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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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    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

    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
      Live online

    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

    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. 10–17, 2022
      $569; gov't/nonprofit $459
      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
    • Dec. 8, 2022
      $389; gov't/nonprofit $289
      Live online

    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
    • Jan. 19, 2023
      $140
      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
      $585; gov't/nonprofit $475
      Live online