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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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    Legal Issues in Ethics and Boundaries: Confidentiality, Tarasoff Standards, and Conscience Clauses

    All mental health professional organizations have standards defining ethical practice. Explore the relationship between legislative and professional standards; investigate the following legal principles in this context: confidentiality, Tarasoff standards, conscience clauses, and boundary issues.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

    Legal Issues in Ethics and Boundaries: Informed Consent, Right to Refuse and Involuntary Treatment

    Mental health professional organizations have standards defining ethical practice. Explore the relationship between legislative and professional ethical and practice standards; investigate the following principles in this context: informed consent, right to refuse treatment and involuntary treatment.
    Upcoming Dates
    • 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.

    Mastering Healthy Sleep Habits: An evidence-based approach to improving sleep

    Subject Area: Health & Wellness
    Whether sleep issues are chronic, stemming from ongoing, underlying issues or stress-induced, learn how to take control of the nightly challenge of unhealthy sleep patterns. This course empowers participants to create sustainable modifications through a deep understanding of sleep neuroscience and learning strategies of behavioral change to create a foundation for consistent healthy sleep. During this 6-week class, learners will participate in a blend of weekly self-paced online modules and interactive live lectures and workshops. The online modules will dive into sleep neuroscience and the accompanying evidence-based behavioral health science behind creating a healthy foundation for sleep.
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    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

    Mediation Skills: 40-Hour General Training

    Experience comprehensive, in-depth training in mediation skills. The 40-hour schedule meets or exceeds the national mediation training standard and the 25-hour training required by Wisconsin Chapter 767. Lectures, demonstrations, exercises and coaching teach the principles of mediation. This program has been approved by the Wisconsin State Bar for 40 CLE (Continuing Legal Education) hours, including 2 EPR (Ethics and Professional Responsibility) hours. 
    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.

    Nuts and Bolts of Returning to School

    Have you thought about going back to school? This free session provides information on options as you plan to continue your education. We cover undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs; becoming a nondegree special student; student support services; and financial assistance.
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    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

    Online Professional Presence: Tips and Techniques for the Virtual You at Work

    This special 1.5 hour class is offered live online. Projecting a professional virtual presence is a skill that has become essential in today’s world shaped by the pandemic. We must build relationships, lead teams and collaborate with colleagues to achieve organizational results — now entirely through electronic connections. Join us for this timely opportunity to learn tips and techniques for developing your professional presence on video conference platforms; whether you are doing meetings, instruction or just checking in. Learn how to lead and contribute with confidence, remain professionally engaged and visible, create a positive impression, minimize distractions, and avoid common and surprising mistakes that can derail your best intentions.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

    Portuguese 1

    Subject Area: LanguagesPortuguese
    Explore the cultural richness of the Portuguese-speaking world with this beginning-level language class (A1.1). Master the basics of Portuguese with a proven communicative approach that combines conversation practice with your instructor with robust online resources to keep you learning between classes. 
    Upcoming Dates
    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

    Practical Workplace Negotiation Skills for Everyday Issues

    The ability to confidently and successfully negotiate is a critical skill. Explore different negotiation approaches and strategies for a range of everyday workplace issues such as salary changes, job responsibilities, and establishing deadlines, with the goal of strengthening relationships.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

    Presenting to Influence

    Presenters present so that audiences will think or act differently when the presentation ends. This class will help you move audiences from where they are to where you want them to be. Establish credibility using 4 types of "influence power" and style your slides to hold your audience's attention.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

    Spanish 1: Intensive

    Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
    Jump back into Spanish with our popular Spanish 1 language class. Thoroughly review the basics of Spanish with a proven communicative approach that will have you speaking, reading, understanding, and speaking Spanish quickly.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

    Spanish 5

    Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
    Customizable
    Take your Spanish to the next level in this highly practical high-intermediate class. Learn the differences between the present subjunctive and indicative. Improve your use of prepositions and complex sentence structures and delve deeper into the past tenses.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

    Spanish 6

    Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
    Refine your command of advanced grammar topics, such as past uses of the subjunctive tenses and conditional phrases in this highly practical low-advanced class. Learn to use effectively complex structures in speaking and writing as you discuss the Spanish-speaking world.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

    Spanish Advanced Conversation

    Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
    In this advanced Spanish conversation class, participants will discuss festivities and celebrations representative of Latin America and Spain. Each week participants will explore one celebration guided by videos, music, recipes and brief historical readings.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

    Strategic Thinking, Planning and Organizational Transformation

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

    Strengths Discovery: Building on Talents for Leadership and Team Success

    When you know your unique set of these talents, you are empowered to succeed by doing what you naturally do best. People who use their CliftonStrengths are less likely to experience worry, stress, anger, sadness or physical pain, and are proven to be three times more engaged and happy at work.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

    Teaching Live Online: Keys to Virtual Classroom Instruction

    Live online teaching is a flexible approach to teaching that enables face-to-face instructors to use the power of group discussion and class participation while leveraging Internet accessibility. Gain insights and techniques to make the virtual classroom a vibrant and effective learning platform.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

    Tuesday Morning Booktalks

    Join other book lovers for exciting discussions of world literature. Extensive handouts will be provided.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

    Untangling Grief

    Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
    We already know that grief is a complicated, multi-faceted process that affects all of us. Certain types of grief and loss can exacerbate these challenges. Explore disenfranchised grief, ambiguous loss, complicated grief and anticipatory grief, plus effective strategies to manage them.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.