WSU-Rochester hosts "Fostering Resilience in the Middle" professional workshop with Sandy Anderson.

Cultivate deliberate resilience in your workplace with this free professional development workshop led by Sandy Anderson.

Fostering Resiliency in the Middle

Professional Workshop Series with Sandy Anderson
Sponsored by Winona State University-Rochester, Presented by WSU Adult & Continuing Education

Businesses and organizations throughout Rochester continue to fulfill their missions and provide vital services despite the challenges of the ongoing global pandemic. Inspired by this spirit of reliability and resilience, Winona State University-Rochester is sponsoring a series of free professional workshops to continue its own mission of providing relevant and innovative life-long learning experiences that educate, enlighten and serve the needs of our community.

“Fostering Resiliency in the Middle,” a two-part workshop, is being presented in Rochester this October by WSU Adult & Continuing Education. This workshop will be led Sandy Anderson, a professional trainer, consultant, and coach.

This two-part workshop will be held in both in-person and virtual formats in keeping with the WSU commitment to provide quality education in a variety of delivery methods. The workshop will meet in person (following social distancing and mask requirements) at the WSU-Rochester on Broadway office (400 S Broadway Ave) on October 13 and 20 from 3:30-4:30 PM.  The same two-part series will be held on Zoom in a virtual format on October 14 and 21 from 8:00-9:00 AM.

The event is free, but space is limited. Registration is required.


Registration and Event Details

The event is free, but space is limited. Registration is required. Please register for this workshop series on Eventbrite.

Register for the In-person Workshop

  • Tuesday, October 13 from 3:30-4:30 PM
  • Tuesday, October 20 from 3:30-4:30 PM
  • WSU-Rochester on Broadway
    • 400 S Broadway Ave, 3rd Floor Office Suite
    • Downtown  Rochester

All participants will be required to wear masks and observe social distancing.

Register for the Online Workshop

  • Wednesday, October 14 from 8-9 AM
  • Wednesday, October 21 from 8-9 AM

Zoom link will be sent to all registrants.


For more information or assistance with registration, please contact Julie Kiehne, Business Outreach Coordinator, at 507.535.2570 or


About the Workshop

Let’s have a conversation! Shift your mindset or work culture from the depleting strategy of “do more with less” to energized, inspired, and focused.  Discover what emerges when we ask relevant questions and engage research-based strategies. Live, lead and love with less regret and greater relevancy!

Let’s create a table to gather and create conversations that engage people, strengthen cultures, focus on relevancy and design solutions leveraging strategies that lead to sustainable outcomes!

Ready to discover how your organization might benefit from some new perspective and tools? Join WSU-Rochester and Adult & Continuing Education for this free professional workshop.

Participants Will:

  • Explore a framework to process challenges; specifically, the challenges due to COVID-19.
  • Emerge resources (known and not yet discovered) to leverage strategically in ways that build resiliency for self and those they lead. Identifying vision for next right steps for their individual businesses and unique circumstances.
  • Engage in tools that offer practical, real time action; crucial conversations, processing losses and gains, assessing influence, and relevant questions that drive key decisions during a challenge.


About the Trainer

Sandy Anderson has been serving both organizations and individuals who desire to work and live with greater intention for over twenty-eight years. Her degrees in Community Health and Organizational Leadership, professional and personal experiences along with extensive training in Appreciative Inquiry and Clifton Strengths™ offer a unique ability to “set a table” where clients from all walks of life engage and discover not only what could be, but how to get there.

Sandy’s authentic and practical approaches foster the transparency needed for sustainable transformation, whether it’s an organizational leader, team, entrepreneur or an individual desiring to lead, live and love with greater relevancy and intention.  She merges research-based strategies, a resilience-building attitude, empathy, the necessary push and pull to keep progress moving forward, and even the humor to help catch a breath when facing challenges.

Sandy is all about pioneering to emerge a vision and digging into implementing strategies to see the vision realized!

Learn more about Sandy Anderson on her website