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

Prof Ed Reach


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."


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

April 2016

ExporTechApril 5, May 10, June 14
Live Figure Drawing Event: April 9
Leadership Half-day SeminarsApril 12,19,26
38th Annual Early Childhood Education ConferenceApril 22-23

May 2016

Lean Certification SeriesMay 3
ExporTech: May 10, June 14
ISO 9001/13485 Internal Process Auditor Training: May 12-13

June 2016

Design Camp: June 12-June 17
STEM Camp: June 19-June 24
ExporTech: June 14
National Rural Institute on Alcohol and Drug Abuse: June 12-16
R3 Innovative Technologies Retreat: June 27 - July 1

August 2016

Midwest Craft Brewers Conference: August 1-2

September 2016

Manufacturing Advantage Conference: September 28-29
Family and Consumer Sciences Education Conference: September 30



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