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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.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Jan. 23, 2024–April 23, 2024
      $259
      Live online

    Building Motivational Interviewing Competency Certificate

    This 35-hour online group-paced (12 hours of live skills-building workshops and 23 hours of self-paced study) course is for participants wanting to learn or relearn the knowledge and skills necessary to reach proficiency in the use of Motivational Interviewing (MI). MI is a well-established, evidence-based communication practice for addressing the behavioral change of clinical problems across multiple settings and systems.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Feb. 29, 2024–April 23, 2024
      $1,399 The registration fee includes two practice sessions with a simulated client with instructor feedback and access to Canvas, an online learning management system. The course workbook is not included in the fee. Please see the summary for details on where the text can be purchased.
      Live online
    • Oct. 8, 2024–Dec. 3, 2024
      $1,299 The registration fee includes two practice sessions with a simulated client with instructor feedback and access to Canvas, an online learning management system. The course workbook is not included in the fee. Please see the summary for details on where the text can be purchased.
      Live online

    Project Management for Everyone

    Customizable
    Project Management for Everyone is designed to offer a gradual and effective introduction to core project management principles. Establish an understanding of foundational knowledge, concepts and tools related to project management. This course is ideal for individuals with little to no prior experience in project management or those seeking additional reinforcement before progressing to "Fundamentals of Project Management."
    Upcoming Dates
    • Feb. 29, 2024
      $339 govt./nonprofit $239
      Live online
    • May 20, 2024
      $339 govt./nonprofit $239
      Live

    Teaching Transferable Skills in College Courses: Developing Career Readiness and Cultural Fluency

    Customizable
    Learn to teach communication, teamwork, critical thinking and self-motivated learning – four transferable skills strongly linked to student success. College educators and administrators gain a strong foundation in the theory, research and practical applications of these crucial skills.
    Upcoming Dates
    • March 4, 2024–April 19, 2024
      $385 through Feb 18, $549 after
      $275 through Feb 18, $439 after, each for a Group 3+
      Group-paced
    • April 22, 2024–June 7, 2024
      $385 through March 31, $549 after
      $275 through March 31, $439 after, each for a Group 3+
      Group-paced

    French 1

    Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
    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.
    Upcoming Dates
    • March 5, 2024–May 14, 2024
      $259
      Live online
    • March 5, 2024–May 14, 2024
      $259
      Live online
    • April 23, 2024–July 9, 2024
      $269
      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
    • March 6–8, 2024
      $469; Govt./Nonprofit $369
      Live online

    Management Assessment for Personal Planning and Development

    This class will use the DiSC® assessment instrument to build self-awareness and explore the many facets that shape the way we see our world and function at work. By incorporating neuroscience and the DiSC® framework, we will learn to better understand our perspectives, identify and adapt to the perspectives of others, and to capture insightful synergies. We will discuss how to use tools and strategies to make this process easier so we can discover more options and solutions in our teams and projects.
    Upcoming Dates
    • March 7–8, 2024
      $459; $359 gov't/nonprofit; $359 TIC
      Live online

    Managing Projects Using Change Management Skills

    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.
    Upcoming Dates
    • March 7–21, 2024
      $429; gov't/nonprofit $329
      Live online
    • June 12–26, 2024
      $429; gov't/nonprofit $329
      Live online

    Cultural Humility to Cultural Reverence: Foundational Application to Practice

    Subject Area: Behavioral HealthHuman Services
    This 4-hour course is instructed fully live online via Zoom. The goal of this course is to enhance your ability to serve increasingly diverse client populations and work with increasingly diverse teams. In this highly interactive course, we will explore in dedicated conversations the four principles of Cultural Humility: Self-Reflection and Lifelong Learning, Client as Expert, Community as Expert and Institutional Self-Reflection and Investment + Modeling. As an individual practitioner, ensure you are providing services respectful of the person's self-ascribed identity; as a leader, address quiet quitting, turnover and enhance your culture of inclusivity and belonging. 4 CE Hours | Instructors: Share Collaborative facilitators Noor Jawad & Shawn Smith | Audience: helping professionals, workplace leaders, and others
    Upcoming Dates
    • March 12, 2024
      $129
      Live online
    • April 24, 2024
      $129
      Live online

    French House Conversation

    Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
    Continue to refine your French conversational skills, practice your pronunciation, and brush up on grammar with a convivial group and an experienced instructor at the French House on UW–Madison's campus.
    Upcoming Dates
    • March 13, 2024–April 17, 2024
      $249
      In-person

