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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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Spanish 4

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
In this highly practical intermediate course (A2.2), you will deepen your ability to discuss past events, learn the future and conditional tenses and become familiar with Spanish command forms. Polish your skills as we discuss education, the workplace and the diverse cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.
Upcoming Dates
  • May 15, 2024–July 24, 2024
    $279
    Live online

Spanish for Reading and Translation: Basic

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
You will develop the skills you need to read and accurately translate Spanish texts to English. Using texts from various disciplines in the social sciences and humanities, you learn the fundamentals of the Spanish language and Spanish-to-English translation. Start with the basics and work your way through progressively more challenging grammatical concepts that appear in the scholarly texts you translate.
Upcoming Dates
  • May 15, 2024–Aug. 28, 2024
    $475; Graduate students $375
    Group-paced
  • Aug. 28, 2024–Dec. 11, 2024
    $475; Graduate students $375
    Group-paced

Spanish for Reading and Translation: Comprehensive

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
You will develop the skills you need to take your Spanish-to-English reading and translation skills to the next level. 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.
Upcoming Dates
  • May 15, 2024–Sep. 4, 2024
    $585; Graduate students $485
    Group-paced
  • Aug. 28, 2024–Dec. 18, 2024
    $585; Graduate students $485
    Group-paced

Workplace Neurodiversity: Creating Spaces Where All Minds Can Thrive

Diversity drives innovative thinking and creative solutions in the workplace. Neurodiversity reflects the natural variation in human minds and how people interact with the world differently as a result. Companies that embrace neurodiversity, gain competitive advantages and facilitate an inclusive workplace allowing all talent to thrive. Improving systems and spaces to be more flexible and inclusive is key to maintaining an engaged and successful workforce. Before an organization can embrace neurodiversity, it must first understand how neurodivergence appears within it, and examine the workplace culture around it. Create a culture of appreciation, accountability, and trust by addressing some of the most common recruitment, selection and career development obstacles for neurodivergent employees. Leverage the talents of all employees through greater sensitivity to individual needs. Although there is no one-size-fits-all approach to neurodiversity, simple adjustments and accommodations (often at little cost to the employer) allow every team member to feel safe, supported and able to showcase their unique talents.
Upcoming Dates
  • May 15–22, 2024
    $429; gov't/nonprofit $329
    Live online

Coding Bootcamp

Offered through UW Extended Campus, the University of Wisconsin Coding Boot Camp is a deeply engaging online full-stack web development course that gives you the knowledge and skills to build dynamic end-to-end web applications and become a full-stack web developer in 24 weeks.
Upcoming Dates
  • May 20, 2024–Nov. 12, 2024
    $11,995
    Live

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
  • May 20, 2024
    $339 govt./nonprofit $239
    Live online

Free Webinar: Motivational Interviewing Training for Every Level

Attend our free webinar to learn more about Motivational Interviewing (MI) and our upcoming Motivational Interviewing training opportunities. The webinar will feature an overview of MI, discuss how MI can be beneficial for a variety of professions, and help you determine which training is right for your MI knowledge level.  In addition, we'll highlight the August 7–9, 2024 MI Conference to be held live on the University of Wisconsin campus, as well as our upcoming schedule of online MI focused professional development courses. 
Upcoming Dates
  • May 21, 2024
    Free
    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
  • May 22, 2024–Aug. 7, 2024
    $269
    Live online
  • May 22, 2024–Aug. 7, 2024
    $269
    Live online
  • June 5, 2024–Aug. 21, 2024
    $269
    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 as you immerse yourself in a fun and relaxed environment.
Upcoming Dates
  • May 28, 2024–Aug. 13, 2024
    $269
    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
  • 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

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
    Live online

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
    Live online
  • Nov. 6–8, 2024
    $460; gov't/non-profit $360
    Live online

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
    Live online

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 6–13, 2024
    $469; gov't/nonprofit $369
    Live online
  • Oct. 1–8, 2024
    $480; gov't/nonprofit $380
    Live online

Leader as Coach

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
    Live online

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
    Live online

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
    Live online