UW-La Crosse Classes

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COVID-19: Supporting Small Business - Business Strategies and Financial Relief

April 14, 2020 | 2 PM | Online

Topic: Disaster Mitigation

UWL SBDC and LADCO OFFER BUSINESS WEBINAR COVID-19: Supporting Small Business - Business Strategies and Financial Relief This webinar is offered on several different days and times. Please register for only one webinar because the content for the webinar is the same. The capacity is limited for each webinar so the webinars can be interactive, and participants can ask questions. As a participant, you will receive updates as the content changes and new webinars are provided. Access this interactive webinar and one-on-one consulting support for your business so you can more effectively develop a business and financial strategy in response to COVID-19. This FREE workshop is an interactive opportunity for small business owners to gain the insight needed to develop a strategy to address business changes occurring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar will address various forms of financial relief available to small businesses. Webinar participants will be able to access the SBDC's FREE consulting services to assist them in defining a business strategy and how to identify and seek the financial support needed to proceed.


Speaker: Anne Hlavacka; Mike Walker
An email will be sent to registrants prior to the webinar that will have the PowerPoint presentation and the webinar log in and call in details. If you do not have an email with the program materials and access information prior to the time of the webinar,...

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Fee: No Cost



COVID-19: Supporting Small Business - Business Strategies and Financial Relief

April 16, 2020 | 10 AM | Online

Topic: Disaster Mitigation

UWL SBDC and LADCO OFFER BUSINESS WEBINAR COVID-19: Supporting Small Business - Business Strategies and Financial Relief This webinar is offered on several different days and times. Please register for only one webinar because the content for the webinar is the same. The capacity is limited for each webinar so the webinars can be interactive, and participants can ask questions. As a participant, you will receive updates as the content changes and new webinars are provided. Access this interactive webinar and one-on-one consulting support for your business so you can more effectively develop a business and financial strategy in response to COVID-19. This FREE workshop is an interactive opportunity for small business owners to gain the insight needed to develop a strategy to address business changes occurring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar will address various forms of financial relief available to small businesses. Webinar participants will be able to access the SBDC's FREE consulting services to assist them in defining a business strategy and how to identify and seek the financial support needed to proceed.


Speaker: Anne Hlavacka; Mike Walker
An email will be sent to registrants prior to the webinar that will have the PowerPoint presentation and the webinar log in and call in details. If you do not have an email with the program materials and access information prior to the time of the webinar,...

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Fee: No Cost



QuickBooks Essentials

May 14, 2020 | 12 PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse, Wimberly Hall, Room 124, La Crosse, WI

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

In this program you will learn the basic features of QuickBooks (desktop version). This program is best suited for people who want to start using QuickBooks or have recently started using QuickBooks. Topics include: -Entering transactions -Producing invoices and checks -Setting up vendors, customers, jobs and items -Reconciling bank and credit card statements -Producing financial statements


Speaker: Anke Swartz
Parking is on your own. Pay stations are located in commuter lots and the ramp. Cost is $1 per hour. Pay stations accept cash (exact change only) or credit cards. Parking is enforced from 7AM to 7PM. A confirmation email with seminar logistics and parking information w...

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Fee: $69.00



QuickBooks Advanced

May 21, 2020 | 12 PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse, Wimberly Hall, Room 124, La Crosse, WI

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

To get the most out of an accounting software package, you need to customize it for your business. In this half-day session you will learn to customize QuickBooks forms and reports to fit your unique business needs. You will also learn how to enter estimates and produce progress invoices and track time and materials. This workshop uses the desktop version of QuickBooks. Topics include: -Customizing financial statements, reports and invoices -Estimates and progress invoicing -Tracking time and materials -Memorizing transactions


Speaker: Anke Swartz
Parking is on your own. Pay stations are located in commuter lots and the ramp. Cost is $1 per hour. Pay stations accept cash (exact change only) or credit cards. Parking is enforced from 7AM to 7PM. A confirmation email with seminar logistics and parking information w...

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Fee: $69.00



Lead with Integrity

June 11, 2020 | 8 AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse, Wimberly Hall, Room 124, La Crosse, WI

Topic: Managing Employees

Great leaders are people of integrity and live their lives in accordance with a value system. Great leaders also have a combination of traits that help inspire people to do and be their best. Learn why it is important to gain clarity (your Core Values) on who you are and the positive, affirming leader you strive to be. Specific tools will be taught enabling you to live by those values on a daily basis.


Speaker: Stacy Shapiro
Discounts are available. Payment is required with registration. Fee includes seminar, materials, and lunch. Cancellation Policy: You may cancel or transfer your registration up to seven business days before the start date for a full refund. If you do not show or canc...

