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.
Instructor, Jennifer Buchholz
The Strengths movement has been going strong since Now, Discover Your Strengths was published in 2001 and Strengthsfinder 2.0 was published in 2007. This tool is used for personal and employee development in organizations from Fortune 500 companies to entrepreneurial organizations. By focusing on our strengths and the innate abilities people have to offer their organizations and the world. This class will help you understand your top 5 strengths and how to best leverage them for performance and development. Text required: StrengthsFinder 2.0, ISBN:9781595620156, approx. $15.
Class meets Friday, Mar 13, 1:00pm-3:00pm, $67
MOPS - Let's clean up your MS Office messes!
This event will be unlike any other training you've attended because it will be adapted to meet your needs.
The first part of our session will be productivity tips from the instructor. This will include ways to better multi-task and shortcuts to help solve your problems. Bring your questions!
The second part of the session requires you to bring one or more files that are your biggest challenge. Think about what process improvements you want to make. What qualifies?
- The processes that take you the longest to do.
- The processes that you work on the most frequently.
- The processes that were created by someone else and are not user-friendly.
- The processes that are just frustrating to you.
Bring those files. Be sure that you're bringing a copy that we can work on, and change or delete any sensitive data as we will show the file on screen to the whole class.
IMMEDIATE RETURN ON INVESTMENT
By the time you leave, you'll feel you've mastered at least one of these processes. You'll also learn from watching the challenges others face and hearing possible alternative solutions.
Class size is limited to ensure you get individualized attention. Each student will get a set of laminated quick-reference sheets for Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Hurry! Class size is limited to 12 students. MOPS Seminar Sessions:
MS Office Productivity Seminar: MS Word: Friday, April 17, 1:00pm-5:00pm, $75
MS Office Productivity Seminar: MS Excel, Friday, April 24, 1:00pm-5:00pm, $75
Keeping the Dream Alive: A Small Business Must!
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 Thursdays, Mar 5 - Apr 2, 6:30pm-8:00pm, $89
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 searching for property, 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! Couples welcome!
Classes meet every Tuesday, Mar 31 - Apr 7, 6:00pm-8:00pm $69
Healthy Ways to Address Workplace Stress
Instructor, Di Philippi, MA, LPC
Stress regarding career, jobs, and the workplace is the number one source of stress in America, with some 83% of American workers saying they feel stressed out by their jobs. Learn productive coping skills to help you deal with job stressors, so you can feel calmer and happier. Discover new approaches for dealing with job stress to prevent it from negatively impacting your home life, your health, or even that next promotion!
Class meets Wednesday, April 15, 6:00pm-7:30pm, $35
Creating More Time for What You Love
Instructor, Laura Nicolaisen
In this day and age, there are many competing priorities in people’s lives to include family, career, and more. We are constantly on the run; doing activities to achieve and help others but in the process, do not save time for ourselves. If you are guilty as charged, make a change and learn to create this needed time while still juggling everything else!
Class meets Wednesday, Mar 18, 6:30pm-8:00pm, $35
Popular! Keys to Building a Winning Team
Instructor, Kevin M Moore
Let instructor Kevin Moore take you through six impactful steps to discover how to build effective staffing and develop a productive team in your business. Kevin has over 20 years of proven results as a leader in sales management and training for manufacturing companies such as Kraft, Nestle, and Tombstone. He was accountable for $110 million in annual revenue, which produced over 70% of the market share in the most competitive frozen pizza market in the U.S.! Learn lessons in leadership by using a formulaic approach and applying key criteria unique to your organization. These tested values will lead you to success in your business! Kevin will share his secrets of how to create an atmosphere where passion for the business, commitment and the pursuit of excellence are embraced by your sales force as a critical element of the organizational culture. A must for anyone in sales!
Class meets every Tuesday, Apr 14 - May 19, 6:00pm-8:00pm, $99
The Accomplished Résumé
Instructor, Laura Nicolaisen
Many résumés list a person’s job duties, but the ones that really stand out and obtain results showcase what someone has accomplished. Remember, the résumé is your ticket to obtaining an interview. Your accomplished résumé is the calling card to your dream career. In this workshop, you will learn how to create an accomplished résumé to land that dream job. We’ll also discuss how to create a marketing strategy for your search.
Class meets Wednesday, Mar 4, 6:30pm-8:00pm, $35
Likeability and Your Career
Instructor, Haly Besaw
Learn how likeability can impact your interview and career. You can have all the credentials in the world, but if you can’t connect and build rapport in your interview or with your colleagues, you may be overlooked. You will learn straightforward, simple techniques to help others recognize your likeability and increase your rapport-building skills.
Class meets Thursday, Mar 12, 6:00pm-7:30pm, $35
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. Call our office 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
Session 1: Class meets Monday - Friday, March 23 - 27; $1,795
Session 2: Class meets Monday - Friday, June 15 - 19; $1,795
New! Getting to the Core: A Blueprint to Tuning Up Your Physical & Structural Body
Instructor, Brian Mace, BS, Senior Fitness Specialist
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 United States. Explore how and why MSDs occur, how you can overcome the effects of life changes, 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. 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.
Class meets every Monday, Mar 16 - Apr 20, 6:00pm-8:00pm, $129
About your instructor:
Brian Mace’s career began in the U.S. Army in 1976 as a radar operator and mechanic in Germany. After his military career, Brian worked with Boeing in mechanics and pneumatics. However, Brian’s lifelong love of athletics led him to pursue a degree in Exercise Science, and in 2001, he graduated with honors from Ashmead College. Today, Brian’s work has inspired hundreds of people to get in better physical shape and to treat their bodies right through his therapeutic alignment and posture techniques. He has always been a fixer; whether mechanical, anatomical, electrical, or biological, Brian likes to find problems and find ways to prevent and correct them. He has carried these techniques over to his work in the anatomy and physiology field, and still practices techniques today to correct various kinds of musculoskeletal issues.
New! Spanish for the Health Care Professional
Instructor, Cecilia Rodriguez, emerita professor
For beginning Spanish learners in the health professions (e.g. physicians, assistants, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, social workers, etc.) focusing on health care vocabulary and situations to help you communicate effectively with your patients/clients. Practice basic skills and discuss cultural knowledge needed to function in a Spanish-speaking healthcare environment. Please see our website for required text materials.
Class meets every Wednesday,
Apr 1-May 6, 6:00pm-8:00pm, $134