Professional Education Programs and Services

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The Discovery Center is following UW-Stout campus COVID-19 guidelines, safety requirements and meeting protocols (see latest updates). Discovery Center Staff is available during normal business hours, with limited on campus representation. Discovery Center visitors are allowed access to our offices by appointment only. 

Hours: 8:00AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday, dependent on building availability

Appointments can be set by contacting our offices:

Main office - 715-232-2397 or

  • including Center for Innovation & Development, Center for Limnological Research & Rehabilitation, EDA-University Center, FabLab, and Leadership Institute

Manufacturing Outreach Center - 866-880-2262 or

Office of Research & Sponsored Programs - 715-232-1126 or

Professional Education Programs & Services - 715-232-2793 or

UW-Stout Professional Education Programs and Services, a resource of the Discovery Center, supports the mission of University of Wisconsin-Stout by providing adult learners with access to education and resources for the enrichment of their lives, both personally and professionally. Our programs and services include:
  • Conferences and workshops
  • Credentialing (CEUs)
  • Customized business training
  • Event planning services

In 2017 we served lifelong learners from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, District of Columbia, France, Ghana, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States - All 50 States, and Virgin Islands.

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Learning Opportunities

UW-Stout Professional Education explores an array of topics relevant to lifelong learners like you. Check out our conferences, workshops, seminars, and certificate programs designed for...

Custom Programs

UW-Stout Professional Education offers educational programs tailored to your business or organizational strategy and growth objectives. Working as partners, we will identify your educational needs and define learning objectives for the program. With an innovative approach, we will design and develop a unique, personalized learning experience for your organization.

In addition, we will:

  • Deliver onsite or at a location convenient for you.
  • Engage credentialed faculty and instructors with subject matter expertise matched to your learning objectives and culture.
  • Create a learning environment for engaging discussion and robust interaction to promote the development of critical thinking skills.
  • Utilize proven adult learning principles and methodology.
  • Integrate real-world application.

 How can UW-Stout Professional Education build a unique learning opportunity for you? Contact us today to start the conversation.

Program Planning and Event Management

The thought of having to work out all the details and arrangements for a successful program can be overwhelming. Let UW-Stout Professional Education's experience save you hours of work and lots of headaches. Our professional team is ready to help you!

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...pleased to work with this team of professionals, knowing that every detail will be addressed.
Judy Herr, Ed.D. Early Childhood Education Conference
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