On Campus Courses


Registration for Fall 2014 classes is now open

Professional Development classes are available for Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Please contact the office for information regarding CEUs prior to the start of your class. For the processing of CEU requests, a $15 fee is charged per class. 

Keeping the Dream Alive

Instructor, Dennis Roscoe, PhD
New and existing business owners share the same ongoing challenge of keeping their dream alive: a successful and growing business! New product ideas and marketing alone are not sufficient to ensure the success of your business; rather understanding and continuously improving your business operations through process control and quality systems is critical. We will bust the myth that these systems are only for large businesses, and will learn how to utilize them for your business!
Class meets every Wednesday, Sept 3 – Oct 1, 6:30pm-8:00pm, $99
Save! Register by 8/20 for $89!

Popular! Keys to Building a Winning Team

Instructor, Kevin M Moore
Through 6 impactful steps, discover how to build effective staffing and development of a productive team in your business. Learn lessons in leadership by using a formulaic approach, applying key criteria unique to your organization. These tested values will lead you to success in your business!
Class meets every Tuesday, Sept9 – Oct 14, 6:00pm-8:00pm, $99
Save! Register by 8/26 for $89!

Social Media Series

Save MORE! Register for all 3 classes by 9/2 for $129!

An Introduction to Social Media (Part 1)

Instructor, Sue Gresham

Does the thought of using Social Media make your head spin?  If so, you aren’t alone. There are hundreds of social media sites and no two are the same.  During this introductory class, Sue Gresham will help you understand the key concepts of the main social media sites: LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest. You’ll learn about their strengths and weaknesses so that you can make an informed decision about which social media sites best suit your needs. Finally, you’ll receive basic tips to launching your social media presence. Please note: this is a lecture class, not a how-to class for individual sites.

Class meets Tuesday, Sept 16, 6:00pm-8:00pm, $39
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Advanced Effective Use of Social Media (Part 2)

Instructor, Sue Gresham

Using social media effectively is more than just having a Facebook page or Twitter account. You need to understand why you’re using it and what you expect to achieve.  During this class, Sue Gresham we will cover topics like overall social media strategy, where to find content to post and engage with your fans/followers, how to assess if your social media activities align with your goals, social media best practices and tips, tools to coordinate multiple social media sites and more! Attendees should have an active social media presence. This is not a beginner class. Please note this is not a how-to class for individual sites.

Class meets Tuesday, Nov, 6:00pm-8:00pm, $$39
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Build a Professional Network with LinkedIn (Part 3)

Instructor, Sue Gresham

Whether you are transitioning from job to job, gainfully employed or running your own business, you must have a quality professional network. LinkedIn network is the #1 professional online networking site in the country. In this class, we will teach you how to create an optimized personal professional profile to be found online. By learning LinkedIn, you can optimize your professional contacts, personalize your network to expand and grow your business and access people, jobs, news, and updates to help you be successful.  We will delve into the fundamental strategies necessary to effectively grow and maintain your network with tips to help you manage your LinkedIn time efficiently!

Class meets every Tuesday, Oct 14-21, 6:00pm-8:00pm, $75
Save! Register by 9/29 for $67!
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New! Go Green! Simple Steps to Increase Profits

Instructor, Angela Cummings

By reducing the amount of everyday business products that contain chemicals, companies from all industries can increase employee productivity and reduce health care costs. Attendees will learn about everyday products that contain toxic chemicals and how these products are affecting employee efficiency and health. Learn seven simple steps to minimize everyday toxins found in nearly all work environments!

Class meets Tuesday, Oct 7, 8:00am-10:00am, $49
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Marketing your Non-Profit

Instructor, Kerry Jeanpierre

Many non-profit organizations struggle with the concept of marketing themselves and their mission. General marketing strategies can seem like they’re too focused on sales or the bottom line. This class will help guide you with steps to create an effective non-profit marketing plan by crafting a message that stays true to your mission, identifying the appropriate marketing tools with the target audience and achieving the goals of the campaign.

Class meets Wednesday, Nov 5, 6:00pm-8:30pm, $49
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New! The ABCs of Nonprofits

Instructor, Jo Jones

This class will provide a general overview for those who are new to the nonprofit industry or those who were never formally trained in nonprofits. Learn all about nonprofit history, law, the structure of a nonprofit (board, ED, employees, volunteers), leadership in nonprofits, HR for nonprofits, marketing, fundraising and the future of nonprofits. This is a great beginner class for anyone interested in starting their own nonprofit!

Classes meet every Thursday, Sept 11 – Oct 16, 5:30pm-7:00pm, $89
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Non-profits series

Save MORE when you register for both classes by 8/28 for only $149!

