Below is an overview of our Business and Industry-related offerings. Click on the program title for details and a link to more information.

 

Accounting and Finance

Fully online, instructor led offerings in accounting and finance

QuickBooks for Contractors:

Program Details: Learn how to use the Premier Contractor Edition of QuickBooks 2013

Program Dates/Times: There are no dates scheduled at this time for this program.  Please contact us if you are interested in future program dates.

Program Location: Online

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Administrative Lean

Program Details: Administrative Lean is a set of guidelines used to improve office function by eliminating waste and non-value-added activities. This workshop will introduce you to tools that will help you and your office be more efficient and increase customer experience satisfaction.

Target Audience: Administrators, office managers, office staff

Fee: $75 includes conference session, conference materials and break. A 10% discount will apply when two or more people attend from the same organization.

Program Dates: There are no dates scheduled at this time for this program. Please e-mail us if you are interested in future program dates.

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Business Coaching Certificate

 

Fully online, instructor led offerings

 

Business Coaching

 

 

Certificate Program Details: This two course certificate will prepare you to create the working environment that your employees will find truly rewarding.

 

Mentoring and Coaching in the Workplace Level 1:

Mentoring an coaching have come to be used more frequently in organizations to improve leadership competencies and provide employee support. It has benefits for both the employer and employee. Develop skills in the development, implementation, and support of coaching and mentoring programs in your workplace. Take home the toolkit that you need to improve employee performance.

Program Dates/Times: There are no dates scheduled at this time for this program.  Please contact us if you are interested in future program dates.

 

Mentoring and Coaching in the Workplace Level 2:

Building on Coaching and Mentoring in the Workplace Level 1, this course takes an in-depth look at variable involved in employee support. You will develop skills that will allow you to critically analyze your programs relative to group dynamics and coaching strategies.

Program Dates/Times: There are no dates scheduled at this time for this program.  Please contact us if you are interested in future program dates.

Program Location: Online

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Business Writing

Fully online, instructor led offerings business-related offerings

Effective Business Writing:

Program Details: Don't let small gaps in your business writing skills prevent you from reaching your full potential! By the end of this course, you will know the secret to developing powerful written documents that immediately draw reader in and keep them motivated to continue until your very last, well-chosen word.

Program Dates/Times: There are no dates scheduled at this time for this program.  Please contact us if you are interested in future program dates.

Program Location: Online

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Certificate in Customer Service

 

Fully online, instructor led offerings

 

Certificate in Customer Service

 

 

Certificate Program Details: This two course certificate will teach you to improve your customer service skills to enhance your career skill set, improve productivity and increase your organization's success. The Certificate includes two, one-month courses. You may also choose to take each course individually.

 

Keys to Customer Service:

Learning to build your customer service skills will have a powerful impact on your career success as well as success in other areas of your life. Through this course, you will discover the direct relationship between service skills and career achievement. You will become skilled at being an exceptional service provider. You can help your organization and your career by translating your good service intentions into a workable plan and gain knowledge of ways to consistently deliver great service. The payoff is enormous.

Program Dates/Times: There are no dates scheduled at this time for this program.  Please contact us if you are interested in future program dates.

 

Extraordinary Customer Service:

Transform your customer service into something extraordinary. As a result, more repeat business will improve your bottom line. Customer service separates you from your competition. Extraordinary customer service comes from focusing on the few essential elements that yield big results. Discover how easy it is to tweak your customer service from the ordinary to the extraordinary. You’ll take away a customer service plan that will help you focus on the key elements that will get you started on your pathway to success

Program Dates/Times: There are no dates scheduled at this time for this program.  Please contact us if you are interested in future program dates.

Program Location: Online

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Certificate in Project Management

Program Details: The University of Wisconsin-Stout online Project Management Certificate Program is self guided in order to give participants the flexibility to complete the learning activities according to their schedules.

Target Audience: Project coordinators/managers

Fee: $2000 includes customized instruction and a copy of the Project Management workbook by Kay Wais, PMP program director in this self-paced course. The workbook contains a detailed 52-step road map that covers every project management responsibility from project initiation to closure and serves as an excellent resource after the training.

