Peter J. Vedro –Mini Bio
For more than 30 years, Peter Vedro has worked as a "human systems architect," helping individuals, teams, and organizations in the design, development, and implementation of the four levels of leadership for personal, interpersonal, managerial, and organizational functionality. As an educator, executive, consultant and elected official, he has striven to impart the fundamentals of the ‘art’ and ‘science’ of leadership through utilizing the most successful organizational system—living systems—as a basis for enhancing the innate potential imbued in people and their endeavors.
As a founding vice president of Stephen R. Covey’s organization (The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and Principle-Centered Leadership), Peter helped develop and launch the Seven Habits Organizer and The First Things First Program, as well as deliver dozens of three- to five-day executive seminars on Principle-Centered Leadership and The Seven Habits. Peter has worked with dozens of companies of the Fortune 500, such as The Coca-Cola Company, US West, Abbott Pharmaceuticals, as well as Silicon Valley start-ups and major non-profits, including the YMCA of the USA and the Girl Scouts, bringing together insights drawn from the fields of education, psychology, theater, and business. Most recently situated in Wisconsin, he has presented keynotes and workshops for Alliant Energy, United Vaccines, Flambeau, APIC (Supply Chain Management), WIBADD (Wisconsin Business Analysts Development Day), as well as state education organizations, including: WASB (Wisconsin Association of School Boards); WASBO (Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials); and WIRSA (Wisconsin Rural Schools Association).
In addition, he has served as an elected official both as a member of the School Board of Baraboo, WI and as Chair of the Sauk County Board of Supervisors and Supervisor (District #15). As such, he has consulted with and provided workshops for SCIL (Sauk County Institute of Leadership) as well as adjunct faculty to Madison Area Technical College's Business & Industry Services.
Peter has written multiple articles for the Leadership Lessons column for NetObjects and recently published “Cooperative Engagement” for the Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB), and currently completing a book entitled, Living Leadership, utilizing natural ‘living systems’ as the basis for understanding and improving human effectiveness at the four levels of leadership: personal, interpersonal, managerial, and organizational.