Professional Development Portal

Looking for Professional Development Opportunities?

Several departments across campus offer professional development for faculty and staff. We encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities. Check out the links below for more information regarding workshops currently being offered across campus.

  • Audacity

    Audacity is a voice recording software often used for creating podcasts.

    Workshops Offered
    • Introduction to Audacity
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  • Blugold Excellence in Leadership

    Explore various models of leadership through current literature and exercises. The areas to be explored include self-leadership, one-to-one leadership, team leadership, and organizational leadership. These sessions offer discussion, personal awareness and growth exercises for any level of leader.

    Workshops Offered
    • Excellence in Leadership - Session 7 + 8
    • Excellence in Leadership 1 + 2 - Self-Leadership
    • Excellence in Leadership 3 + 4 - One-to-One Leadership
    • Excellence in Leadership 5 + 6 - Team Leadership
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  • Blugold Excellence in Supervision

    This program introduces newly promoted, as well as those with minimal or advanced experience, to fundamental supervisory techniques, concepts, and consistent practices.

    Workshops Offered
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Performance Management at UWEC
    • Representing UWEC
    • Servant Leadership at UWEC
    • Supervision at UWEC
    • What Planet Are They From?
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  • Blugold Service Excellence

    This interactive one-hour session introduces participants to the five UWEC Service Excellence Standards: Approachability, Respect, Responsiveness, Effectiveness, and overall Well-being. All faculty, staff and student employees are encouraged to attend this fun, engaging workshop designed to enhance participants’ knowledge and offer a safe place to practice customer service excellence the Blugold way!

    Workshops Offered
    • Blugold Service Excellence
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  • CETL Programming

    Programming for faculty and staff to enhance their work as educators. We offer inclusive space for faculty and staff to meet for personal and professional growth. We focus on teaching, learning, and instructional technology.

    Workshops Offered
    • Faculty Fridays Open Write
    • Grading and Feedback Efficiencies
    • Student Engagement Lightning Rounds
    • Successful Teaching Practices: Accepting Late Work
    • Successful Teaching Practices: Cold Calling, Asking for Volunteers, and Other Alternatives for Student Contributions to Class
    • Successful Teaching Practices: Considerations When Teaching a Larger Class
    • Successful Teaching Practices: Creating Your Own Research Adventure
    • Successful Teaching Practices: More than Q & A: Facilitating Discussions in Class
    • Successful Teaching Practices: Using Short Writing Exercises in Class
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  • Equity, Diversity + Inclusion Programming

    Tier 2 EDI programming provides participants with the conceptual framework, opportunities for self-reflection and group discussion, and skill-building experience necessary for being an effective advocate for equity and diversity.

    Workshops Offered
    • A Generational Change in Attitudes about Same-Sex Marriage. What Teachers Need to Know
    • A Guide to Gender Reading Group Series
    • Addressing Religious Identity in the Classroom
    • Anxiety in the Classroom
    • Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock - Video and Discussion
    • Blugold Dialogue: Honest Discussion on Race
    • Burn the House Down & Fabulous
    • Campus Connect: Suicide Awareness and Intervention
    • CETL Reading Group Series: Stereotype Threat and Implications for the Classroom
    • Confronting Problematic Behaviors
    • Creating and Sustaining Equitable and Diverse Schools
    • Developing Students’ Civic Agency: Experiential Strategies for Developing Inclusive, Culturally Agile Leaders
    • Dismantling the ‘U.S. versus International’ Dichotomy: Creating Synergy between Intercultural and Diversity/Social Justice Approaches
    • Don’t Call Me Crazy: Navigating Mental Health with Compassion, Understanding, and Honesty
    • Effects of Socioeconomic Background on Students’ University Experience
    • Eliminating Non-Inclusive Language toward Native Americans
    • Exploring Activist Scholarship
    • Hmong People in Wisconsin
    • How Much Racial Discrimination is There Really? Evidence from Field Experiments
    • Human Diversity Expo
    • Identifying and Responding to the Mental Health Needs of UWEC Students: A Comprehensive Guide for Faculty and Staff
    • Indigenous People's Day
    • Learning about an Interfaith Worldview of Pluralism and Engagement Reading Group Series: Interfaith Leadership by Eboo Patel
    • Learning about an Interfaith Worldview of Pluralism and Engagement Reading Group Series: Out of Many Faiths by Eboo Patel
    • LGBTQ Inclusion in STEM
    • Microaggressions
    • Microaggressions 2.0: Responding to Microaggressions
    • Microaggressions Part 2: Responding to Microaggressions
    • National Conference on Race & Ethnicity 2019 - Sharing Session
    • One Taxi Ride
    • Operationalizing EDI
    • Operationalizing EDI for Supervisors
    • Operationalizing EDI in Supervision
    • Practicing Global Health Locally: Immigration Law Current State of Affairs
    • Race-Based Team Names and Imagery
    • Race: The Power of an Illusion: The House We Live In Film Screening
    • Reading Group: How to Be an Antiracist
    • Reading Group: Two-Faced Racism: Whites in the Backstage and Frontstage
    • Recognizing and Responding to Microaggressions in the Classroom
    • Refugees & Immigrants in Barron County: The Voices of Despair and Hope
    • Resolving Generational Conflicts: Understanding and Navigating Generational Differences at Work
    • Safe Space Training
    • Small Teaching CETL Reading Group Series
    • Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning
    • Starting the Conversation about EDI: Key Ideas to Lay the Foundation
    • Successful Teaching Practices: Understanding Chinese Learners
    • Talking about EDI with Prospective Students and Families
    • Teachers, Equity, Academic Excellence, Community and Hope: A Message for Those Who Dare to Teach
    • Teachings of the Quran Panel and Q&A
    • The 57 Bus Reading Group Series
    • The Hate U Give Film and Discussion
    • The Hate You Give Reading Group Series
    • The Infiltrators (Opening Night!)
    • The Story of Affirmative Action
    • The Student Experience Training Series: Southeast Asian/Hmong American
    • Thirteenth Film and Discussion
    • Through the Intersectional Cracks
    • Trans 101
    • Transparent Design Promotes Equitable Opportunities for Student Success
    • Understanding, Motivating, and Engaging iGen Students
    • Veteran Students and Suicide Prevention
    • What Planet Are They From?
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  • Excel

