Leadership and Supervisory

Leaders are grown, not born. Whether you are early in your career and beginning to learn your leadership style or further along and needing to hone your skills, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside's leadership and supervisory training can help. Our trainings will position you to lead with vision in today's diverse and ever-changing business environment and establish yourself as an effective, inclusive leader.

Available Trainings

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SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Prep Fall 2024
  • Type: Hybrid (In-Person and Live Online)
  • Start Date: 09/12/2024
  • End Date: 11/21/2024
  • Meeting Time(s): Thursdays, Bi-Weekly, 6-9 pm
  • Cost: $1295 until 6/1, $1395 6/1-8/2, then $1495
  • Credits: 36 SHRM PDCs
  • Includes: Course Materials, SHRM LMS System Access, and Certificate

Offered in partnership with SHRM, this program is an intensive one that combines expert instruction with the SHRM Learning System®, which helps participants learn faster, retain more knowledge, and stay on track for exam success. Throughout our program, participants acquire the competencies and knowledge needed to achieve SHRM certification, which is recognized globally as the standard for HR professionals.

View more detailed SHRM information here.

This program is offered in partnership with SHRM.

Sheronda Glass    Sheronda Glass, PhD
Human Resources Director, University of Wisconsin-Parkside


Sheronda Glass has worked for the University of Wisconsin-Parkside since 2016 and is currently the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Human Resources, and Employee Engagement. She is a human resources executive with 25+ years of HR experience having worked in a variety of industries, including healthcare, consumer products/manufacturing, and most recently, K-12 education. She has extensive experience in the areas of HR strategic planning, conflict resolution, performance management, labor relations, and diversity management. She has also worked as a consultant for over six years, consulting in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. She is a certified trainer/facilitator in the areas of conflict resolution, emotional intelligence, performance management, and cultural competency.

Sheronda received her Ph.D. in Business Management with a specialization in Human Resources from Capella University. She has taught human resources courses including Performance Management, Introduction to Human Resources Management, and currently teaches Essential Personal Skills for Project Management and Staffing Organizations. She has also achieved the Professional in Human Resources certification awarded from the Society for Human Resources Management and the HR Certification Institute. She is a facilitator for the prep course for SHRM professional certifications and SHRM Essentials for non-HR managers. She is the recipient of the 2018 Milwaukee Business Journal HR Award and the UW System 2019 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award. 

The SHRM Learning System contains modules of study based on the SHRM BASK. You'll access each learning module online via the embedded e-reader, which allows you to navigate quickly and easily from reading a module to completing activities and answering questions to check your progress.

HR Competencies Module
Leadership & Navigation, Ethical Practice, Business Acumen, Consultation, Critical Evaluation, Relationship Management, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, Communication

Organization Module
Structure of the HR Function, Organizational Effectiveness & Development, Workforce Management, Employee & Labor Relations, Technology Management

People Module
HR Strategic Planning, Talent Acquisition, Employee Engagement & Retention, Learning & Development, Total Rewards

Workplace Module
HR in the Global Context, Diversity & Inclusion, Risk Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, Employment Law & Regulations (U.S. Only)

"This SHRM prep course was extremely helpful. Dr. Glass was very knowledgeable and related the topics to her real-world experiences. This class definitely helped me digest the material I was reading. Dr. Glass also broke down the practice problems in a way I could understand to help me find the best answer and solution. I would highly recommend taking this class if you plan on pursuing the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP Certification." - Bethany Rennock - Northwestern Mutual, attended Spring 2023 session

"Dr. Glass was a pleasure to learn from and really listened to the needs of the students. All practice exam answers were explained, we went backwards or forwards when necessary, and still managed to laugh a lot! Highly recommended." - Katie, attended Spring 2022

"Three excellent things came from this course: (1) Excellent material, the course provided accurate material to help study for the exam. (2) Excellent educator, Dr. Glass did an amazing job helping us understand how to read and interpret the questions. (3) Excellent people, the people that I met throughout the course provide an amazing network to assist with studying and future connections." -Michael, attended Spring 2022 session

Who is this prep course designed for?
Even if you are eligible to sit for the SHRM-SCP exam, you may still choose to pursue the SHRM-CP. This credential is designed for HR professionals who are engaged primarily in operational roles—implementing policies, serving as the HR point of contact for staff and stakeholders, and/or performing day-to-day HR functions. If this is your focus, the SHRM-CP is likely your best option.

