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Continuing Education announces April program offerings

| Allyson Gommer

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education/UW-Extension connects people with possibilities by providing degrees and certificates for working adults, professional and workforce development, youth and community programs, and resources for business.

Following are upcoming programs that provide the opportunity for individuals to grow professionally and personally.

ACT Test Preparation
Sundays, April 2-May 21, Eau Claire
This program will help students in grades 10-12 who are looking to score higher on the ACT exam. Participants will take two official, retired ACT exams, write a practice essay, complete sample exercises and skill drills, and learn test taking strategies and helpful hints.

The Next Step in Beginning Watercolor Painting
Mondays, April 3-May 15, Eau Claire
During this seven-week class, you will move on from the fundamentals to explore more advanced techniques and compositions. Take your artwork to the next level as you learn how to create a successful composition, create moods through a variety atmospheric skies, add texture with a variety of mountains, rocks and foliage, create serenity with water, and add life with simple figures and animals.

Supervisory Management: Orientation, Time Management and Delegation
April 13-14, Eau Claire
April 20-21, Hudson
This program will provide you with the leadership skills required to ensure your teams are productive and accountable. You will learn how to discover and build on employee strengths, optimize orientation/onboarding process, improve engagement, productivity and retention, boost time management skills and avoid common delegation pitfalls.

Science of the Mind: A Neurocognitive Overview for Mental Health Professionals
April 13, Eau Claire
This course is designed to teach basic concepts of brain science to mental health and health care professionals. You will learn about functional brain anatomy and see how our understanding of neurons has evolved over the last few years. We will also review current “instrumental” techniques in mental health (including scanning and stimulation) and touch on the latest thinking in genetics.

The Biological Foundation of Boundaries and Ethical Behavior
April 14, Eau Claire
During this workshop, we will look at exciting new data from social science, economics and biology to uncover the biological roots of human morality. You will gain insight into why human beings care about ethics at all, and gain a deeper understanding of how to think about and manage ethics in your work and in the lives of your clients.

Foot and Nail Care: Starting a Business
April 18, Eau Claire
If you are interested in a career change that will allow freedom and flexibility in your schedule — or you would like to supplement your income — consider starting your own foot and nail care business. Take the first steps to starting your business and join us for this informational workshop.

Foot and Nail Care: Education for Nurses
April 18-19, Eau Claire
As our population ages and we see rising rates of diabetes, the demand for foot and nail care is rapidly increasing. This area of nursing practice is often neglected in formal nursing education, leaving a shortage of professional providers. This course will give you all the tools you need to begin a practice of basic foot and nail care.

FREE Foot and Nail Care for the Community
April 19-21, Eau Claire
During the free foot and nail care clinic, nurses will assess your foot nail health and determine areas that need attention. Appointments range from 20 to 60 minutes depending on the level of care required. A nurse practitioner, certified in foot and nail care, will supervise the clinic.

Growing Up Transgender
April 19, Eau Claire
The "T" in LGBTQ+ is the source of much confusion and mystery. If you are a health and human services professional who seeks to understand this often misunderstood community, we invite you to attend our course. We will define, explore and provide ample space for questions.

Motivational Interviewing: Practical Application for Diverse Settings
April 27, Eau Claire
Join the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) of Wisconsin for a dynamic and fulfilling day of sharing Motivational Interviewing (MI).  MI is best defined as a way of being with a client, not just a set of counseling techniques.  Breakout tracks range from introductory to advanced topics.  Select the track that meets your needs and matches your MI experience level.

Supervisory Management: Effective Change Management
April 27-28, Hudson
If there is one thing you can depend on in business, it is that change is inevitable. In today’s business culture, with advancing technologies, businesses must adapt to change much more quickly than ever before. This course will help you successfully respond to change and create a change-ready environment within your team and organization.

For complete program details visit the Continuing Education website, email or call 715-836-3636.