La Crosse Mid & Executive Management Education



Mid-Management Business Education Programs


The transition from a non-management to a supervisory management role is complex and challenging. Let the SBDC's practical, real-world application seminars guide you on the path toward a successful role in supervisory management. The SBDC offers training that will align your efforts with the mission, vision and goals set forth by your company, and also with your employees and their needs. Bring more to your company by developing stronger skills in effective communication, time-management, decision-making and leadership. Essentially, the more you bring to your company, the more control you'll have over your own career.


University of Wisconsin Supervisory Management Certificate Program


Whether you're a supervisor, or hope to be one soon, our Supervisory Management Certificate Program can help you reach your goals. We've done it for more than 10,000 supervisors since 1979.  Registration fee includes seminar, materials, lunch and refreshments.  Discounts are available.  Learn more.


UW-La Crosse Project Management Certificate Program


An innovative and collaborative education opportunity providing participants with a targeted and unique learning opportunity. Each participant’s program is custom designed to fill specific skill gaps and designed to work for their planned future career needs. Participants are required to complete 56 hours of learning activities to earn their certificate. Participants will work individually with the course instructor to select learning activities in-line with their goals and learning style. Program is self-guided. Learn more.


Ongoing sessions available*

UW-La Crosse campus



To register for any of our programs, call our office at 608-785-8783 or send us a message.  Discounts are available for large groups of participants from the same organization.


*This is an ongoing, instructor led program. Our director will contact you within 48 hours of your registration to work with you on your instructor selection and to schedule the start of your program.


Direct questions regarding Project Management Certificate Program to Renee Adair:


Economic Indicators: An Update for the 7 Rivers Region

Thursday, October 3, 2019
7:00-9:00 a.m.
The Bluffs in the UW-La Crosse Student Union
521 East Avenue North
Cost: $25 

Register here.


Topic:  Hemp
How the legalization of hemp and hemp derivatives is shaping the regional economy

Following a change in federal law, the State of Wisconsin, in 2018, passed legislation that made it legal to grow industrial hemp.  About 200 Wisconsin farmers then began to produce hemp. Farmers grow hemp for oil, seed, and fiber. Currently, there is significant interest in growing hemp to produce cannabidiol (CBD), which is being marketed as a supplement for a variety of potential health applications. Many Wisconsin farmers are hoping that hemp can provide them with a new income source, especially since the dairy industry has been struggling for years. Join Professor Taggert (TJ) Brooks and members of the local business community for a deeper look at this topic.

UW-La Crosse, in cooperation with State Bank Financial and the La Crosse Tribune, initiated a long-term study in early 2002 of our region's economic indicators. The research is ongoing and focuses on trends for a nine-county region that includes counties in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. This project is expected to continuously build a base of economic information and provide decision makers with valuable tools for strategic planning. The information will also provide a basis for comparison with other regions and a measure of our progress as a region. 

Semi-annual breakfast meetings provide a general update on core indicators and also a focus on a selected economic topic.  In addition to the open forum, findings are also summarized in a print publication distributed at the meetings and also available on the State Bank Financial website. We have also provided links to the core economic indicators. Readers can use these links as needed for individual research projects.



Executive Management Education


As a top executive of a growing company, you often make tough—sometimes pivotal—decisions alone. It is rare to have all the facts and time you’d like to arrive at the best solution. Other owners, CEOs and presidents face critical issues, too. We understand your need to address important business issues related to finance, employee relations, legal compliance, marketing, communication and leadership effectively and efficiently. That's why the SBDC offers a variety of business education seminars to help you find the best solutions and confidently lead your organization to the next level.


To register for any of our programs, call our office at 608-785-8783 or send us a message.