UW-Madison Classes

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

Positive Power Plays:Skills for Conflict & Negotiation

February 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 ...

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Fee: $259.00



Covey Effective Presentation Skills

March 10, 2020 | 8 AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees


Taught as a one-day, facilitator-led program, the Effective Presentation Skills workshop helps individuals learn how to: Identify the presentation objectives, audience needs, and expectations Use the "Presentation Planner" tool Leverage powerful business communication and persuasion strategies,...

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Fee: $359.00



Human Resources for the Non-HR Professional - Laws

March 12, 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. This ...

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Fee: $149.00



Human Resources for the Non-HR Professional - Common Issues

March 19, 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. This ...

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Fee: $149.00



Fearless Leading for Performance & Accountability

March 24, 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 pe...

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Fee: $274.00



Business Valuation and Buy-Sell Agreements

March 26, 2020 | 8 AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing a Business


This half day class will help you understand how businesses are valued (and it's not what you hear on the street), what you can do to increase the value in your business and why, if you are not the sole owner, the buy-sell agreement is critical and needs to speak to all six triggering events.

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Fee: $149.00



Leading with Emotional Intelligence

March 31, 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...

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Fee: $289.00



Launch into Leadership

April 1, 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 ...

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Fee: $259.00



Leader Coach or Critic

April 7, 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, maximi...

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Fee: $259.00



BizSmart

April 14, 2020 | 12 AM | 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 st...

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Fee: $349.00



ETP

April 14, 2020 | 12 AM | 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, b...

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Fee: $250.00



Reading Financials

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

Topic: Business Accounting and Budget


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 managem...

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Fee: $149.00



Analyzing & Interpreting Financial Statements

April 29, 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. You will learn: How to make smart business decisions using your financial statements Types of financial analysis tools a...

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Fee: $149.00



Digital Marketing & Social Media Conference

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


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...

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Fee: $259.00



Budget & Profit Planning

May 6, 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. You will learn: Sales and revenue budgeting techniques How to plan...

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Fee: $149.00



Managing Cash Flow

May 13, 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. You will ...

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Fee: $149.00



Launch into Leadership

July 10, 2020 | 12 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 ...

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Fee: $259.00



The Art of Delegation

July 17, 2020 | 12 AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees


Effective leaders, managers, supervisors, and project leaders become effective through the energy and results that those on their team bring to their work. This workshop explores strategies for establishing a positive environment that supports the delegation of important work - and then introduc...

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Fee: $149.00



Positive Power Plays:Skills for Conflict & Negotiation

July 24, 2020 | 8 AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison

Topic: Managing Employees


Conflict is often perceived as a negative experience to be avoided at all costs. Yet conflict can lead to a better working relationship and more creative solutions if handled correctly. In this class, you will learn how to turn conflict into collaborations and reach win-win resolutions.
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Fee: $149.00



Leadership Essentials and Coaching

July 31, 2020 | 8 AM | Wisconsin SBDC at UW - Madison, Room 3260 Grainger Hall, Madison


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 co...

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Fee: $149.00



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