New! Fundraising and Development for Nonprofits (Part 1)

Instructor, Jo Jones

This course will first give a general overview of fundraising and development for nonprofits, and then focus on smaller nonprofits and ways for them to increase support. We will go over the pros and cons of different methods, and explore ways to think out of the box when it comes to gaining more support.

Classes meet every Thursday, Sept 11 – Oct 16, 7:30pm-9:00pm, $89
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New! HR for Nonprofits­ (Part 2)

Instructor, Jo Jones

Learn all about basic HR regulations for employees and volunteers in a non-profit! Students will leave with a greater understanding of HR law, and how to apply this law to their nonprofits. This is an excellent class for smaller organizations who do not have a dedicated HR staff.

Classes meet every Thursday, Oct 23 – Dec 4 (no class 11/27), 7:30pm-9:00pm, $89
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New! Government and Leadership in Nonprofits

Instructor, Jo Jones

This course is designed to go more depth in the organization and running of nonprofits. We will learn the several types of governing models and several methods of running nonprofits. Use hands-on techniques and look at case studies to help them identify areas for improvement in your organization.

Classes meet every Thursday, Oct 23 – Dec 4 (no class 11/27), 5:30pm-7:00pm, $89
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Private Pilot Ground School

Instructor, Dr Tim Tyre, FAA Certified Instructor (Advanced Ground)

Love to fly? Start with the basics and learn more about engines, aerodynamics, airports, aviation, regulations, aero-medical issues, aviation weather and navigation appropriate to pilots. This class will help you prepare to take the FAA written exam for the Private Pilot Flight Certificate. Class is held at Waukesha County Airport Terminal Building conference room, 2525 Aviation Drive, Waukesha, WI, 53188. Required materials available for purchase at first class, approx. $60.

Classes meet every Wednesday, Sept 10 – Nov 12, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, $300
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Popular! Invest in Property

Instructor, Steve Bergner

This housing market has turned a corner, so have no fear! Find out the pros and cons of investing in rental property. Topics include how to find the right property, what you need to look for when property searching and your responsibility as a landlord. Managed properly, investors have the opportunity to grow wealth over a period of time. Expert investor Steve Bergner has owned and managed rental properties for more than 45 years, so don’t miss this opportunity to learn from his experience!

Classes meet every Tuesday Sept 17 – 24, 6:00pm-8:00pm $69
Save! Register by 9/3 for $59!
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New! Getting to the Core: Understanding, Preventing, and Correcting Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD)

Instructor, Brian Mace, BS, Senior Personal Trainer

This class is open to healthcare professionals, business owners, fitness enthusiasts, or anyone who is interested in learning more about their body! MSDs, or Musculoskeletal Disorders, affect approximately 33% of all adults in the U.S. We will explore how and why MSDs occur, and most importantly, how to prevent and correct them. Join Brian Mace, Senior Personal Trainer at West Wood Health and Fitness, as we take a progressive look at major muscles and joint movement. Learning where the problems originate from allows us to make the right changes, not just fix symptoms. Available for 1.2 CEUs; Request at time of registration.

Classes meet every Monday, Sept 15 – Oct 20, 6:00pm-8:00pm, $129
Save! Register before 9/1 for $114!
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Mind Over Medicine

Instructor, Di Philippi, MA, LPC

There is much more to your physical health and wellness than just treating physical symptoms. Learn about the mental and emotional contributors to disease and how you can use these factors to help heal your physical ailments. Not convinced you can heal yourself? You’ll think again as we look at scientific proof based on the book by Dr. Lissa Rankin.

Class meets Tuesday, Oct 14, 6:00pm-7:30pm, $35
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American Home Inspector Training

Home Inspection Master Course

Become a Home Inspector! UW-Waukesha Continuing Education and American Home Inspectors Training Institute have joined to offer you the best home inspection training available. This is a great opportunity for people wanting to own their own business or to get training to work for an established home inspection company. Register online or call our offices to obtain more information regarding this class. Please provide your name, address, email, and phone in order for a representative to contact you. Classes held at UW-Waukesha. Email wakce@uwc.edu for more information.

Session 1: Class meets M-F, October 6-10; $1,795
Session 2: Class meets M-F, Dec 8-12; $1,795
Session 3: Class meets M-F Jan TBD; $1,795
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Assess your Stress!

Instructor, Di Philippi, MA, LPC

In this first step toward stress management, take a stress assessment that will teach you as much about yourself as it will about stress. Become aware of your specific stress triggers (some of them may surprise you!) along with practical strategies to reduce stress so you can be more productive, confident, and just plain happy!

