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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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French 2

Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
Build your confidence as you improve your ability to converse in the present tense and become familiar with past tenses.
Upcoming Dates
  • May 28, 2024–Aug. 6, 2024
    $269
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German 2

Subject Area: LanguagesGerman
Continue to learn German conversation and grammar, the history and traditions of German-speaking people, and tips for travelers as you immerse yourself in a fun and relaxed environment.
Upcoming Dates
  • May 28, 2024–Aug. 13, 2024
    $269
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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
  • May 30, 2024–Aug. 15, 2024
    $279
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  • May 30, 2024–Aug. 15, 2024
    $279
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  • June 4, 2024–Aug. 13, 2024
    $279
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  • June 4, 2024–Aug. 13, 2024
    $279
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  • July 18, 2024–Sep. 26, 2024
    $279
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  • Sep. 10, 2024–Nov. 19, 2024
    $279
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  • Sep. 10, 2024–Nov. 19, 2024
    $279
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  • Sep. 11, 2024–Nov. 20, 2024
    $279
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  • Sep. 24, 2024–Dec. 10, 2024
    $279
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  • Oct. 1, 2024–Dec. 17, 2024
    $279
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  • Oct. 2, 2024–Dec. 18, 2024
    $279
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  • Oct. 3, 2024–Dec. 19, 2024
    $279
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French 3

Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
You will have the opportunity to review and practice your French while learning about French and Francophone cultures.
Upcoming Dates
  • June 4, 2024–Aug. 13, 2024
    $269
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Leading from a Distance: Team Building in a Hybrid World

We're seeing more organizations with employees who work from home, live in other states and often live in other countries. "Lead from a distance" by understanding the challenges and best practices. Build trust, navigate conflict, make decisions and conduct engaging meetings with virtual staff.
Upcoming Dates
  • June 4–5, 2024
    $449; govt./nonprofit $349
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  • Nov. 6–8, 2024
    $460; gov't/non-profit $360
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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
  • June 5, 2024–Aug. 14, 2024
    $269
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  • June 5, 2024–Aug. 14, 2024
    $269
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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
  • June 5, 2024–Aug. 28, 2024
    $269
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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
  • June 5, 2024–Aug. 21, 2024
    $269
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Spanish 2

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
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.
Upcoming Dates
  • June 5, 2024–Aug. 21, 2024
    $279
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  • June 5, 2024–Aug. 21, 2024
    $279
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  • June 18, 2024–Aug. 27, 2024
    $279
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  • June 18, 2024–Aug. 27, 2024
    $279
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  • Sep. 23, 2024–Dec. 9, 2024
    $279
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  • Sep. 26, 2024–Dec. 12, 2024
    $279
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Spanish 0

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
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
  • June 6, 2024–July 18, 2024
    $144
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  • July 17, 2024–Aug. 21, 2024
    $144
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  • Aug. 20, 2024–Sep. 24, 2024
    $144
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Conflict in the Workplace: Crafting and Adapting Your Role in Resolution

This class is three mornings, offered in a participatory live online format with brief prework and learning exercises between sessions. Conflict in the workplace is normal, even inevitable. We tend to avoid it despite the many benefits of resolving conflict effectively. Managing conflict can improve decision-making, strengthen professional relationships, increase employee retention and significantly contribute to organizational success. In this interactive workshop, you'll learn about your own conflict styles and examine the pros and cons of each as they apply to varying conflicts in the workplace. We'll review the 5 approaches to resolving conflict and how to strategize which approach best fits a situation. Learn how conflict can change from dysfunctional to a factor in growth and success. You will understand your role in working toward a resolution with others.
Upcoming Dates
  • June 11–18, 2024
    $469; gov't/nonprofit $369
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  • Oct. 1–8, 2024
    $480; gov't/nonprofit $380
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Leader as Coach: A Framework for Coaching in Organizations

Coaching cultures foster accountability, encourage employees to take ownership of their work and drive goal achievement through the transformative power of coaching. When leaders embrace the role of a coach, they not only drive individual and team performance but also inspire a cultural shift within their organization. This course offers the essential skills and knowledge needed to engage in coaching conversations that encourage open communication, actively listen and provide constructive feedback resulting in continuous improvement, innovation and deepened engagement.
Upcoming Dates
  • June 11, 2024–Aug. 29, 2024
    $6,990
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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
  • June 13–20, 2024
    $589; gov't/nonprofit $489
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  • July 16–23, 2024
    $589; gov't/nonprofit $489
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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
  • June 19–20, 2024
    Standard $479.00 Gov't/ Nonprofit $379.00
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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
  • July 8, 2024–Aug. 9, 2024
    $385 through June 14, $549 after
    $275 through June 14, $439 after, each for a Group 3+
    Group-paced

Spanish Book Club: Low Intermediate

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
Boost your confidence in Spanish with this short course that provides the perfect transition from Spanish 3 to Spanish 4. In this low-intermediate (A2.1) book club, participants will read the short novel Año nuevo, vida nueva together and discuss.
Upcoming Dates
  • July 25, 2024–Sep. 5, 2024
    $204
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  • July 25, 2024–Sep. 5, 2024
    $204
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Coaching Skills Sharpener Series/Group Mentoring

This Skills Sharpener Series is a five-part experience hosted over the span of 10 weeks, designed to give learners practice and feedback about their coaching skills from a highly experienced and certified PCC-level Mentor Coach. Participants will work in groups of no more than ten to practice the skills and competencies required of a PCC-level, ICF-certified, professionally credentialed coach. Participants will take turns coaching one another and providing feedback per the ICF's Core Competencies and PCC Markers, in a group setting. This series will count toward the completion of the ICF's Group Mentoring requirements for both ACC and PCC levels. Participants who attend will be awarded 8 Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units from the ICF. The first five individuals who sign up for the course are guaranteed the opportunity to be a coach-participant if they choose. All others will be coach-observers or clients.
Upcoming Dates
  • July 29, 2024–Sep. 23, 2024
    $595
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  • Oct. 7, 2024–Dec. 2, 2024
    $595
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