The SHRM-SCP certification is designed for HR professionals at a senior level who operate primarily in a strategic role—developing policies and strategies, overseeing the execution of HR operations, analyzing performance metrics, and/or contributing to the alignment of HR strategies to organizational goals.

Are there any software requirements?
For those attending virtually, a solid internet connection and computer compatibility with Zoom are required. If you need assistance in determining your setup, please reach out to us!

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Understanding and Supporting the LGBTQIA2S+ Community
  • Type: Live Online
  • Start Date: 09/20/2024
  • Meeting Time(s): 1:30-4 PM
  • Cost: $99 early bird (until 8/20), then $129
  • Credits: 0.25 CEUs/2.5 CEHs

How do I support a youth who identifies as LGBTQIA2S+? What do all of the letters mean? What is PRIDE? What contributions have LGBTQIA2S+ people made to our world? What defines the culture? This workshop will develop and enrich your knowledge of the LGBTQIA2S+ culture, community and share the history of the struggles faced. Do you know and understand the history of the Gay Rights Movement? We will also explore what youth are experiencing in today’s political and community environment. We will learn the ‘lingo’ and gain an understanding of personal identity development, the coming out process, and examine supportive steps you can take to help youth in your care and community.

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Dana Johnson

Dana Johnson from Wisconsin is a career social worker, practicing in senior level management in state government, county human services, an educator in higher education, and operating a consulting and professional development firm. His experience includes child welfare practice, policy, and reform; transformational organizational leadership and culture change, supervision of teams, continuous quality improvement, and dynamic equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts across micro, mezzo, and macro systems.

Dana did a wonderful job with this presentation and material included. He was very insightful and touched on topics most people shy away from. Disclosing his own personal expereinces help to connect the material provided. Thank you! - Ethics and Boundaries participant Dec 2023

I have been going to Parkside for continued education for years. I have never been disappointed. The education has always been excellent and the staff friendly. - Ethics and Boundaries participant Dec 2023

Project Management Flex
Project Management Non-Credit Certificate (FLEX)
  • Type: Online, Self-Paced
  • Start Date: Every Month
  • Cost: $1,995

This certificate, awarded by UW-Parkside’s AACSB accredited Business Department, was designed from the ground-up around the PMI standards for project management. In fact, this certificate satisfies the educational requirements needed to sit for the highly sought-after PMP certification. The PMP is the industry gold standard for project management professionals.

This certificate program walks you through an entire project lifecycle—from writing the project charter and scope statement, to assessing the project risks, and closing out a successful deliverable. The certificate focuses on traditional—or “waterfall”— project management, but will also teach you principles of agile. 

This program is offered in partnership with UW Extended Campus.

Sheronda Glass:  Sheronda Glass has worked for the University of Wisconsin-Parkside since 2016 and is currently the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Human Resources and Employee Engagement. She is a human resources executive with 25+ years of HR experience having worked in a variety of industries, including healthcare, consumer products/manufacturing, and most recently, K-12 education. She has extensive experience in the areas of HR strategic planning, conflict resolution, performance management, labor relations, and diversity management. She has also worked as a consultant for over six years, consulting in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. She is a certified trainer/facilitator in the areas of conflict resolution, emotional intelligence, performance management, and cultural competency.  

