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German for Reading and Translation

Subject Area: LanguagesGerman
You will develop the skills you need to read and accurately translate German texts to English. Using relevant scholarly texts and excerpts from modern literature, you learn the fundamentals of the German language and German-to-English translation.
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

Italian for Reading and Translation

Subject Area: LanguagesItalian
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
  • 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 0

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
This newly-revised mini-course sets you up for success in Spanish 1 with a slow introduction to the fundamentals of Spanish with proven strategies for learning a new language.
Upcoming Dates
  • May 15, 2024–June 19, 2024
    $144
    Live online
  • June 6, 2024–July 18, 2024
    $144
    Live online
  • July 17, 2024–Aug. 21, 2024
    $144
    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

Free Webinar: Using Motivational Interviewing to Fidelity: UW- Madison has What you Need

Join our free webinar to learn more about upcoming Motivational Interviewing training. We will highlight the August 7–9, 2024 MI Conference to be held live on the University of Wisconsin campus, as well as a series of online professional development courses. We will provide an overview of MI, discuss how MI can be beneficial for a variety of audiences, and help you determine which training is right for you!
Upcoming Dates
  • May 21, 2024
    Free
    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
  • June 4–5, 2024
    $449; govt./nonprofit $349
    Live online
  • Nov. 6–8, 2024
    $460; gov't/non-profit $360
    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

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

Coaching Skills Sharpener Series/Group Mentoring

This Skills Sharpener Series is a five-part experience hosted over the span of 10 weeks, designed to give learners practice and feedback about their coaching skills from a highly experienced and certified PCC-level Mentor Coach. Participants will work in groups of no more than ten to practice the skills and competencies required of a PCC-level, ICF-certified, professionally credentialed coach. Participants will take turns coaching one another and providing feedback per the ICF's Core Competencies and PCC Markers, in a group setting. This series will count toward the completion of the ICF's Group Mentoring requirements for both ACC and PCC levels. Participants who attend will be awarded 8 Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units from the ICF. The first five individuals who sign up for the course are guaranteed the opportunity to be a coach-participant if they choose. All others will be coach-observers or clients.
Upcoming Dates
  • July 29, 2024–Sep. 23, 2024
    $595
    Live online

Great Lakes Motivational Interviewing Conference

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
Join us on the beautiful University of Wisconsin Madison campus to learn more about this evidence-based practice, hone your current skills and network with other MI practitioners and trainers from across the Midwest. Registration Coming Soon: Save the date for August 6–9, 2024 | Location: Madison, WI at the Pyle Conference Center | Audience: Helping Professionals
Upcoming Dates
  • Aug. 7–9, 2024
    $490
    In-person

Business Spanish Certificate Program

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
Newly revised!  In 4 months, greatly improve your professional proficiency in Spanish and gain the cultural knowledge you need to conduct business with partners in Spain and Latin America. This practical course targets the specific skills you need to communicate professionally with clients and colleagues via email, telephone and videoconferencing.
Upcoming Dates
  • Aug. 14, 2024–Dec. 13, 2024
    $699
    Group-paced

Ethics and Boundaries: Legal Issues Part II and the Internet

This two–part, 4–hour course is offered online via Zoom with instructor David Mays, MD, PhD and meets Wisconsin licensure renewal requirements for ethics/boundaries continuing education. Day one of the course is about the relationship between legislative and professional ethical and practice standards. We will investigate the following legal principles in this context: confidentiality, Tarasoff standards, and conscience clauses. Day two will tackle some of the ethical issues of working with electronic records and discuss boundary issues involved with internet searches of clients, email and texting as therapy, and telemedicine services.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 17–18, 2024
    $148
    Live online

Advanced Ethics and Boundaries

This 4-hour live online course meets Wisconsin requirements for ethics and professional boundaries continuing education for licensure renewal. The management of ethics, boundaries and confidentiality is especially critical for human service professionals. This workshop will address the unique issues encountered during the provision of social services and therapy. The emergence of technology and its complications will be addressed to highlight the changing trends in ethical practice in the 21st century. 4 CE Hours | Audience: social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and other healthcare professionals
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 25, 2024
    $148
    Live online

The Changing World of Professional Ethics and Boundaries in a World of Artificial Intelligence, Managed Care, and Workforce Shortages

New Course: This 4-hour live interactive webinar meets Wisconsin requirements for ethics and professional boundaries continuing education for helping professionals. The management of ethics, boundaries and confidentiality is especially critical for human service professionals and is in a constant state of change. The workshop will address the unique issues encountered during the provision of social services, and mental and behavioral health in the 21st century. The emergence of artificial intelligence, managed care, and workforce challenges will be analyzed and processed. This 4-hour live webinar meets Wisconsin requirements for ethics and professional boundaries continuing education for licensure renewal and is designed for social workers, counselors, therapists, psychologists and other helping professionals. 4 CE Hours | Audience: social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, and other helping professionals
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 8, 2024
    $148
    Live online
  • Dec. 12, 2024
    $148
    Live online

Servant Leadership Certificate

Examine the core aspects of servant leadership. Topics for the five-day program are: Servant Leadership Foundations, Personal and Organizational Challenges of Servant Leadership, Serving Customers/Clients/Citizens, Servant Leadership at the Team and Organizational Level and Connecting Servant Leadership to the Community and the World.
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 16, 2024–Nov. 7, 2024
    $2,150; gov't/non-profit $1,650
    Live online