Professional Development Certificate Programs

These user-friendly certificate programs give you the skills you are looking for and strategies you can use immediately. Achieve your professional goals and get ahead! 

The Office of Continuing Education at UW-Whitewater offers certificate programs designed to develop new skills in areas that employers value most. Choose from three certificates that are offered with your schedule and budget in mind. These flexible, affordable programs provide working adults with the knowledge to use what you learn in your current position set you apart from others in your field.
Certificates consist of:

  • Your choice of three online courses that last six weeks each
  • A portfolio of examples from the workplace that demonstrate your ability to apply your knowledge
  • Consultants from the Office of Continuing Education give you one-on-one guidance and support along the way

Effective Communication Certificate 
  • Achieving Success with Difficult People
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Keys to Effective Communication
  • Managing Customer Service
  • Masterying Public Speaking
  • Writing Essentials

Leadership Certificate
  • Achieving Success with Difficult People
  • Building Teams that Work
  • Fundamentals of Supervision and Management 
  • Individual Excellence
  • Leadership
Office Management Certificate 
  • Business Finance for Non-Finance Personnel
  • Get Assertive!
  • Introduction to Database Development
  • Managing Customer Service
  • Understanding the Human Resource Function