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Outreach and Continuing Education

The Outreach and Continuing Education office provide both academic and professional development programs to meet the needs of lifelong learners. Working with departments within the university and various external partners, we offer a broad array of learning experiences for all adults.

Browse our current offerings developed in collaboration with our partners. To be notified of upcoming classes and workshops, subscribe to our e-mail list.

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Lunch & Learn - How to Talk to Anyone About Anything

Thursday, May 4, 2017
11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
City of River Falls Training Room in River Falls
Registration Fee: $15/chamber member, $20 nonmember

Your ability to get good results, whether personally or professionally, is dependent on your ability to hold successful conversations. Learn and practice skills that will equip you to get unstuck, even in difficult situations. Skills covered are based on the book, "Crucial Conversations: Tips for Talking When the Stakes are High," by Kerry Patterson, et. al. Offered by the River Falls Chamber of Commerce.

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Transition to Leadership Workshop

Thursday, June 29, 2017
8:30 Check in, 9 a.m. - noon Program
Regional Development Institute, UWRF Campus
Registration Fee: $295 individual, $270 each for 3 or more from same organization

The role of a leader differs in many ways from the role of a technical expert.  It takes more than a new name tag; it requires a transition from doing the work yourself to becoming one who fosters the productivity of others. This transition is even more complex if you must lead a group of former peers. This workshop provides practical guidance for those new to leadership or considering a leadership role. By attending, you will understand how to create effective boundaries, influence others, and build your capacity to lead.

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Withdrawals and Refunds

If you are unable to attend the workshop you may send a substitute or submit a written request for withdrawal by mail, fax or e-mail. Withdrawal requests received before June 22, 2017 will qualify the participant to receive a refund, less a $20 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for withdrawals received after June 22.

Would You Like to Teach A Class?

If you'd like to propose teaching a noncredit class or series of classes, please contact us. Program proposals are evaluated on:

  • fit with the UW-River Falls strategic plan
  • financial feasibility
  • perceived market need or demand

If your proposal is accepted, a member of our team will contact you to get things started.


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