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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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Leading for Racial Equity Part 1: Becoming an Anti-Racist Organization

Transform your commitment to racial equity into anti-racist leadership in this new two-part class. In part 1, learn the key features of an anti-racist organization, assess the readiness of your organization to move toward anti-racism and plan next steps. 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
  • March 9, 2022
    $395; gov't./non-profit $285
    Live online

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.
    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
  • April 6, 2022
    $395; gov't/nonprofit $285
    Live online

Facilitating By Heart Series

This five-part, 10-day series teaches team leaders, committee chairs, supervisors, and other group leaders the facilitation skills and tools to support groups in working productively and collaboratively while honoring all the voices of the group.
Upcoming Dates
  • April 12, 2022–Oct. 12, 2022
    $3,495; gov't/nonprofit $2,595 Includes lunch, extensive materials and resource book.
    In-person

Leading for Racial Equity Part 2: Policy Tools and Workforce Development

Transform your commitment to racial equity into anti-racist leadership in this new two-part class. In part 2, learn 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.
Upcoming Dates
  • April 13, 2022–May 11, 2022
    $625; gov't./non-profit $495
    Live online

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
    Live online

Intercultural Communication: Foundation for Cultural Competency

Communication across cultures often breaks down due to basic cultural differences that are misunderstood and frequently invisible. We introduce you to tools that enable you to identify and understand cultural differences and lay a foundation for strong cultural competency domestically and globally.
Upcoming Dates
  • May 18, 2022
    $475; gov't/nonprofit $365
    In-person

Advanced Dementia Care Certificate

The Advanced Dementia Care Specialist Certificate provides a deeper examination of treatment and management options designed to improve patient and client safety, as well as medical and psychosocial outcomes that reinforce personhood for persons with mid to late stages of dementia. Leading clinical and research experts from UW–Madison and the region will engage participants in a comprehensive learning experience designed to build their expertise in quality advanced dementia care.
Upcoming Dates
  • Start Anytime
    Fees vary by class.
    Self-paced

Basics of French Pronunciation

Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
Struggling with French pronunciation? Want to become more comfortable speaking French? This six-lesson online course contains clear explanations, practice exercises, and sets of drills to help you understand and refine the fundamentals of French pronunciation with one-on-one feedback from your instructor. Enrollment is ongoing; you’ll have two months to complete the course. A great preparation or review! No prerequisite needed. Audiobook: "Secrets of French Pronunciation" by Camille Chevalier-Karfis. Please contact your instructor for purchase information.
Upcoming Dates
  • Start Anytime
    $195
    Self-paced

Create Your Own Music

If you've ever wanted to compose your own music, this course is for you! Beginners: Complete six composition activities modeled after exercises assigned to great composers. Experienced composers: Stretch your ideas in new or already completed pieces. Prerequisite: basic music notation skills.
Upcoming Dates
  • Start Anytime
    $255
    Self-paced

DT&L Conference Content

The 2021 Distance Teaching & Learning conference is an opportunity to learn, be inspired and energized by dozens of recorded session content, conversations, linked resources, slides and handouts from Distance Education thought leaders, instructors, instructional designers and administrators from around the world. While the event has already happened, you can still access the event platform and recorded content at your leisure anytime through December 31, 2021 to connect to the best, brightest and newest ideas, strategies and techniques in online education.
Upcoming Dates
  • Start Anytime
    $49.00
    Self-paced

How Music Works: The Tools of Music Theory

This comprehensive study of music theory provides a complete set of tools handy for either a lifelong interest in music or preparing to take college entrance exams. Explore theoretical concepts in the context of real-world projects through the repertoires of famous composers.
Upcoming Dates
  • Start Anytime
    $255
    Self-paced

Project Management Applied Learning Review

The purpose of this final step in the Project Management (PM) Certificate is to give learners an opportunity to individually discuss their personal goals for applying best practices and skills of project management, to review important aspects of managing projects, to ask questions to further their learning and to demonstrate that they have achieved at least a basic level of understanding of project management. 
Upcoming Dates
  • Start Anytime
    $585; gov't/nonprofit $475
    Live online