UW-Madison Classes

Explore classes that will help you develop the skills you need for your business to thrive.

SHRM

September 23, 2020 | 6 PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Prepare with the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at UW-Madison's SHRM Learning System for CP/SCP course.Establish yourself as a globally-recognized human resource expert by earning the new standard in HR certification: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP?) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP?). Ensure you're prepared with our course designed for SHRM credential candidates. Expand and test your knowledge and practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for HR career success


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Fee: $1250.00



Business Valuation: Building Value Beyond the Numbers

October 1, 2020 | 8 AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing a Business

Business owners who want to learn about business valuation, ways to increase the value of their business, or why you need a buy/sell agreement and what should this agreement include so you can sleep at night.


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Fee: $159.00



ETP

October 1, 2020 | 5 PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Start-up Assistance

ETP is an intensive business planning training program designed to help qualified applicants wanting to start a business or grow an existing business, and who want to write a high-quality business plan suitable for presentation to a bank. This program is a comprehensive combination of courses, business plan development and optional individual counseling, and is available for start-up ventures or business expansion. In this program, you will use the Business Model Canvas to identify your customers and determine their needs. You will analyze that information and incorporate it into a feasible business plan on a timely basis.


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Fee: $250.00



BizSmart

October 1, 2020 | 6 PM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Start-up Assistance

The Biz Smart Training for Entrepreneurs Class includes an overview of the business areas crucial to planning and running your business. The class then helps you apply them to a business plan that you can use as a roadmap for your business. This program is meant for entrepreneurs who are just starting out, need a refresher of the business basics or need to update or write a business plan. Biz Smart is also the class that participants in our Entrepreneurial Training Program attend. Each class includes 75-90 minutes of expert advice followed by 30-60 minutes of practical application.


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Fee: $399.00



Launch into Leadership

October 13, 2020 | 8 AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Taking on new supervisory responsibilities is a great opportunity and challenge. Many in supervisory roles have learned either by trial and error or by following what was done by their predecessor. In most cases, this is not a very effective strategy. This one day workshop will get you going in the right direction with some fundamental skills and ideas for how to continue your growth as a supervisor and leader.


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Fee: $269.00



Leadership Essentials & Coaching

October 20, 2020 | 8 AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

This class includes the reasons why good leadership is important by providing insight into the aspects of effective leadership, roles and responsibilities of a successful leader. You will learn strategies needed for dealing with change, supervisory styles and how to utilize mentoring and coaching as an effective performance tool


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Fee: $269.00



Reading Financial Statements

October 21, 2020 | 8 AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Financing

Learn accounting terminology and the financial language of business management, how to read the three financial statements, and how management decisions impact your firm's financial future. Learn accounting jargon, bookkeeping basics, the three types of financial statements, and how your management decisions affect your firm's financial future.


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Fee: $159.00



Human Resources for the Non-HR Professional

October 22, 2020 | 8 AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

If you are a business owner or manager of a small business without a dedicated HR expert on your staff, this is the program for your organization. If you have administrative staff that are performing HR duties as part of their responsibilities that are not HR experts they too will benefit.


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Fee: $269.00



Positive Power Plays:Skills for Conflict & Negotiation

October 27, 2020 | 8 AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

All leaders deal with conflict in one form or another. In this class you will learn how to turn conflict into collaborations and reach win-win resolutions. You will see conflict to clarify roles, relationships, and heighten creativity. Learning how to reach beyond the impasse and find solutions that work is one of the best tools that leaders can use.


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Fee: $269.00



Analyzing & Interpreting Financial Statements

October 28, 2020 | 8 AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

Use your financial statements to take advantage of opportunities, improve business performance and discover problem areas. Compare company performance to industry standards.


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Fee: $159.00



Communication & Delegation

November 3, 2020 | 8 AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Whether you are communicating with your employees, customers, or suppliers your ability to express yourself well and understand others is a major factor of your success. You will take the DiSC Personal Profile and use the results to strengthen your business relationships. You will leave the session with a personal plan for improving your communication skills. The second half of the class will focus on developing delegation as a valuable skill that will allow you to enable your employees to willingly take more responsibility for performance and use their expanded authority well.


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Fee: $309.00



Budget & Profit Planning

November 4, 2020 | 8 AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget

Learn the steps in the budgeting process. Predict sales volumes, estimate expenses and assess different business strategies. Prerequisite: Basics of financial management and Using Financial Statements or equivalent experience.


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Fee: $159.00



Fearless Performance Management

November 5, 2020 | 8 AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Your company's success depends on the commitment of each and every member of your team. This one-day class presents a model for managing employee performance and provides you with specific tools you can use set performance goals, documenting performance, maintain ongoing communication, manage performance, conduct performance reviews, and develop performance improvement plans. Includes a copy of the book Fearless Performance Reviews by Jeff and Linda Russell.


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Fee: $284.00



Managing Cash Flow

November 11, 2020 | 8 AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Cash Flow Management

Forecast and manage cash inflows and outflows to ensure available cash when needed. Develop a cash-flow plan and budget. Understand the difference between short and long-term growth. Prerequisite: Basics of financial management and Using Financial Statements or equivalent experience.


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Fee: $159.00



Leader Coach or Critic

November 12, 2020 | 8 AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

This one-day class will help you improve your power as a coach, helping your people grow and adapt to today's dynamic business demands as they learn new tasks, adapt to change, and develop their capabilities for today and the future. Through better coaching, you'll enhance your retention, maximize productivity, and develop an efficient and motivated organization.


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Fee: $269.00



Business Tax Basics for Small Business

November 17, 2020 | 9 AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Tax Planning

This class, developed for new business owners, is your chance to learn the basics of business taxes from Certified Public Accountants and Attorneys who are experts in the field. This information filled day 9:00 am - 2:30 pm is reasonably priced at $110 due to the generous assistance of our sponsors Porter & Sack, CPAs and Neider & Boucher, S.C. The class includes lunch and refreshments.


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Fee: $120.00



Leading with Emotional Intelligence

November 19, 2020 | 8 AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees

Research by the Carnegie Institute concluded: "15% of success is technical skills - 85% is people skills." Emotional Intelligence is all about people skills - how well you know yourself and your emotions and how well you read and interact with others and their emotions. Learn about how the brain, the body and emotions affect each other, and then how to better manage your own emotions and the emotions of others so you can have clearer, more accurate communications that create cooperation and collaboration in the workplace. Each participant will complete an emotional intelligence assessment in class and will receive access to the online version of the assessment to complete in six months to measure their progress. This assessment reflects one's style or approach to emotions. Participants will also complete an assessment that will help them determine specific skills areas to develop for a higher EQ


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Fee: $299.00



Digital Marketing and Social Media Conference

December 8, 2020 | 8 AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Marketing and Sales

In this one day conference, area experts will give you actionable items that you can take away and implement into your business immediately. Bring your laptop, tablet or mobile device to take full advantage of working along with the experts by reviewing your website and social media accounts. This one day conference includes four 90 minute sessions, a keynote marketing speaker, lunch and refreshments


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Fee: $299.00



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