    Grief Support Specialist Certificate

    Subject Area: Behavioral HealthGrief and Loss
    One-of-a-kind, practical educational online program. You'll get to know the instructor — an expert who understands the complexity of personal loss. Acquire knowledge and skills to enhance or create a professional specialty that focuses on supporting people who have suffered a major loss. 40 CE Hours | Canvas LMS | Instructor: Erica Srinivasan | Audience: Helping Professionals, funeral home directors, clergy and other religious leaders
    Upcoming Dates
    • March 13, 2024–May 3, 2024
      $1,249 through February 28; $1,449 after
      Group-paced
    • Oct. 16, 2024–Dec. 6, 2024
      $1,249 through September 27; $1,449 after
      Group-paced

    Leading for Racial Equity Certificate: Intensive Exploration and Practical Application

    To earn this certificate, participants must attend all three days. The classes are offered in a highly participatory live-online format. Whether you already serve in a leadership role or aspire to, you have an opportunity to transform your team and organization by making the commitment to racial equity. This intensive on leading for racial equity will equip learners with the knowledge base, tools, and strategies key to yielding meaningful outcomes. Learners take a deep dive into what it means to be a racially equitable organization, evaluate their own organization’s readiness and strategize on the steps needed to embark on the path of anti-racism. Moreover, learners develop a comprehensive awareness of racial equity decision tools and how to utilize them to produce equitable budget allocation, program implementation and policy determination. In addition to the engaging and highly participatory full- and small-group live online training structure, learners have the opportunity to apply an equity-focused analysis to their own ongoing work projects. This approach empowers learners to see and assess the real-world potential for actualizing efforts toward equity.
    Upcoming Dates
    • March 13, 2024–May 8, 2024
      $1,020; gov't/nonprofit $780
      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
    • March 14–21, 2024
      $589; gov't/nonprofit $489
      Live online
    • June 13–20, 2024
      $589; gov't/nonprofit $489
      Live online

    Introduction to Inclusive Leadership

    New Course! Unlock the power of inclusive leadership to transform yourself and our communities. We'll embark on a journey of self-discovery and practice facilitating environments where every voice matters. By leading with curiosity and humility, we build relational trust and positive change. Throughout this course, participants will develop a nuanced understanding of cultural competence. This expanded perspective will equip you to navigate diverse contexts with sensitivity. Through discussion and real-world applications, you'll refine your skills in building relationships and promoting equity and belonging.
    Upcoming Dates
    • March 19–21, 2024
      $429; gov't/nonprofit $329
      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
    • March 20–22, 2024
      $459; Gov't/Nonprofit $359
      Live online
    • Dec. 3–12, 2024
      $480; gov't/nonprofit $380
      Live online
    • March 25–27, 2025
      $480; gov't/nonprofit $380
      Live online

    Spanish 1

    Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
    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
    • March 20, 2024–May 29, 2024
      $269
      Live online
    • March 20, 2024–May 29, 2024
      $269
      Live online
    • April 15, 2024–July 1, 2024
      $279
      Live online
    • April 15, 2024–July 1, 2024
      $279
      Live online
    • May 30, 2024–Aug. 15, 2024
      $279
      Live online
    • May 30, 2024–Aug. 15, 2024
      $279
      Live online
    • June 4, 2024–Aug. 13, 2024
      $279
      Live online
    • July 18, 2024–Sep. 26, 2024
      $279
      Live online

    Spanish 5

    Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
    Learn the differences between the present subjunctive and indicative in this highly practical intermediate course (B1.1). Improve your use of complex sentence structures and delve deeper into past tenses.
    Upcoming Dates
    • March 20, 2024–June 12, 2024
      $349
      Live online

    Emotional Intelligence for Leaders: From Insight to Impact

    This class will focus on the proactive approaches and tools for creating an EI culture that enables respectful, effective and creative collaboration even when the going gets tough. For this class, it will be assumed that participants are familiar with EI and want to lead or influence a team to become an extraordinary one. Participants will have the advantage of completing the EQi 2.0 self-assessment in advance of the class. The cost is included in the class fee.
    Upcoming Dates
    • March 21, 2024–April 11, 2024
      $479; gov't/nonprofit $379
      Live online

    German 2

    Subject Area: LanguagesGerman
    Continue to learn German conversation and grammar, the history and traditions of German-speaking people and tips for travelers in a fun and relaxed environment at the UW South Madison Partnership. In this in-person course, you will benefit from the online course materials and get twice as much time to practice speaking.
    Upcoming Dates
    • March 21, 2024–June 6, 2024
      $319
      Hybrid

    Trauma Informed Leadership: A Guide for All Managers

    Studies are revealing that a large percentage of adults nationwide suffer from abusive childhoods, PTSD, grief from loss and/or other traumatizing events. 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.
    Upcoming Dates
    • March 27–28, 2024
      $479; gov't/ nonprofit $379
      Live online
    • June 19–20, 2024
      Standard $479.00 Gov't/ Nonprofit $379.00
      Live online