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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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German 2

Subject Area: LanguagesGerman
This practical high beginner's course (A1.2), designed by UW-Madison for adult language learners, explores the richness of German culture while improving your ability to converse about real-life topics. Focuses on the present tense with an introduction to the past tense.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 17, 2024–Dec. 10, 2024
    $269
    Live online

Spanish 5

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
This practical high-intermediate course (B1.1) designed for adult language learners will improve your ability to have sustained conversations about a wide range of topics. Learn the differences between the present subjunctive and indicative and improve your use of complex sentence structures.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 17, 2024–Dec. 17, 2024
    $349
    Live online

Ambiguous Loss

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthGrief and Loss
This one-hour live webinar with instructor Erica Srinivasan targets helping professionals, funeral home directors, clergy and others. It will help you understand ambiguous loss with an emphasis on evidence-based therapeutic guidelines for coping with and providing support to those impacted by loss.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 18, 2024
    $29
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French House Conversation

Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
Continue to refine your French conversational skills, practice your pronunciation, and brush up on grammar with a convivial group and an experienced instructor at the French House on UW–Madison's campus.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 18, 2024–Oct. 16, 2024
    $249
    Hybrid

Managing Time, Multiple Priorities and Interruptions

Customizable
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
  • Sep. 18, 2024
    $360; gov't/nonprofit $260
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  • Nov. 6, 2024
    $360; gov't/nonprofit $260
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Portuguese 1

Subject Area: LanguagesPortuguese
This practical beginner's course (A1.1), designed by UW-Madison for adult language learners, explores the cultural richness of the Lusophone world while helping you master the basics of Brazilian Portuguese. Learn to talk about life, family and travel with this popular course.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 23, 2024–Dec. 2, 2024
    $269
    Live online

Establishing a Foundation for Motivational Interviewing Skills

This 5-hour, interactive live webinar with instructor Sue EckMaahs provides the what and why of MI, an evidence-based skill for helping people change. Build a solid foundation for understanding MI and develop a plan to continue building your skills. Take this before the Building MI Competency course.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 24–26, 2024
    $149
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  • Jan. 28–30, 2025
    $149
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Portuguese 2

Subject Area: LanguagesPortuguese
This practical high beginner’s course (A1.2), designed by UW-Madison for adult language learners, explores the richness of Lusophone cultures while improving your ability to converse about real-life topics. Focuses on Brazilian Portuguese and introduces the past tense.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 24, 2024–Dec. 10, 2024
    $269
    Live online

Spanish 4

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
This practical intermediate course (A2.2), developed fully by UW-Madison for adult language learners, explores the cultural richness of the Spanish-speaking world, while deepening your ability to discuss past events. Learn future and conditional tenses, command forms and relevant new vocabulary.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 24, 2024–Dec. 10, 2024
    $279
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  • Sep. 24, 2024–Dec. 10, 2024
    $279
    Live online
  • Sep. 26, 2024–Dec. 12, 2024
    $279
    Live online

Advanced Ethics and Boundaries

This 4-hour live webinar meets Wisconsin requirements for ethics and boundaries continuing education. It addresses unique ethics, boundaries and confidentiality issues encountered during the provision of social services and therapy including changing technology trends.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 25, 2024
    $148
    Live online

Applied AI for Non-Technical Leaders

Customizable
Artificial Intelligence is not a trend. It is a revolutionary development in technology for which all workplaces should be informed and prepared. This course is designed for non-technical managers and professionals seeking to understand and leverage generative AI in their operations.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 25, 2024–Oct. 9, 2024
    $590; gov't/nonprofit $490
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French 2

Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
This practical high beginner’s course (A1.2), designed by UW-Madison for adult language learners, explores the cultural richness of the Francophone world while improving your ability to converse about real-life topics. Focuses on the present tense with an introduction to past tenses.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 25, 2024–Dec. 11, 2024
    $269
    Live online
  • Oct. 1, 2024–Dec. 10, 2024
    $269
    Live online

High Intermediate Book Club

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
Boost your confidence with this short high-intermediate (B1.2) book club while deepening your understanding of the Spanish past tenses. Practice narrating in the past, learn new expressions and expand your vocabulary as you discuss a novel with your instructor and other participants.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 25, 2024–Nov. 6, 2024
    $204
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Italian 2

Subject Area: LanguagesItalian
This practical high beginner’s course (A1.2), designed by UW-Madison for adult language learners, explores the richness of Italian culture while improving your ability to converse about real-life topics. Focuses on the present tense with an introduction to the past tense.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 25, 2024–Dec. 11, 2024
    $269
    Live online
  • Sep. 25, 2024–Dec. 11, 2024
    $269
    Live online

Cultural Humility to Cultural Reverence: Foundational Application to Practice

Subject Area: Behavioral HealthHuman Services
This 4-hour, interactive live webinar with instructors from Share Collaborative targets helping professionals, workplace leaders, and others. By exploring the principles of cultural humility we'll enhance your ability to serve increasingly diverse client populations and work with diverse teams.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 26, 2024
    $129
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  • Nov. 7, 2024
    $129
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  • Jan. 16, 2025
    $129
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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 reveal about best practices and tools, plus gain insights into today's diverse and fast-moving environments.
Upcoming Dates
  • Sep. 26, 2024–Oct. 4, 2024
    $580; gov't/nonprofit $480
    Live online

Building Motivational Interviewing Competency Certificate

This 38-hour blended (online and live Zoom sessions) course with instructors Laura Saunders and Adrienne Allen is for participants wanting to learn or relearn the knowledge and skills necessary to reach MI proficiency. Not sure which MI course is right for you? Check out our MI information page.
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 8, 2024–Dec. 3, 2024
    $1,299 The registration fee includes two practice sessions with a simulated client with instructor feedback and access to Canvas, an online learning management system. The course workbook is not included in the fee. Please see the summary for details on where the text can be purchased.
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Managing Your Brain for Managers: The Neuroscience of Leading Self and Others

Customizable
Our brains are hardwired to react and protect us. Through this skills-based training, we learn to calm our fear-based survival center and activate parts of the brain that facilitate creativity, critical thinking and interpersonal connection.
Upcoming Dates
  • Oct. 8, 2024–Nov. 12, 2024
    $580; gov't/nonprofit $470
    Live online