"The Meeting Planner's Guide", Milwaukee Business Journal
(PDF file for
Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter, American Society of Training Directors,
Dec-Feb 2003. Complete article here
file for Acrobat Reader)
Wacker Associates creates entertaining and instructive events
to bring employees and groups together in problem-solving environments.
Outdoor activities, ropes courses and team-building events custom
tailored to the needs of any organization. An expert in the use
of storytelling in training, company president Mary Wacker is
the co-author of "Stories Trainers Tell" (Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer
Consultant's new book helps trainers excel
~by KeleMarie Lyons
After 15 years of operating her own organizational
development consulting firm, Mary Wacker has embarked on a new
adventure. Wacker is the co-author of a new book, Stories Trainers
Tell - 55 Ready-to-Use Stories to Make Training Stick.
Wacker says her drive to write began when she worked for the City
of Milwaukee. "I was writing civil service tests and felt
like I was screening a lot of people out of jobs," Wacker
says. "I have a passion for helping people gain the skills
they need to do their work well and live successful lives."
Wacker graduated cum laude with a bachelor of
science degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
and later secured her master's of science degree in educational
psychology at UWM.