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Land o’ Lakes Pharmaceutical Analysis Conference

Monday July 31 – August 3
Recognized as recognized worldwide as one of the premier teaching conferences for pharmaceutical scientists who want to learn about the application of analytical techniques to pharmaceuticals, this years conference focuses on developing a practical understanding of the analytical method lifecycle. More.


CleanTech Network Forum

Monday, July 24
With a focus on the cleantech needs and challences faced by startups and entrepreneurs in Wisconsin, this forum will highlight cleantech innovations  including technologies developed at the Wisconsin Energy Institute, the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and other research centers. More.


The Forward Festival

August 17-24
Madison, WI
Be a part of Wisconsin’s largest technology and entrepreneurship festival. Explore all of the opporunities in this 8-day celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship and join fellow entrepreneurs, nerds, geeks, hackers, foodies, and creatives from throught the Midwest. Highlights incluide the Pressure Chamber, the Startup Showcase and neXXpo. 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.

UW-Madison Business Engagement Day on CampusDay-on-camp-500x500

Wednesday, August 23
The Office of Corporate Relations invites you to this premier event where you can connect in a single day with all of the business engagement resources at UW. From recruitment to research, professional development to how to elevate your brand at UW, we’ve planned a day dedicated to your needs. Register now.

Advanced Materials Industrial Consortium (AMIC) Annual Meeting

Thursday, September 7
This meeting brings together industry, researchers, faculty and more in the in the engingerring and manufacturing fields from across the state. This years meeting is designed with more networking time, two poster sessions and includes a list of exciting speakers who will talk about new directions in research as well as open questions in the field or fields they intersect. 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. This course, harness the power of design thinking and  take the mystery out of how to think like an innovator. More.


Course: Facilitating Cross-Cultural Groups and Global Teams

Thursday, July 27
Madison, WI
This class from the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies gives you insights, strategies, and techniques to improve your cross-cultural sensitivity and competence as a facilitator and leader in a culturally diverse context. Explore key causes of cross-cultural misunderstandings and how to overcome them. More.

COurse: Creating Your Communications Plan: A Key Part of Change Management

Wednesday, August 9
Madison, WI
Leaders who understand the dynamics of change know that communication in many forms is a key piece of the complex change puzzle. This class from the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies will address the importance of good communication  in a change initiative. Learn how to create a plan for communications that supports your overall change strategies, including questions that will help you decide how open and transparent to be. 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: Business Planning Basics

Monday, July 31
Madison, WI
In this Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation class, learn how to use your business plan as a platform to accelerate success. Developing your business plan is a critical too for communication with potential funders, and as a guide and tool to manage business growth. This class will give you a brief synopsis on what goes into a business plan, what’s important and where to start. More.