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Continuing Education announces February programs

| Emma Dimick

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education/UW-Extended Campus 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:

Ethics and Boundaries: Ethics and Technology
Feb. 1, online
In this online program, social workers will explore how technology can affect work life, including practice and communication improvements. We will learn about the common pitfalls of using technology in our work and develop strategies for minimizing the risk of ethical violations when using technology in social work practice. We will also identify the new technology standards in the revised NASW Code of Ethics.

Preserving Family Stories
Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24, online
Are you looking for a creative way to connect with your family history? Through writing prompts and education of family story preservation, participants will explore their family’s stories to build connection during a time of isolation.

Mindfulness for Chronic Pain
Feb. 9, online
Mindfulness and meditation are alternative healing methods for managing the debilitating effects of chronic pain. Understand the relationship between physical and emotional pain in the body so your clients can live a more rewarding life. This webinar will explore the alternate treatment of pain management by practicing mindfulness. 

Microaggressions and Bias in the Workplace
Feb. 11, online
In this virtual training, learn the definition and impact of microaggressions, and how to recognize and reduce them in your workplaces. Participants will practice effectively addressing microaggressions when they see them in the workplace and gain an understanding of how bias affects work or leadership experience.

Geriatric Mental Health
Feb. 11, online
In this virtual program, nurses, hospice care workers, social workers, therapists and other professionals who work with the elderly population will learn to assess and identify mental illness in geriatric patients. You will examine how mental health presents itself differently in geriatric individuals and how this differs from the normal signs of aging. You will take away skills for observing and assessing your patients for signs and symptoms of mental illness. 

Ethics and Boundaries: Working with Geriatric Populations
Feb. 12, online
Working with geriatric individuals is a rewarding career path. There can be some unique challenges in providing care and support to this population, including social, emotional and physical considerations. Through this program, you will learn about appropriate and respectful boundaries while working with geriatric individuals. Deepen your knowledge at this half-day program.

Learning to Lead
Feb. 12 and 19, online
Good leaders continually look for new ways to learn for themselves and their teams to be successful. This program will challenge and inspire you, whether you’ve been in a leadership role for a long time or you’ve recently taken on such a position. Gain confidence in your unique leadership style and practice the skills that will vastly improve your work relationships. This course can be taken individually or as part of the Supervisory Management Certificate Program. This is a core (required) course. Complete the three core courses plus take any six days of electives to complete your certificate.

Beginning Grant Writing — Spring
Feb. 17 and 18, online
Gain the insights you need to begin the grant writing process with confidence. This in-depth online program will provide you with the basics of grant proposal writing and where to begin, and offer tips and best-practice insights that you can implement immediately.

Mindfulness for Addictions
Feb. 23, online
Our understanding of addiction has evolved beyond chemical addictions. During this webinar, we will explore addictive behaviors and how mindfulness can change your client's mindset so they have a different response to addictive behavior. We will explore the nature of addictions and methods for helping clients become more successful in managing their recovery.

Advanced Grant Writing — Spring
Feb. 24 and 25, online
Welcome, grant writers of all experience levels! In two three-hour online sessions, you will gain insider grant knowledge to build skills to successfully secure funding. This workshop will provide you with insights into persuasive and effective grant writing through a mock-interview process. In order to be best prepared for this workshop, we recommend you take Beginning Grant Writing first, so you learn current best practices. Take Beginning and Advanced Grant Writing to earn the Professional Grant Writing Certificate.

Ethics and Boundaries: Social Justice and Advocacy
Feb. 26, online
The National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics states the responsibility of social workers is to advocate for social justice, but how can we put those policies into practice? Learn strategies for implementing change in this online program.

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