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."

...a resource of the Discovery Center

Contact Information

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

Phone: 715.232.2793
Fax: 715.232.3385


Upcoming Events

October 2017

ISO 9001:2015 Transition Strategies for Your Organization
October 18
ISO 9001 Internal Process Auditor Training
October 19 and October 20

Fab Lab Training: Discovery Series
October 19 - 20

Cabot Executive in Residence
October 26

November 2017

ExporTech Program
November 7

December 2017

ExporTech Program
December 12

Continuous Improvement System Workshop
December 13

January 2018

Fab Lab Training: Discovery Series
January 17-18

ExporTech Program
January 23

March 2018

Red Cedar Watershed Conference
March 8, 2018

April 2018

40th Annual Early Childhood Education Conference
April 20-21, 2018

May 2018

Furthering Food Safety: A Lab Approch with Rapid Detection Techniques
May 22-24 2018

June 2018

2018 WiFAB Retreat WEST on the UW-Stout Campus
June 25-29, 2018

34th National Rural Institute on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
June 10-14, 2018

July 2018

2018 WiFAB Retreat EAST on the Fox Valley Technical College Campus
July 23-27, 2018


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