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Continuing Education announces May program offerings

| Claire Pszeniczny

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education/UW-Extension connects people with possibilities by providing degrees and certificates for contemporary learners, 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.

Focus on Mental Health — A Free Community Program 
May 3, Eau Claire
Come together for a community discussion on youth mental health issues in the Chippewa Valley. Hear from local experts from a variety of backgrounds who will inform you on what you can do to help.

Artrepreneur — Grant Writing for Artists
May 10, Eau Claire
There are numerous grant opportunities for artists and creatives, however, sometimes it can be hard to find and secure these financial resources. During this program, led by an international performance and visual artist, you will learn about the common elements of grant applications and how to search for eligible grants. Take your work further by securing the funds you need.

Ethics and Boundaries: Addressing Ethical Issues in Language and Culture
May 10, Eau Claire
As health and human services providers encounter more diverse populations in their practices, it’s important to understand and address the ethical, systemic and practice issues that can arise when serving individuals with limited English proficiency.

Supervisor Training: Employee Evaluation and Performance Management
May 10-11, Hudson
Are your employee performance evaluations effective for you, your employees and your business? The process of performance management is just that — a process. This course will help you incorporate performance management into an ongoing process, which can lead to increased engagement, productivity and loyalty. You will learn proven techniques for delivering effective feedback and performance appraisals, even when the situation may be challenging.

Ethics and Boundaries: New Standards of Technology Use
May 11, Eau Claire
Since technology is rapidly changing, it’s vital that human services professionals continually evaluate and examine the role it plays in practice. During this program, we will employ both the MPSW 20 Code of Conduct and the recently revised National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics in group discussions of scenarios drawn from practice.

Building Leadership Skills through Communication and Listening
May 17-18, Hudson
Communication drives employee engagement and bottom line business results. Leaders must be able to communicate clearly with staff, colleagues, customers and clients. Unfortunately, these key skills are rarely developed through traditional education. That’s why we offer them here! This hands-on session will cover best practices and proven techniques for communicating effectively with various audiences.

Leadership in Healthcare
May 17-18, Eau Claire
Whether you've been put in a leadership position or are planning to take on that role in your career, this program will cover various topics to prepare you. The program will be facilitated by leadership expert Jean Davidson, who has 15 years of experience teaching health care professionals to be better leaders.

Dying, Death and Grief Phenomena
May 22, Eau Claire
Health care professionals and family members often report witnessing unusual or unexpected responses when a person is nearing death. Explore subjects like terminal lucidity, near-death experiences, and other end-of-life phenomena from the perspective of clinicians.

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