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Classes & certificates

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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Honoring Our Common Differences: Reflective Leadership 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
  • May 23, 2023
    $395; gov't/nonprofit $295
    Live online

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
  • June 21–22, 2023
    $589; gov't/nonprofit $489
    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 21–22, 2023
    $429; $329 gov't/nonprofit
    Live online

Managing Projects Using Change Management Skills

Project management protocols don't often account for the changes in attitude and behavior that people will need to make to ensure successful adoption of change. This workshop will focus on the integration of change management and project management processes and tools.
Upcoming Dates
  • June 27–29, 2023
    $489; $389* gov't/nonprofit *This rate is available to nonprofit and public sector organizations, government agencies, and nonprofit educational institutions. For questions about eligibility, please contact the program director.
    Live online

Coaching Skills Sharpener Series/Group Mentoring

This Skills Sharpener Series is a five-day workshop-like experience 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. With the 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.
Upcoming Dates
  • July 26, 2023–Sep. 20, 2023
    $595
    Live online
  • Sep. 18, 2023–Nov. 13, 2023
    $595
    Live online

A Coach Approach to Work Performance Feedback

This specially designed class will focus on the how-tos of adopting a coaching style for giving work performance feedback. This is a class for leaders and managers who are ready to learn this approach and who want to understand and practice the key elements to utilize them right away.
Upcoming Dates
  • July 27, 2023–Aug. 10, 2023
    $459; Gov't/Nonprofit $359
    Live online

Intercultural Communication: Foundation for Cultural Competency

Customizable
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
  • Aug. 16–17, 2023
    $429; gov't/nonprofit $329
    Live online

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

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
    $589; gov't/nonprofit $489
    Live online

Spanish Writing: Brush Up the Past Tenses

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
Take your command of Spanish to the next level with this practical course. Brush up on those tricky past tenses, object pronouns and the subjunctive while learning to compose a well-written narrative. A Spanish-writing expert will give you personalized feedback on five writing assignments.
Upcoming Dates
  • Start Anytime
    $209
    Self-paced

Spanish Writing: Brush Up the Basics

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
This practical course has something for everyone. Brush up your Spanish writing by eliminating common errors and growing your command of basic language skills. Perfect the use of written accent marks, articles, gender, word order and tricky verb conjugations.
Upcoming Dates
  • Start Anytime
    $209
    Self-paced

Advanced Ethics and Boundaries

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.
Upcoming Dates
  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.