Program Dates: Register today. Online, ongoing open enrollment.

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Digital Fabrication: Why Your School District Should Take Notice

 

Digital Fabrication: Why Your School District Should Take Notice

Program Details: Digital fabrication will change the world (including secondary education!)

Topics include:

  • Why should your school system establish a "Fab Lab"?
  • Building momentum (and understanding) with teachers and the community.
  • Important stages in the development of a fabrication laboratory.
  • Now we have a Fab Lab.....how do we use it to enhance learning?
  • How can my school build/engage in/with a regional network?

Why should Superintendents, Principals, Curriculum Directors, and Tech Ed Instructors attend?

  • Digital fabrication is changing manufacturing operations and will also affect retail systems.
  • STEM education will also need to change
  • Digital fabrication will change the employment outlook for your students.
  • This workshop will provide you with access to startup tools.

Presenters:

  • Scott Simenson, Director of the Digital Fabrications Lab, Century College, White Bear Lake, MN
  • Mike Cropp, Manager for the Discovery Center Fab Lab, UW-Stout, Menomonie, WI
  • Silvia Tiala, Assistant Professor, UW-Stout, Menomonie, WI
  • Sherry Lassiter, Program Manager for the Center for Bits and Atoms, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA

Program Dates/Times: December 6, 2013, from 10:15 am - 2:45 pm

Program Location: 132 Applied Arts, 414 13th Avenue East, Menomonie, Wisconsin

REGISTRATION:

$150/participant (includes breaks, lunch, instructional materials and .4 CEUs)

REGISTER ONLINE HERE

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ExporTech

Program Details: ExporTech was designed specifically for manufacturers that need innovative ways to grow, and see international sales as part of the answer. The program provides executive leaders with a systematic approach for entering or expanding in global markets. It is the only national export assistance program that offers a structured, yet customizable process that guides companies through every aspect of export growth.

Target Audience: Company Executives including CEO, Owner, VP/Director of International Sales, VP/Director of Sales and Marketing

Fee: Register today. $5,500 per company (scholarships available for up to $3,000). Registration fee includes instruction, personal coaching, course materials, value package from sponsors, and morning refreshments and lunch at all three sessions for up to three individuals from the same company.

Program Dates: Spring 2015 program dates are coming soon!

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Hospitality Career Conference

Program Details: UW-Stout’s School of Hospitality Leadership is an astonishing program. The career conference provides a chance for students to network one on one with potential employers, as well as giving companies a chance to see what our programs have to offer. The School of Hospitality Leadership offers a wide variety of courses and focus area, including hotel and lodging, tourism, club management, restaurant management, special events, marketing, property management, gaming management, and golf enterprise management.

Target Audience: Hospitality and Tourism Industry employers

Fee: Exhibitors: $250/booth, Attendees: no fee

Program Dates: February 21, 2012

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How to Make Almost Anything

Program Details: This program is an introduction to personal digital fabrication using the UW-Stout Discovery Center FabLab. The program is designed for innovators, entrepreneurs, artists and other individuals desiring to  
move ideas into production using modern digital equipment. You will learn about the FabLab history, how to operate the equipment and explore design to make your project come to life!

Target Audience: Innovators, inventors, entrepreneurs, artists

Fee: Non-Credit - $429.00, Undergraduate Credit - $469.00, Graduate Credit- $555.23

Program Dates: There are no dates scheduled at this time for this program.  Please email us If you are interested in future program dates.

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ISO 9001 Internal Auditor Training

Program Details: Internal auditors are vital to a successful management system. Good internal auditing provides the necessary insight on how well the system is performing for you. The course will provide a detailed review of the ISO standard requirements and the proof that should be available to the auditor.

Target Audience: Our internal auditor course is designed to help a range of people, from ISO novices to those experienced in auditing or managing the systems.

Program Dates: October 27-28, 2014 

Fee: $550 per person or $495 per person when three or more attend from the same organization.

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Lean Certification Series

Program Details: The Lean Certification series comprises a series of workshops that include live simulations with a mentored implementation project at your company. This powerhouse combination provides swift and targeted technical competencies custom-fit to your unique needs. The cost savings from your first project typically pay back your investment many times over and promote the next continuous improvement activities.