    Excel is a spreadsheet management system designed to efficiently collect and sort data.

    Workshops Offered
    • Excel Basics
    • Excel Pivot Tables
    • Excel Visualize Data: Using Charts
    • Mastering Data with Excel Formulas
    • Pivot Tables
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  • Housing and Residence Life

    The Housing and Residence Life Department is offering ongoing professional development and training opportunities to department employees.

    Workshops Offered
    • Resident Assistant EDI Film Viewing and Discussion: Danish Girl
    • Resident Assistant EDI Film Viewing and Discussion: Frida
    • Resident Assistant EDI Film Viewing and Discussion: Ray
    • Resident Assistant EDI Film Viewing and Discussion: Selma
    • Resident Assistant EDI Film Viewing and Discussion: Skins
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  • iMovie

    Learn how to make a video with iMovie!

    Workshops Offered
    • iMovie Basics
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  • Kaltura (My Media)

    Kaltura (also known as My Media) is a recording device for screen and video capture. Users often use Kaltura to create their own videos, tutorials, or recorded presentation. Users also have the ability to upload footage from other devices to Kaltura.

    Workshops Offered
    • Kaltura/Canvas (Students)
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  • Office 365

    Learn more about the Office 365 applications!

    Workshops Offered
    • Office365 Basics
    • OneNote
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  • Photoshop

    Learn how to manipulate and improve photos with Adobe Photoshop!

    Workshops Offered
    • Photoshop Basics
    • Photoshop Intermediate
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  • PowerPoint

    Learn how to spice up your PowerPoint presentations!

    Workshops Offered
    • Infographic
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  • Publisher

    Learn how to make your document design to the next level with publisher!

    Workshops Offered
    • Brochure
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  • Purchasing Training

    Purchasing Training

    Workshops Offered
    • Purchasing 101
    • Purchasing 102
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  • Purchasing Training

    Purchasing classes for any campus employee who needs to purchase goods or services for use at UW-Eau Claire

    Workshops Offered
    • Purchasing 101
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  • Qualtrics

    Qualtrics is a university supported survey software. This program offers a variety of survey options, survey appearance, survey statistics, and mass distribution options. The Qualtrics workshops will show learners how to create a basic survey, download results into Excel/Word, and how to create panels in order to distribute a survey to email list of participants.

    Workshops Offered
    • Qualtrics Basics
    • Qualtrics Intermediate
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  • Recreation Staff Trainings

    Training's for Recreation staff only

    Workshops Offered
    • ALICE
    • Campus Connect
    • Campus Connect.
    • Excellence in Customer Service
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  • Supporting Employee Performance

    This session focuses on the purpose, techniques, and concepts of performance evaluation in support of a performance management process. As part of the process, three main elements are included – planning, communication, and progress reporting – to enhance an employee’s performance, engagement, and productivity.

    Workshops Offered
    • Progress Reports Made Simple
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  • Sway

    Sway is a Microsoft presentation tool. It is free through Office365.

    Workshops Offered
    • Sway Basics
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  • Wix

    Wix is a free online website builder. You can use your own HTML code to make a Wix page, or you can use the website builder (clicking and dragging elements into place). Please note that Wix is NOT the software used for the university website.

    Workshops Offered
    • Portfolio
    • Wix Basics
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  • Word

    Microsoft Word is a document creation software.

    Workshops Offered
    • Mail Merge
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Supervisory Management Certificate Program

Faculty and staff at UW-Eau Claire and UWEC-Barron County can develop critical leadership skills through the Continuing Education Supervisory Management Certificate Program at no cost to them or their departments. Attend the three core leadership courses plus six days of elective courses within 5 years to obtain the certificate. Attendees must be approved to participate. Click here to start the approval process. Please contact Scott Janke at or 715-836-3365 for complete information and registration instructions.

Courses Offered:
  • Learning to Lead – core class
  • Orientation, Time Management, and Delegations – core class
  • Employee Evaluation and Performance Management – core class 
  • Written and oral communication electives
  • Workflow efficiency electives
  • Employee engagement and empowerment electives
  • Human resources electives  


The Firstsource Support Team offers 30-minute individual, small group and department-specific travel training (additional time may be scheduled).

Unravel Your Travel

  • Travel authorization – if required
  • Best practices for travel booking
  • Airfare, lodging, vehicle rental
  • Acceptable payment methods
  • Cash advance process
  • Expense reimbursement
  • How to get your expense reimbursement report approved the first time
  • Top 5 expense report send back reasons and how to avoid them
  • Student travel
  • Updates, tips and tools

Contact the Firstsource Support Team, (715-836-3131) of the ASK Center to schedule.


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