University of Wisconsin–Madison

Classes & Training

Spring/Summer 2023 Classes

Note: Register for 2 or more paid classes, and receive a 10% discount with code SBDC10

December 2022

 Communication & Delegation Skills (IP) – 12/1/2022 – part of the Learning to Lead Series

2023 Classes – Dates still TBD

 

February 2023

SHRM Certification Preparation Course (hybrid) – 2/15/2023-4/26/2023

March 2023

Launch into Leadership (IP) – 3/1/2023

Entrepreneurial Training Program (IP & LV components) – 3/2/2023-4/14/2023

 Buy-Sell Agreements (W) – 3/9/2023

Fearless Performance Management (IP) – 3/23/2023

April 2023

 Maximizing Your Leadership Potential (IP) – 4/5/2023 – part of the Learning to Lead Series

Communication & Delegation Skills (IP) – 4/12/2023 – part of the Learning to Lead Series

Positive Power Plays: Skills for Conflict & Negotiation (IP) – 4/19/2023 – part of the Learning to Lead Series

 Value Planning for the Future (W) – 4/19/2023

Hire Badgers: Student Staffing Opportunities for Small Businesses (LV) – 4/20/2023

Financial Management – Sprint! (LV) – 4/24/2023-5/22/2023

May 2023

 Leading with Emotional Intelligence (IP) – 5/4/2023

HR Basics for Non-HR Professionals (IP) 5/11/2023

Digital Marketing and Social Media Conference (IP) – date and presenters TBD

July 2023

Biz Smart Sprint (LV) – 7/13/2023-8/17/2023

Maximizing Your Leadership Potential (IP) – 7/13/2023 – part of the Learning to Lead Series

Positive Power Plays: Skills for Conflict & Negotiation (IP) – 7/20/2023 – part of the Learning to Lead Series

Communication & Delegation (IP) – 7/27/2023 – part of the Learning to Lead Series

August 2023

FORWARD FEST: Demystifying the Pro Forma (W) –  Date TBD (part of Forward Fest, week of August 21-25, 2023)

 FORWARD FEST: From Side Hustle to Small Business (W) –  Date TBD (part of Forward Fest, week of August 21-25, 2023)

October 2023

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

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the UW-Madison SBDC office at sbdc@bus.wisc.edu 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.

—TARA WILLIAMS, PRONTO SPANISH SERVICES, 2022 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT - SPRINT! PARTICIPANT
For the Fall 2022 semester, we will be offering 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.  

Prior SBDC Classes

Launch into Leadership (IP)

2023 HR Trends (W)

HR Basics for Non-HR Professionals (IP)

Wisconsin Tax Seminar for New Businesses (W)

Financial Management: Building Financial Confidence in your Business (IP)

Value Planning for the Future (LV)

Fearless Performance Management (IP)

Popping Up on Google: Learn Search Engine Optimization for Your Website (IP)

A+ Decision Making (LV)

Entrepreneurial Training Program (LV & IP components)

FORWARD FEST EVENT: Demystifying the Pro Forma: Building Financial Projections (LV)

Maximizing Your Leadership Potential (IP*) 8/17/2022 – part of the Learning to Lead Summer Series

Communication & Delegation (IP) 8/30/2022 – part of the Learning to Lead Summer Series

Maximizing Your Leadership Potential (IP*)  – part of the Learning to Lead Summer Series

Onboarding for Employee Retention (LV)

Financial Management – Sprint! (LV)

From Side Hustle to Small Business (LV)

Buy, Build, or Sell? Next Steps for Your Business (LV)

The Future is Diverse: 4 Ways Leaders Can Become Change Agents (LV)

Buy-Sell Agreements (LV)

The Employment Imperative: Tackling Workforce Challenges (W)

Balancing the Leadership Scale: Maximizing Team & Individual Productivity
(LV) starts 2/15

SHRM Certification Preparation for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP (LV, designed for HR professionals)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Small Business Websites  (W)

Outreach For Introverts (LV)

Hiring to Retain (LV)

Leading with Emotional Intelligence  (LV)

WordPress vs WIX  (W)

Project Management Essentials (LV)

Human Resources (HR) Basics for Non-HR Professionals  (LV)

LinkedIn MVP (W)

Navigating Difficult Conversations (LV)

The Freelance Economy: How to Make Money at Home (W)

FORWARD FEST EVENT – BookMarkIT: Free Tools & Tips from Your Local Libraries  

WordPress vs WIX

Enhancing Teamwork Together or Apart

*NEW*Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Small Business Websites

 Building a Better Web Presence: Business websites 101

 Financial Management Sprint

 Staying on Track: Time & Self Management

Buy, Build or Sell -Deciding next steps for your Business

Building Resilience in Stressful Times

Positive Power Plays: Skills for Conflict and Negotiation

When Every Day Feels Like Monday: Motivating Yourself & Others in Uncertain Times

The Freelance Economy: How to Make Money at Home

BizSmart Sprint

SHRM Learning System

Online Retail Marketing for Small Businesses

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