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Forward In Energy Forum

Friday, February 24
This forum at the Wisconsin Energy Institute will consider the role of the federal government in determining greenhouse gas emissions, the role of state and local governments and organizations, the “conservative” case for a carbon tax, and how interactions between politics and science affect the way we approach climate policy. More.


Entrepreneurons Series: What Surprises Founders

Wednesday, February 22
Join this session for a closer look at what legal nuances have surprised founders on their entrepreneurial journey. Keynote by Paul Temple of AlphaTech Counsel and joined by panelist Mary Jo Gordon of Gordon & Associates,
Shawn Guse of Intuitive Biosciences, Shobhan Thakkar from HealthX Ventures and Andy Walker from Fetch Rewards LLC. Register.


WIN-Madison Luncheon: CyberThreats

Tuesday, February 21
Madison, WI
The Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon will take a closer look at cyber-threats, phishing and hacks. Learn how to stay alert to those threats and how to better protect assets. More.

UW Facilities Open House

Tuesday,  February 21
Companies are invited to explore UW-Madison’s instrumentation capabilities with a focus on instrumentation and resources for materials research. Learn more about the core facilities at the College of Engineering,  Departments of Geosciences, Chemistry, as well as the nationally recognized NMRFAM and UW Physical Sciences Lab. Register by February 13. More.

Wisconsin Evening & Executive MBA Programs Information Session

Wednesday, February 22
Join students and staff from the UW-Madison part-time Evening MBA and Executive MBA programs to learn more about these options for working professionals.  The information session will cover will cover admissions, student and career services, and our global learning experience. RSVP online.

Big Night out at QBE

Wednesday, February 22
Madison, WI
Come celebrate the ribbon-cutting at the newly designed Global Digital Innovation Lab at the QBE North America office in Sun Prairie. The Lab is designed to facilitate collaboration among members of the QBE community, academic researchers and students along with external experts, vendors and startups. More.

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.


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

Wednesday, February 22- April 26
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 this UW SBDC course designed for SHRM credential candidates. Expand and test your knowledge and practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for HR career success. More.


Keys to Export Compliance in 2017

Tuesday, February 14
This luncheon and workshop gathers a panel of export compliance professionals who will discuss various compliance scenarios. Whether you are a manufacturer or agricultural producer asking “where do I start?” or looking for insights about export compliance management plans, audits this seminar will help you learn how to successfully navigate the landscape of export-import compliance. More.


Getting real results with LinkedIn

Tuesday,  February 28
Madison, WI
In this DreamBank session, you’ll take that LinkedIn profile for years and learn in a fun and actionable presentation, what two things are standing between you and success on LinkedIn. More.

Digital Engagement Series

Thursday, March 9
It’s not enough just to be on the internet.  You have to create content and engage your customers.  Register for this series from the UW Small Business Development Center and learn what you need to do to create trust so that you can engage customers and prospects and utilize the internet to build and grow your business. More


Navigating Performance Management of the Family Enterprise

Thursday, March 2
In this special lecture series presentation from the UW Family Business Center, the focus is on the specific risks and challenges around developing, evaluating, and sometimes disciplining family employees and provide senior leaders, non-family managers and human resources practitioners alike solid advice on how to approach coaching, performance management, and in some cases exit, for family employees. More.

 Negotiating your Lease

Thursday, March 9
Madison, WI
When you are just starting out your small business, location can be key. This session from the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation teaches you the facts about leasing commercial space, selecting the right location for your business and negotiating the terms of the lease. More.