Target Audience:
The Lean Certification Series is designed for individuals charged with leading the implementation of Lean within their organization, resident experts, or those advancing within the organization

Fee:
Early Bird single registration is $1,800. Complete details.

Program Dates:
 Coming Spring 2015!  Dates to be determined

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Lean Government

Program Details: As government entities and other public and private sector organizations are challenged to do more with limited resources, it is crucial to improve office efficiency by eliminating non-value added activities in the workplace. Implementation of Lean practices results in improved and streamlined processes, where staff can experience a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day and serve their clients in a timely manner with less chaos and frustrations.

Target Audience:
Government office and administration professionals. Also appropriate for education, healthcare, business and financial, service organizations

Fee:
$159.00 per person includes instruction, workshop materials, lunch and morning beverages. A 10% discount will apply when two or more people attend from the same organization

Program Dates:
There are no dates scheduled at this time for this program. Please e-mail us if you are interested in future program dates.

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Lean Organization Series

Program Details: LEAN principles aren't new. For over 29 years, LEAN has been changing business and industry to eliminate waste and increase efficiency. It enables organizations to become customer focused, value-based and resource efficient. Applying LEAN principles for the purpose of streamlining processes leads to greater efficiency and customer satisfaction.

Target Audience: Office and administrative professionals from all industry sectors, including education, government, healthcare, business, financial and service organizations.

Fee:  See program web page for complete details.

Program Dates: JUNE 4 & 5 and JULY 9 & 10, 2014
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Legal Studies Certificate

Program Details: University of Wisconsin-Stout has partnered with The Center for Legal Studies, the leader in online legal certificate programs, to offer their Legal Certificate Online series. These nine non-credit interactive certificate programs provide comprehensive training in preparation for working in the challenging and rapidly growing legal profession.

Target Audience: Legal Professionals

Fee: Varies according to type of certificate

Program Dates: Register todayWinter: January 13–February 28, 2014;  Spring: March 10–April 25, 2014; Early Summer: May 5–June 20, 2014

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Leveraging Logistics: Untapped Opportunity for Cost Reduction

Program Details: Logistics is as much a part of manufacturing companies as is product design, shop floor layout, sales and marketing, procurement and manufacturing yield. As follow-up to our initial overview offering “Leveraging Logistics”, we are in the development phases of more specific offerings within the categories of Transportation & Transportation Strategic Resourcing, Supply Chain Strategy, Warehousing & Distribution, Logistics IT, Inbound & Reverse Logistics, and Operations Improvement. Please contact us if you have specific needs in these or any other logistics areas.

Target Audience:

* Production and logistics (P&L) executives
* CEOs, COOs, CFOs and managers of operational or financial performance
* Traffic and distribution managers
* Senior manufacturing managers
* Senior sales executives
* Supply chain managers
* Procurement executives responsible for inbound logistics and the formulation of economic order quantities
* Students or company managers poised for professional growth in the logistics industry
 
Program Dates:
There are no program dates scheduled at this time for this program. Please contact us if you are interested in future program dates.

Management and Leadership

 

Fully online, instructor led offerings

 

Creating A Successful Business Plan:

Program Details: Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success.

Program Dates/Times: There are no dates scheduled at this time for this program.  Please contact us if you are interested in future program dates.

Program Location: Online

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Distribution and Logistics Management:

Program Details: Learn how to improve your company's distribution and logistics management activities, increase customer satisfaction and improve operational throughput. 

Program Dates/Times: There are no dates scheduled at this time for this program.  Please contact us if you are interested in future program dates.

Program Location: Online

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Supply Chain Management Fundamentals:

Program Details: Master the fundamentals of supply chain management and prepare for internationally recognized certification examinations.

Program Dates/Times: Start dates of July 17, 2013; August 21, 2013 and September 18, 2013

Program Location: Online

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Business Finance for Non-Finance Personnel:

Program Details: This course will help you understand business environments, financial statements, and strategy so you can make more profitable business and personal financial decisions.

