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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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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
  • Sep. 23, 2021–Dec. 9, 2021
    $215
    Live online
  • Oct. 6, 2021–Dec. 22, 2021
    $215
    Live online

Tuesday Morning Booktalks

Join other book lovers for exciting discussions of world literature. Extensive handouts provided.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 28, 2021–Nov. 30, 2021
    All classes are free but with the hope that participants will donate to the UW Odyssey Project.
    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
  • Sep. 28, 2021–Dec. 14, 2021
    $215
    Live online
  • Sep. 28, 2021–Dec. 14, 2021
    $215
    Live online

Motivational Interviewing: Advanced Skills Practice

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
This 20-hour course is designed for learners who have intermediate knowledge and skills needed for the practice of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and want to strengthen their existing skillset. Participate in four, 3-hour, live online, instructor-led sessions that will include lecture, discussion and small group practice sessions. Enhance your learning with 6-hours of required independent coursework. Improve your MI practice through peer (one session) and instructor (two sessions) feedback from standardized client interviews. Course registration includes the textbook Building Motivational Interviewing Skills: A Practitioner Workbook by David B. Rosengren and access to an online learning management system. 
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 28, 2021–Nov. 30, 2021
    $875; includes two practice sessions with a standardized client with instructor feedback and the textbook Building Motivational Interviewing Skills: A Practitioner Workbook
    Live online

Divorce and Family Mediation Training

Comprehensive, in-depth training in divorce and family mediation to successfully mediate divorce, child custody, and other family issues. The 40-hour schedule meets or exceeds the national mediation training standard and the 25-hour training required by Wisconsin Chapter 767.
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 4–26, 2021
    $1,449
    Live online

Online Education Administration

Customizable
Learn how to create a campus culture of acceptance of online learning and become more strategic with distance learning initiatives, including developing effective policies and procedures. You'll also explore strategies for improving the quality of online programs and student support services.
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 5–25, 2021
    $439
    Group-paced

Managing Time, Multiple Priorities and Interruptions

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.
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 6, 2021
    $375; gov't/nonprofit $265
    Live online
  • Feb. 9, 2022
    $395; govt./nonprofit $285
    Live online

Grief and Covid-19: Impact of the Pandemic on Mental Health

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
Research indicates that societal and personal stressors associated with the COVID-19 pandemic have had a detrimental impact on our mental health. Health and human services providers need current information, strategies and resources to better meet the needs of their clients/patients. In this class you will acquire knowledge and skills to address the varieties of grief that have been manifesting themselves during the pandemic.
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 14, 2021
    $125
    Live online

Leading for Racial Equity Part 2: Policy Tools and Workforce Development

Transform your commitment to racial equity into anti-racist leadership in this new two-part class. In part 2, learn how racial equity decision tools are used to hardwire equity strategies in budget allocations, programs and policy decisions. Apply an equity-focused analysis to a current project and leave with feedback on how to leverage the project for social justice and racial equity.
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 14, 2021–Nov. 11, 2021
    $625; Gov't./Non-Profit $495
    Live online
  • April 13, 2022–May 11, 2022
    $625; gov't./non-profit $495
    Live online

Grief Support Specialist Certificate (Online)

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
One-of-a-kind, practical educational online program. You'll get to know the instructors — renowned experts who understand the complexity of personal loss. Acquire knowledge and skills to enhance or create a professional specialty that focuses on counseling people who have suffered a major loss.
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 15, 2021–Dec. 10, 2021
    $1,495.00 Public Discounts Early Bird Registration Discount $1,196.00 Register on or before 09/17/2021
    Group-paced

Leadership

Explore leadership characteristics and ways to strengthen your organization and support others' work. Learn about different leadership styles, public perceptions of leadership by sector, and servant-leadership basics. Develop a personal leadership philosophy that contributes to your mission.
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 19, 2021
    $385; gov't/nonprofit $275
    Live online
  • April 6, 2022
    $395; gov't/nonprofit $285
    Live online

Servant Leadership Certificate

Examine the core aspects of servant leadership. Topics for the five day program are: Servant Leadership Foundations, Personal and Organizational Challenges of Servant Leadership, Serving Customers/Clients/Citizens, Servant Leadership at the Team and Organizational Level, and Connecting Servant Leadership to Community and the World.
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 20, 2021–Nov. 11, 2021
    $2,150; govt./non-profit $1,550
    Live online

Listening for a Change: Skills for Inclusivity

Only through true listening and understanding can we hope to create communities of integrity that sustain us and elicit our best actions. Whether you're facilitating a discussion among members of your family, workplace, or community, learn to listen with curiosity and welcome multiple perspectives.
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 26, 2021
    $375; gov't/nonprofit $265
    Live online
  • April 19, 2022
    $395; gov't/nonprofit $295
    Live online

The Manager's Role in Work Satisfaction and Engagement

There are many myths about what managers can and should do to support employee work performance, satisfaction and engagement. Learn what decades of real-world management experience reveals about best practices and tools, plus gain insights on today's diverse and fast-moving environments.
Upcoming Dates
  • Nov. 3–17, 2021
    $545; gov't/nonprofit $425
    Live online