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    Inclusive Leadership Certificate

    Subject Area: Certificates
    This inclusive leadership training certificate consists of coursework designed for leaders and aspiring leaders committed to building effective and engaged teams through the recognition and encouragement of their members' individuality. The certificate consists of seven core required programs. Total class hours for the certificate are 45-50, depending on the electives chosen.
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      The total cost for the certificate; which requires successful completion of eight classes, is approximately $2,500–$3,300 depending on the profit/nonprofit status of the learner's organization. Consult the individual class listings for exact prices.
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    Music, Art, and Society

    Subject Area: Humanities
    Explore relationships between the arts and issues in society; both in history, and in the present day. No previous experience in art or music is required. Students can choose to complete any combination of the activities offered in the course. Options include listening and art activities (no experience necessary!), and short written reflections. Topics include Industrialization and Labor, the Great Depression, Science, Technology, and the Environment, Gender and Civil Rights, Ukrainian Freedom, Black Lives Matter, the Cajon, Protest, and Inequality.   Start at any time! and work at your own pace! Take up to a year to complete the course! Course is totally asynchronous and requires no in person meetings. Feedback and discussions with the instructor take place over email.
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      $255
      Self-paced

    Personality Disorders: Comprehensive Review of Assessment and Management

    Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
    In this 10 hour fully asynchronous course, learn a simple approach for distinguishing the 10 personality disorders: the notion that each disorder has a unique agenda that is repeated over and over again. This knowledge can help you recognize what is happening in the client's world. You also learn about attachment and attachment patterns.
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      $299
      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.
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      $589; gov't/nonprofit $489
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    Spanish Writing: Brush Up the Past Tenses

    Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
    Take your command of Spanish to the next level with this practical course. Brush up on those tricky past tenses, object pronouns and the subjunctive while learning to compose a well-written narrative. A Spanish-writing expert will give you personalized feedback on five writing assignments.
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      $209
      Self-paced

    Spanish Writing: Brush Up the Basics

    Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
    This practical course has something for everyone. Brush up your Spanish writing by eliminating common errors and growing your command of basic language skills. Perfect the use of written accent marks, articles, gender, word order and tricky verb conjugations.
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      $209
      Self-paced

    Substance Use Disorders Counselor Certificate

    Take your career to the next level while providing invaluable assistance to those struggling from addiction with the UW Flexible Option Substance Use Disorders Counselor certificate program. This program offers a more flexible alternative for fulfilling the specialized educational hours required for Wisconsin state substance abuse counselor certification through the Department of Safety and Professional Services. When: Register any time for six months of course access | Audience: mental health or human service professionals 
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      Fee $2,250.00
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    A Coach Approach to Work Performance Feedback

    Customizable
    This specially designed class will focus on the how-tos of adopting a coaching style for giving work performance feedback. This is a class for leaders and managers who are ready to learn this approach and who want to understand and practice the key elements to utilize them right away.
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    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.
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    Conflict in the Workplace: Crafting and Adapting Your Role in Resolution

    This class is three mornings, offered in a participatory live online format with brief prework and learning exercises between sessions. Conflict in the workplace is normal, even inevitable. We tend to avoid it despite the many benefits of resolving conflict effectively. Managing conflict can improve decision-making, strengthen professional relationships, increase employee retention and significantly contribute to organizational success. In this interactive workshop, you'll learn about your own conflict styles and examine the pros and cons of each as they apply to varying conflicts in the workplace. We'll review the 5 approaches to resolving conflict and how to strategize which approach best fits a situation. Learn how conflict can change from dysfunctional to a factor in growth and success. You will understand your role in working toward a resolution with others.
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    Enrich Your Practice: Clinical Supervision

    Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
    This 2-hour live online course will provide a review of topics related to clinical supervision in the provision of mental health care. 2 CE Hours | Instructor: Erri Hewitt, UW Health and UW School of Medicine and Public Health | Audience: social workers, counselors, therapists, other health and human services providers
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    Establishing a Foundation for Motivational Interviewing Skills

    This highly interactive introduction to Motivational Interviewing (MI) provides the 'what' and 'why' behind this highly sought, evidence-based skill for helping people change and grow. In this short course, you will also build a solid foundation for understanding the 'how' of MI, practice the fundamentals, and create a plan to continue your MI skills development. MI is learned over time, with ongoing instruction, practice and feedback. As such, this session is strongly recommended as a precursor to the Building Competency in MI Certificate and/or Advancing MI Skills courses also offered by UW–Madison Division of Continuing Studies.
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    Free course preview! Leading for Racial Equity

    Join us for this free webinar, which previews our online Leading for Racial Equity Certificate course coming up March 13, April 10 and May 8, 2024. If this webinar piques your interest, we hope you'll register for the full three-day course. What you'll learn Individuals who value and care about equity and justice often interact with and within systems that constrain progress. In our Leading for Racial Equity certificate, learners engage in a deep exploration of strengths, barriers, and practical tools for advancing equity and justice in organizations. This free preview webinar introduces some of these concepts, laying the groundwork for the more intensive transformational work ahead for those ready to commit to influencing change. The webinar will be led by ananda mirilli, Director of the nINA Collective, Courtney Reed Jenkins, Associate Member of the nINA Collective and program staff. Who can attend The webinar is free and open to leaders, managers and other professionals interested in learning more about this topic and registering for the Leading for Racial Equity Certificate course.
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    Free Webinar: Coaching in Your Workplace

    In this free webinar, Chariti Gent (Director of Professional Coach Education, UW-Madison, Division of Continuing Studies) will facilitate a panel of senior-level leaders from Target, Caterpillar, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, and UW Credit Union who will share how utilizing the skills and competencies of professional coaching positively impacts employee engagement, team member retention and overall results within their organization.
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    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

    French 2

    Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
    Build your confidence as you improve your ability to converse in the present tense and become familiar with past tenses.
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    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.