 

Sheronda received her Ph.D. in Business Management with a specialization in Human Resources from Capella University. She has taught human resources courses including Performance Management, and Introduction to Human Resources Management, and currently teaches Essential Personal Skills for Project Management and Staffing Organizations. She has also achieved the Professional in Human Resources certification awarded by the Society for Human Resources Management and the HR Certification Institute. She is a facilitator for the prep course for SHRM professional certifications and SHRM Essentials for non-HR managers. She is the recipient of the 2018 Milwaukee Business Journal HR Award and the UW System 2019 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award. 


Jordania Leon-Jordan: Ms. Leon-Jordan received her bachelor's degree from UW-Stevens-Point and her master's degree in Business Administration from UW-Parkside. Ms. Leon-Jordan is a certified project management professional (PMP), teaches project management for the College of Business, Economics and Computing (CBEC), and leads UW-Parkside's IT strategic planning efforts.

As the CIO, Ms. Leon-Jordan serves as the head of the Campus Technology Services (CTS) department reporting directly to the Provost.

Ms. Leon-Jordan's responsibilities include overseeing the Applications Development, Client Services, Desktop Support, Networking, and Web Management teams; developing and communicating the vision and strategic technology goals supportive of all University entities engaged in the deployment and use of information technology; actively participating in and providing leadership in UW System and statewide information technology needs, among others.


Suresh Chalasani: Dr. Suresh Chalasani is a professor of Management Information Systems and has served the university for over 20 years.

Dr. Chalasani was the founding director for the Solutions for Economic Growth center and the founding Academic Director for several collaborative programs including the MS in IT Management, MS in Cybersecurity, and Graduate Certificates in Digital Marketing. Dr. Chalasani also helped launch undergraduate online courses and an online undergraduate certificate in project management. He helped launch the first competency-based education programs in the UW System. The Flex BSBA is the world's first AACSB accredited competency-based business degree.

Dr. Chalasani contributed to HLC and AACSB accreditation efforts and was the HLC's Accreditation Liaison Officer during the 10-year HLC re-accreditation effort.

Competency-based learning

The UW Flexible Option is a national pioneer in competency-based education for adult learners. This means, you can earn the project management credential you need to get ahead—without sacrificing your commitments to work and family. 

Competency-based education is all about your ability to prove mastery over the knowledge and skills in the program, not about seat time in a classroom. That means if you already have experience in some areas, you’ll be able to build on that and accelerate your progress. On the other hand, if you’re struggling with a concept and need more time to study it, you can do so without the stress of a looming deadline. 

Benefits of the UW Flexible Option:

  • Complete the certificate 100% online, with no live log-on times or course deadlines
  • Leverage your existing experience to accelerate through the program
  • Earn an accredited credential taught by respected UW faculty 
  • Get started any month of the year 
  • Have a dedicated Success Coach to support you

"I wanted to let you know that doing the project management certificate has really paid off for me.  I was able to frame my existing skills in new ways, and think outside the box when it came to what I might want to pursue.

I am starting a 1/2 time position, which will still allow me to continue my singing career, through the UW extension program.  I'll be working as a regional coordinator for a grant funded farmer's market project.  I'm really excited for this new experience and feel like my confidence in applying for the position came in a large part from doing the project management certificate." - Emily Fons

Why choose the non-credit certificate?

Earning the non-credit project management certificate is a great choice for someone with a bachelor’s degree—or higher—seeking professional development but are not interested in earning additional academic credits. With fixed start and end points, this non-credit certificate gives you 24 weeks to complete the program, so plan your start date at a time that works best for you.

This program has a one-time tuition cost of $1,995.00, which covers the full 24-week program.

Still unsure if this is the best option for you? Call one of our advisers at 608-800-6762, they are happy to answer any questions.

