Scott Converse is the director of project management and process improvement programs for the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Business. In addition, he developed and directs the Technical Leadership certificate series, a collaborative effort between the College of Engineering and the School of Business, and is a lecturer in the Wisconsin School of Business’ MBA program.
Scott has developed courses for and has expertise in the areas of project management, portfolio management, technology project implementation, process improvement, Six Sigma, business statistics, data analysis, and data mining. He offers over a decade of applied experiences in the field, having worked as a former IT director and technologist for an Internet software developer.
Scott has developed programs for a variety of audiences ranging from the technology novice to experienced professionals to C-level executives. Clients have included Fortune 500 firms, the U.S. military, state and local government, and not-for-profit agencies. He is engaging, interactive, and clear in the presentation of technical material. His ability to break down complex topics, use analogies to develop understanding, and include visual and group activities in traditionally lecture-based subjects helps to make learning fun.
Scott is a Six Sigma black belt and received his MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a bachelor's degree in physics from UW-Eau Claire.