Program Dates/Times: Start dates of July 17, 2013; August 21, 2013 and September 18, 2013

Program Location: Online

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Fundamentals of Supervision and Management I:

Program Details: Learn the "people skills" required to motivate and delegate, and learn tools for solving problems and resolving conflicts.

Program Dates/Times: Start dates of July 17, 2013; August 21, 2013 and September 18, 2013

Program Location: Online

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Fundamentals of Supervision and Management II:

Program Details: Learn how to be an effective manager or supervisor. Master the basics of communicating effectively, and learn tools for developing your own interpersonal skills.

Program Dates/Times: Start dates of July 17, 2013; August 21, 2013 and September 18, 2013

Program Location: Online

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Manufacturing

Fully online, instructor led offerings

Manufacturing Fundamentals:

Program Details: Basic skills for manufacturing, including the roles that production design, process planning and the heart of 13 other processes play in creating a high-performing organization.

Program Dates/Times: There are no dates scheduled at this time for this program.  Please contact us if you are interested in future program dates.

Program Location: Online

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Manufacturing Applications:

Program Details: Learn to apply the principles and concepts of manufacturing, including MPS, PAC, MRP, and inventory management. You will also learn about the elements of a logistics system, including warehousing and receiving.

Program Dates/Times: There are no dates scheduled at this time for this program.  Please contact us if you are interested in future program dates.

Program Location: Online

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Manufacturing Advantage Conference

Program Details: We are striving to provide our attendees with valuable tools and information to achieve and sustain profitability, including methods surrounding the people within their organization, the processes they practice on the plant floor and throughout the company, and opportunities for sustainability practices that improve their bottom line.

Target Audience:
Manufacturing professionals

Program Dates:
 2015 Dates to be determined. Please e-mail us if you have questions.

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Principles of Lean

Program Details: Get everyone at your company speaking the language of Lean by attending this one-day Lean 101 workshop incorporating interactive instruction and hands-on simulation. The more your employees understand the concepts of Lean and appreciate the possibilities of its implementation, the more success you will have developing a company-wide culture of process improvement.

Target Audience: Manufacturing professionals

Program Dates: There are no dates scheduled at this time for this program. Please e-mail us if you are interested in future program dates.

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The Red Cedar: Land, Water and People Coming Together

Program Details: Are you interested in joining fellow citizens in the Red Cedar area to develop a vision and action plan to restore and maintain a healthy water system for our future? The Red Cedar: Land, Water and People Coming Together event is an opportunity to bring best practices and innovative ideas to the forefront.
 
Target Audience: The program will provide a forum for farmers, resource managers, businesses, organizations and educators from throughout the area.
 
Fee: Register Today. Early Registration $35
 
Program Dates: Thursday, March 12, 2015

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School of Hospitality Leadership Executive in Residence Program

Program Details: The UW-Stout School of Hospitality Leadership is proud to announce the Spring 2012 Executive in Residence Program featuring Rhonda K. Johannesen, Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development at Education Reality Trust, Inc.

Target Audience: Faculty, Staff and Students with interests in hospitality and tourism.

Fee: Register Today. Registration is complimentary but required by April 12, 2012

Program Dates: Thursday, April 19, 2012

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Start Your Own Business

 

Fully online, instructor led offerings

 

Start Your Own Small Business:

Program Details: Stop dreaming and learn how to start your won successful small business.

Program Dates/Times: There are no dates scheduled at this time for this program.  Please contact us if you are interested in future program dates.

Program Location: Online

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Creating A Successful Business Plan:

Program Details: Turn your business ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success.

Program Dates/Times: There are no dates scheduled at this time for this program.  Please contact us if you are interested in future program dates.

Program Location: Online

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Marketing Your Business on the Internet:

Program Details: Develop an internet marketing plan for you business that incorporates SEO, advertising, eMail, social media, and more.

Program Dates/Times: There are no dates scheduled at this time for this program.  Please contact us if you are interested in future program dates.

Program Location: Online

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Start and Operate Your Own Home-based Business:

Program Details: An experienced entrepreneur teaches you how to develop the motivation, discipline, and creativity to quit your job and be your own boss.

Program Dates/Times: There are no dates scheduled at this time for this program.  Please contact us if you are interested in future program dates.

Program Location: Online

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