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
Leaders are grown, not born. Learn how to stand-out as a leader!
Empowering Employee Success: A Workplace Solutions Series Webinar | Free Event
Engage and empower your employees to provide the ultimate return on investment. Don’t miss the opportunity to step back from the daily grind and be intentional on focusing your needs, the needs of your employees, and the operations that you support or lead. In this one-hour webinar, Ed Egan, owner of Double E Workplace Solutions LLC and a Work Process Coach with 25+ years of experience, will engage participants in a discussion focused on behavior-based, customizable, and cost-effective workplace solutions leading to organizational effectiveness, career development and personal growth. This introductory webinar provides a preview of our upcoming, interactive, online workshops: Employee Development Planning, Goal Setting for Continuous Improvement, and Problem Solving by Identifying Root Causes. More information to come on these workshops by Sep 28!
Workplace Solutions Workshop Series
Engage and empower your employees to provide the ultimate return on investment. Don’t miss the opportunity to step back from the daily grind and be intentional on focusing your needs, the needs of your employees, and the operations that you support or lead. Ed Egan, owner of Double E Workplace Solutions LLC and a Work Process Coach with 25+ years of experience, will lead three workshops focused on behavior-based, customizable, and cost-effective workplace solutions leading to organizational effectiveness, career development and personal growth. Individuals signing up for all three workshops receive 10% off and a digital badge!
Employee Development Planning | Nov 12 | 12:30-4pm | 3.5 PDC
Engage and motivate employees by helping them understand how their top skills and passions will help them achieve their personal development goals. In this training, participants will learn how to identify the top 5 professional values they consider ‘very important’, identify their top 3-5 skills and passions, identify the professional values most important to the people they serve, how to utilize the employee development template to create specific personal development goals for the short and long term and how to coach others on creating Employee Development goals for themselves.
This course is intended for those interested in learning about tools and methodologies to enable one’s personal or professional passions via the creation of intentional Employee Development goals and actions.
Goal Setting for Continuous Improvement | Dec 3 | 12:30-4pm | 3.5 PDC
Identify and address opportunities for improvement in your operations.? Learn how to create accurate checkpoints to measure employee achievements. In this workshop Ed Egan, a Registered Corporate Coach with 26 years’ experience in the manufacturing sector of a global fortune 100 company, will walk participants through the steps of goal creation that includes opportunity identification, action creation, measurement methods, achievability, timing, progress tracking and leveraging the methods and learnings to other areas of their operations.
This course is intended for those who are looking to identify and address opportunities for improvement in their operations by installing the needed goals and actions across all levels of their organization to deliver results.
Root Cause Investigation | Jan 21 | 12:30-4PM | 3.5 PDC
How many times do you ask “why” before you get the real answer to an issue? By exploring the root cause of issues, you can more productively address the source of decreased productivity in your organization leading to greater organizational success and cultural moral. In this workshop, participants will gain a working overview of the 5 WHY model of Root Cause Investigation which can be used to build on the positive elements taking place or redirect the negative elements in one’s operation.
This course is intended for those that are involved in the resolution of recurring challenges that cause chaos in the operation and ultimately lead to a lack of productivity.
Online Leadership Courses
SHRM Certification Exam Prep Course
Thursdays | Sep 17 - Nov 25
5:45pm-8:45pm | Online
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 Essentials Course
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.
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.
All SRKA members receive a 10% discount on SHRM and
other hr/leadership courses
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.
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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)
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 email@example.com.