Terms & Conditions

The following terms and conditions apply to registration in the Project Management Non-Credit Certificate:

Registration Requirements: To register for the Non-Credit Project Management Certificate Program, you must meet at least one of the following four requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree (i.e. bachelor of science); or,
  • Be actively enrolled in a bachelor’s degree with junior or senior standing; or,
  • Have an associate degree and at least two years of business experience; or,
  • If you have no degree, then at least five years of business experience, preferably at mid-level management or above

Refund and Cancellation Policy: You may cancel your registration through the Friday before your subscription period begins and will receive a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee. No refund is provided for cancelled registrations received after this time frame. Please see the Compassionate Refund/Extension Policy for information on exceptions to this policy. 

Project Management Institute Certification: This program does not automatically grant the PMP, CAPM, or any other project management certification offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI) upon graduation. Though our program will prepare you for those certifications, it is your responsibility to complete all the requirements (which includes education, tests, fees, and experiential hours), as outlined by the PMI, to earn those industry certifications. 

Modality: UW Flexible Option is not a traditional learning experience. We encourage you to review the resources on how the UW Flexible Option works, as well as this short overview of competency-based education. Please note, students are encouraged to discuss any questions or concerns with an Enrollment Adviser (608-800-6762) prior to registering for this program.

Course Policies: You acknowledge that you have reviewed all the course policies, which include policies on registration, cancellation, withdrawal, grading, repeat, and more.

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Certificate in Leadership
  • Type: Online, Self-Paced
  • Start Date: Open Enrollment
  • End Date: 15 Months Access
  • Cost: $199
  • Credits: 20 PMI PDUs, 13.75 Power Skills PDUs, 0.5 Business Acumen PDUs, 5.75 Ways of Working PDUs,  2 IACET CEUs, 20 HRCI Credits, 20 SHRM PDCs
  • Includes: Certificate

What is leadership and why is it important? How does a leader encourage change without triggering fearful resistance? What are the key elements to leading an effective team? What is the role of charisma in leadership? How can a leader achieve work-life balance? This suite of courses addresses all of these questions and many more. The courses in this suite offer advice on leadership that can help you stand out as a leader among your peers. Video segments introduce successful leaders who discuss such issues as how leaders become leaders, leadership ethics, and the differences between leaders, managers, and administrators.

Courses Included in this Certificate

  • Leaders and Work-Life Balance
  • Leading and Managing Change
  • Leading Teams
  • Introduction to Leadership
  • Body Language for Leaders

"This was an excellent course in both content and delivery. I found it easy to use, challenging but not overwhelming."

"This course helped me to understand better what kind of impact I can have in a leadership position in personal life, and how to face this impact in order to keep a work/life balance. I strongly recommend this course to be faced by as many people as possible, because it helps a lot in introspection."

"The course was both educational and therapeutic. I've learned tips on how to be a leader that has awareness to the emotional well-being of employees. It has enhanced my emotional intelligence, to be able to help others and bring self-awareness on areas I can approve to increase my quality of work/life balance."

What are the minimum technical requirements?
Software:

  • Any modern Office suite: Microsoft Office, Apple iWork, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice
  • The latest Adobe Reader/Acrobat Reader ( free download available at https://get.adobe.com/reader/ )

Web Browser:

  • An updated version of one of the major modern browsers: Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer 11
  • Cookies must be enabled
  • JavaScript must be enabled
  • Reliable internet connection:
  • Broadband cable or highspeed DSL is recommended for optimal experience.

Note: Some courses may have additional hardware and/or software requirements. Any additional requirements will be listed in the course description and course syllabus.

What is your refund policy?
You may request a refund up to 7 days from the purchase date. The registration fee will only be refunded if less than 10% of the course has been completed.

How do I contact technical support?
To report technical issues please email us at support@mindedge.com.

