with objectives that were quite diverse from financial to cultural goals. Some of the projects included: new training programs, testing a flexible work model, new budgeting process, software implementations, and reducing turnover. The project focused on employee engagement and retention is already seeing a return on investment through a decrease in sign on bonuses and turnover costs.

The STRAT 2.0 program was developed by Moraine Park’s Economic and Workforce Development division and goes beyond the typical training – integrating a 360 assessment as well as other leadership profile indicators, feedback, stretch assignments, experiential learning and one-on-one coaching to accelerate individual performance. Individuals are sponsored by their employers and organizations to participate in cross-functional development linking strategy and execution to achieve measureable results within their organizations.  Through the program, students participate in workshops, networking events, professional coaching and STRAT alumni to build their professional network and support participants on their project and leadership journey.

Registration is currently in process for the 2020 STRAT session. To register, call 1-800-472-4554 ext. 3449. For more information on the STRAT program visit

Written by Samantha Rittmeyer