Classes & Training

Fall 2023 Classes

Have multiple entry- to mid-level team members to train? Enroll them in our open-enrollment courses below (receive a 10% discount with code SBDC10 for 2+ registrations), or learn more about our group training opportunities – on campus, on-site, or online!

More about team training options and intake form

September 2023

SHRM Certification Preparation for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP (LV, designed for HR professionals) –  9/20/2023 – 11/29/2023

Launch into Leadership (IP) – 9/21/2023

October 2023


Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) (W and IP) – 10/5/2023-11/10/2023

Leading with Emotional Intelligence  (IP) – 10/12/2023

Financial Management: Building Financial Confidence (Intermediate Financial Management) (IP) – 10/18/2023-11/8/2023

Hire Badgers: Student Staffing Opportunities for Small Business (W) – 10/23/2023

Maximizing Your Leadership Potential (IP) – 10/25/2023 – part of the Learning to Lead Series

November 2023

Positive Power Plays: Skills for Conflict & Negotiation (IP) – 11/1/2023 – part of the Learning to Lead Series

2024 HR Trends (W) – 11/3/2023

Brain Hacks: Harnessing Neuroscience for Leadership & Success (IP) – 11/3/2023

Fearless Performance Management (IP) – 11/7/2023

Communication & Delegation (IP) – 11/8/2023 – part of the Learning to Lead Series

Introduction to Financial Management (formerly Financial Mangement – Sprint) – 11/13/2023

Wisconsin Tax Seminar for New Businesses (W) 11/13/2023

Leading with Your Strengths (IP) – 11/15/2023

Human Resources (HR) for Non HR Professionals (IP) -11/30/2023

December 2023

Digital Marketing & Social Media Conference (IP) – 12/12/2023

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.

[I appreciated] getting a handle on some of the main terms that I need to really understand, such as reading a Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss [statement]... [I also] really loved that [the class] was recorded. The time didn't work for me, but I loved that I could watch it later.

We offer our courses in a variety of formats, including:
  • Webinars (noted with a W) – these shorter, virtual sessions typically provide a broad overview of a topic, or more detailed information on a more narrow topic. Webinars generally include opportunities for Q&A but do not include a lot of additional audience interaction due to their shorter timeframes.
  • Live Virtual (noted with an LV) – these longer sessions – ranging from 1.5 hours to multiple days – include a live instructor and almost always include opportunities for the participants to engage with each other and/or the course content.
  • In-Person (noted with an IP) – these courses are located at the Wisconsin School of Business – on UW-Madison’s campus in Grainger Hall – unless otherwise noted.*

This variety of session types will be able to provide you with different opportunities to engage with the content, your peers, and expert instructors.  

The Wisconsin SBDC Network is a proud part of the Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship in the University of Wisconsin System.
It is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact us at or call (608) 263-2221.