2018 Continuing Education Grant Recipient:
Valentina Bosco, Human Resources Director, Johnson Controls - Power Solutions

The TEMPO Milwaukee Foundation is accepting applications for the 2019 Continuing Education Grant between February 1 and March 1, 2019. Learn more and apply here.


Valentina Bosco
had the good fortune of receiving the TEMPO Milwaukee Foundation Continuing Education Grant in April 2018, but she says the process of applying was worthwhile in and of itself.

“No one is going to be as interested in your career as you are,” says Bosco, a Human Resources Director with Johnson Controls – Power Solutions. “Seeing the call for applications really forced me to think about my growth and what type of continuing education opportunity would be most valuable and impactful.”

Over the course of a few weeks she thought about such opportunities, including a business management course or labor relations certificate, and discussed them with her mentors. Ultimately, Bosco decided to remain focused in her discipline and pursue a strategic human resources program. Her selection, the Advanced Human Resource Executive Program at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, is renowned as one of the most prestigious in the industry.

“HR is what I love, and I decided I needed to dig deeper into it at this point in my career.”

With so many continuing education options out there, Bosco’s advice to finding one that will make an impact is know what’s important to you and let that be your guide. For her, it helped to ask the question, “what problems am I helping others solve?” Since returning from Ann Arbor this fall, she’s used her new knowledge to not only bring a fresh perspective to her role, but she’s transferring her learnings to colleagues to support them in their own problem solving.

Left to right: Tami Garrison (Community Affairs, MillerCoors & Board Chair, TEMPO Milwaukee), Jennifer Dirks (President & CEO, TEMPO Milwaukee), Valentina Bosco (HR Director, Johnson Controls & TEMPO Milwaukee member), Joanne Grunau (Consultant, Grucon Group & Committee Member, TEMPO Milwaukee Foundation)