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Team-Building – When to Hire and How to Grow Your Team

Wednesday, July 11
Madison, WI
In this third installment of this series for technology executives & entrepreneurs. the focus shifts to knowing when and how to hire the key talent you need. Attend this seminar to learn from QTI Recruitment and HR experts about when to hire and key strategies to ensure you have the right talent with the right skills that matches your company’s culture. More.

Forward Festival

Beginning August 16-23
Join fellow entrepreneurs, nerds, geeks, hackers, foodies, and creatives from the Midwest in an 8-day celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship. The planning committee is still accepting applications for events to be hosted during the event.  Submit your application by July 12.  More.


Career Change 101

Friday, July 20
Verona, WI
Join this workshop facilitated by a counselor from UW-Madison’s Adult Career and Special Student Services dvision to help give you ideas, steps, and resources to get your career change process started. You’ll complete the workshop with resources for beginning the career planning process; an idea of local and online resources available to you; a process to clarify a path to a more fulfilling career; and ideas for taking your career in a new direction. More.

COURSE: Building an Innovation Mindset: Skills, Action and Renewal

Friday, September 14
In this highly interactive and collaborative session, you will learn how to take a role in leading innovation. Start your own innovation project by using idea generating tools & techniques and be ready to work on a future you’d like to create. In addition to the support during the class, you will have access to online tutorials, guides, and additional workshops to keep using the methods, frameworks, and tools in your career. More.


Human Resource Management Certificate

Begins September 2018- May 2019
In as little as nine months, you can complete this comprehensive certificate and develop the skills and competencies for a professional career in human resources. Earning this certificate from a SHRM Recertification Provider will help you become a trusted HR generalist and business adviser. Taught by HR executives and business leaders through UW-Madison. More


Mitigating Supply Chain Risks

Tuesday, September 11
Madison, WI
MITA invites you to this session asking if you have a plan in place to address your supply chain risks. Which items should be addressed? In what order? How? You’ll hear both academic and corporate perspectives and leave the session with a clear idea of how to get started. More.


Course: Trainer as Consultant & Business Partner

Tuesday, July 24
Whether you’re in a training department of 20 or it’s just you, adopting the mindset of strategic business partner/consultant will help increase credibility for your organization’s training. In this program, you’ll gain strategies and techniques to meet challenges and expectations. More.

COurse: Facilitating Cross-Cultural Groups and Global Teams

Wednesday, July 25
In this course, explore key causes of cross-cultural misunderstandings and how to overcome them. Learn insights, strategies, and techniques to improve your cross-cultural sensitivity and competence as a facilitator and leader in a culturally diverse context. More.

Course: How to Influence Without Direct Authority

Thurs/Friday, September 6-7
Designed for operations managers and supervisors, business analysts, and members of process improvement teams, this course will help you expand your power and positive influence beyond your formal authority in order to get the job done. Learn to understand the sources of informal power and develop the persuasive skills necessary to lead. More.

Workplace Coaching Certificate

September 19-21; October. 24-26, 2018
Transform employee performance using professional coaching skills with this new sixz-day Coaching Certificate from UW. Complete this program with a cohort of managers, supervisors, and other leaders focused on improving employee performance and achieving better results. The six-day intensive training (structured in two modules) will provide ample opportunity to put your newly learned coaching skills into practice, both in the classroom and in your organization. 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.

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