University of Wisconsin–Madison

Classes & Training

Until further notice all of our classes will be held online in a live, virtual format to support the health and safety of our participants and instructors. We will also be presenting webinars from area experts.

This means that you can access courses from anywhere with a reliable internet connection, and you still have the ability to ask questions of expert instructors and connect with your peers.

Learning something new may feel overwhelming right now, but being able to have new information and actionable steps can help you re-commit to your work.

“The flawless use of breakout rooms and the well designed user workbook provided great value.”

∼Ed Egan
 Owner, Double E Workplace Solutions LLC

[Building Resilience in Stressful Times], information and strategies were presented in a way that has made it easy to employ them in my everyday life right away. Aisha’s candor, knowledge, and delivery created an environment in which participants really participated. The balance between information, explanation, and conversation (break out sessions) was nearly perfect.”

∼Kate Clapper
 Owner, Flying Rabbit Press


First Steps to starting a Business  is a FREE, interactive program available online any time. Great course to take to navigate where your at in starting a business

June 2021

Fearless Performance Management – 6/21 – 6/23

*NEW* Building a Better Web Presence: Business websites 101 -6/29

July 2021

*NEW*WordPress vs WIX – 7/8/2021

*NEW* Enhancing Teamwork Together or Apart – 7/13-7/15

BizSmart Sprint – 7/15 – 8/19

Leading with Emotional Intelligence – 7/20

*NEW*Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Small Business Websites – 7/21

Communication Delegation Skills – 7/26 – 7/28

August 2021

FORWARD FEST EVENT – BookMarkIT: Free Tools & Tips from Your Local Libraries  8/12/2021

Fall 2021

September 2021

SHRM Learning System  9/21/2021

Launch into Leadership   9/28/2021

October 2021

2022 HR Trends: How to Succeed in the Evolving World of Work  10/6/2021

Communication Delegation Skills  10/21/2021

Navigating Difficult Conversations 10/27/2021

Past 2021 classes

January 2021

Online Retail Marketing for Small Businesses  1/27/2021

February 2021

The Freelance Economy: How to Make Money at Home   2/9

BizSmart Sprint – 2/9

SHRM Learning System  2/16

Launch into Leadership   2/22 – 2/24

March 2021

Human Resources (HR) Basics for Non-HR Professionals  –  3/2 & 3/3

Hire Badgers: Bringing Two-Way Value to a Student Work Experience –   3/4

April 2021

Building Resilience in Stressful Times –    4/5 – 4/7

Digital Marketing & Social Media Conference – 4/12

Understanding and Growing your Investment: Building Value in your Business – 4/20 – 4/21

Positive Power Plays: Skills for Conflict and Negotiation – 4/21

When Every Day Feels Like Monday: Motivating Yourself & Others in Uncertain Times – 4/27, 4/28, 4/29

May 2021

 Financial Management Sprint – 5/5 – 5/20

 Staying on Track: Time & Self Management – 5/10 – 5/12

Buy, Build or Sell -Deciding next steps for your Business – 5/18

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the UW-Madison SBDC office at to request accommodations or to ask general questions about the SBDC, classes and consulting.