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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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    Italian 2

    Subject Area: LanguagesItalian
    Continue exploring the richness of Italian culture while enhancing your ability to have everyday conversations about travel, holidays and daily routines in the present tense. We also introduce the past tense. Increase your vocabulary and communication skills with an integrated teaching approach.
    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
      Live online
    • Nov. 7, 2024
      $129
      Live online
    • Jan. 16, 2025
      $129
      Live online

    Spanish 4

    Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
    In this highly practical intermediate course (A2.2), you will deepen your ability to discuss past events, learn the future and conditional tenses and become familiar with Spanish command forms. Polish your skills as we discuss education, the workplace and the diverse cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Sep. 26, 2024–Dec. 12, 2024
      $279
      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 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.
      Live online

    The Changing World of Professional Ethics and Boundaries in a World of Artificial Intelligence, Managed Care, and Workforce Shortages

    New: This 4-hour live webinar meets Wisconsin requirements for ethics and boundaries continuing education. It addresses critical ethics, boundaries and confidentiality issues including the emergence of artificial intelligence, managed care, and workforce challenges.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Oct. 8, 2024
      $148
      Live online
    • Dec. 12, 2024
      $148
      Live online

    Mindfulness for Clinicians: An 8-Week Intensive Course

    Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
    This intensive, 20-hour blended course (8 weekly live webinars plus self-study) with instructor Mare Chapman is for clinicians who want to incorporate mindfulness into both their lives and practice. Learn to be more present in your work and develop confidence in applying mindfulness with clients.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Oct. 10, 2024–Dec. 5, 2024
      Standard $489
      Live online

    Grief Support Specialist Certificate

    Subject Area: Behavioral HealthGrief and Loss
    This one-of-a-kind, 40-hour, online certificate with instructor Erica Srinivasan targets helping professionals, funeral home directors, clergy, peer educators and others. It provides knowledge and skills to create/enhance a professional specialty to support people who have suffered a major loss.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Oct. 16, 2024–Dec. 6, 2024
      $1,249 through September 27; $1,449 after
      Group-paced
    • March 12, 2025–May 2, 2025
      $1,249 through February 26; $1,449 after
      Group-paced

    Servant Leadership Certificate

    Customizable
    Develop a deep understanding of what it means to “serve first” as a leader and explore your relationship to this ideal. Go beyond the philosophy and learn the practices and behaviors that embody this leadership style – and how you can integrate it to your own.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Oct. 16, 2024–Nov. 7, 2024
      $2,150; gov't/non-profit $1,650
      Live online

    Cultural Reverence: Dialogue vs. Debate

    Subject Area: Behavioral HealthHuman Services
    New: This 4-hour, interactive live webinar with instructors Adesola Oni and Shawn Smith builds on the Cultural Humility to Cultural Reverence course. Further explore frameworks for engaging in dialogue, avoiding debate and building skills for healthy discussions regarding culture, identity and more.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Oct. 17, 2024
      $129
      Live online

    Beyond the Basics of Project Management: Managing Risks, Resources, and Post Project Reviews

    Customizable
    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. 6–8, 2024
      $589; govt./nonprofit $489
      Live online

    Leading from a Distance: Team Building in a Hybrid World

    Customizable
    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
    • Nov. 6–8, 2024
      $460; gov't/non-profit $360
      Live online

    Emotional Intelligence for Leaders: From Insight to Impact

    Customizable
    Explore the science of emotions and their impact on workplace behaviors. Use evidence-based tools to discover and develop your own Emotional Intelligence (EQ) skills and the agency to navigate pressure. Use the insight you gain to influence and support the EQ of your team.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Nov. 8–22, 2024
      $480; gov't/nonprofit $380
      Live online
    • March 20, 2025–April 10, 2025
      $480; gov't/nonprofit $380
      Live online

    Promoting Women's Leadership in Human Services

    Subject Area: Behavioral HealthHuman Services
    This seven-hour live webinar (offered over two 3-hour sessions plus self-study) with instructor Jodi Vandenberg-Daves is for women and allies in human services who want to learn how to develop allyship and gender-inclusive leadership, practice self-advocacy and advocate for gender-fair workplaces.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Nov. 8–15, 2024
      $165
      Live online