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

    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
    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

    Building Effective Teams

    One of the most important tasks facing an organization is building a cohesive team. Learn proven techniques for effective team development and management that can help you strengthen participative management in your organization and promote long-term enthusiasm for team projects.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

    Coding Bootcamp

    Subject Area: Computing & Technology
    Offered through UW Extended Campus, the University of Wisconsin Coding Boot Camp is a deeply engaging online full-stack web development course that gives you the knowledge and skills to build dynamic end-to-end web applications and become a full stack web developer in 24 weeks.
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    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

    Cultural Humility to Cultural Reverence for Human Services Professionals

    Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
    12 Continuing Education Hours 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.
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    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

    Data Analytics Bootcamp

    Offered through UW Extended Campus, this intensive 24-week online program is fast-paced and focused on the technical skills needed to solve data problems inspired by the real world. Throughout the course, you will gain proficiency in numerous in-demand technologies, including Excel, Python, JavaScript, SQL Databases, Tableau, machine learning and more.
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    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

    Enrich Your Practice Seminar Series

    Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
    Take part in this series designed to "Enrich Your Practice!" These four sessions, each two hours long and taught by Dr. Erri Hewitt, are designed to delve into topics targeted toward human service professionals working in clinical practice.
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    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

    Enrich Your Practice: Implicit Bias, Cultural Humility, and the DSM-5

    Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
    In this seminar, we will discuss what implicit bias is and how it operates in everyday life. Participants will learn how each of us can recognize our biases and break the link between implicit bias and prejudiced actions. We'll talk about one approach to working with people from varied backgrounds and experiences — cultural humility. Participants will also be introduced to the DSM-5 Cultural Formulation Interview and learn how to incorporate it into their clinical practices. Resources for learning more about topics discussed and taking action on what is learned will be shared. We will also have time for discussion and to learn from each other.
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    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

    Enrich Your Practice: Introduction to DBT

    Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
    Participants in this seminar will be introduced to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), where it fits into the history of psychotherapy in the United States and how it incorporates aspects of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and mindfulness practices into its approach to treatment. The etiology of Borderline Personality Disorder from a DBT perspective will also be introduced and key concepts in DBT will be defined. Finally, we will review each of the four skills modules taught in DBT.
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    Ethics, Boundaries, and the Internet

    The electronic medical record is exposing clinicians to greater privacy and boundary challenges. We tackle some of the ethical issues of working with electronic records and discuss boundary issues involved with internet searches of clients, e-mail and texting as therapy, and telemedicine services.  Participants earn 2 CE (Continuing Education) hours for attending.   
    Upcoming Dates
    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

    French 4

    Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
    Polish your skills as you discuss the culture and history of France and the Francophone world. Refine your knowledge of tense, lexicon and register while improving your reading and listening abilities.
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    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

    Grief Support Specialist Certificate

    Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
    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 counseling people who have suffered a major loss.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

    Guitar: Django Reinhardt Jazz Manouche Primer

    Learn to play the music of Django Reinhardt. Try your hand at techniques such as 'le pompe' rhythm. Explore melody, essential chords, arpeggios. Learn the unique characteristics of this genre of music. The last meeting will be a 'Djam' backed by a professional rhythm section.
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    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

    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.
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    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

    Intercultural Communication: Foundation for Cultural Competency

    Customizable
    Communication across cultures often breaks down due to basic cultural differences that are misunderstood and frequently invisible. We introduce you to tools that enable you to identify and understand cultural differences and lay a foundation for strong cultural competency, domestically and globally.
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    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

    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
    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

    Motivational Interviewing (MI) Competency Certificate

    Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
    Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a well-established, evidence-based practice for addressing a range of clinical problems across multiple settings and systems. This 40-hour certification course offers participants an opportunity to develop competencies in MI.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.