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Continuing Education to offer variety of programs this winter

| Allyson Gommer, a marketing manager in UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education

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.

Supervisor Training: Employee Evaluation and Performance Management
Dec. 3-4, Eau Claire
The greatest management failure may be the ineffective delivery of performance evaluation feedback. This process is ongoing, extending beyond the formal annual performance appraisal meeting. This session will provide participants with proven techniques for delivering effective feedback and conducting constructive performance appraisals, even when the news is challenging.

Care that Matters: Providing Person-Centered Dementia Care
Dec. 4, Eau Claire
Person-centered dementia care is an approach to care developed by the University of Bradford (U.K.) Dementia Workgroup. This seminar will focus on developing a knowledge base and skills that reinforce the social and psychological needs of persons with dementia.

Supervisory Management — Improving Managerial Efficiency
Dec. 10-11, Hudson
This program will build skills in planning, organizing, handling information overload and more. In addition to learning about personal barriers, improving reading efficiency, retention and memory, you'll complete a personal time-management assessment to determine your opportunities for increased efficiency and productivity.

Childhood ADHD: Evidence-Based Practice and Practical Solutions
Dec. 11, Eau Claire
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is one of the most common neurodevelopment disorders diagnosed in childhood and adolescence. This one-day program will explore practical, proven and comprehensive approaches to the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. New for this program is the option to attend via live webinar.

ACT Test Preparation
Jan. 9-Feb. 20, Eau Claire and live webinar
Jan. 10-Feb. 21, Eau Claire and live webinar

This program will help students in grades 10-12 who are looking to score higher on the ACT exam. Participants will take two official, retired ACT exams, write a practice essay, complete sample exercises and skill drills, and learn test-taking strategies and helpful hints.

Beginning Sign Language 2
Jan. 11-Feb. 29, Eau Claire
Knowing the basics of sign language can be an invaluable skill. This class, designed for anyone interested in learning to communicate through sign, is aimed at those who have already taken an introductory beginning sign language class or have equivalent experience.

Wound Treatment Associate Online Program
Jan. 23
This program was developed by the WOCN Society to meet the growing need for skilled wound-care providers to give optimal care for patients with acute and chronic wounds as members of a collaborative wound-care team. Through the convenience of online learning, the WTA program can help you with daily patient monitoring, pressure ulcer prevention and basic wound management to improve outcomes for your patients.

Distance Running Course
Jan. 26, Eau Claire
If you are thinking about running a half marathon or a full marathon, this class is for you. Designed for anyone, at any level, this program will provide you with both the physiological and emotional training tools to help on this 15-week journey, culminating at the finishing line of the Eau Claire Marathon.

The Truth About Human Trafficking in Rural Wisconsin
Jan. 27, Eau Claire
Human trafficking is the fastest growing organized crime and second largest criminal enterprise in the world — and it’s happening here, in the Chippewa Valley. This workshop will teach you important terminology in this field as well as an overview of the different types of human trafficking that exist.

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