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BioForward Speaker Series: A Look Back at Wisconsin Biohealth Advocacy: BioForward and UW-Madison Legislative Advocacy Update

Wednesday, March 7
Madison, WI
Join Ben Miller,  UW-Madison Assistant Vice Chancellor for Government & Corporate Affairs, and Crystal Potts, UW-Madison Director of State Relations, as they share details from last year’s budget and its impact on both the university and Wisconsin’s biohealth community. Learn more about the university’s focus on teaching, research, and outreach and how UW’s contributions in life sciences and technologies improve the quality of life in Wisconsin and the world. Register.



Monday, February 28
OCR is pleased to be one of the partners of Entrepreneurons, which this spring looks at what opportunities make good startups, when to take the plunge, how to take the first steps, who to bring along and how to pay for it all. In this next session, Entrepreneurons focuses on defining the market opportunity.  You will learn more about how to reframe the box and determine what is an  “addressable market?”. The keynote and panel will help you understand the basics of market sizing and determining the “addressable market” through basis and relational data analysis.  More.


Explore UW-Madison Evening or Executive MBA Programs

Monday, February 26
Explore your options and attend on-campus information sessions for the Wisconsin School of Business Evening MBA or the Executive MBA programs. Admissions staff will be on hand along with current students to give you insight into the program and answer questions you may have.

Hiding in Plain Sight: Managing Substance Abuse & Mental Illness in a Family Business

Thursday, March 1
The UW-Madison Family Business Center next Speaker Series turns the focus on an important topic: Mental Illness. 1 in 5 adults will experience it, and 60% of adults wilth a mental illness have not received treatment in the previous year. And it can impact an entire family. When that family also shares an asset (ex. family business), there is an added layer of complexity to an already confusing and crisis-driven situation. This workshop takes a closer look and gives attendees a framework for understanding the issues and developing a plan. More.

Wisconsin Innovation Network – Milwaukee

Thursday, March 8
Milwaukee, WI
Join Guri Sohi, professor and chairman of the UW-Madison Department of Computer Sciences, and colleague professor Jignesh Patel as they highlight how the department and computer sciences can help industry in Wisconsin and beyond. More.


The SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Course

Wednesday, February 28 – May 2 (10 Sessions)
The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center brings you this intensive one evening a week for 10 sessions program which combines expert instruction with the SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the exam. More.


Global Cyber Security: Protecting Your Assets

Tuesday, March 13
Madison, WI
Madison International Trade Association invites you to this innovative session where you will learn more about cyber security threats and what you need to do to be both poactive and protected. 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.

Capstone Certificate: Foundations of Professional Development

Online, self-paced via UW–Madison
This online certificate provides a complete toolkit for well-rounded professionals. Graduates gain a competitive edge by learning how to lead teams, create and deliver dynamic presentations, effect change, and understand legal, financial, and marketing concepts, among other essential skills. More.


Social Media for a Small business in a small community

Tuesday, February 26
Monroe, WI
Join Dexter Patterson, social-media and digital specialist from the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (and 2017 presenter at UW-Madison’s business engagement Day on Campus) as he shares insights on how to increase your small businesses social media profile. More.