The 2018 Winter/Spring Catalog from University of Wisconsin-Madison Continuing Studies is a listing of nearly 200 courses for personal enrichment and professional development. But to some, it’s much more than that. It’s a map for a journey of discovery.
Do you want to take up a musical instrument? Learn to paint? Try out modern dance? The catalog can point you in these directions and many more.
Do you want to master workplace skills to advance in your current job or find a new career? The catalog can provide a starting point.
The Winter/Spring Catalog is available online and in the Nov. 30 edition of the Wisconsin State Journal and Isthmus, featuring affordable face-to-face courses, online courses, workshops, and lectures for learners of all kinds. For adventurous types, it also contains a wide range of courses on the theme of “Journeys and Discoveries.” You can learn all about evolution and scientific exploration, or you can do the exploring yourself on educational trips to Scotland and Tanzania.
If you’re feeling lucky, you can enter the catalog’s Lifelong Learning Giveaway by Dec. 29, 2017, for a chance to win a two-night stay at the UW Lowell Center and up to $200 off a Continuing Studies course. Four runner-ups will also win up to $200 off a Continuing Studies course. Course prices start at $45; the randomly selected winners will be notified no later than Jan. 31, 2018.
Let the adventure begin
The Winter/Spring Catalog offers personal enrichment courses in art, writing, dance and movement, music, languages and cultures, and history and humanities. Among the new offerings:
- Pastels: Essential Techniques for Drawing and Painting
- Hamilton: A Revolution in Dance
- Evolution: Origins and Contemporary Questions
- The Intersection of Art and History in Washington, D.C.
- Madrigal Singers
- Spanish Book Club: Detective Novel
- Writing the Short Story
For those interested in professional development, the Winter/Spring Catalog provides continuing education in aging and long-term care, distance education, human services, professional coaching, mediation and conflict resolution, ethics and boundaries, mental health, human resource management, and leadership, management, and workplace skills, among others. New courses include:
- End-of-Life Compassionate Care Certificate
- Managing Your Brain for Managers: The Neuroscience of Leading Self and Others
- Communication Skills for Challenging Conversations
- Integrating 21st Century Skills Into the College Classroom
- Workplace Coaching Certificate
Anyone looking for a job or considering a new career can sign up for the Job Search Support Group or the workshops Career Change 101 and Tools for Purposeful Career Change.
Ready to start your journey? See here to learn more about Continuing Studies classes for Winter/Spring 2018. Who knows what discoveries lie ahead.