Dahl School of Business

Executive Education

Viterbo University’s College of Business and Leadership creates customized educational programs to transform organizations and communities. Whether on our campus or in your organization, our facilitators - experienced professionals emphasizing practical, experiential, and immediately applicable outcomes - create learning environments that energize and engage employees and build leaders. Employees leave with a higher sense of purpose and passion to champion for your business’s success.  

Contact Sara Cook (slcook@viterbo.edu) at 608-796-3374 to discuss your organization's needs and begin working toward solutions!

Executive Education to Meet Your Needs for...

  • Servant Leadership
  • Community Building
  • Talent Development
  • Employee Retreats
  • Personality and Leadership Assessments
  • Change Strategies
  • Conflict Engagement
  • Innovation
  • Communication
  • Motivation
  • Organizational Culture Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Executive Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Employee Engagement
  • Market Research


Tom Thibodeau
Distinguished Professor of Servant Leadership at Viterbo University and voted best professor in La Crosse in 2015, Tom serves as director of the university’s Master of Arts in Servant Leadership program. Tom is a nationally recognized speaker who provides leadership and organizational culture development consulting to health systems, college systems, school systems, large cooperatives, communities, and organizations of all sizes across the U.S. He has been actively serving the La Crosse community for more than 20 years through his leadership on a number of community boards and committees and as founder and active member at Place of Grace, a local Catholic Worker House.

Sara Cook, Ph.D.
MBA Director and faculty member in the College of Business and Leadership at Viterbo University, Sara holds a doctorate in organization and management and certifications in leadership coaching and compression planning.  She teaches primarily in the areas of leadership, organizational development, and quality/process improvement. For more than a decade, Sara has been helping organizations articulate visions that unite, create strategic plans that show the clear and efficient path forward, analyze data to find meaning and understanding, engage board members, and develop organizational cultures that energize.  Sara models community engagement and service through active participation and leadership on several local nonprofit boards as well as through strategic planning consulting for organizations large and small, for profit and not-for-profit, across many industries.

Annette Roter, Ph.D.
Faculty member in the College of Business and Leadership at Viterbo University, Annette possesses over 20 years of years of industry-related experience in leadership development, executive coaching, organizational development, and change management.  With a Ph.D. in organization and management and a graduate degree in training and organization development, she teaches leadership, health care management, and research, has published several articles on leadership, and has a forthcoming book, Understanding and Recognizing Dysfunctional Leadership. Annette is certified in mediation, conflict resolution, Crucial Conversations ™ and Confrontations ™, and a number of leadership and personality assessments and helps organizations employ these tools in meaningful and accessible ways.

Richard Kyte, Ph.D.
Director of the D. B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership, Rick is a Professor of Philosophy at Viterbo University. With a Ph.D. in philosophy from The Johns Hopkins University, Rick writes a regular column for the La Crosse Tribune titled “The Ethical Life” and is the author of several books including An Ethical Life: a Practical Guide to Ethical Reasoning and Ideas Unite, Issues Divide.  He has published and lectured widely on topics related to justice, forgiveness, virtue, and the meaning of life.