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Women in Biohealth Workshop – Negotiation Skills for Getting What You Want

Monday, November 5
Madison, WI
This two-hour workship will help you understand behaviors related to gender roles that can impact negotiations, problem solvening or even conflct magagement situations. Learn a framework that can help increase the likelihood of success. More.


A Guide to the True Value of Branding

Tuesday, October 23
The Spark Building
This DreamBank event helps business owners take a closer look at the e critical elements affecting your brand, and the impact it can have on your top-line and bottomline growth. Explore topics like culture, message communication and creative execution. More.

Innovation Roadmap: The Speaker Series

Wednesday, November 14
Presented by WARF and D2P, our November speaker, Eric Apfelbach, is the CEO of fast-growth software and services company PEGEX and has led the start up of multiple technology companies like Virent in Wisconsin. More.


Wisconsin Innovation Network Luncheon – Featuring UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank

Tuesday, October 16
Madison, WI
Hear from Chancellor Rebecca Blank as she reflects on her first five years at UW-Madison and what she sees in the university’s future  More.


Human Resources (HR) Basics for the Non HR Professionals 

Tuesday, October 23
If you are a business owner or manager of a small business without a dedicated HR expert on your staff, or have admin staff performing HR duties who are not experts, they too will benefit.
This course will cover everything from job descriptions, interview questions, onboarding to employment law. More.



Thurs., Oct. 25 Madison, WI | Fri., Oct. 26 Waukesha, WI
This provocative half-day program will explore current and future trends in the digital age and how business leaders can cultivate the right talent, knowledge, and skills to ready their workforce for the digital future. 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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