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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 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
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  • Feb. 2, 2022–April 27, 2022
    $215
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  • Feb. 7, 2022–May 2, 2022
    $215
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  • Feb. 7, 2022–May 2, 2022
    $215
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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
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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

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
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  • Feb. 8, 2022–May 3, 2022
    $215
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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
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  • Feb. 8, 2022–May 3, 2022
    $215
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Mediation Skills: 40-Hour General Training

Experience comprehensive, in-depth training in mediation skills. The 40-hour schedule meets or exceeds the national mediation training standard and the 25-hour training required by Wisconsin Chapter 767. Lectures, demonstrations, exercises and coaching teach the principles of mediation. This program has been approved by the Wisconsin State Bar for 40 CLE (Continuing Legal Education) hours, including 2 EPR (Ethics and Professional Responsibility) hours. 
Upcoming Dates
  • March 8–30, 2022
    $1,449
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Communication Strategies for Women in the Workplace

Being understood as intended is inherently complex because of the fundamental nature of human perception and the influence of almost any difference between sender and receiver, including gender. We explore practical communication strategies for women to help them navigate today’s dynamic workplace.
Upcoming Dates
  • March 9–10, 2022
    Standard $375 / Govt./Nonprofit $275* *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.
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Motivational Interviewing: Advanced Skills Practice

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
This 20-hour course is designed for learners who have intermediate knowledge and skills needed for the practice of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and want to strengthen their existing skillset. Participate in four, 3-hour, live online, instructor-led sessions that will include lecture, discussion and small group practice sessions. Enhance your learning with 6-hours of required independent coursework. Improve your MI practice through peer (one session) and instructor (two sessions) feedback from standardized client interviews. Course registration includes the textbook Building Motivational Interviewing Skills: A Practitioner Workbook by David B. Rosengren and access to an online learning management system.
Upcoming Dates
  • March 10, 2022–May 12, 2022
    Registration fee includes two practice sessions with a standardized client with instructor feedback, the textbook "Building Motivational Interviewing Skills: A Practitioner Workbook" and access to an online learning management system $875. Early Bird Registration $700 on or before 02/14/2022.
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  • Oct. 6, 2022–Dec. 8, 2022
    Registration fee includes two practice sessions with a standardized client with instructor feedback, the textbook "Building Motivational Interviewing Skills: A Practitioner Workbook" and access to an online learning management system. $875.00 Public Discounts Early Bird Registration Discount $700.00 (-20%) Register on or before 09/08/2022.
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EI for Groups: A Leader's Toolkit for Building Emotionally Intelligent Teams

Emotional Intelligence is recognized as an important contributor to work performance and personal well-being. However today, work is increasingly team-based, so group leaders need advanced skills to build an emotionally intelligent team. 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. Emotionally intelligent teams are better equipped to solve problems, adapt to change, work together more effectively, and achieve greater productivity. 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
  • April 27–28, 2022
    $465; gov't/nonprofit $355
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Spanish for Reading and Translation: Comprehensive

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
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. Hone your Spanish-to-English translation skills.
Upcoming Dates
  • May 11, 2022–Aug. 31, 2022
    $545; Graduate students, $445
    Self-paced

Italian for Reading and Translation

Subject Area: LanguagesItalian
Offered three times a year and open to all, 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
  • Start Anytime
    $435; Graduate students $335
    Self-paced
  • May 18, 2022–Aug. 31, 2022
    $435; Graduate students $335
    Self-paced

French for Reading and Translation

Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
Open to anyone who wants to study French for reading and translation. We cover essential grammar and vocabulary to provide knowledge that is especially useful for students preparing for the French graduate-level reading knowledge exam.
Upcoming Dates
  • Start Anytime
    $435; Graduate students $335
    Group-paced
  • May 18, 2022–Aug. 31, 2022
    $435; Graduate students $335
    Group-paced

German for Reading and Translation

Subject Area: LanguagesGerman
Open to all students who want to study German for translation. Great for meeting graduate program language requirements or for genealogy work. Key skills you'll learn include taking advantage of similarities between English and German, expert dictionary use and recognizing easy grammar cues.
Upcoming Dates
  • Start Anytime
    $435; Graduate students $335
    Self-paced
  • May 18, 2022–Aug. 31, 2022
    $435; Graduate students $335
    Self-paced

Beyond the Basics of Project Management: Managing Risks, Relationships, Resources and PPRs

Advance your project management skills by diving deep into some of the critical components of managing a project. Going beyond the basics of project management creates a culture of learning, accountability, transparency, high performance and successful delivery.
Upcoming Dates
  • June 22–23, 2022
    $595; gov't/nonprofit $485
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