This 20-hour course will be a mix of live online session(s) using the Zoom platform and self-directed learning in the Canvas online course site.
The 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, including lecture, discussion and small group practice sessions. Enhance your learning with 8-hours of required self-study coursework. Improve your MI practice through peer (one session) and instructor (two sessions) feedback from simulated client interviews.
As a learner of this course, you are required to purchase a copy of Building Motivational Interviewing Skills: A Practitioner Workbook, Second Edition by David B. Rosengren (2017) by the start of the class. This required textbook is sold by many online vendors. Please look for ISBN number 9781462532063. It is generally available at Guildford Press or Amazon.
How You'll Learn This course is delivered entirely online, with a mix of synchronous and asynchronous elements.
Your online Canvas course site will open two weeks before the first live online skills-building workshop.
Meet via Zoom for four live, online skills-building workshops (see schedule to the right).
- Feb. 27, 2024–April 30, 2024 Live online
This 35-hour online group-paced (12 hours of live skills-building workshops and 23 hours of self-paced study) course is for participants wanting to learn or relearn the knowledge and skills necessary to reach proficiency in the use of Motivational Interviewing (MI). MI is a well-established, evidence-based communication practice for addressing the behavioral change of clinical problems across multiple settings and systems.
- Feb. 29, 2024–April 23, 2024
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.
Project Management for Everyone is designed to offer a gradual and effective introduction to core project management principles. Establish an understanding of foundational knowledge, concepts and tools related to project management. This course is ideal for individuals with little to no prior experience in project management or those seeking additional reinforcement before progressing to "Fundamentals of Project Management."
- Feb. 29, 2024
$339 govt./nonprofit $239
Learn to teach communication, teamwork, critical thinking and self-motivated learning – four 21st-century skills strongly linked to student success. College educators and administrators gain a strong foundation in the theory, research, and practical applications of these crucial skills.
- March 4, 2024–April 19, 2024
$385 through Feb 18, $549 after
$275 through Feb 18, $439 after, each for a Group 3+
- April 22, 2024–June 7, 2024
$385 through March 31, $549 after
$275 through March 31, $439 after, each for a Group 3+
Strategic planning provides both a process and a set of outcomes that help you find answers to core questions about organizational identity and direction. Discover how to construct your organization's strategic plan, involve other stakeholders in its development and ensure successful implementation.
- March 6–8, 2024
$469; Govt./Nonprofit $369
This 4-hour course is instructed fully live online via Zoom. The goal of this course is to enhance your ability to serve increasingly diverse client populations and work with increasingly diverse teams. In this highly interactive course, we will explore in dedicated conversations the four principles of Cultural Humility: Self-Reflection and Lifelong Learning, Client as Expert, Community as Expert and Institutional Self-Reflection and Investment + Modeling. As an individual practitioner, ensure you are providing services respectful of the person's self-ascribed identity; as a leader, address quiet quitting, turnover and enhance your culture of inclusivity and belonging.
4 CE Hours | Instructors: Share Collaborative facilitators Noor Jawad & Shawn Smith | Audience: helping professionals, workplace leaders, and others
- March 12, 2024 Live online
- April 24, 2024 Live online
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.
- March 13, 2024–April 17, 2024 In-person
One-of-a-kind, practical educational online program. You'll get to know the instructor — an expert who understands the complexity of personal loss. Acquire knowledge and skills to enhance or create a professional specialty that focuses on supporting people who have suffered a major loss.
40 CE Hours | Canvas LMS | Instructor: Erica Srinivasan | Audience: Helping Professionals, funeral home directors, clergy and other religious leaders
- March 13, 2024–May 3, 2024
$1,249 through February 28; $1,449 after
To earn this certificate, participants must attend all three days. The classes are offered in a highly participatory live-online format.
Whether you already serve in a leadership role or aspire to, you have an opportunity to transform your team and organization by making the commitment to racial equity. This intensive on leading for racial equity will equip learners with the knowledge base, tools, and strategies key to yielding meaningful outcomes.
Learners take a deep dive into what it means to be a racially equitable organization, evaluate their own organization’s readiness and strategize on the steps needed to embark on the path of anti-racism. Moreover, learners develop a comprehensive awareness of racial equity decision tools and how to utilize them to produce equitable budget allocation, program implementation and policy determination.
In addition to the engaging and highly participatory full- and small-group live online training structure, learners have the opportunity to apply an equity-focused analysis to their own ongoing work projects. This approach empowers learners to see and assess the real-world potential for actualizing efforts toward equity.
- March 13, 2024–May 8, 2024
$1,020; gov't/nonprofit $780
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.
- March 20–22, 2024
$459; Gov't/Nonprofit $359
Continue to learn German conversation and grammar, the history and traditions of German-speaking people and tips for travelers in a fun and relaxed environment at the UW South Madison Partnership. In this in-person course, you will benefit from the online course materials and get twice as much time to practice speaking.
- March 21, 2024–June 6, 2024 Hybrid
This 8-week intensive course is for clinicians who want to incorporate mindfulness into their own lives to be more present, effective and stable in their work as well as develop more confidence in applying mindfulness principles and tools with their patients (clients, students and staff). The course is appropriate for experienced practitioners as well as those with no experience in mindfulness or meditation.
20 CE Hours | Zoom and Canvas LMS | Instructor: Mare Chapman | Audience: Helping Professionals
- March 28, 2024–May 16, 2024 Live online
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.
- April 3–10, 2024
$349; gov't/nonprofit $249
- April 8, 2024–Oct. 2, 2024 Live
This class will help build foundational knowledge of Scrum and equip you with skills to effectively manage, lead or be a member of a Scrum team. You will learn what kinds of projects call for an Agile Scrum approach.
- April 18–25, 2024
$589; gov't/nonprofit $489
In this course, you will have the opportunity to practice conversational French while learning about French and Francophone cultures in an informal and relaxed group atmosphere.
- April 19, 2024–May 17, 2024 In-person
New Course: This 4-hour course is instructed fully live online via Zoom by facilitators from Share Collaborative. If you've already taken the Cultural Humility To Cultural Reverence course with Continuing Studies, or have had similar training in the past, this intermediate to advanced course will help you further explore frameworks for engaging in dialogue and avoid debating. This course is designed for individuals or teams of human services practitioners who desire to build on their existing skills to enter into healthy discussions regarding culture, identity and related topics.
4 CE Hours | Instructors: Share Collaborative facilitators Adesola Oni & Shawn Smith | Audience: helping professionals, workplace leaders, and others
- May 7, 2024 Live online
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.
- May 15–17, 2024
$589; govt./nonprofit $489
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.
- June 4–5, 2024
$449; govt./nonprofit $349
Struggling with French pronunciation? Want to become more comfortable speaking French? This seven-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 is needed.
Audiobook: "Secrets of French Pronunciation" by Camille Chevalier-Karfis. Please contact your instructor for purchase information.
- Start Anytime Self-paced