OBE Events Calendar

UW–Madison is currently hosting a variety of in-person, virtual, and hybrid events. Get the latest updates on campus operations from the UW–Madison COVID response site.

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MLK Symposium: An Evening with Nikole Hannah-Jones

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
In-person and online
Join in community for an evening with Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of The 1619 Project, staff writer at The New York Times Magazine, and co-founder of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting. Hannah-Jones will reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through the lens of her award-winning work investigating racial injustice and the consequences of slavery in American history. Those attending the in person event do not need a ticket; registration will be required to watch live online and will open in early 2022. More info.

Bias in the Workplace

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
This UW-Madison Continuing Studies course is offered in a highly participatory live-online format. This session explores the causes of bias, the impacts of negative and positive bias on ourselves and others, our identities and how they might intersect with bias, and strategies for noticing and naming bias. More.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as Leadership Values

Wednesday, April 20 to Friday, April 22, 2022
In-person and online
This course, a core program in the Professional Certificate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion offered by UW-Madison’s Center for Professional and Executive Development (CPED), explores the virtues of fostering a more diverse workplace. It explores both the moral imperative to create more equitable teams and the business imperative to foster the inclusion needed to generate greater innovation. More.


Aligning Strategy for Organizational Growth

Apr 21, 2022-Apr 22, 2022
Madison, WI
This in-person course from CPED focuses on successfully attaining organizational alignment through thoughtful analysis, smart organizational design, and rigorous execution. It’s also offered online. More.


Business Spanish Certificate Program

Feb. 7, 2022–Nov. 7, 2022
Madison, WI
In as little as six months, this course by UW-Madison Continuing Studies can greatly improve your professional proficiency in Spanish and gain the cultural knowledge you need to conduct business in Spain and Latin America. More.


Course: Intro to Business Analytics – Quantitative Methods

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.