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

    Dementia: Exploring Grief and Loss

    Subject Area: Behavioral HealthGrief and Loss
    Coping with loss is a major aspect of the experience of living with dementia, and of providing care, support or companionship to someone with dementia. In this course, we will explore the loss and grief experience of those impacted by dementia, including the person with dementia, family, friends and healthcare professionals, and those who are bereaved. You will gain an understanding of loss and grief that is uniquely associated with dementia, as well as effective, evidenced-based grief coping approaches. 2 CE Hours | Zoom | Instructor: Dr. Erica Srinivasan | Audience: health and human services providers, those who work with an aging population in memory care units, nursing homes, etc.
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    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

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

    Free Webinar: Motivational Interviewing Training for Every Level

    Attend our free webinar to learn more about Motivational Interviewing (MI) and our upcoming Motivational Interviewing training opportunities. The webinar will feature an overview of MI, discuss how MI can be beneficial for a variety of professions, and help you determine which training is right for your MI knowledge level.  In addition, we'll highlight the August 7–9, 2024 MI Conference to be held live on the University of Wisconsin campus, as well as our upcoming schedule of online MI focused professional development courses. 
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    • 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.

    French House Conversation

    Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
    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.
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    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

    Fridays in French

    Subject Area: LanguagesFrench
    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.
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    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

    Fundamentals of AI

    This course is entirely online and self-paced with no live sessions with instructors. You can register and begin this course at any time. It is designed to take the average learner 3-4 hours to complete. This introductory course demystifies artificial intelligence by explaining what it is and how it works. You'll gain a fundamental understanding of Large Language Models (LLMs) and familiarize yourself with various AI tools. Learn how AI tools are commonly applied, as well as their strengths and limitations. Whether you're new to AI or looking to deepen your understanding, this course serves as a solid foundation for subsequent, more interactive coursework.
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    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

    German 3

    Subject Area: LanguagesGerman
    Continue to learn German conversation and grammar, the history and traditions of German-speaking people, and tips for travelers as you immerse yourself in a fun and relaxed environment. Prerequisites: German 2 or instructor's consent.
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    • 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.

    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.

    Introduction to Inclusive Leadership

    New Course! Unlock the power of inclusive leadership to transform yourself and our communities. We'll embark on a journey of self-discovery and practice facilitating environments where every voice matters. By leading with curiosity and humility, we build relational trust and positive change. Throughout this course, participants will develop a nuanced understanding of cultural competence. This expanded perspective will equip you to navigate diverse contexts with sensitivity. Through discussion and real-world applications, you'll refine your skills in building relationships and promoting equity and belonging.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

    Introduction to Urdu Language and Culture

    Subject Area: Languages
    In this introductory-level Urdu language and culture class, participants will have the opportunity to gain a solid foundation in Urdu and learn about the rich cultural traditions of Pakistan and other Urdu-speaking regions.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

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

    Leading for Racial Equity Certificate: Intensive Exploration and Practical Application

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

    Managing Your Brain for Managers: The Neuroscience of Leading Self and Others

    Through neuroscience-backed techniques, this skills-focused workshop helps leaders create a psychologically safe culture, increase employee engagement and productivity and improve mental and physical well-being. Participants will learn and practice techniques for cooling down their Lower Brain, our fear-based survival center, and activating the Higher Brain, the center for creativity, critical thinking and interpersonal connections. The results are a fulfilling and successful workplace, personal growth, and a high-functioning community. The program will be a mix of self-directed learning in Canvas and live online Zoom sessions. The self-directed learning exercises will be available one week before each live session and should be completed before the associated live session.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

    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.
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    • 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.

    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.