Preferred Pricing on Professional Development Offerings from Our UW-Madison Partners

As a member of the UWEBC community, you have exclusive access to discounts on outstanding learning programs from UW-Madison partners to propel your professional development and strengthen your organization’s capabilities in key domains of business and management practice.

To take advantage of this valuable member benefit, sign in, and you’ll be able to see the promo code! Then, click on the name of the course you’re interested in and use the promo code provided to apply the UWEBC member rate when you register.

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Center for Professional Executive Development

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UWEBC members enjoy a 15% discount on the programs and courses below from UW-Madison’s Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional & Executive Development

Chief Information Officer Digital Leadership Program
March 11-15, 2024, in person at the Fluno Center in Madison, WI
The CIO Digital Leadership Program will cover a variety of topical areas that are critical to realizing digital transformation including the digital transformation of business and the transformative power of digitization, value-driven innovation, data and analytics, talent acquisition and management, and portfolio management.

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Chief Marketing Officer Leadership Program
April 8-12, 2024, in person at the Fluno Center in Madison, WI
The CMO Digital Leadership Program will cover a variety of topical areas that are critical to realizing digital transformation including: leveraging and analyzing data across the organization to shape business strategy, embracing the digitization of the economy and the impact on customer preferences, and positioning marketing as a key driver of organizational growth and success.

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Business Analytics for Data-Driven Leadership
April 17-19, 2024, in person at the Fluno Center in Madison, WI
Gain skills for asking better business questions and leading in ways that allow the organization to generate more insights and make more effective decisions. You will also learn about advances in prediction techniques that fall under the heading of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Upon completing the program, you will be able to spot opportunities for leveraging AI within your organizations and be better prepared to work with data science teams to turn those opportunities into reality.

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Accelerating Strategic Innovation
April 29-30, 2024, in person at the Fluno Center in Madison, WI
In this program, you’ll directly experience the challenge of innovation in organizations, uncovering the structural and cultural barriers that hinder creativity. You will see examples of policies and processes to facilitate innovation across the business. You will learn and practice specific tools and systems that you can implement immediately, as well as the core principles of innovation to implement a comprehensive innovation system for the long haul.

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Building a Culture of Inclusion and Belonging
June 24-25, 2024, in person at the Fluno Center in Madison, WI
Learn how to develop a diversity strategy to connect DEI goals to values, how to incorporate DEI into the employee lifecycle, and how to gain buy-in from your organization’s leadership. You will explore key factors that create an inclusive workplace culture where employees feel a sense of belonging. Finally, you will gain tools to help improve communication and interaction that build positive cultures and motivation among team members.

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Interdisciplinary Professional Programs

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UWEBC members enjoy a 20% discount on professional development courses offered by Interdisciplinary Professional Programs in the UW-Madison College of Engineering.

Effectively Managing Technical Teams
February 26 – March 1, 2024 or September 11-13, 2024, Online
Learn tips and techniques to help you manage both onsite and hybrid teams, inspiring a group of people to become a high-performing team, delivering outstanding business results.

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Leadership Beyond Your Team: Managing Up and Across
March 4-7, 2024 or September 16-17, 2024, Online
Become an influencing leader who works well with everyone. Learn how to target the right business outcomes as a touchstone to deal with differences in power and influence.

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Foundations of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
April 10-18, 2024, Online
Designed for managers, management track, engineers, and technical professionals who need to make decisions about AI/ML related projects and have limited prior experience in AI and machine learning. In this comprehensive course, participants will achieve an understanding of fundamental machine learning concepts, including the advantages and pitfalls of common strategies.

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Agile for Technical Teams
April 23-24, 2024, or November 12-14, 2024 In person at the Pyle Center in Madison, WI
Engage in hands-on exercises to understand and implement the fundamental roles, processes and artifacts of Agile project and product delivery. The course includes a combination of presentations, readings, videos, examples and case studies.

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Root Cause Analysis Tools for Technical Applications
May 1-2, 2024, In person at the Pyle Center in Madison, WI, or Live Online
Root cause analysis (RCA) is a systematic process for identifying the origins of problems and determining an approach for permanently resolving issues. RCA focuses on understanding why a problem or failure occurred. This course is scalable across all industries, to include the latest methods for effective implementation.

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Leading for Sustainability and Profitability
May 7-9, 2024, In person at the Pyle Center in Madison, WI, or Live Online
Understand how to translate company objectives into strategic action, learn why assets fail to deliver on their full value promise, and demonstrate how all associates can work together to ensure proper performance leading to sustainability and profitability.

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Continuing Studies

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UWEBC members enjoy a 20% discount on the non-credit professional development programs and courses below from the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies.

Strategic Thinking, Planning and Organizational Transformation
March 6-8, 2024, Live online
Strategic planning provides both a process and a set of outcomes that help you find answers to core questions about organizational identity and direction. Discover how to construct your organization’s strategic plan, involve other stakeholders in its development and ensure successful implementation.

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Managing Time, Multiple Priorities, and Interruptions
May 1, 2024
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Identify behaviors, create strategies that help you manage multiple priorities and handle interruptions so you are more effective at work. Cover the myth of multitasking, how daily goals and objectives lead to success, strategies, and best practices in putting out fires and doing more than one job.

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Management Assessment for Personal Planning and Development
March 7-8, 2024, Live online
This class will use the DiSC® assessment instrument to build self-awareness and explore the many facets that shape the way we see our world and function at work. By incorporating neuroscience and the DiSC® framework, we will learn to better understand our perspectives, identify and adapt to the perspectives of others, and to capture insightful synergies. We will discuss how to use tools and strategies to make this process easier so we can discover more options and solutions in our teams and projects.

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Managing Projects Using Change Management Skills
March 7–21, 2024
, or June 12–26, 2024, Live online
Project management protocols don’t often account for the changes in attitude and behavior that people will need to make to ensure the successful adoption of change. This workshop will focus on the integration of change management and project management processes and tools.

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Managing Your Brain for Managers: The Neuroscience of Leading Self and Others
April 16 – May 21, 2024
, Live online
Through neuroscience-backed techniques, this skills-focused workshop helps leaders create a psychologically safe culture, increase employee engagement and productivity and improve mental and physical well-being. Participants will learn and practice techniques for cooling down their Lower Brain, our fear-based survival center, and activating the Higher Brain, the center for creativity, critical thinking and interpersonal connections. The results are a fulfilling and successful workplace, personal growth, and a high-functioning community. The program will be a mix of self-directed learning in Canvas and live online Zoom sessions. The self-directed learning exercises will be available one week before each live session and should be completed before the associated live session.

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The Manager’s Role in Work Satisfaction and Engagement
May 1–9, 2024
, Live online
There are many myths about what managers can and should do to support employee work performance, satisfaction, and engagement. Learn what decades of real-world management experience reveal about best practices and tools, plus gain insights into today’s diverse and fast-moving environments.

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Leading at a Distance: Managing Virtual Staff and Teams
June 4–5, 2024
, Live online
We’re seeing more organizations with employees who work from home, live in other states and often live in other countries. “Lead from a distance” by understanding the challenges and best practices. Build trust, navigate conflict, make decisions and conduct engaging meetings with virtual staff.

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Servant Leadership Certificate
Examine the concepts, history and real-world practice of servant leadership which emphasizes meeting the needs of the organization’s employees, customers, other stakeholders and the broader community.

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