Professional Skills 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.
Leadership and Supervisory
NCDA Facilitating Career Development (FCD) Certificate
Online Professional Development
Earn your Facilitating Career Development (FCD) certificate of completion through the National Career Development Association (NCDA) so you can learn new skills, affirm existing skills, validate strengths, enhance credibility, and show dedication to your profession. This program is designed for professionals who assist individuals and groups with advising, career exploration, job search preparation, and resources. Individuals who complete this program are eligible to pursue the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) credential through the Center for Credentialing and Education and the Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP) credential through the National Career Development Association.
CEUs: 12.0 (120 hours)
SHRM Certification Exam Prep Course
Thurs | Feb 20-Apr 30 | 5:45-8:45 pm
This course will help you master the skills needed to advance in your human resources career and prepares you to take SHRM’s Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or Senior Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification exam.
SHRM Esentials Course
Thurs & Fri | May 7-8 | 8 am-5 pm
Our Essentials Course provides an overview of the key aspects of HR and will equip you with tools you can immediately put to use in your organization.
Senior Professional in Human Resources Exam Prep
Prepares experienced Human Resource Professionals for the SPHR certification. At the completion of this program, you will also have the knowledge to sit for the certification offered by SHRM, Society for Human Resources, SHRM-SCP.
UW-Parkside's Professional and Continuing Education Department provides high-quality customized professional development to support the needs of local business and industry. With the talent shortage, professional development can be a key tool for retaining and developing your workforce. Parkside's customized professional development opportunities provide flexible options for employers training needs. Professional development can be delivered on-site, customized by experienced subject matter experts, and offer immediate application on the job.
You will develop deeper customer insights and learn how to integrate innovative digital methodology that will make your organization stand apart from the competition. The Parkside CX Program is designed by industry experts and through leaders, for professionals seeking advanced skills in this fast-growing discipline. Classes feature a hands-on, interactive approach designed to provide the skills required to lead your company’s new customer experience culture.
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LinkedIn: Personal Profile Setup
LinkedIn is much more than a place where people go to find jobs, it’s where professionals create a profile that demonstrates their experience and expertise and then build and grow a network of business connections. This class is perfect for people who know they need LinkedIn to help them land their next job or get to the next level with their career or business.
During this three-hour class, we will cover how to create an optimized professional LinkedIn profile you can be proud of, build a network of influential connections, and use LinkedIn like a pro!
Saturday | Apr 11 | 9am-12pm
LinkedIn for Job Search
It’s a fact that over 85% of all recruiters use LinkedIn sometime during the hiring process to either find or verify candidates. If you’re in a job search and have a poor or non-existent presence on LinkedIn, you are endangering your chances of finding your next great job. During this small-group, hands-on class, you will work on your LinkedIn profile under the guidance of Sue Gresham, a LinkedIn expert, and trainer. You’ll also learn best practices for growing an influential and helpful LinkedIn network.
Saturday | Apr 25 | 9am-12pm
Learn how to manage people who are your most important resources. Check out our online offerings featuring courses that provide PHR® certification prep, CEUs, PDUs, and CPEs for SHRM and HRCI!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.