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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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Beyond the Basics of Project Management: Managing Risks, Resources, and Post Project Reviews

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
  • Nov. 9–10, 2022
    $589; gov't/nonprofit $489
    Live online

Professional Writing: Effective Workplace Communication

Master the skills necessary to communicate effectively with internal and external audiences in today's professional environment. Learn techniques of document structure, grammar and style proven to enhance credibility and influence. Learn credibility-damaging errors and tips for avoiding them.
Upcoming Dates
  • Nov. 9, 2022
    $389; gov't/nonprofit $289
    Live online
  • April 27, 2023–May 4, 2023
    $329; gov't/nonprofit $229
    Self-paced

The Manager's Role in Work Satisfaction and Engagement

There are many myths about what managers can and should do to support employee work performance, satisfaction and engagement. Learn what decades of real-world management experience reveal about best practices and tools, plus gain insights into today's diverse and fast-moving environments.
Upcoming Dates
  • Nov. 10–17, 2022
    $569; gov't/nonprofit $459
    Live online
  • May 4–11, 2023
    $579; gov't/nonprofit $459
    Live online

Healing for Healers

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
This workshop is designed to be a sanctuary for anyone who is on the front lines providing mental health care. Join us for two mornings of exploring concepts and practices that nourish wellbeing and promote emotional resilience. We will identify and experiment with evidence-based practices to nurture the healer within. Please be prepared to engage in a variety of relaxation practices throughout this workshop including gentle yoga and guided meditation. You will have opportunities to connect with colleagues and for personal reflection. Cameras are optional. No prior experience is required.
Upcoming Dates
  • Nov. 11–18, 2022
    $150
    Live online
  • Feb. 17–24, 2023
    $150
    Live online

Data Analytics Bootcamp

Offered through UW Extended Campus, this intensive 24-week online program is fast-paced and focused on the technical skills needed to solve data problems inspired by the real world. Throughout the course, you will gain proficiency in numerous in-demand technologies, including Excel, Python, JavaScript, SQL Databases, Tableau, machine learning and more.
Upcoming Dates
  • Nov. 14, 2022–May 3, 2023
    $11,995
    Interactive online

Enrich Your Practice: Implicit Bias, Cultural Humility, and the DSM-5

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
In this seminar, we will discuss what implicit bias is and how it operates in everyday life. Participants will learn how each of us can recognize our biases and break the link between implicit bias and prejudiced actions. We'll talk about one approach to working with people from varied backgrounds and experiences — cultural humility. Participants will also be introduced to the DSM-5 Cultural Formulation Interview and learn how to incorporate it into their clinical practices. Resources for learning more about topics discussed and taking action on what is learned will be shared. We will also have time for discussion and to learn from each other.
Upcoming Dates
  • Nov. 14, 2022
    $75
    Live online

Ethics, Boundaries, and the Internet

The electronic medical record is exposing clinicians to greater privacy and boundary challenges. We tackle some of the ethical issues of working with electronic records and discuss boundary issues involved with internet searches of clients, e-mail and texting as therapy, and telemedicine services.
Upcoming Dates
  • Nov. 14, 2022
    $70
    Interactive online

Spanish 0

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
Customizable
This mini-course sets you up for success in Spanish 1 with a slow introduction to the fundamentals of the Spanish language.
Upcoming Dates
  • Nov. 15, 2022–Dec. 20, 2022
    $119
    Live online
  • Jan. 12, 2023–Feb. 2, 2023
    $119
    Live online
  • Jan. 12, 2023–Feb. 2, 2023
    $119
    Live online
  • Jan. 18, 2023–Feb. 22, 2023
    $119
    Live online

Leading at a Distance: Managing Virtual Staff and Teams

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
  • Nov. 30, 2022–Dec. 1, 2022
    $415; gov't/nonprofit $315
    Live online

Enrich Your Practice: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
This course will provide participants with an overview of the primary tenets of psychodynamic psychotherapy. We will discuss ways the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual and the DSM-5 conceptualize behavior differently. We will also discuss ways to use aspects of a psychodynamic approach to enrich case conceptualizations and guide interventions from a range of psychotherapeutic traditions (e.g. CBT, DBT, IPT, ACT and parent-child psychotherapies).
Upcoming Dates
  • Dec. 5, 2022
    $75
    Live online

The Art of Conflict Transformation

Conflict can open us to new possibilities and deepen our relationships. This workshop will help you embrace both-and thinking, transforming conflict into win-win solutions. Discover how to increase your comfort in dealing with conflict and to build more trust and communication in relationships.
Upcoming Dates
  • Dec. 6–7, 2022
    $529; gov't/nonprofit  $429
    Live online
  • June 13–14, 2023
    $529; gov't/nonprofit  $429
    Live online

Critical Thinking : Complex Problem Solving & Decision Making Without Being Critical

This class will be a mix of self-directed learning through Canvas (UW Learning Management System), and a live online session with the instructor using the Zoom platform. The self-directed learning information will be open and downloadable through Canvas starting approximately two weeks before the live virtual session. You may know the moment: Your team is discussing what to do about a difficult issue. A solution has just been voiced with a tone of certainty and triumph but you somehow know it's unworkable; a "bad idea." But you can't say exactly what's so bad about it. Your brain is tied in knots. Although you're able to stifle the impulse to say "that's no good," you're not able to unpack the poor logic or impracticality of the solution. This class will give you both the analysis and the communication tools to know what to do next. You'll gain the applied skills of critical analysis, solution generation, risk assessment, behavior interpretation, communication, social influence, and decision-making when issues are complex and there is disagreement about how to proceed. Both solutions and relationships are often at stake. Therefore in addition to learning methods for problem analysis and decision making, you will also gain an understanding of how to navigate difficult discussions when emotions and power differentials are impacting the dynamics.
Upcoming Dates
  • Dec. 8, 2022
    $389; gov't/nonprofit $289
    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
  • Dec. 8–9, 2022
    $389; gov't/nonprofit $289
    Live online

Enrich Your Practice: Clinical Supervision

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
This seminar will provide a review of topics related to clinical supervision in the provision of mental health care. We will address the legal and ethical foundations for clinical supervision, what competency in supervision is, how to set expectations in supervision, ways to enhance the supervisory relationship including ways to manage strains and ruptures, and ways to address diversity, equity and inclusion in supervision.
Upcoming Dates
  • Dec. 12, 2022
    $75
    Live online

Communication Skills for Challenging Conversations

Handle difficult conversations at work and to listen and be assertive without weakening relationships. Better understand the complex nature of interpersonal communication and explore why misunderstanding is so normal. Apply the skills learned to conflict resolution and giving performance feedback.
Upcoming Dates
  • Dec. 14–16, 2022
    Standard $589; gov't/nonprofit $489
    Live online

Language Reading Knowledge Exam

These translation exams test reading knowledge of French, German, Italian or Spanish and meet the requirements of UW–Madison graduate programs. Register at least one week prior to your chosen exam date. No refunds after registration. Honorlock will proctor these exams.
Upcoming Dates
  • Jan. 12, 2023
    $65
    Self-paced
  • May 18, 2023
    $65
    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
  • Jan. 18, 2023–May 3, 2023
    General Public Fee $475.00 Graduate Student Fee $375.00
    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
  • Jan. 18, 2023–May 3, 2023
    $475; Graduate students $375
    Group-paced