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UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education announces September 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 people to grow professionally and personally:

Supervisor Training: Learning to Lead
Sept. 8-9, Eau Claire
Sept. 22-23, Hudson
Moving into a management role for the first time — or moving into new roles over time — can be stressful for even the most seasoned supervisors. This program will provide you with the knowledge and confidence needed to excel as a supervisor.

Beginning Sign Language I
Mondays, Sept. 12-Oct. 31, Eau Claire
Knowing the basics of sign language can be an invaluable skill. This introductory class is perfect for those with little or no sign language experience who want to learn the basics of the manual alphabet and conversation.

Ethics and Boundaries: Working with Refugee Populations
Sept. 15, Eau Claire
As service providers encounter more diverse populations in their practice, it's important to understand and address the ethical, systemic and practice issues that can arise when serving individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP) and different cultural backgrounds. You'll learn how to manage issues prior to the patient's arrival, during the service delivery and after the session.

Science of Music: Listening with Both Sides of Your Brain
Thursdays, Sept. 15-Oct. 6, Eau Claire
Beginning with the question "What is Sound?" this course will cover how musical sounds are produced and perceived. The emphasis will be on how the various parts of an instrument work together to produce the characteristic sound of each instrument.

Supervisory Management – Emotional Intelligence and Empowerment
Sept. 15-16, Hudsono effectively manage others, leaders must first understand themselves. This dynamic workshop will focus on three key areas: meaningful self-appraisal, emotional intelligence and the art of delegation. This dynamic, interactive session will help attendees build skills for delegating in a structured, yet empowering, manner.

Self-Publishing Your Writing from A to Z
Tuesdays, Sept. 20-Nov. 1, Eau Claire
So you've written that novel, memoir or nonfiction book. You want to get it out to the world, but how do you do that? This class is designed to help demystify the entire publishing process. You will learn the ins and outs of self-publishing, and ultimately you will end this course with a published e-book of your own writing.

Entrepreneurial Training Program
Sept. 20, Eau Claire
Understanding the full scope of what it takes to start and run a small business can be overwhelming. These 10 classes offered through the UW-Eau Claire Small Business Development Center are designed specifically to help you develop a solid plan and learn what it takes to build a thriving business. Through instruction, guest speakers and coaching, the course serves those who are considering starting a business, owners of existing businesses and those with successful companies they hope to grow.

For complete program details, visit the Small Business Development Center website or call 715-836-5811.

Being Mortal’ Film Screening
Sept. 21, Eau Claire
Based on the best-selling book by Dr. Atul Gawande, this powerful FREE film explores the hopes of patients and families facing the end of life. "Being Mortal" examines the nature of the relationship between patients and their doctors, nurses and family members. After the screening of the documentary, a panel of professionals and community members will share their experiences, answer your questions and discuss local resources when initiating difficult end-of-life conversations.

Wegner CPAs Nonprofit Roundtable Series
Sept. 27, Eau Claire
This free educational roundtable, sponsored by Wegner CPAs, titled “Recruiting, Retaining and Exiting: People Strategies to Advance Your Mission,” will be presented by Wesley Escondo of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin.

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