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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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    Spanish 6

    Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
    Refine your command of advanced grammar topics, such as past uses of the subjunctive tenses and conditional phrases in this highly practical low-advanced class. Learn to use effectively complex structures in speaking and writing as you discuss the Spanish-speaking world.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Sep. 21, 2022–Dec. 14, 2022
      Fee $239.00
      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
    • Sep. 22, 2022
      $285; gov't/nonprofit $195
      Live online

    Ethics and Boundaries: Ethics in Conflicts

    Learn about ethical communication during conflict, appreciative inquiry, boundaries of engagement without connection and dealing with power and power imbalance. This class will have you refocus on your communication skills, especially if there is conflict.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Sep. 27, 2022
      $140
      Live online
    • Feb. 1, 2023
      $140
      Live online

    Grant Writing Workshop

    This four-hour, hands-on workshop will center on top tips for identifying grant opportunities that fit your organization's needs. The space held in this session will allow you to practice formulating quality grant proposals with concrete tips and tools from experts in the grant writing field.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Sep. 27, 2022
      $100
      Live online

    Management Assessment for Personal Planning and Development

    Self-awareness is the cornerstone of outstanding management. Using a series of self-assessments, learn how your styles and needs compare with those of other managers and with agency goals. Discover strategies to enhance your strengths and address limitations.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Oct. 5, 2022
      $389; gov't/nonprofit $289; Transportation Information Center (TIC) $289
      Live online

    Motivational Interviewing: Advancing 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
    • Oct. 6, 2022–Dec. 8, 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. $875.00 Public Discounts Early Bird Registration Discount $700.00 (-20%) Register on or before 09/08/2022.
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    Divorce and Family Mediation Training

    Comprehensive, in-depth training in divorce and family mediation to successfully mediate divorce, child custody and other family issues. The 40-hour schedule meets or exceeds the national mediation training standard and the 25-hour training required by Wisconsin Chapter 767.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Oct. 11–26, 2022
      $1,159 thru 08/31; $1,449 after
      Live online

    Managing Time, Multiple Priorities and Interruptions

    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
    • Oct. 12, 2022
      $389; gov't/nonprofit $289
      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 Community and the World.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Oct. 19, 2022–Nov. 11, 2022
      $2,150 govt./non-profit $1,650
      Live online

    Spanish 2: Intensive

    Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
    This intensive course is perfect for those who want to improve their ability to converse about a wider range of common topics in the present tense and grow comprehension, reading and writing skills. The intensive format covers two units a week.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Oct. 20, 2022–Dec. 1, 2022
      $259
      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
    • Oct. 28, 2022–Nov. 11, 2022
      $569; gov't/nonprofit $449
      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. 1, 2022
      $389; gov't/nonprofit $289
      Live online

    E.I. 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 E.I. 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 E.I. 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
    • Nov. 2–3, 2022
      $465; gov't/nonprofit $355
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    Cultural Humility to Cultural Reverence for Human Services Professionals

    Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
    The dedicated exploration of Cultural Humility to Cultural Reverence (CH2CR) increases the cultural lens of all mental health and human service providers. The goal is to enhance your ability to serve increasingly diverse client populations and work with increasingly diverse teams.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Nov. 3, 2022–Dec. 15, 2022
      $395
      Live online
    • March 2, 2023–April 20, 2023
      $395
      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, 2022
      $589; gov't/nonprofit $489
      Live online