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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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Enrich Your Practice: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
This course will provide participants with an overview of the primary tenets of psychodynamic psychotherapy. We will discuss ways the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual and the DSM-5 conceptualize behavior differently. We will also discuss ways to use aspects of a psychodynamic approach to enrich case conceptualizations and guide interventions from a range of psychotherapeutic traditions (e.g. CBT, DBT, IPT, ACT and parent-child psychotherapies).
Upcoming Dates
  • Dec. 5, 2022
    $75
    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
  • Dec. 6–7, 2022
    $529; gov't/nonprofit  $429
    Live online
  • June 13–14, 2023
    $529; gov't/nonprofit  $429
    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
  • Dec. 7–14, 2022
    $595; gov't/nonprofit $485
    Live online
  • April 5–12, 2023
    $589; $489* gov't/nonprofit *This rate is available to nonprofit and public sector organizations, government agencies and nonprofit educational institutions. For questions about eligibility, please contact the program director. 
    Live online

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
  • Dec. 7, 2022
    $329; gov't/nonprofit $229
    Live online
  • Feb. 8, 2023
    $329; gov't/nonprofit $229
    Live online
  • April 19, 2023
    $329; $229* gov't/nonprofit *This rate is available to nonprofit and public sector organizations, government agencies and nonprofit educational institutions. For questions about eligibility, please contact the program director. 
    Live online

Critical Thinking : Complex Problem Solving & Decision Making Without Being Critical

This class will be a mix of self-directed learning through Canvas (UW Learning Management System), and a live online session with the instructor using the Zoom platform. The self-directed learning information will be open and downloadable through Canvas starting approximately two weeks before the live virtual session. You may know the moment: Your team is discussing what to do about a difficult issue. A solution has just been voiced with a tone of certainty and triumph but you somehow know it's unworkable; a "bad idea." But you can't say exactly what's so bad about it. Your brain is tied in knots. Although you're able to stifle the impulse to say "that's no good," you're not able to unpack the poor logic or impracticality of the solution. This class will give you both the analysis and the communication tools to know what to do next. You'll gain the applied skills of critical analysis, solution generation, risk assessment, behavior interpretation, communication, social influence, and decision-making when issues are complex and there is disagreement about how to proceed. Both solutions and relationships are often at stake. Therefore in addition to learning methods for problem analysis and decision making, you will also gain an understanding of how to navigate difficult discussions when emotions and power differentials are impacting the dynamics.
Upcoming Dates
  • Dec. 8, 2022
    $389; gov't/nonprofit $289
    Live online

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
  • Dec. 8–9, 2022
    $389; gov't/nonprofit $289
    Live online
  • March 8–10, 2023
    $439; $339 gov't/nonprofit
    Live online

Enrich Your Practice: Clinical Supervision

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
This seminar will provide a review of topics related to clinical supervision in the provision of mental health care. We will address the legal and ethical foundations for clinical supervision, what competency in supervision is, how to set expectations in supervision, ways to enhance the supervisory relationship including ways to manage strains and ruptures, and ways to address diversity, equity and inclusion in supervision.
Upcoming Dates
  • Dec. 12, 2022
    $75
    Live online

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
  • Dec. 14–16, 2022
    Standard $589; gov't/nonprofit $489
    Live online
  • April 26–28, 2023
    $589; $489 gov't/nonprofit
    Live online

Facilitating Effective Meetings

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.
Upcoming Dates
  • Jan. 10–11, 2023
    $399; gov't/nonprofit $299
    Live online
  • June 28–29, 2023
    $399; gov't/nonprofit $299
    Live online

Spanish 1

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
Customizable
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.
Upcoming Dates
  • Jan. 10, 2023–March 28, 2023
    $259
    Live online
  • Jan. 10, 2023–March 28, 2023
    $259
    Live online
  • Feb. 6, 2023–April 24, 2023
    $259
    Live online
  • Feb. 6, 2023–April 24, 2023
    $259
    Live online
  • Feb. 16, 2023–May 4, 2023
    $259
    Live online
  • Feb. 22, 2023–May 10, 2023
    $259
    Live online
  • April 4, 2023–June 13, 2023
    $259
    Live online

Spanish for Reading and Translation: Comprehensive

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
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.
Upcoming Dates
  • Jan. 11, 2023–May 3, 2023
    $585; graduate students $485
    Group-paced

Language Reading Knowledge Exam

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.
Upcoming Dates
  • Jan. 12, 2023
    $65
    Self-paced
  • May 18, 2023
    $65
    Self-paced

Spanish 0

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
Customizable
This newly-revised mini-course sets you up for success in Spanish 1 with a slow introduction to the fundamentals of Spanish with proven strategies for learning a new language.
Upcoming Dates
  • Jan. 12, 2023–Feb. 2, 2023
    $119
    Live online
  • Jan. 12, 2023–Feb. 2, 2023
    $119
    Live online
  • Jan. 18, 2023–Feb. 22, 2023
    $119
    Live online
  • Feb. 21, 2023–April 4, 2023
    $119
    Live online

Business Spanish Certificate Program

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
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.
Upcoming Dates
  • Jan. 18, 2023–May 18, 2023
    $649
    Group-paced

French for Reading and Translation

Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
We cover essential grammar and vocabulary that are especially useful for students preparing for the French graduate-level reading knowledge exam.
Upcoming Dates
  • Jan. 18, 2023–May 3, 2023
    $475; Graduate students $375
    Group-paced
  • May 10, 2023–Aug. 23, 2023
    $475; Graduate students $375
    Group-paced
  • Aug. 30, 2023–Dec. 13, 2023
    $475; Graduate students $375
    Group-paced

German for Reading and Translation

Subject Area: LanguagesGerman
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.
Upcoming Dates
  • Jan. 18, 2023–May 3, 2023
    $475; Graduate students $375
    Group-paced
  • May 10, 2023–Aug. 23, 2023
    $475; Graduate students $375
    Group-paced
  • Aug. 30, 2023–Dec. 13, 2023
    $475; Graduate students $375
    Group-paced

Italian for Reading and Translation

Subject Area: LanguagesItalian
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.
Upcoming Dates
  • Jan. 18, 2023–May 3, 2023
    $475; graduate students $375
    Group-paced
  • May 10, 2023–Aug. 23, 2023
    $475; Graduate students $375
    Group-paced

Spanish for Reading and Translation: Basic

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
You will develop the skills you need to read and accurately translate Spanish texts to English. Using texts from various disciplines in the social sciences and humanities, you learn the fundamentals of the Spanish language and Spanish-to-English translation. Start with the basics and work your way through progressively more challenging grammatical concepts that appear in the scholarly texts you translate.
Upcoming Dates
  • Jan. 18, 2023–May 3, 2023
    $475; graduate students $375
    Group-paced
  • May 10, 2023–Aug. 23, 2023
    $475; Graduate students $375
    Group-paced

Advanced Ethics and Boundaries

The management of ethics, boundaries and confidentiality is especially critical for human service professionals. This workshop will address the unique issues encountered during the provision of social services and therapy. The emergence of technology and its complications will be addressed to highlight the changing trends in ethical practice in the 21st century.
Upcoming Dates
  • Jan. 19, 2023
    $140
    Live online

Managing Ethics and Boundaries with a Clinical Lens

The management of professional ethics and boundaries can be challenging in clinical work especially as we have become more dependent on the use of technology. This course will address the unique issues encountered during the provision of clinical services and will discuss best practice approaches to these challenges.
Upcoming Dates
  • Jan. 23, 2023–Feb. 10, 2023
    4 Credit/2 Weeks: $140; 6 Credit/3 Weeks: $210
    Group-paced