Group Training

Welcome, and congratulations for seeking opportunities to support your teams’ growth! In a competitive employment environment, developing an emerging leaders program can help increase employee engagement and develop high-performing employees. Since we’ve been offering training for 30+ years, relax and leave the leadership training to us!

Our course philosophy focuses on skills-based learning that participants can implement immediately – and that supports the work of both formal and informal leaders. By choosing our proven, affordable leadership classes, you can:

  • Offer an added benefit to emerging and aspiring leaders and front-line managers
  • Count on small class sizes designed for the business community with skill-building in mind
  • Free up your time to focus on organizational initiatives
  • Give your team a fresh perspective with [typically] day-long sessions appropriate for emerging and aspiring leaders and managers
  • Help members of your team develop a shared language and tools around common workplace challenges
  • Build a developmental leadership curriculum without having to start from scratch!


In our open-enrollment courses, participants can engage with learners across industries and recharge away from the routine of the office! View our Classes & Training page at any time to view current offerings. Discounts available for groups of 8+.

On-Site at Your Location

Rather have us come to you? Build shared language and cohesion through a team-training experience. For the best experience, we recommend groups of 10-25 employees, and we generally host in-person sessions within a 60-mile radius of Madison.

Online for Select Courses

Have leaders in different parts of the state or country? Live virtual options are available for many of our courses. Hosting an online training enables you to bring UW-Madison training opportunities to your team – wherever they are!

We can bring our courses to you! Not sure what would be the best fit? Complete our interest form to share more about your goals, and we will reach out to talk you through your options. From there, we can provide you with a quote, explore instructor availability, and help you get started! Most of our courses are either a half-day or full-day in length.

Click the leadership topic categories below to browse course offerings.

Have further questions? Contact Heather Ferguson, UW-Madison SBDC Program Manager.

Group Training Interest Form

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Beginning Leadership & Leadership Mindset

Understanding Self & Others

Managing Workplace Challenges

Additional Leadership Skill Development

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.