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Professional Development

Let UW-Parkside be your source for professional and skill development to help you build YOUR own customized career path. We offer programs for a variety of professionals from all levels in their careers.

University of Wisconsin-Parkside Continuing Education is committed to providing individuals with opportunities to continue their education by offering the highest quality in courses, certificate programs, and professional development. Whether your goal is to learn a new skill to gain that edge in your career, change your career, or pursue new personal interests, we have you covered! We encourage all professionals and employers to inquire about how we can help develop skills, talent and improve productivity. Learning is a lifelong process and we aim to provide you with a diverse selection of topics and learning forums to fit your individual or organizational needs.


New! Inclusive Leadership Series

The Continuing Education Department of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside is proud to present the Inclusive Leadership Series as a means for businesses to train current and future leaders in essential skills needed for success in today's ever-evolving workplace. While participants have the opportunity to take individual certificates or trainings, participating in the entire Inclusive Leadership Series ensures that your employees have the potential to become well rounded supervisors who can think critically, communicate effectively, build healthy partnerships, and work with a diverse group of individuals in the growing global workplace. Click the certificate tab below to view our current Inclusive Leadership offerings. 

Series highlight: 
Introducing Digital Badging
A digital badge is a shareable micro-credential linked to the university that validates your knowledge or skills. They can be collected to showcase your competency and boost your resume or LinkedIn profile, and other social media outlets. 
We are dedicated to providing you with the tools you need to reach your professional goals. The digital badge movement is one of the most exciting trends in career training, and now you can earn yours, too. Attending and successfully completing modules of our Inclusive Leadership Series and Nonprofit Professional Certificate earns you a digital badge that you can proudly display.
Upoming Conferences: 
Behavioral Health & Human Services
Inclusive Leadership
Expert Business Communication Certificate:
Performance Coaching and Leading Teams Certificate:

Nonprofit Professional Trainings
Where there's a will, there's a way! While we are no longer offering registration for the full Nonprofit Professional Certificate, you can still earn certification for each individual training topic. Each certificate has earning potential towards a full Nonprofit Professional Certificate as future classes are offered! 
Behavioral Health & Human Services

HR Certification Prep
We asked HR professionals to fill out a survey to find out what their current professional development needs are, and they delivered! The result? A new certificate prep course customized for their needs. Check out their answers here. 
Save the date! Our SHRM Certification prep course begins September 11. 
UW-Parkside and IIL are working together to offer you brand new Agile and Scrum online courses for convenient learning that will innovate the way your business manages their projects. 

Accounting Fundamentals II
Business Finance for Non-Finance Personnel
Introduction to Stock Options
Keys to Successful Money Management
Personal Finance
QuickBooks 2016 Series
Stocks, Bonds, and Investing: Oh, My!

Project Management Professional (PMP) ® Prep Project Management Professional (PMP) ® Prep II




Advanced Mobile Marketing (Begins 4/2)
Creating Web Pages
Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-Finance Managers (Begins 4/2)
Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non-Finance Managers
(Begins 6/4)
Certificate in Business Writing (Begins 4/2)
Certificate in Business Writing (Begins 6/4)
Certificate in Customer Service (Begins 6/4)
Certificate in Customer Service
(Begins 4/2)
Certificate in Data Analysis (Begins 6/2)
Certificate in Data Analysis (Begins 6/4)
Certificate in Office Operations (Begins 4/2)
Certificate in Office Operations (Begins 6/4)
Certificate of Sales (Begins 4/2)
Certificate of Sales (Begins 6/4)
Certificate in Workplace Communication (Begins 4/2)
Certificate in Workplace Communication (Begins 6/4)
Certificate in Presentation Media (Begins 4/2)
Certificate in Presentation Media (Begins 6/4)
Digital Marketing Certificate (Begins 4/2)
Digital Marketing Certificate (Begins 6/4)
Entrepreneurial Finance Certificate (Begins 4/2)
Entrepreneurial Finance Certificate (Begins 6/4)
Entrepreneurship Certificate (Begins 4/2)
Entrepreneurship Certificate (Begins 6/4)
How to Get Started in Game Development
Introduction to Interior Design
Introduction to Social Media
Marketing Using Social Media
Online Advertising (Begins 4/2)
Photoshop CC for the Digital Photographer
Secrets of Better Photography
Video Marketing
Web Design Value Suite
YouTube for Business

*We offer multiple courses with varying skill level and software editions.  






The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, program activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodations, contact Continuing Education at least eight weeks in advance at: 262-595-3340 (V), 262-595-2513 (FAX), or email



900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345

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