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Find your way forward. Whether you’re upskilling to advance your career, improve client/patient outcomes, pursuing a new passion or something in between, our flexible online, in-person and hybrid classes are designed to work with your schedule, here on the UW–Madison campus or wherever you are in the world. Use the search filters to find the class, badge or certificate that works best for you.

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German 1

Subject Area: LanguagesGerman
Master the basics of German: numbers, the alphabet, introducing yourself, and having simple conversations while learning about German culture. We use an integrated approach that will quickly have you speaking and writing. No prerequisites.
Upcoming Dates
  • June 1, 2022–Aug. 17, 2022
    $239
    Live online

Spanish 4

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
Customizable
Refine and deepen your ability to discuss past events. Learn the future and conditional tenses, and become familiar with the subjunctive mood. Polish your verbal communication skills as you discuss education, the workplace and cultures of the Hispanic world.
Upcoming Dates
  • June 2, 2022–July 18, 2022
    $239
    Live online

Italian 1

Subject Area: LanguagesItalian
Italian 1 is designed for beginning learners who wish to gain practical knowledge of the Italian language and familiarize themselves with Italian culture. Learn the vocabulary and grammar necessary to communicate effectively in key social situations and while traveling.
Upcoming Dates
  • June 6, 2022–Aug. 29, 2022
    $239
    Live online
  • June 6, 2022–Aug. 29, 2022
    $239
    Live online

The Art of Conflict Transformation

Conflict can open us to new possibilities and deepen our relationships. This workshop will help you embrace both-and thinking, transforming conflict into win-win solutions. Discover how to increase your comfort in dealing with conflict and to build more trust and communication in relationships.
Upcoming Dates
  • June 7–8, 2022
    $585; gov't/nonprofit $475
    Live online
  • Dec. 6–7, 2022
    $529; gov't/nonprofit  $429
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German 4

Subject Area: LanguagesGerman
Continue to learn German conversation and grammar in a fun and relaxed environment. Polish your German listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and learn while you learn about the history and traditions of German-speaking people. Prerequisites: German 3 or instructor's consent.
Upcoming Dates
  • June 7, 2022–Aug. 16, 2022
    $239
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  • June 7, 2022–Aug. 16, 2022
    $239
    Live online

Spanish 2

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
Customizable
This practical high-beginner's course blends the best practices of our in-person instruction with active online learning outside the classroom. Improve your ability to converse about more topics in the present tense, take your first steps in the past tense and grow your comprehension skills.
Upcoming Dates
  • June 9, 2022–Aug. 18, 2022
    $239
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  • June 9, 2022–Aug. 18, 2022
    $239
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  • June 15, 2022–Aug. 24, 2022
    $239
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  • June 15, 2022–Aug. 24, 2022
    $239
    Live online

Spanish 1

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
Customizable
Explore the cultural richness of the Spanish-speaking world with this beginning-level language class. Master the basics of Spanish with a proven communicative approach that combines our popular in-person class with robust online resources to keep you learning between classes.
Upcoming Dates
  • June 14, 2022–Aug. 23, 2022
    $239
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  • June 14, 2022–Aug. 23, 2022
    $239
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  • June 29, 2022–Sep. 7, 2022
    $239
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  • June 29, 2022–Sep. 7, 2022
    $239
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  • July 26, 2022–Oct. 4, 2022
    $239
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  • July 26, 2022–Oct. 4, 2022
    $239
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Professional Writing: Effective Workplace Communication

Master the skills necessary to communicate effectively with internal and external audiences in today's professional environment. Learn techniques of document structure, grammar and style proven to enhance credibility and influence. Learn credibility-damaging errors and tips for avoiding them.
Upcoming Dates
  • June 22, 2022
    $395; govt/nonprofit $285
    Live online

Data Analytics Bootcamp

Offered through UW Extended Campus, this intensive 24-week online program is fast-paced and focused on the technical skills needed to solve data problems inspired by the real world. Throughout the course, you will gain proficiency in numerous in-demand technologies, including Excel, Python, JavaScript, SQL Databases, Tableau, machine learning and more.
Upcoming Dates
  • June 22, 2022–Dec. 8, 2022
    $11,995
    Interactive online

Beyond the Basics of Project Management: Managing Risks, Relationships, Resources and PPRs

Advance your project management skills by diving deep into some of the critical components of managing a project. Going beyond the basics of project management creates a culture of learning, accountability, transparency, high performance and successful delivery.
Upcoming Dates
  • June 22–23, 2022
    $595; gov't/nonprofit $485
    Live online

Spanish Intermediate Conversation

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
This highly practical intermediate course will review the Spanish past tenses while teaching you to converse about celebrations, traditions and festivities in the Spanish-speaking world.
Upcoming Dates
  • July 6, 2022–Aug. 10, 2022
    $149
    Live online

Fundamentals of Project Management

Gain foundational knowledge and explore best practices in project management to build the personal knowledge, skill and confidence you need to effectively lead projects. Whether you're leading your first project or looking for strategies to ensure project success, you will benefit from this class.
Upcoming Dates
  • July 13–14, 2022
    $595; gov't/nonprofit $485
    Live online
  • Sep. 21–28, 2022
    $595; gov't/nonprofit $485
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A Coach Approach to Work Performance Feedback

This specially designed class will focus on the how-to's of adopting a coaching style for giving work performance feedback. This is a class for leaders and managers who are ready to learn this approach and who want to understand and practice the key elements to utilize them right away.
Upcoming Dates
  • July 20, 2022–Aug. 3, 2022
    $565; gov't/nonprofit $445
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Building Effective Teams

One of the most important tasks facing an organization is building a cohesive team. Learn proven techniques for effective team development and management that can help you strengthen participative management in your organization and promote long-term enthusiasm for team projects.
Upcoming Dates
  • July 20, 2022
    $395; gov't/nonprofit $285
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  • Oct. 18, 2022
    $389; gov't/nonprofit $289
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Communication Skills for Challenging Conversations

Handle difficult conversations at work and to listen and be assertive without weakening relationships. Better understand the complex nature of interpersonal communication and explore why misunderstanding is so normal. Apply the skills learned to conflict resolution and giving performance feedback.
Upcoming Dates
  • Aug. 4–11, 2022
    $595; gov't/nonprofit $485
    Live online

Intercultural Communication: Foundation for Cultural Competency

Customizable
Communication across cultures often breaks down due to basic cultural differences that are misunderstood and frequently invisible. We introduce you to tools that enable you to identify and understand cultural differences and lay a foundation for strong cultural competency, domestically and globally.
Upcoming Dates
  • Aug. 17–18, 2022
    $425; gov't/nonprofit $325
    Live online

Coding Bootcamp

Subject Area: Computing & Technology
Offered through UW Extended Campus, the University of Wisconsin Coding Boot Camp is a deeply engaging online full-stack web development course that gives you the knowledge and skills to build dynamic end-to-end web applications and become a full stack web developer in 24 weeks.
Upcoming Dates
  • Aug. 22, 2022
    $11,995
    Interactive online
  • Aug. 22, 2022–Feb. 23, 2023
    $11,995
    Interactive online

Spanish for Reading and Translation: Comprehensive

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
Benefit from all of the materials in our basic course with additional interactive exercises, 60 percent more instructor-graded translations, more advanced readings and a final capstone project tailored to your academic or professional field. Hone your Spanish-to-English translation skills.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 1, 2022–Dec. 22, 2022
    $545; graduate students $445
    Self-paced