University of Wisconsin–Madison

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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.  More.

The Power of Networking on Social Media

Tuesday, August 28
Madison, WI
Have you ever been to an event and felt like you just weren’t making the connections you hoped you would? This DreamBank event helps you learn how to use the power of social media to develop key lasting relationships that have had a significant impact on business. Learn a variety of tips and tactics to implement before, during, and after events to expand your network!  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: 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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