University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Quantitative Live-Cell Analysis and Drug Screening Symposium

Wednesday, Sept 20
This event will bring together experts from Promega, Essen Bioscience, and UW–Madison to share best practices in the field of cell-based assays and a number of exciting new techniques and technologies that will accelerate your research and take your work to the next level. More.

Wisconsin Biohealth Summit

Tuesday, October 10
Madison, WI
BioForward Wisconsin’s annual summit takes on the new opportunities, challenges, and shifts in today’s healthcare industry. Register now and take advantage of dedicated networking time, business development opportunities, professional development workshops, and insight into where the biohealth industry is going. More.


Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP)

Applications due September 15
Applications are being accepted for this grant program that provides a BizSmart class along with one-on-one consulting to help you create the business plan you need for your business to succeed. Learn more and apply today. More.

BizSmart Training for Entrepreneurs

Thursdays, October 5- Nov 30
Entrepreneurs, need a refresher of the business basics or need to update or create your business plan to use as a guide for running your business? This is the training course for you. Each class includes 75-90 minutes of expert advice followed by 60 minutes of practical application.  More.

Entrepreneurons: WARF’s Plans for Advancing Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, October 3
Erik Iverson, WARF’s managing manager recently announed an eight year plan to a invest $60 million in startups affiliated with UW-Madison. What does that mean for campus entrepreneurs and Wisconsin? Find out at this event. More.


COURSE: Quantitative Methods for Process Improvement

Online self-paced via UW–Madison
With this online, self-paced course, you will develop a solid understanding of the basic concepts underlying quantitative analysis and business statistics important to any business problem, and especially so for Six Sigma projects. Gain the knowledge and the tools to dissect complicated business problems and provide quantitative analysis to problems instead of relying on intuition and instincts. More.

Course: Creating a Culture of Innovation

Wednesday, September 13
As a leader, you need to find ways to keep your organization competitive while keeping up with disruptive technologies. Design thinking can give your employees an innovation wake-up call as they work to meet your customers’ changing expectations. In this course, harness the power of design thinking and  take the mystery out of how to think like an innovator. More.

Job Fair: Catalent Is Hiring

Wednesday, September 13
Madison, WI
Catalent is a rapidly growing biopharmaceutical company looking for entry-level and experienced individuals pursuing a career in biotechnology. Learn about opportunities to grow your career, take a tour, talk with industry professionals, and apply for any positions you are interested in while on-site! More. 

 Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner

Wednesday, September 27
Madison, WI
Best- selling author and global traveler Eric Weiner will be the keynote speaker at the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce’s 65th Annual Dinner.  The event will bring together 1,000 business and community leaders for an engaging program featuring speakers, networking, music and more. More.

COURSE: Minimize Risk – Protecting your business in the age of data breaches & hacks

Wednesday, November 29
This comprehensive one day class will help you understand the problems related to cyber security and proactively take action against them. In this course you will be informed by experts on existing circumstances, assess your needs, prioritize your actions and create a plan. More.


COURSE: The SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP

September 20 – November 29
Establish yourself as a globally-recognized human resource expert by earning the new standard in HR certification: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP℠) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP℠). Ensure you’re prepared with our course designed for SHRM credential candidates. Expand and test your knowledge and practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for HR career success. More.

Course: Nuts and Bolts of Personnel Management

Wednesday, October 4
In this course, you will learn how to become a better manager by using good practices to manage people; including recruiting, training, development and evaluation of staff; feedback; and discipline. You will also learn about human resource management in government, particularly during difficult budget conditions, including the role of the operating manager. More.


Course: Coaching and Mentoring for Technical Leaders

Wednesday, October 11 – Thursday, October 12
Using the Situational Leadership®II (SLII®) system, you will learn and practice the three skills of a situational leader: goal-setting (aligning on what needs to be done), diagnosis (collaboratively assessing an individual’s competence and commitment on a specific task or goal) and matching (using a variety of leadership approaches, comfortably, to provide individuals with what they need to complete tasks or achieve goals. More.

Course: Project Leadership Communication

Thursday, October 19-20
As you serve as a project lead, you rarely have formal authority over team members, but the projects overall success is in your hands. In this course, learn techniques to help manage conflict in a project environment, review the best methods to disseminate information about the status of the project, and how to foster effective communication in the workplace. More.


Tax, Trade & Transcendent Capital

Tuesday, September 12
Madison, WI
The Madison International Trade Association invites you to this event to hear from the US-Mexico Chamber President and learn more about the current state of the three most important influences on manufacturers – tax, trade and capital. More.


COURSE: Beyond Black & White: Small Business Diversity

Thursday, November 30
Diversifying your workforce in a small business can be challenging. As a small business leaders, you can and should work to foster healthy, diverse and inclusive work environment. Learn strategies to broaden participant perception of diversity and increase cultural competence within your organization. More.