University of Wisconsin–Madison

Upcoming Classes

We are currently in the process of creating new courses for Fall 2020 and transitioning many of our live courses into an online format to support the health and safety of our participants and instructors. Courses below that are bold have been confirmed.



First Steps to starting a Business is a free, interactive program available online any time.


*NEW COURSE* Leadership in the time of Covid 19 – 8/17 & 18, 2020 Online


*NEW COURSE* Leadership in the time of Covid 19 – 9/10 & 11, 2020  Online
Launch into Leadership – 9/21-9/25/2020 Online
SHRM Certification Prep Course – 9/22 -12/2/2020 Online
*NEW COURSE* Biz Smart Sprint – 9/24 – 10/22/2020 Online
*NEW COURSE* OnBoarding Right from the Start – 9/29 2020 Online


Beyond the Numbers: Understanding and Increasing Your Business’ Value
– 10/1/2020 Online
Small Business Exit Strategies: Fundamentals of Buy-Sell Agreements10/8/2020 Online
Human Resources (HR) for Non Professionals   10/22 & 23/2020 Online
Positive Power Plays: Skills for Conflict &  Negotiation – 10/27/2020 Online


Communication and Delegation – 11/2, 3 & 4/2020 Online
Fearless Performance Management: Leading with Performance & Accountability – 11/9, 10 & 11/2020 Online
Leading with Emotional Intelligence – 11/17/2020 Online


Digital Marketing and Social Media Conference – 12/8/2020


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.