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Classes & certificates

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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Portuguese 2

Subject Area: LanguagesPortuguese
Continue exploring the cultural richness of the Portuguese-speaking world in this highly practical beginner course that will get you talking about food, the weather, shopping, and more.
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Spanish 3

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
We have made this practical low-intermediate course (A2.1) even better with a new curriculum designed for adult language learners. Explore the cultural richness of the Spanish-speaking world through the voices and experiences of speakers from over 10 different countries.
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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.
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Spanish 5

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
Learn the differences between the present subjunctive and indicative in this highly practical intermediate course (B1.1). Improve your use of complex sentence structures and delve deeper into past tenses.
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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.
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  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

Spanish Advanced Conversation

Explore the dynamic facets of five Spanish-speaking countries through the lens of pop culture. Learn about and discuss salsa, mystical rituals, carnivals, telenovelas, masks, and crafts in Nicaragua, Ecuador, Cuba, Peru and Colombia
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  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

Spanish Book Club

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
In this advanced Spanish book club, participants will read the best-selling memoir Solito by Javier Zamora, which chronicles his harrowing journey from El Salvador to the United States as a 9-year-old boy. Together we will discuss his story in the context of the Salvadoran Civil War, (im)migration, and cultural differences between El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico.
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  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

Spanish Intermediate Conversation

Subject Area: LanguagesSpanish
This highly practical intermediate course will review preterite and imperfect tenses while teaching you to converse about visual art created by women artists from the Spanish-speaking world. Improve your Spanish conversation skills.
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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.
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Strengths Discovery: Leveraging Your Diverse Team

Great workplace teams don't just happen. Leaders build them. This highly interactive class will be held on two mornings separated by a week with some prework. A helpful tool for team leaders is Gallup's CliftonStrengths™. This well-researched and established assessment instrument enables individuals and groups to identify and explore 34 themes that describe the diverse talents we all have. Discover the strongest talents within yourself and your team members, gain important insights and leverage the potential that could go untapped. Use knowledge of team member strengths to assign tasks or projects, facilitate collaboration, improve decision-making and more. Build your strategic awareness so you can leverage your team's talents and lead with authenticity and confidence.
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  • 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.
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University of Wisconsin Certified Professional Coach

Do you seek to guide, inspire, and empower others to reach their potential and get real results? The UW Certified Professional Coach certificate program is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Level 2 program that prepares you to be an Associate Certified (ACC) or Professional Certified Coach (PCC), depending on number of client experience hours you have accrued.  
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  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.

Workplace Neurodiversity: Creating Spaces Where All Minds Can Thrive

Diversity drives innovative thinking and creative solutions in the workplace. Neurodiversity reflects the natural variation in human minds and how people interact with the world differently as a result. Companies that embrace neurodiversity, gain competitive advantages and facilitate an inclusive workplace allowing all talent to thrive. Improving systems and spaces to be more flexible and inclusive is key to maintaining an engaged and successful workforce. Before an organization can embrace neurodiversity, it must first understand how neurodivergence appears within it, and examine the workplace culture around it. Create a culture of appreciation, accountability, and trust by addressing some of the most common recruitment, selection and career development obstacles for neurodivergent employees. Leverage the talents of all employees through greater sensitivity to individual needs. Although there is no one-size-fits-all approach to neurodiversity, simple adjustments and accommodations (often at little cost to the employer) allow every team member to feel safe, supported and able to showcase their unique talents.
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  • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.