University of Wisconsin–Madison

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BIOTECHNOLOGY

 Land O’ Lakes Pharmaceutical R&D Conference

Monday, June 5- Thursday, June 8
UW-Madison
This premier teaching conferences for pharmaceutical scientists is developed and conducted by the Division of Pharmacy Professional Development, School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison. The 2017 conference will focus on material sciences-based approaches to improving drug delivery performance: from discovery through manufacturing. More.

ENTREPRENEURS

Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference

June 6-7
UW-Madison
This two-day event is filled with how-to,” hands-on events for entrepreneurs of all ages and experience levels. Network with attendees from businesses across a broad span of categories, from information technology to cleantech, from advanced manufacturing to the life sciences, and from business services to consulting. More.

SBIR Road Tour

July 18
Madison, WI
Calling all innovators, entrepreneurs, small technology firms, and researchers; register now to secure your spot with individual program managers from the 11 participating agencies representing $2.5 billion in early-stage funding who will participate in a one-day event.  alongside technology entrepreneurs and state innovation ecosystem members. More.

GENERAL BUSINESS

Evening & Executive MBA Information Sessions

Availability Tuesday, June 6
UW-Madison
Reserve your time to connect with students and staff from the University of Wisconsin-Madison part-time Evening MBA and Executive MBA programs. Gain the information you need on the programs from working professionals, our admissions team and career services. 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.

Virtual reality: It’s a real force in Wisconsin

Tuesday, June 27
Madison, WI
Take a step into the VR world and learn how virtual reality tools are adding measurable value to business and education.  Hear why it is a solution to real-world problems by allowing information to be shared earlier and more effectively. More.

HUMAN RESOURCES/MANAGEMENT

Rethinking Leadership Conference

Tuesday, June 6
Madison, WI
Join the Division of Continuing Studies for this one-day conference featuring 15 breakout sessions on thought-provoking and useful leadership topics.  Keynote by Madison’s community leader Oscar Mireles.  Great opportunity to network and learn from other leader / managers and talented presenters.  Deepen your leadership understanding and skill set. More.

Course: Managing Teams Effectively

Thursday, June 8- Friday, June 9
UW-Madison
Being an effective team manager is a critical role in any organization that encourages individuals to work together to accomplish strategic goals. This course from the Center for Professional and Executive Development will provide you with the skills and tools to lead effective meetings, manage group dynamics, assess and improve team performance, understand individual strengths, and improve team communication. More.

INTERNATIONAL

India – the Future is Now!

Tuesday, June 13
UW-Madison
Curious about exploring India as the next big global market? Attend this MITA event and learn revealing insights into the opportunities and challenges of doing business in India. Learn from the experiences of three Wisconsin companies who have had significant business relationships and success in India. More.

MARKETING

Understanding Social Media Metrics to Grow Your Business

Tuesday, May 23
Madison, WI
Have you been wondering how to use social media to grow your business? Learn how to interpret your social media analytics to understand and optimize your marketing strategies. Understand what yields the best return on investment, learn more about A/B testing, and advertising metrics. More.

SMALL BUSINESS

COURSE: Start or Grow your business

Wednesdays, starting May 10
Madison, WI
This hands-on, 8 week series from the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation will give you the foundation you need when starting and running a small business. This series uses the online LivePlan platform so having knowledge of computer skills is required. More.