Class held Monday, Nov 17, 6:00pm-7:30pm, $35
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New! Customer Service & Sales

Instructor Ryan Zielinski

Transform your customer service function into a profit center and drastically increase the effectiveness, close rate, and profitability of your sales team, all while providing your customers with more value!  Whether you are in sales or customer service, your real goal at the end of the day should be to create more revenue and profit for your organization. In this course we will discuss a highly effective method of interacting with customers from both a customer service and sales standpoint.  Every interaction an employee has with a customer, whether sales or customer service is an opportunity that cannot be wasted!

Class meets every Thursday, Sept 4th – 25th, 6:00pm-7:00pm, $60
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New! Day Trading Basics

Instructor, Ryan Zielinski

Would you love more freedom, the opportunity for a new start, the chance to work 100% from home, or just want some extra spending money?  Do you have an interest in the financial markets but have been too overwhelmed to try trading?  In this class you will gain an understanding of the financial markets by learning how to interpret the actions of Big Money and follow along with them as they trade for financial gain.  Learn to make money trading the right way: by sorting through all the misinformation out here to give you the best start. All you need is a computer and a little starting capital to enter the world of day trading! 

Class meets every Thursday, Oct 2 – 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm, $60
Save! Register by 9/18 for $54!
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New! Landing the Perfect Job – Interview like a Pro

Instructor Ryan Zielinski

All interviews have the same fundamental elements and if you know how to navigate them from a categorical perspective, the knowledge transfers to every job in every industry.  Come learn from an expert on how to apply a proven method so that you can ace every interview you go on! Whether you're going for that promotion, looking for a new job, or looking to make a big change in your career, this method will greatly enhance your chances of success.  From picking the right interview spot (first, middle, last), to what questions to ask, and closing for the job, this method covers everything, and will change the way you think about interviewing, for the better! Bring your resume for a critique and leave with a fresh resume!

Class meets every Thursday, Oct 30 – Nov 20, 6:00pm-7:00pm, $60
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New! Secrets for Successful In-Person Networking

Instructor, Sue Gresham

Do you want to know how to get connected to the right people but the thought of networking makes you nervous? You don’t have to be an extrovert to become an expert networker. During this class, Sue Gresham will walk you through strategies to effectively navigate networking events. You will leave this class with pre-event preparation secrets, tactics to implement during networking events, and the forgotten key to building that lasting relationship!

Class meets Wednesday, Oct 1, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, $39
Save! Register by 9/17 for $34!
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Come Grow with Us!

Join us for these one day workshops designed for the professional looking to expand their leadership and team building skills. Learn effective strategies to apply across many aspects of your personal and professional life. Workshops will be held at UW-Waukesha and include a continental breakfast and lunch. Come join us for a day of learning and growing!

New! Conflict Resolution for Anyone!

Instructor, Michel DeLisle

Tired of navigating life's challenges with others & getting nowhere?  Learn to pick your battles and to apply the 5 demonstrated conflict resolution strategies correctly and effectively.  Make your life easier by breezing through conflicts with ease while maintaining a positive working or life environment. This all-day seminar is a must for both managers and employees! Available for .6 CEUs; Request at time of registration.

Class held Friday, Sept 26, 9:00am-3:00pm, $199
Save! Register by 9/12 for $149!
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New! Branding & Leveraging Your Leadership Style for Success

Instructor, Michel DeLisle

Learn to leverage your leadership traits in a way that brands your style & increases your effectiveness in business or everyday life.  Participants will identify & optimize their leadership style which will prepare for future challenges. You will inspire others and improve overall productivity in both your professional and personal life. This all day seminar is a must for every manager! Available for .6 CEUs; Request at time of registration.

Class held Friday, Oct 3, 9:00am-3:00pm, $199
Save! Register by 9/19 for $149
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Moving your Group from “Storming to Performing”

Instructor, Michel DeLisle

Ever wonder why some groups are so productive and creative and others stagnate or fail?  Learn to recognize the stages of group development and use these skills in your business. Whether your team is a temporary working group or a newly-formed permanent team, by understanding these stages and the motivation of a group, you will be able to guide your team into the 21st century global market by utilizing this effective teamwork strategy. This hands-on seminar is perfect for work groups or individual employees and will provide the skills necessary to make your group stronger than its strongest member. Join us from 9:00am-9:30am for a light breakfast before the class! Available for .6 CEUs; Request at time of registration.

Class meets Friday, Oct 10, 9:00am-3:00pm, $199
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