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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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    University of Wisconsin Certified Professional Coach

    Do you seek to guide, inspire, and empower others to reach their potential and get real results? The UW Certified Professional Coach certificate program (formerly PLCC) is an ACTP (Accredited Coach Training Program) that prepares you to be an Associate Certified or Professional Certified Coach.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Sep. 8, 2022–May 18, 2023
      $11,990
      Live online

    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
    • Sep. 12, 2022–June 12, 2023
      $925; Groups of 2 or more, $810 each
      Group-paced

    Italian 2

    Subject Area: LanguagesItalian
    Continue exploring the richness of Italian culture while enhancing your ability to have everyday conversations about travel, holidays and daily routines in the present tense. We also introduce the past tense. Increase your vocabulary and communication skills with an integrated teaching approach.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Sep. 12, 2022–Nov. 28, 2022
      $239
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    French 1

    Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
    Join other Francophiles as you learn the basics of French with listening, speaking, reading and writing activities. Learn to introduce yourself, use numbers and talk about cities, hotels and travel. Textbook and workbook required.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Sep. 14, 2022–Dec. 7, 2022
      $239
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    • Sep. 14, 2022–Dec. 7, 2022
      $239
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    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
    • Sep. 15, 2022–Dec. 8, 2022
      $239
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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
    • Sep. 19, 2022–Dec. 5, 2022
      $239
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    • Sep. 19, 2022–Dec. 5, 2022
      $239
      Live online

    Leading for Racial Equity Certificate: Transformation and Policy Tools

    This certificate is three days, offered in a highly participatory live-online format. Transform your commitment to racial equity into anti-racist leadership in this new two-part class. You will learn the key features of an anti-racist organization, assess the readiness of your organization to move toward anti-racism and plan next steps. Additionally, you will gain an understanding of how racial equity decision tools are used to hardwire equity strategies in budget allocations, programs and policy decisions. Apply an equity-focused analysis to a current project and leave with feedback on how to leverage the project for social justice and racial equity. Open to anyone with an intermediate understanding of racial equity who is ready to impact their organization's programs, practices, policies and decisions.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Sep. 21, 2022–Nov. 16, 2022
      $1,049; gov't./non-profit $789
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    Spanish 6

    Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
    Refine your command of advanced grammar topics, such as past uses of the subjunctive tenses and conditional phrases in this highly practical low-advanced class. Learn to use effectively complex structures in speaking and writing as you discuss the Spanish-speaking world.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Sep. 21, 2022–Dec. 14, 2022
      $249
      Hybrid

    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
    • Sep. 22, 2022
      $285; gov't/nonprofit $195
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    Ethics and Boundaries: Ethics in Conflicts

    Learn about ethical communication during conflict, appreciative inquiry, boundaries of engagement without connection and dealing with power and power imbalance. This class will have you refocus on your communication skills, especially if there is conflict.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Sep. 27, 2022
      $140
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    • Feb. 1, 2023
      $140
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    Spanish 3

    Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
    Customizable
    Get a solid introduction to the Spanish past tenses in this highly practical, low-intermediate course. Learn to converse about travel, work and customs in the Hispanic world. Improve your vocabulary, learn to communicate in conversational Spanish while developing your reading and writing skills.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Sep. 27, 2022–Dec. 20, 2022
      $239
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    Management Assessment for Personal Planning and Development

    Self-awareness is the cornerstone of outstanding management. Using a series of self-assessments, learn how your styles and needs compare with those of other managers and with agency goals. Discover strategies to enhance your strengths and address limitations.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Oct. 5, 2022
      $389; gov't/nonprofit $289; Transportation Information Center (TIC) $289
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    Motivational Interviewing: Advancing 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
    • 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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    Divorce and Family Mediation Training

    Comprehensive, in-depth training in divorce and family mediation to successfully mediate divorce, child custody and other family issues. The 40-hour schedule meets or exceeds the national mediation training standard and the 25-hour training required by Wisconsin Chapter 767.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Oct. 11–26, 2022
      $1,159 thru 08/31; $1,449 after
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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
    • Oct. 12, 2022
      $389; gov't/nonprofit $289
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