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Professional Development Programs

Browse our professional development programs!

UW Oshkosh offers several professional development programs that target employees in a specific industry. If you are also looking for general professional development programs, visit our online certificate and course page. These programs include business, leadership, communication and more!

For Professionals Looking to Secure Organizational Data

The Cybersecurity and Digital Risk Management Certificate provides learners with foundational knowledge of Cybersecurity concepts, threats, and risk management practices to help support a more secure organizational environment. A general understanding of technology is recommended; however, the coursework is designed to be approachable for all levels of learners who want to gain a better understanding of the Cybersecurity landscape. Learn more

For Digital Communicators

While digital communication platforms have been available for many years, it wasn’t until recently that we were forced to create virtual meetings, presentations and programs. Many of us not confident in our abilities and/or we are not getting the results we would like from our virtual communications. This online program will get you up to speed quickly so that you may be effective in your communications and increase your influence professionally or personally. Learn more

For Social Workers and Professional Counselors

NE Alliance WP iconEarn your required CEHs and CEUs, specifically in the areas of ethics and boundaries. Workshops focus on a variety of topics and are offered throughout the year. View upcoming full-day and half-day courses. Enjoy professional development opportunities in a relaxed and educational environment. Learn more

This series of pre-recorded online trainings developed by Aspire Training & Consulting for social workers and professional counselors in the State of Wisconsin can be taken at any time. Trainer Melinda Marasch has dedicated almost 25 years to her passion in helping others and specializes in clinical training, supervision and program development. Learn more

QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) is a practical and evidence-based suicide prevention training that prepares participants to recognize a potential suicide crisis and respond in a safe and supportive way. In just 90-120 minutes, this training aims to empower participants, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know by teaching them the common causes of suicidal behavior, warning signs, and three simple steps that can be used to help someone in crisis. Learn more

Social Work Exam Prep course participants will understand the process of applying for both national and Wisconsin social work certification, the purpose, structure and content areas of the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) certification/licensure exam. They will be able to apply recognized test-taking strategies to enable you to successfully complete the level of ASWB exam you will be taking and recognize how to select the correct answer to several sample exam questions that will build your confidence for successful completion of the ASWB exam. Learn more

For Professionals Planning Next Steps

Focus on how you may prepare for a comfortable retirement. This course introduces you to concepts and strategies that may help you handle your day-to-day finances, potentially reduce your taxes and manage your investments. What’s more, it will discuss how you can assess your current financial situation and develop a personalized plan that may help you pursue your retirement goals. Learn more

For Environmental Health Professionals

REHS WP iconPrepare for the Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS) exam with this eight-week online prep course. Discover topics you need to know and gain the depth of knowledge you’ll need to be successful. Make the most of your study time and target your efforts on relevant information. Learn more 

For Grant Writers

Have you always wanted to write grant proposals, but are not sure what it takes to be successful, are overwhelmed by the idea, or lack understanding of the key components of grant proposals and how to write them successfully? If so, this workshop is for you. The four-hour virtual workshop will result in participants gaining skills for artfully crafting a competitive grant proposal. Learn more 

For MBA, Economics and Account Graduate School Candidates

Join us for an informative introduction to the GMAT®. If you are considering an MBA or another master’s degree in business administration, economics, or accounting, successfully completing the GMAT exam will play a critical role in your acceptance into the program of your choice. Come meet with our experienced instructor to learn about the test and pick up a few strategies! Learn more 

For Graduate School Candidates

You are ready for graduate school. Let us help you take the first step to an advanced degree! The UW Oshkosh GRE Prep Class will give you the skills and confidence you need to maximize your performance on the GRE. Sharpen your skills on actual GRE test questions and follow our proven study plan to start on your path to success. Learn more 

For Firefighters and Officers

BCOP WP icone a leader in the fire and emergency response industry. The six-course program is for firefighters and officers in the State of Wisconsin who want to improve their leadership and management skills. Courses were developed in partnership with the Wisconsin State Fire Chief Association. Learn more