Professional Development

Our high-quality, low-cost workshops and certificate programs are designed to increase your knowledge about topics you’re interested in. You’ll be able to add to your professional credentials and bring new skills to your current or future employer.

We are always happy to take your questions via email or by phone at (715) 394-8469 .

Human Resource Development Certificate

October 12, 2023 – February 15, 2024 | Available in person 

Take your Human Resource (HR) career to new heights by expanding on your knowledge and skills in strategic leadership, effective communication, and workplace investigations. Whether you’re a seasoned professional looking to enhance your skill set or an aspiring HR specialist aiming to jumpstart your career, this certificate will equip you with the tools you need to succeed. Additionally, the program offers 30 hours of intensive training from experienced instructors and a unique networking opportunity to connect and collaborate with like-minded professionals in the HR field.

Workshops (may be taken together or individually):

Strategic Leadership | 10/12/2023 | 8:30 am – 3:30 pm 

Collaborative Communication for Team Building & Conflict Resolution

11/16/2023 | 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Workforce Planning & Analytics | 12/14/2023 | 8:30 am – 3:30 pm 

Workplace Investigations | 1/25/2024 | 8:30 am – 3:30 pm 

Labor Relations & Negotiation | 2/15/2024 | 8:30 am – 3:30 pm 

Cost: $149 per workshop or $129 per workshop if enrolled in the certificate.

Civil Law Mediation

September 6, 2023 – December 15, 2023 | Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:20 pm | Available via Zoom

Program may be taken for academic credit or non-credit.

Whether you want to become a mediator or learn to deal with conflict more effectively, this program will provide you with 30 hours of the training you need to do both. This Civil Law Mediation training aligns with the Minnesota Rule 114 requirements and continued approval will be requested for the qualified neutral Facilitative Civil Law mediator roster in Minnesota.

Cost: $399
Credit cost: Please call 715-394-8469 or email conted@uwsuper.edu for more information.

If you complete both Civil Law and Family Law Mediation trainings you will be eligible to receive our Mediation Certificate.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

September 24, 2024 – May 27, 2025 | 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Available in person

Cultivate diversity in the workplace by learning to create an inclusive and respectful environment that boosts team morale, improves productivity, and promotes positivity beyond the confines of the workplace. Drawing from local, regional, and national experts, you’ll discover the rich history of diverse communities in the Twin Ports area, the implementation of best diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) practices, and the interconnectedness of DEI with the economics of businesses and the broader community. The 2024-2025 program is limited to 24 individuals and will begin in September 2024 with a two-day opening session, followed by eight monthly full-day sessions through May of 2025.

Cost: $1,175.00 

Family Law Mediation

January 24, 2024 – May 10, 2024 | Wednesdays, 3 – 5:50 pm | Available via Zoom
Program may be taken for academic credit or non-credit.

If you are seeking training on Family Law Mediation, this is for you! This 45-hour training aligns with the Minnesota Rule 114 requirements and continued approval will be requested for the Facilitative Family Law qualified neutral roster. This program provides robust training in family law mediation for those seeking these credentials for use within a wide range of professional roles.

Cost: $599
Credit cost: For more information, please call 715-394-8469 or email conted@uwsuper.edu.

If you complete both Civil Law and Family Law Mediation trainings you will be eligible to receive our Mediation Certificate.

Health Coaching Practice

Summer 2024 | Available online 

Program may be taken for academic credit or non-credit.

This online program will help you gain the knowledge required for an entry-level health coach and boost your ability to help others meet their goals, whether you work in healthcare, a fitness center, an employee wellness program or another related occupation. From behavioral science, nutrition, kinesiology, exercise science, screening and fitness assessments, client 

program design, and legal and ethical concerns related to allied health professions, you’ll learn a broad spectrum of valuable health and behavioral concepts.

Cost: $599 (required textbook not included).

Credit cost: Please call 715-394-8469 or email conted@uwsuper.edu for more information.

Human Resource Management Certificate

October 5, 2023 – April 4, 2024 | Thursdays, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm | Available in person 

Program may be taken for academic credit or non-credit.

If you’re interested in learning how to build a foundation in the field of human resources (HR), the Human Resource Management Certificate is a great resource. In addition to learning from regional experts about the core aspects of human resource management that will be beneficial in various positions and professional settings, you’ll also get the opportunity to network with and learn from other HR professionals.

Workshops (may be taken together or individually):

Foundations of Human Resources | 10/5/2023 | 8:30 am – 3:30 pm 

Performance Management | 11/2/2023  | 8:30 am – 3:30 pm 

Talent Acquisition | 12/7/2023 | 8:30 am – 3:30 pm 

Employee Engagement | 1/18/2024 | 8:30 am – 3:30 pm 

Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace | 2/1/2024 | 8:30 am – 3:30 pm 

Total Compensation | 3/7/2024 | 8:30 am – 3:30 pm 

HR Compliance | 4/4/2024 | 8:30 am – 3:30 pm 

Cost: $149 per workshop or $129 per workshop if enrolled in the certificate.

Credit cost: Please call 715-394-8469 or email conted@uwsuper.edu for more information.

