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UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education announces September program offerings

| Allyson Gommer

Listed below are upcoming UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education programs that provide opportunities to grow professionally and personally:

Beginning Sign Language
Mondays, Sept. 11–Oct. 30, 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.

Supervisor Training: Learning to Lead
Sept. 14-15, Eau Claire
Sept. 28-29, Hudson
Moving into a management role for the first time — or even moving into new roles over time — can be stressful for even the most seasoned supervisors. This program will provide the knowledge and confidence needed to excel as a supervisor.

Writing Memoir: Letting Our Senses Guide Our Stories
Wednesdays, Sept. 20–Nov. 15, Eau Claire

This is a beginning memoir-writing class that uses a variety of in-class experiences and exercises to help participants rediscover life moments worth writing about. The goal is to discover new perspectives on a writer's own experiences to open the mind to the most memorable parts of one's life.

The Changing Landscape of Drug Abuse: A Community Forum
Sept. 21, Eau Claire

Understand current issues and data trends in substance abuse as presented by a leading national expert. Hear from local panelists at this free forum on how drug abuse affects communities, why you should care about it, and how to address potential risks.

Current Trends in Drug Abuse: What Professionals Need to Know

Sept. 21, Eau Claire

Understand current issues and data trends in substance abuse as presented by a leading national expert. Learn about the changing nature and extent of drug abuse and how its consequences affect clients, families, communities and service providers.

Supervisory Management: Negotiation Skills
Sept. 21–22, Eau Claire

Many things in life are negotiable. Negotiations are a daily must-do for business professionals but are often feared or avoided, and generally misunderstood. This program provides the opportunity to practice these skills and get immediate feedback and coaching. Participants will walk away with increased skill levels and confidence to handle future negotiations.

Grant Proposal Writing for Beginners
Sept. 28, Eau Claire

This full-day session will provide insights for beginning the grant-writing process with confidence. The course will cover the basics of grant proposal writing and where to begin, and offer tips and best-practice insights that can be implemented immediately — in fact, participants will start during this workshop!

Advanced Grant Proposal Writing
Sept. 29, Eau Claire
Do you wish you knew exactly what grant reviewers were looking for? Although the grant application process varies, some important common elements can give applicants an edge. This full-day, hands-on workshop will provide insights into persuasive and effective grant writing through a mock-interview process.

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.

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