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Continuing Education to offer diverse array of programs in April

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 community members to grow professionally and personally:

Nonprofit Strategic Planning
April 7, Hudson
Effective planning can help nonprofits achieve their goals while minimizing the resources and effort required to generate desired results. This session will introduce you to the key concepts and techniques of strategic planning and, most importantly, how to apply them.

Nonprofit Financial Management and Reporting
April 8, Hudson
No money, no mission. In a tight economy with increasing competition for donors and volunteers, that mantra is as true of nonprofit organizations as it ever has been. This workshop will offer a system for managing nonprofit organizations that can be applied by even those new to the world of finance.

Planning for a Confident Retirement
April 12-26, Tuesdays, Eau Claire
Whether you’re within 10 years of retirement or newly retired, you likely realize that this won’t be your parent’s retirement. Six industry professionals will offer their insights and expertise on a range of topics to help you make informed decisions in this new generation of retirement.

Telling Memories and Writing Our Lives
April 13-May 18, Wednesdays, Eau Claire
If you’ve had an experience you’ve wanted to write about for years, a strong memory from childhood that you know would make a good story or you’ve been writing for a long time and want a new way to bring out your ideas, this workshop is for you. You’ll be tapping into your imagination and finding the stories you want to write.

The Dangerous Patient
April 14, Eau Claire
The debate about the relationship between violence and mental illness is ongoing, impassioned and generally full of erroneous assumptions. This workshop is designed to correct misconceptions about violence and mental illness, and help clinicians do their job more safely and confidently.

Better Than Okay: Moving Our Clients from Illness to Happiness
April 15, Eau Claire
The traditional goal of health treatment has often been to treat disease, not to promote health. This full-day workshop with Dr. David Mays will provide suggestions to get beyond neutral in your clients’ lives, using findings from neurophysiology and the science of positive psychology.

Lymphedema Management: Lower Extremities Assessment and Treatment
April 19, Eau Claire
Edema issues present many challenges and frustrations to the medical practitioner as well as the patient. This course will help you recognize lymphedema as well as understand the rationale and essential therapies needed to treat it successfully. You will learn the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system as well as how to determine the etiology of the edema.

Foot and Nail Care: Education for Nurses
April 20-23, 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
April 20, Eau Claire
If you are interested in a career change that will allow freedom and flexibility in your schedule or you would like to supplement your income, consider starting your own foot and nail care business. Take the first steps to starting your business and join us for this informational workshop.

Supervisory Management — Maximizing Performance
April 21-22, Hudson
Every organization gets things done through people and effectively influencing employees to achieve maximum productivity and performance is the hallmark of effective leaders. This workshop will teach you how to diagnose performance issues, improve performance evaluations and how to influence people to get the results you want.

Nonprofit Volunteer and Board Member Management
April 28, Eau Claire
Leaders of nonprofit organizations get their work done through others — most notably board members and volunteers. The ability to effectively motivate and manage these important groups is critical to your personal and organizational success. You'll leave this session with renewed energy and proven strategies that you can immediately implement to boost board member and volunteer engagement and enthusiasm.

Nonprofit Fund Development
April 29, Eau Claire
Successful fundraising is critical but, in a competitive environment, nonprofit leaders are increasingly challenged to develop the funding they need to sustain their organizations and achieve their missions. This session will give you the tools and knowledge you need to succeed in your fund development efforts.

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

Photo caption: Jenny Almquist, executive director for Fierce Freedom, has been a participant in Continuing Education's Nonprofit Management programs.