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Entrepreneurons: Launching a food enterprise: learn from the masters

Monday, March 4
Food-based enterprises span the table from new products and additives to restaurants and delivery apps. Visionary UW-Madison alumni Erica Gruen, former CEO of the Food Network, and EatStreet co-founder Matt Howard, along with Chad Anderson, co-founder and president of NewTree Fruit Company, serve up their recipe for success and offer constructive critiques to aspiring food entrepreneurs in a friendly live pitch session. Register.

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Evening & Executive MBA Information Session

Tuesday, February 6
Students and staff from the UW-Madison part-time Evening MBA and Executive MBA will be on hand to present information on our programs for working professionals, admissions, student and career services, and our global learning experience. Explore the UW program that is right for you today.  More.

Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Professionals

February 11-13

This course, sponsored by UW Center for Professional and Executive Development, will help you master the financial language of business and discover how to make decisions that lead to financial success for your business or organization. You’ll learn key terms such as quarterly results, cost drivers, cash flow and liquid assets to help your business succeed. More.

Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives — Where to Begin in Your Organization with Deborah Biddle

Thursday, February 21
Madison, WI

In this Dreambank event, hear strategies and considerations for building your diversity and inclusion initiative . You’ll hear shares best practices, easy tips and common pitfalls to avoid. More.

Keeping the lights on: Modeling 100% renewable electricity

Thursday, February 21

In this Wisconsin CleanTech Network forum UW expert Michael Ferris shares lessons learned from modeling sustainable energy solutions in New Zealand. Learn how Ferris and his team use models to compare several ‘100% renewable’ investment scenarios, and how they consider performance in terms of investment and fuel costs, emissions, electricity prices and lost load. More.


Trade Compliance in 2019: Strategies for Surviving and Thriving in a Time of Disruption

Tuesday, February 12
Madison, WI
This MITA event features multiple opportunities to gain expert opions on trade. First the keynote will provide an update on tariffs and briefly discuss strategies for navigating them as they continue to evolve. Then attendees can one of five expert roundtables on specific trade topics.  More.


COURSE: Quantitative Methods for Process Improvement

Online, self-paced via UW–Madison
With this online, self-paced course, you will develop a solid understanding of the basic concepts underlying quantitative analysis and business statistics important to any business problem, and especially so for Six Sigma projects. Gain the knowledge and the tools to dissect complicated business problems and provide quantitative analysis to problems instead of relying on intuition and instincts. More.

Capstone Certificate: Foundations of Professional Development

Online, self-paced via UW–Madison
This online certificate provides a complete toolkit for well-rounded professionals. Graduates gain a competitive edge by learning how to lead teams, create and deliver dynamic presentations, effect change, and understand legal, financial, and marketing concepts, among other essential skills. More.


Leveraging Technology to Create Meaningful Relationships

Tuesday, February 5
Madison, WI
Looking to cut through the noise of social media, email and on-demand content? Learn strategies for building a message that creates true advocates for your brand. Learn how to find your ‘why’ and amplify it with the use of technology to connect with your audience on a meaningful level. More.


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