Professional Education Programs and Services

   Inspiring Innovation through Lifelong Learning

    UW-Stout Professional Education Programs and Services, a division
    of the Discovery Center, supports the mission of the University of
    Wisconsin–Stout by providing adult learners with access to university
    education and resources for the enrichment of their lives, both
    personally and professionally.

   Our programs and services include:

  • Certificate programs and noncredit courses, many offering optional college credit
  • Conferences and workshops covering a variety of topical areas
  • Customized business training and educational programs
  • Program and event planning services

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Julie Berndt, General Manager, Johnson Electric Coil - Antigo

"You did a great job of targeting and providing meaningful, practical and useful information.  We have used an exercise we learned on safety this week that was a huge success with our people."

Judy Herr, EdD., Early Childhood Education Conference

"UW-Stout Professional Education Programs coordinates the annual early childhood education conference with creativity, precision and innovative strategies.  I have been pleased to work with this team of professionals,  knowing that every detail will be addressed."

Joshua Daniel-Wariya, Computers & Writing Conference attendee

"I can't stress enough how wonderful the conference was.  Easily the best conference of my career to this point." 

Robert Cole, Computers & Writing Conference attendee

"Staff was excellent, and the site was fantastic."


Congratulations ExporTech Grads!

Representatives of Organic Valley graduated from UW-Stout's ExporTech program on October 18. The specialized ExporTech series provided expert guidance for manufacturers in the food, beverage, and agriculture industries. During three sessions, participants learned about specific food laws, food labeling, market potential, sales and distribution channels, and more.

Organic Valley, an independent cooperative based in La Farge, Wisconsin, identified target markets in China, Mexico and Singapore. The cooperative anticipates significant growth in export sales over the next three years.

To learn more visit the ExporTech website or contact Joni Geroux of UW-Stout Professional Education.

Contact Information

Professional Education Programs and Services
221 10th Avenue E
Menomonie, WI 54751

Phone: 715.232.2793
Fax: 715.232.3385


A center within the 

UW-Stout Discovery Center

Upcoming Events


March 2017

Lean Certification Series: March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, and May 23
Red Cedar Watershed Conference: March 9
Leadership Academy: Phase 1: March 28-31

April 2017

Lean Certification Series: April 4
ExporTech: April 11
39th Annual Early Childhood Education Conference: April 28-29

May 2017

ISO 9001:2015 Transition Strategies for Your Organization: May 3
ISO 9001 Internal Process Auditor Training: May 4-5
ExporTech: May 16
Lean Certification Series: May 23

June 2017

Digital Fabrication for Educators: June 12-16
National Rural Institute on Alcohol and Drug Abuse: June 11-15
Summer Cinema Intensive: June 12 - August 4
ExporTech: June 20
Art & Design Camp
: June 18-22
Summer Cinema Master Class: June 24
Summer STEM Camp:
June 25-29


University of Wisconsin-Stout curriculum has been accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges & Schools. See specific programs.