Motivational Interviewing Workshops

October 2023 – March 2024 | 1 – 4pm | Available via Zoom
Discover the profound impact of motivational interviewing through our advanced course,
led by Dr. Amy LaRue—a seasoned professional with extensive experience in motivational
interviewing, health and wellness, and public health. This transformative program is tailored
for relationship-based counseling, healthcare, social work, and casework professionals.
By participating in this course, you’ll acquire the knowledge and skills to facilitate positive
change that empowers your clients to move from resistance toward a healthier and more
fulfilling life.

Workshops (may be taken together or individually):
Foundations of Motivational Interviewing | October 17 & 19, 2023 | 1-4 pm | Online
Motivational Interviewing: Beyond the Basics | March 26 & 28, 2024 | 1-4 pm | Online

Cost: $149 per 2-day workshop, or $129 per 2-day workshop if enrolled in both workshops.

Organizational Leadership Certificate

February 7, 2024 – June 12, 2024  | Available in person

If you’re looking to demonstrate effective leadership within your organization, this five-part workshop series is for you. From learning effective strategies to gaining a better understanding of organizational leadership, you’ll develop capacities to help directly impact the success of your organization. Best of all, the leadership organizational skills you’ll gain will strengthen your effectiveness beyond the workplace.

Workshops (may be taken together or individually):

The Inner & Outer Work of Leadership (2 days) | 2/7 & 2/14/2024 | 8:30 am – 3:30 pm 

Building Trust | 3/6/2024 | 8:30 am – 3:30 pm 

Effective Communication | 4/10/2024 | 8:30 am – 3:30 pm 

Strategic &  Adaptive Leadership | 5/8/2024 | 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Organizational Culture & Change (2 days) | 6/5 & 6/12/2024 | 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Cost: $149 per workshop day, $129 per workshop day if enrolled in a certificate.

Personal Growth in Leadership Webinar Series

September & October 2023 and March & April 2024 | Month long-24/7, available on the first day through the last day of the registration month | Online

Enhance your leadership skills and foster a strong foundation of skills with our five-part, pre-recorded webinar series, which covers essential topics such as psychological safety, team conflict resolution, emotional intelligence, and community-based leadership. Delving into these leadership-based concepts will give you the insights and strategies to propel your professional career forward. Beyond enhancing your understanding of effective leadership, this course will cultivate self-reflection and personal growth, empowering you to develop as a well-rounded leader.

Note: Access to the five webinars will be available at registration from the first day through the last day of your chosen month.

Cost: $59

Professional Leadership Development: Living Your Core Values

April 24, 2024 | 8:30 am – 3:30 pm | Available in person

This unique workshop will take you through the key steps of understanding your habitual behaviors and what has shaped your worldview thus far so you can understand how to change it in the future. The workshop will also look at different ways to use core values and your brain’s plasticity to reshape your old views and create the life you ultimately want.

Cost: $149

The Science and Practice of Well-Being in the Workplace

March 20 – April 10, 2024 | Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5 pm | Available in person

Join UW-Superior’s Pruitt Center for Mindfulness & Well-Being professionals for a four-part workshop focusing on the PERMANENT* Model of Well-Being in the workplace, a holistic approach to living well in mind, body and spirit. In addition to learning well-being concepts and strategies to help you flourish professionally, you’ll experience and reflect on lessons from the most up-to-date scientific research – including the fields of positive psychology, emotional intelligence, neuroscience and positive education.

*Present Moment Awareness, Emotional Intelligence, Relationships, Meaning, Achievement, Needed Sleep, Exercise, Nutrition & Thinking

Four-Part Workshop (90-minute sessions):
Present Moment Awareness | 3/20/2024 | 3:30 – 5 pm
Emotional Intelligence & Relationships | 3/27/2024 | 3:30 – 5 pm
Sleep, Exercise & Nutrition | 4/3/2024 | 3:30 – 5 pm
Meaning, Achievement & Thinking | 4/10/2024| 3:30 – 5 pm

Cost: $149

Substance Abuse Counselor Program

Open for registration Summer 2024 | Available online
Program may be taken for academic credit or non-credit.

This online, pre-credential education program sets you on the path for a Substance Abuse Counselor career and you can complete the program in just one year.

Our Substance Abuse Counseling program is approved by the State of Wisconsin and fulfills education requirements (360 hours of comprehensive specialized education)
necessary to sit for the licensing exam in Wisconsin.

Students can receive Credit for Prior Learning for HLTH 158 Responding to Emergencies with current American Red Cross “CPR-Adult and Child, First Aid, and AED” certification.

Registration for Summer and Fall courses is currently open. Registration for classes offered in Spring 2025 will open in Fall 2024.

Cost: $599 for each 3-credit course taken as non-credit (required textbook not included).

Credit cost: For more information, please call 715-394-8469 or email conted@uwsuper.edu.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

November 30, 2023 | 8:30 am – 4:30 pm | Available in person

Did you know that 1 in 5 teens and young adults live with a mental health condition? Or that 64.1% of youth with major depression do not receive mental health treatment? How about that 5.13% of youth report having a substance use or alcohol problem? This important FREE training teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth (ages 6-18) – including the latest information on trauma, addiction, social media, bullying and self-care.

Thanks to the generous support from Essentia Health, UW-Madison Extension, SAMHSA 

Wisconsin Rural Opioid and Stimulant Engagement (WiROSE) grant, we are pleased to provide this training (valued at $170) free of charge.