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Continuing Education to offer wide assortment of programs in October

| 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.

Expressive Drawing: Unleashing Your Creativity
Tuesdays, Oct. 4-25, Eau Claire
This workshop will focus on non-objective drawing and the creative process. Each class is designed to provide participants with experiences that enhance their creative and expressive abilities.

Supervisory Management: Building Leadership Skills through Communication and Listening
Oct. 6-7, Eau Claire
Effective communication drives employee engagement and bottom line business results. Regardless of your level of management experience, you'll benefit from the ability to explore new communication best practices among professional peers.

Grant Proposal Writing for Beginners
Oct. 6, Hudson
With more than $300 billion available annually from tens of thousands of grant organizations, there is ample opportunity to find and seek grant funding for your nonprofit. This full-day session will give you the insights you need to begin the grant-writing process with confidence.

Advanced Grant Proposal Writing
Oct. 7, Hudson
While each grant application process is different, there are some important common elements that can give you an insider's edge. In this full-day, hands-on workshop you will learn the secrets of persuasive grant writing. You'll gain important "fly on the wall" insights as you participate in a mock review process.

Using Motivational Interviewing in Practice: Engaging Clients and Finding a Focus for Change
Oct. 12-13, Eau Claire
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a well-established evidence-based approach to promoting positive behavior change and has been shown to be effective across a variety of problem behaviors and populations. Participants who complete the two-part series will have the basic knowledge and skills upon which to build an individualized learning plan to reach toward the proficient use of MI.

Supervisor Training: Orientation, Time Management and Delegation
Oct. 13-14, Eau Claire
Oct. 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 the orientation/onboarding process, improve engagement, productivity and retention, boost time management skills and avoid common delegation pitfalls.

Ethics and Boundaries: Professional Ethics and Technology
Oct. 13, Rice Lake
In this course, you'll learn how to improve the quality of technology-related services, incorporate technology into your practice, and continuously monitor and evaluate the ways that you use technology. 

Foot and Nail Care: Education for Nurses
Oct. 19-22, 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.

Foot and Nail Care: Starting a Business
Oct. 19, Eau Claire
Take the first steps to starting your business and join us for this informational workshop. Learn how to start your business with a local business entrepreneur who will guide you through the process of developing your lean startup plan. You will hear from a foot and nail care specialist, small business entrepreneurs and current foot and nail care business owners.

Trauma Counseling: Trauma and Refugees
Oct. 21, Eau Claire
This workshop will give counselors, social workers and others in the helping professions a greater understanding of the neurological, physiological, psychological and emotional aspects of trauma, as well as cultural factors that can impact service delivery to refugee clients.

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