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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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    Italian 2

    Subject Area: LanguagesItalian
    Continue exploring the richness of Italian culture while enhancing your ability to have everyday conversations about travel, holidays and daily routines in the present tense. We also introduce the past tense. Increase your vocabulary and communication skills with an integrated teaching approach.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Jan. 31, 2022–April 25, 2022
      $215
      Live online
    • Jan. 31, 2022–April 25, 2022
      $215
      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
    • Feb. 1, 2022–April 19, 2022
      $215
      Live online
    • Feb. 1, 2022–April 19, 2022
      $215
      Live online
    • Feb. 7, 2022–April 25, 2022
      $215
      Live online
    • Feb. 7, 2022–April 25, 2022
      $215
      Live online
    • Feb. 9, 2022–April 27, 2022
      $215
      Live online
    • March 17, 2022–May 26, 2022
      $215
      Live online
    • March 17, 2022–May 26, 2022
      $215
      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
    • Feb. 2, 2022–April 27, 2022
      $215
      Live online
    • Feb. 2, 2022–April 27, 2022
      $215
      Live online
    • Feb. 7, 2022–May 2, 2022
      $215
      Live online
    • Feb. 7, 2022–May 2, 2022
      $215
      Live online

    Portuguese 1

    Subject Area: LanguagesPortuguese
    Explore the cultural richness of the Portuguese-speaking world with this beginning-level language class (A1.1). Master the basics of Portuguese with a proven communicative approach that combines conversation practice with your instructor with robust online resources to keep you learning between classes. 
    Upcoming Dates
    • Feb. 2, 2022–April 27, 2022
      $215
      Live online

    Embracing Conflict: A Systems Approach for Leaders and Teams

    Instead of 'managing' conflict or 'dealing' with it, we can learn to embrace it. Gain confidence and skills to navigate conflict in your relationships, your teams, and with customers/clients. Learn how to recognize and bring to light conflict that is under the surface and within a system.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Feb. 2–3, 2022
      $385; gov't/nonprofit $285
      Live online

    French 2

    Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
    Build your vocabulary as you improve your ability to converse in the present tense and become familiar with past tenses. Practice conversing while learning relevant cultural information.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Feb. 3, 2022–April 28, 2022
      $215
      Live online
    • Feb. 3, 2022–April 28, 2022
      $215
      Live online

    Spanish 0

    Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
    Customizable
    This mini-course sets you up for success in Spanish 1 with a slow introduction to the fundamentals of the Spanish language.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Feb. 3, 2022–March 10, 2022
      $110
      Live online

    Business Spanish Certificate Program

    Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
    In as little as six months, greatly improve your professional proficiency in Spanish and gain the cultural knowledge you need to conduct business in Spain and Latin America. Learn to communicate professionally via email, telephone, video conferencing and in-person.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Feb. 7, 2022–Nov. 7, 2022
      $925; Group of 2 or more, $810 each
      Group-paced
    • May 16, 2022–Feb. 16, 2023
      $925; Groups of 2 or more, $810 each
      Group-paced

    Spanish 3

    Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
    Customizable
    Get a solid introduction to the Spanish past tenses in this highly practical, low-intermediate course. Learn to converse about travel, work and customs in the Hispanic world. Improve your vocabulary, learn to communicate in conversational Spanish while developing your reading and writing skills.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Feb. 8, 2022–May 3, 2022
      $215
      Live online
    • Feb. 8, 2022–May 3, 2022
      $215
      Live online
    • March 17, 2022–June 2, 2022
      $215
      Live online

    French 3

    Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
    Refine and deepen your ability to converse in the past and future tenses as you discuss families, work, travel and customs in France and the Francophone world. Prerequisite: French 2.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Feb. 8, 2022–May 3, 2022
      $215
      Live online
    • Feb. 8, 2022–May 3, 2022
      $215
      Live online

    French 1

    Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
    Join other Francophiles as you learn the basics of French with listening, speaking, reading and writing activities. Learn to introduce yourself, use numbers and talk about cities, hotels and travel. Textbook and workbook required.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Feb. 8, 2022–May 3, 2022
      $215
      Live online
    • Feb. 8, 2022–May 3, 2022
      $215
      Live online
    • Feb. 17, 2022–May 12, 2022
      $215
      Live online
    • Feb. 17, 2022–May 12, 2022
      $215
      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
    • Feb. 8, 2022–March 22, 2022
      $439
      Group-paced

    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
    • Feb. 8, 2022–May 3, 2022
      $215
      Live online
    • Feb. 8, 2022–May 3, 2022
      $215
      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
    • Feb. 8, 2022–April 26, 2022
      $215
      Live online
    • Feb. 8, 2022–April 26, 2022
      $215
      Live online
    • Feb. 9, 2022–April 27, 2022
      $215
      Live online
    • Feb. 9, 2022–April 27, 2022
      $215
      Live online
    • Feb. 16, 2022–May 4, 2022
      $215
      Live online
    • Feb. 16, 2022–May 4, 2022
      $215
      Live online
    • March 14, 2022–May 23, 2022
      $215
      Live online
    • March 14, 2022–May 23, 2022
      $215
      Live online

    Spanish 5

    Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
    Customizable
    Take your Spanish to the next level in this highly practical high-intermediate class. Learn the differences between the present subjunctive and indicative. Improve your use of prepositions and complex sentence structures and delve deeper into the past tenses.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Feb. 9, 2022–May 4, 2022
      $215
      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
    • Feb. 9, 2022
      $395; govt./nonprofit $285
      Live online

    French 4

    Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
    Polish your skills as you discuss the culture and history of France and the Francophone world. Refine your knowledge of tense, lexicon and register while improving your reading and listening abilities.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Feb. 10, 2022–May 5, 2022
      $215
      Live online

    Inclusive Teaching Online: Skills and Techniques for All Trainers

    The larger principles of Universal Course Design will be summarized, then the major focus of the class will be techniques and tools that can be immediately applied to online format classes for creating flexible, equitable and respectful learning experiences. Gain insights and ideas from colleagues and our instructor who has over a decade of relevant experience.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Feb. 10, 2022
      $285; gov't/nonprofit $195
      Live online

    Strategic Thinking, Planning and Organizational Transformation

    Strategic planning provides both a process and a set of outcomes that help you find answers to core questions about organizational identity and direction. Discover how to construct your organization's strategic plan, involve other stakeholders in its development and ensure successful implementation.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Feb. 17, 2022
      $395; gov't/nonprofit $285
      Live online

    Mastering Healthy Sleep Habits: An evidence-based approach to improving sleep

    Subject Area: Health & Wellness
    Whether sleep issues are chronic, stemming from ongoing, underlying issues or stress-induced, learn how to take control of the nightly challenge of unhealthy sleep patterns. This course empowers participants to create sustainable modifications through a deep understanding of sleep neuroscience and learning strategies of behavioral change to create a foundation for consistent healthy sleep. During this 6-week class, learners will participate in a blend of weekly self-paced online modules and interactive live lectures and workshops. The online modules will dive into sleep neuroscience and the accompanying evidence-based behavioral health science behind creating a healthy foundation for sleep.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Feb. 21, 2022–April 1, 2022
       $350 through Jan. 31, 2022; $450 after
      Group-paced