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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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Project Management Applied Learning Review

The purpose of this final step in the Project Management (PM) Certificate is to give learners an opportunity to individually discuss their personal goals for applying best practices and skills of project management, to review important aspects of managing projects, to ask questions to further their learning and to demonstrate that they have achieved at least a basic level of understanding of project management. 
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    $585; gov't/nonprofit $475
    Live online

Beyond Coaching: When to Move to the Discipline Process

We discuss how managers and supervisors can manage their employees' performance issues and rule violations in the workplace. Many opportunities to interact with your instructor and fellow participants while practicing effective tools and techniques to use while maintaining proper documentation.
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Hire the Best: Interviewing Skills for Managers Who Hire

Every organization is at its best when it has just the right employees to help it achieve its goals. We provide hiring managers an overview of the fundamentals of interviewing including how to develop specific questions. Learn to use benchmarks to identify and hire the most qualified candidate.
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Intercultural Communication: Foundation for Cultural Competency

Communication across cultures often breaks down due to basic cultural differences that are misunderstood and frequently invisible. We introduce you to tools that enable you to identify and understand cultural differences and lay a foundation for strong cultural competency domestically and globally.
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Online Professional Presence: Tips and Techniques for the Virtual You at Work

This special 1.5 hour class is offered live online. Projecting a professional virtual presence is a skill that has become essential in today’s world shaped by the pandemic. We must build relationships, lead teams and collaborate with colleagues to achieve organizational results — now entirely through electronic connections. Join us for this timely opportunity to learn tips and techniques for developing your professional presence on video conference platforms; whether you are doing meetings, instruction or just checking in. Learn how to lead and contribute with confidence, remain professionally engaged and visible, create a positive impression, minimize distractions, and avoid common and surprising mistakes that can derail your best intentions.
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Practical Workplace Negotiation Skills for Everyday Issues

The ability to confidently and successfully negotiate is a critical skill. Explore different negotiation approaches and strategies for a range of everyday workplace issues such as salary changes, job responsibilities, and establishing deadlines, with the goal of strengthening relationships.
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Strengths Discovery: Building on Talents for Leadership and Team Success

When you know your unique set of these talents, you are empowered to succeed by doing what you naturally do best. People who use their CliftonStrengths are less likely to experience worry, stress, anger, sadness or physical pain, and are proven to be three times more engaged and happy at work.
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