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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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    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.
    Upcoming Dates
    • 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.

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

    Professional Writing: Effective Workplace Communication

    Master the skills necessary to communicate effectively with internal and external audiences in today's professional environment. Learn techniques of document structure, grammar and style proven to enhance credibility and influence. Learn credibility-damaging errors and tips for avoiding them.
    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 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.

    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.
    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.

    Who Heals the Healer? The Impact of the Pandemic on Mental Health

    Subject Area: Behavioral HealthMental Health
    Join us for a workshop to cultivate emotional well-being in caretakers. This course is designed to be a sanctuary for anyone who has been on the front lines providing mental health care during the pandemic. We will explore the impact of COVID-19 on ourselves as helpers, examine current research, experiment with strategies to nurture the healer within and build our resilience while also connecting with each other. Please be prepared to engage in a variety of relaxation practices throughout this workshop. No prior yoga or meditation experience is required.
    Upcoming Dates
    • Not scheduled at this time. See page for program description.