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Becoming a Better Leader
  • Type: Online, Self-Paced
  • Start Date: Open Enrollment
  • End Date: 3 Months Access
  • Cost: $79
  • Credits: 3 PMI PDUs, 2.25 Power Skills PDUs, 0.25 Business Acumen PDUs, 0.5 Ways of Working PDUs, 0.3 IACET CEUs, 3 HRCI Credits, 3 SHRM PDCs
  • Includes: Certificate

This completely online and self-paced one-module course utilizes Inc. Magazine's prize-winning editorial content to introduce basic concepts of business leadership, including communication and motivation; leading teams; leading virtual workers; and leading during times of change. The focus is on providing practical, hands-on advice to entrepreneurs and small-business people, including video segments with analysis and commentary from industry-leading practitioners and subject matter experts. The course also offers real-world examples, how-to lists and advice, interactive games, and review questions to ensure mastery of the material.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain what makes a good business leader

  • Distinguish between different leadership styles, and explain the advantages of each

  • Explain the importance of communication in successful leadership

  • Distinguish between leadership and formal authority

  • Lead teams effectively

  • Recognize the importance of leadership in managing organizational change

  • Outline a strategy for leading virtual workers

  • Strengthen your own leadership skills

  • Identify employees with leadership potential

  • Groom employees for future leadership roles

  • Articulate the need for succession planning

  • Explain the role of leadership in shaping an organization's culture

"The 'Becoming a Better Leader' course is fantastic. I took the course as part of a leadership certificate program. However, as an educator, the course will challenge me to take on a more positive, effective leadership role in school. It has improved my skill set and given me ideas that I can apply in an educational setting, as well as in my personal life."

What are the minimum technical requirements?
Software:

  • Any modern Office suite: Microsoft Office, Apple iWork, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice
  • The latest Adobe Reader/Acrobat Reader ( free download available at https://get.adobe.com/reader/ )

Web Browser:

  • An updated version of one of the major modern browsers: Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer 11
  • Cookies must be enabled
  • JavaScript must be enabled
  • Reliable internet connection:
  • Broadband cable or highspeed DSL is recommended for optimal experience.

Note: Some courses may have additional hardware and/or software requirements. Any additional requirements will be listed in the course description and course syllabus.

What is your refund policy?
You may request a refund up to 7 days from the purchase date. The registration fee will only be refunded if less than 10% of the course has been completed.

How do I contact technical support?
To report technical issues please email us at support@mindedge.com.

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Leading from a Distance
  • Type: Online, Self-Paced
  • Start Date: Open Enrollment
  • End Date: 3 Months Access
  • Cost: $79
  • Credits: 0.3 IACET CEUs, 3 HRCI Credits
  • Includes: Certificate

This course explores the dynamics of leadership and how they are impacted when leaders are in a remote environment. Learners aspiring to leadership positions and those already well established in such roles will find value in the range of content and insight provided by this course. Course topics include effective communication, time management and productivity, and strategies for running productive virtual meetings.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify key traits of leadership
  • Explain how remote environments affect leaders and those they oversee
  • Develop strategies for confronting the challenges of remote work
  • Address pitfalls often encountered in remote environments
  • Foster better interaction and understanding among teams

What are the minimum technical requirements?
Software:

  • Any modern Office suite: Microsoft Office, Apple iWork, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice
  • The latest Adobe Reader/Acrobat Reader ( free download available at https://get.adobe.com/reader/ )

Web Browser:

  • An updated version of one of the major modern browsers: Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer 11
  • Cookies must be enabled
  • JavaScript must be enabled
  • Reliable internet connection:
  • Broadband cable or highspeed DSL is recommended for optimal experience.

Note: Some courses may have additional hardware and/or software requirements. Any additional requirements will be listed in the course description and course syllabus.

What is your refund policy?
You may request a refund up to 7 days from the purchase date. The registration fee will only be refunded if less than 10% of the course has been completed.

How do I contact technical support?
To report technical issues please email us at support@mindedge.com.

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Check out our expanded catalog of online courses. 
 

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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 Professional and Continuing Education at least eight weeks in advance at: 262-595-3340 (V), 262-595-2513 (FAX), or email continuing.ed@uwp.edu.
 

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