Professional Development

Spring Class Registration is Now Open!

 

New! The Art of Interviewing

Instructor, Brad Kroll

This course will prepare you for being the interviewer or the interviewee, whether it is interviewing for a job or selling your business to a new client or customer, or interviewing a new employee for your business or a future subordinate at your company. Students will learn about some of the questions that arise in interview situations and conduct interviews with other students for practice. Students will leave with new skills in reading an individual through the interview process and have a better understanding of their own personal communication skills.

New! Grow Your Small Business with Social Media

Instructor, Brad Kroll

One of the biggest tools for marketing, branding, and public relations is social media. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and WordPress all seem simple. However, the complexity of marketing your business, workplace, or even yourself on social media is more intricate than one would believe, yet achievable, even for the novice user. This course will introduce students to social media, how to integrate social media into their organizations, and how to market their organizations using social media. Upon completion of this course, students will have an understanding of how social networks function, but most importantly, how to improve their communication skills and online marketing strategies. Students will leave this class with a strategic social media plan for their business to begin implementing immediately. 

New! Reaping the Benefits of Digital eMarketing: A Must for Your Small Business

Instructor, Brad Kroll

Marketing has gone digital! eMarketing includes a wide spectrum of opportunities to reach your customers. eMarketing can do many things, including email promotions, driving traffic to your website, and incorporating digital content to your promotions. Whether you are sending an email to your customers, boosting your website, or advertising online, we can show you how to use digital content in a way that will help drive customers to you. We’ll also show you how your business can capitalize on the digital vitality that comes with eMarketing by writing effective and quality content. Students will learn about online marketing and all of its facets.

The Wonders of Adobe

Instructor, Brad Kroll

This is the perfect introduction to the Adobe® suite of Photoshop®, InDesign®, and Illustrator®! Are you tired of paying designers to create your marketing materials? You can easily create your own materials with the use of Adobe®. We will explore these three major graphic design programs and learn how they interact with one another. Each program is very similar, but each has their own niche to enable you to create your own graphic artwork for letterhead, logos, flyers, and even incorporate pictures. You will be amazed at what you can create! Students will be able to create their choice of a logo or marketing material. Available for 1.4 CEUs; Request at time of registration.

 

Meet your Instructor!

Brad Kroll
A graduate of Carroll University, Brad Kroll decided to launch his own graphic design, video production, & multimedia marketing business right out of college! His “big break” into the video industry post-college was the “Discount Double-Check” State Farm commercial, featuring Aaron Rodgers, Robert Smigel, George Wendt and Mike Ditka. His company has over fifty clients including Kohl’s, Kwik Trip, HUSCO International, Patrick Cudahy to name a few! While Bradley loves working in this industry, he is also a professor of video production at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin and teaches for the Continuing Education department at UW-Waukesha. He has written 3 novels, countless songs, scripts and poems. Presently, he’s writing a short story series that he hopes to get published. He wants the series to be easy and addicting reads. His professional, real-world examples and helpful attitude help make his classes interesting! To learn more about Brad, visit www.bradleyjameskroll.wordpress.com.

 

QuickBooks Accounting: Introduction Workshop

Learn to use QuickBooks® for invoicing, bill payment, bank reconciliation, customers, vendor and employee information, payroll, financial reporting, and more. This class features hands-on computer instruction including the accounting needed to work with QuickBooks® correctly. A manual is included with registration for this all day workshop.
 

QuickBooks Accounting: Intermediate Workshop

Learn time-saving techniques and how to customize the system for your or­ganization’s needs, use inventory and non-inventory items, full payroll feature, and advanced reporting, including aging reports. Common problems and tricky transitions will be included. This class features hands-on computer instruction and is fitted to the needs of participants. A manual is included with registration for this all day workshop.

NEW!!! Home Inspector Fundamentals

Instructor, Scott Newcomer

Are you looking for a career change? This all-inclusive course provides the most thorough information available for those wanting to be home inspectors. This comprehensive course will prepare you to pass the National Home Inspector Examination along with providing a sound foundation for starting your own business. Instructor Scott Newcomer is ready to pass on over 25 years of his experience gained in the home inspection field. After completing this course students should be able to understand how a home acts as a system, recognize common construction materials and proper installation methods, identify defects, and how to properly report findings to clients. This is a great career or 2nd career! 

 

Don't forget, we offer a wide range of World Language classes to enhance your resume!

 

Customized Business Solutions:

Do you have a group of 5 or more that are interested in a class? Contact us for discounted group tuition rates! 

Your organization may also have training needs not available through traditional programming. The University of Wisconsin Colleges can help. We offer a variety of customized training solutions to fit your specific organizational issues at a time and location convenient to you. UW Colleges provides training support in a variety of areas.

Please contact Holly Wehrhahn, CCT, Southeast Region Continuing Education Director at holly.wehrhahn@uwc.edu or phone 262-521-5460

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated.