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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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Grief and Covid-19: Impact of the Pandemic on Mental Health

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
Research indicates that societal and personal stressors associated with the COVID-19 pandemic have had a detrimental impact on our mental health. Health and human services providers need current information, strategies and resources to better meet the needs of their clients/patients. In this class you will acquire knowledge and skills to address the varieties of grief that have been manifesting themselves during the pandemic.
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 14, 2021
    $125
    Live online

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
  • Oct. 14, 2021–Nov. 11, 2021
    $625; Gov't./Non-Profit $495
    Live online

Grief Support Specialist Certificate (Online)

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
One-of-a-kind, practical educational online program. You'll get to know the instructors — renowned experts who understand the complexity of personal loss. Acquire knowledge and skills to enhance or create a professional specialty that focuses on counseling people who have suffered a major loss.
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 15, 2021–Dec. 10, 2021
    $1,295 through September 17; $1,495 after
    Group-paced

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
  • Oct. 19, 2021
    $385; gov't/nonprofit $275
    Live online
  • April 6, 2022
    $395; gov't/nonprofit $285
    Live online

Servant Leadership Certificate

Examine the core aspects of servant leadership. Classes include: Servant Leadership Foundations, Artful Leadership Through Self-Knowledge, Building Community and Developing Others, Stewardship of Organizational Resources and a Servant Leadership Project: Recognition and Reflection.
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 20, 2021–Nov. 11, 2021
    $2,150; govt./non-profit $1,550
    Live online

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 reveals about best practices and tools, plus gain insights on today's diverse and fast-moving environments.
Upcoming Dates
  • Nov. 3–17, 2021
    $545; gov't/nonprofit $425
    Live online

Managing Your Brain for Managers: The Neuroscience of Leading Self and Others

Learn of the recent neuroscience discoveries that reveal how our brain triggers stress and poor interpersonal reactions. Exploration and practice of multiple methods for managing your brain will greatly improve your ability to lead others in today’s organizations.
Upcoming Dates
  • Nov. 4–18, 2021
    $565; gov't/nonprofit $445
    Live online

Beyond the Basics of Project Management: Managing Risks, Relationships, Resources and PPRs

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, 2021
    $585; gov't/nonprofit $475
    Live online

Honoring Our Common Differences: Reflective Actions for Inclusivity

Inclusivity is the practice of radical hospitality, where people of diverse social and cultural groups experience uncompromising respect and dignity. Inclusive leaders value and encourage multiple perspectives. Gain insights into unconscious bias and inclusivity on individual/organizational levels.
Upcoming Dates
  • Nov. 9, 2021
    $385; gov't/nonprofit $275
    Live online

Excel Skills 1: Fundamentals and Essentials

Learn Microsoft Excel essentials for formatting and organizing data. Gain a level of confidence and save time by creating spreadsheets to efficiently collect, organize, and track data and lists. You also gain the skills to format spreadsheets and create basic workbooks, enter and format data and insert formulas to perform calculations.
Upcoming Dates
  • Nov. 12, 2021
    $375; gov't/nonprofit $265
    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. 18, 2021
    $375; gov't/nonprofit $265
    Live online

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
  • Nov. 19, 2021
    $285; gov't/nonprofit $195
    Live online