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Continuing Education announces April program offerings

| Alex Gehl

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.

Introduction to Swing Music
April 4-25, Eau Claire 
In this course, you’ll listen to, study and discuss music examples contributing to the rise of the swing era and the swing era itself. You will get an overview of jazz traditions emphasizing the listening skills, cultural context and history needed to enrich your enjoyment of this important genre long after class meetings conclude. Class time will combine lecture, relevant readings, documentary screening and listening exercises.

Supervisory Management: Orientation, Time Management and Delegation
April 5-6, Eau Claire
April 19-20, Hudson
Are you capitalizing on all of the skills and assets your employees have to offer? One challenge many managers face is effectively delegating tasks across their team in order to maximize time management. This course will provide you with the leadership skills to create a productive and accountable team environment. You will learn to understand effective delegation and how to improve performance through communication and feedback.

ACT Test Preparation
Sundays, April 7-May 19, 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.

Foot and Nail Care: Starting a Business
April 9, 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 9-10, 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 10-13, Eau Claire
Foot and nail care clinics for the community are offered twice per year — in October and April. During a clinic, nurses will assess your foot nail health and determine areas that need attention. Appointments range from 20-60 minutes depending on the level of care required. A nurse practitioner, certified in foot and nail care, will supervise the clinic.

Supporting Bereaved College Students and Emerging Adults
April 17, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Eau Claire
A loss is difficult no matter when it happens in life. It can be especially challenging if it happens early on in a person's life or if it's one of the first losses someone has experienced. These moments need to be handled with careful consideration.

Motivational Interviewing Conference
April 24, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Baraboo
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. The MINT presenters are a diverse group of passionate instructors and practitioners who bring a wealth of expertise and knowledge in using MI.

The Local Life of Bees
April 26-May 17, Eau Claire
Bees play a vital role in the food you eat, our local ecology and more. Learn from beekeepers in the Chippewa Valley how to utilize this important insect for good in your garden, your community and possibly as a business venture. Instructor, local beekeeper and bee businessman Drew Kaiser will be your guide through the local life of bees. As a well-connected member of the bee community, he will bring in other expert guest speakers to share their knowledge of the bee world.

Supervisory Management: Process Mapping and Work Flow Improvement
April 26-27, Eau Claire
After participating in this program, you'll return to work with a practical "blueprint" to improve any process in your organization. Experienced managers will benefit from recent developments, expert insights, shared experiences and group discussions. 

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