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Fee: $249.00



Supervisory Management Two

September 24, 2020 | 8 AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse, Wimberly Hall, Room 124, La Crosse, WI

Topic: Managing Employees

Leadership development resumes in four key areas (1) orienting people to your work unit, (2) understanding communication behaviors, (3) managing time, and (4) delegation. We build on the skills learned in the first seminar and focus on maintaining a productive work group.


Speaker: Scott Dickmeyer
Discounts are available. Payment is required with registration. Fee includes seminar, materials, and lunch. Cancellation Policy: You may cancel or transfer your registration up to seven business days before the start date for a full refund. If you do not show or c...

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Fee: $489.00



Stress Reduction, Balance & Healthy Living

October 8, 2020 | 8 AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-La Crosse, Wittich Hall, La Crosse, WI

Topic: Managing Employees

This session focuses on specific techniques to help you stay physically healthy and mentally balanced by controlling your daily thoughts from the time you get up in the morning to the time you go to bed at night. Medical research studies in the field of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) have clearly demonstrated that your mental attitude has a direct and immediate impact on your energy level, immune system and productivity. Some of this striking research from the Rochester Institute of Technology will be presented along with practical daily techniques. You will learn the dangers of: mental chatter, fake news, keeping up with the Joneses syndrome, how to use thought substitution, the power of "I Am," affirmations, goal setting and vision boards.


Speaker: Michael Kiefer
Discounts are available. Payment is required with registration. Fee includes seminar, materials, and lunch. Cancellation Policy: You may cancel or transfer your registration up to seven business days before the start date for a full refund. If you do not show or ca...

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Fee: $249.00



New Economy Supervision: Modern Methods for Today's Managers

October 9, 2020 | 8 AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-La Crosse, Wittich Hall, La Crosse, WI

Topic: Managing Employees

People today are rapidly being moved from task-oriented positions to supervisory positions with little or no training. This session provides basic supervisory "boot camp" training to build confidence by providing core leadership skills to become a successful modern day supervisor or lead. Participants will learn: leadership concepts, building respect, credibility and trust, motivating others, people reading, and delegation skills. They will also learn: coaching, discipline, meeting management, and the importance of being a good role model. This session gives solid content for both new and experienced supervisors.


Speaker: Michael Kiefer
Discounts are available. Payment is required with registration. Fee includes seminar, materials, and lunch. Cancellation Policy: You may cancel or transfer your registration up to seven business days before the start date for a full refund. If you do not show or can...

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Fee: $249.00



Supervisory Management Three

October 29, 2020 | 8 AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - La Crosse, Wimberly Hall, Room 124, La Crosse, WI

Topic: Managing Employees

Communicating clear, specific expectations to people is critical for operational effectiveness. Giving feedback during day-to-day coaching sessions and during formal performance reviews is an essential skill. We discuss why there is resistance to performance assessment, how to establish job expectations, and how to conduct productive coaching sessions.


Speaker: Scott Dickmeyer
Discounts are available. Payment is required with registration. Fee includes seminar, materials, and lunch. Cancellation Policy: You may cancel or transfer your registration up to seven business days before the start date for a full refund. If you do not show or ca...

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Fee: $489.00



The Art of Delegation

November 12, 2020 | 8 AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-La Crosse, Wittich Hall, La Crosse, WI

Topic: Managing Employees

Delegation is more than just getting work off of your desk and onto the desks of others. Delegation involves creating a clear, shared vision of the great results that you and your "partners" want to create and aligning other people's energy and actions toward achieving these outcomes. This seminar covers the basics of delegation - identifying the "starting" conditions that ensure success, detailing the role that leaders play throughout the delegation process, and exploring common obstacles to effective delegation. During this seminar, you will learn the foundations of what you need to do to enable your employees to willingly take on more responsibility for performance and use their expanded authority effectively to benefit the company, the customers, and their own professional development.


Speaker: Jeff Russell
Discounts are available. Payment is required with registration. Fee includes seminar, materials, and lunch. Cancellation Policy: You may cancel or transfer your registration up to seven business days before the start date for a full refund. If you do not show or cance...

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Fee: $249.00



Understanding and Developing Your Emotional Intelligence

November 13, 2020 | 8 AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW-La Crosse, Wittich Hall, La Crosse, WI

Topic: Managing Employees

The research is in: it's not how smart you are that determines your success in life, it's how emotionally intelligent you are. This workshop introduces the concept of emotional intelligence, identifies the competencies of emotional intelligence, and guides you in developing a plan for growing your own emotional intelligence.


Speaker: Jeff Russell
Discounts are available. Payment is required with registration. Fee includes seminar, materials, and lunch. Cancellation Policy: You may cancel or transfer your registration up to seven business days before the start date for a full refund. If you do not show or cance...

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Fee: $249.00



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