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Mid-Management Business Education Programs

The transition from a non-management to a supervisory management role is complex and challenging. Let the SBDC's practical, real-world application seminars guide you on the path toward a successful role in supervisory management. The SBDC offers training that will align your efforts with the mission, vision and goals set forth by your company, and also with your employees and their needs. Bring more to your company by developing stronger skills in effective communication, time-management, decision-making and leadership. Essentially, the more you bring to your company, the more control you'll have over your own career.


University of Wisconsin Supervisory Management Certificate Program

Whether you're a supervisor, or hope to be one soon, our Supervisory Management Certificate Program can help you reach your goals. We've done it for more than 10,000 supervisors since 1979. Learn more.

*Discounts available. See brochure for details. 2018 Supervisory Management Brochure.pdf

Registration fee includes seminar, materials, lunch and refreshments.


UW-La Crosse Project Management Certificate Program

An innovative and collaborative education opportunity providing participants with a targeted and unique learning opportunity. Each participant’s program is custom designed to fill specific skill gaps and designed to work for their planned future career needs. Participants are required to complete 56 hours of learning activities to earn their certificate. Participants will work individually with the course instructor to select learning activities in-line with their goals and learning style. Program is self-guided. Learn more.

Ongoing sessions available*
UW-La Crosse campus

Please call our office to register:  608.785.8783.  Discounts are available for large groups of participants from the same organization.

*This is an ongoing, instructor led program. Our director will contact you within 48 hours of your registration to work with you on your instructor selection and to schedule the start of your program.

Direct questions regarding Project Management Certificate Program to Renee Adair:

Economic Indicators: An Update for the 7 Rivers Region

Thursday, March 29, 2018
7:00-9:00 a.m.
The Bluffs in the UW-La Crosse Student Union
521 East Avenue North
Cost: $25

Topic: Building Tomorrow's Workforce: Understanding and Using Effective Internship Strategies

Developing tomorrow’s workforce presents unique challenges for today’s employers. It is increasingly important for employers to identify, attract, and retain capable workers. Students are faced with the need to identify and gain the required knowledge and skills to be successful in their careers. Internships can become an effective way to “match” employers and students. To be effective, employers and students need to better understand and use internship strategies that work. At the Spring 2018 Economic Indicators event, Dr. John Nunley, Economics Department at UWL, will offer his current insights and perspectives on the role of internships in supporting the region’s local economy and how they can help build a sustainable workforce. A guest panel of employers will discuss their internship practices and offer insight on how to develop and implement an effective internship program. 

Register here.

UW-La Crosse, in cooperation with State Bank Financial and the La Crosse Tribune, initiated a long-term study in early 2002 of our region's economic indicators. The research is ongoing and focuses on trends for a nine-county region that includes counties in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. This project is expected to continuously build a base of economic information and provide decision makers with valuable tools for strategic planning. The information will also provide a basis for comparison with other regions and a measure of our progress as a region. 

Semi-annual breakfast meetings provide a general update on core indicators and also a focus on a selected economic topic.  

In addition to the open forum, findings are also summarized in a print publication distributed at the meetings and also available on the State Bank Financial website: . We have also provided links to the core economic indicators. Readers can use these links as needed for individual research projects.