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This six-hour live online course (offered over two 2.5-hour sessions plus a one-hour self-study activity) is for women and allies in human services who want to learn how to develop allyship and gender-inclusive leadership, practice self-advocacy and boundary setting, advocate for gender-fair and generally inclusive workplace culture, and create workplace policies on issues including professional development, anti-discrimination, mentoring, leave and childcare.
6 CE Hours | Zoom | Instructor: Jodi Vandenberg-Daves | Audience: Helping Professionals
In this free webinar, Chariti Gent (Director of Professional Coach Education, UW-Madison, Division of Continuing Studies) will facilitate a panel of senior-level leaders from Target, Caterpillar, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, and UW Credit Union who will share how utilizing the skills and competencies of professional coaching positively impacts employee engagement, team member retention and overall results within their organization.
Identify behaviors, create strategies that help you manage multiple priorities and handle interruptions so you are more effective at work. Cover the myth of multitasking, how daily goals and objectives lead to success, strategies and best practices in putting out fires and doing more than one job.
This highly interactive class will be held on two mornings separated by a week with some prework. Great workplace teams don't just happen. Leaders build them. A helpful tool for team leaders is Gallup's CliftonStrengths™. This well-researched and established assessment instrument enables individuals and groups to identify and explore 34 themes that describe the diverse talents we all have. Discover the strongest talents within yourself and your team members. Gain important insights and leverage potential that could go untapped. Use knowledge of team member strengths to assign tasks or projects, facilitate collaboration, improve decision-making, and more. Build your strategic awareness so you can leverage your team's talents and lead with authenticity and confidence.
Learn to 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 give performance feedback.
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.
Studies are revealing that a large percentage of adults nationwide suffer from abusive childhoods, PTSD, grief from loss and/or other traumatizing events. The ability of individuals to recover from trauma varies widely, and the impacts often carry over into the workplace; affecting performance and reactions to stress. Right now, employees are also dealing with a "quademic" — the combined effects of the pandemic, widening social inequality and injustice, the polarization of political discourse and the rise of global warming. As a result, the prevalence of workers experiencing genuine trauma is surging.
This class will focus on what individual managers can do to recognize and respond to members of their team who are struggling. We will navigate through how to be compassionate without running afoul of employment laws or abandoning work standards and job descriptions. Participants will learn how to deal with worker trauma in ways that go beyond simple expressions of empathy while protecting confidentiality.
Specific how-to approaches and what to avoid will be explored. Leaders themselves may need to recognize their own trauma and find ways to strengthen their resilience and find resources for support. The two class instructors are an expert in organizational well-being, and an employment law attorney. They will be your guides to navigate effectively in this important new area.
Project management protocols don't often account for the changes in attitude and behavior that people will need to make to ensure the successful adoption of change. This workshop will focus on the integration of change management and project management processes and tools.
This beginning-level language class (A1.1) explores the cultural richness of the Spanish-speaking world while helping you master the basics of Spanish with a proven communicative approach that emphasizes speaking competency while also building skills in listening, reading and writing. This practical course will quickly have you talking about life, family, work and travel.
We have made this practical high-beginner's course (A1.2) better with a new curriculum. Explore the cultural richness of the Spanish-speaking world while taking your skills to the next level. Improve your ability to converse about a wider range of common topics in the present tense, take your first steps in conversing with past tenses, and grow your comprehension, reading and writing skills, all in the context of real-life situations.
You will develop the skills you need to take your Spanish-to-English reading and translation skills to the next level. 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.
Join us for this free webinar, which previews our online Leading for Racial Equity Certificate course coming up March 13, April 10 and May 8, 2024. If this webinar piques your interest, we hope you'll register for the full three-day course.
What you'll learn
Individuals who value and care about equity and justice often interact with and within systems that constrain progress. In our Leading for Racial Equity certificate, learners engage in a deep exploration of strengths, barriers, and practical tools for advancing equity and justice in organizations. This free preview webinar introduces some of these concepts, laying the groundwork for the more intensive transformational work ahead for those ready to commit to influencing change.
The webinar will be led by ananda mirilli, Director of the nINA Collective, Courtney Reed Jenkins, Associate Member of the nINA Collective and program staff. Who can attend
The webinar is free and open to leaders, managers and other professionals interested in learning more about this topic and registering for the Leading for Racial Equity Certificate course.
These translation exams test reading knowledge of French, German, Italian or Spanish and meet the requirements of UW–Madison graduate programs. Register at least one week prior to your chosen exam date. No refunds after registration. Honorlock will proctor these exams.
This beginning-level class helps you master the basics of French with a proven communicative approach that emphasizes speaking competency while also building skills in listening, reading and writing. This practical course will quickly have you talking about family, work, cities and food. Students will need to purchase access to an online resource.
Newly revised! In 4 months, greatly improve your professional proficiency in Spanish and gain the cultural knowledge you need to conduct business with partners in Spain and Latin America. This practical course targets the specific skills you need to communicate professionally with clients and colleagues via email, telephone and videoconferencing.
Gain an understanding of the mechanics of managing a meeting well. Learn to develop an agenda, manage meeting dynamics, deal with disruptive behavior, keep the meeting on track, track assignments and record the decisions and actions of the group. The session includes templates and models.
You will develop the skills you need to read and accurately translate German texts to English. Using relevant scholarly texts and excerpts from modern literature, you learn the fundamentals of the German language and German-to-English translation.
This course on Italian reading and translation covers the essential grammar and vocabulary to prepare you for your Italian graduate-level translation exam or other research. When you have completed this course, you will have a solid foundation in the Italian language.