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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.

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Transition to Leadership Workshop

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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.

Participants will learn the differences between the role of an individual contributor and a front-line supervisor and apply the principles for establishing appropriate boundaries. They will also clarify person values, assess their level of emotional intelligence, and make a plan for their own areas of development.

Social Media for Business Workshop

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This hands-on, strategy workshop is designed for any small business owner, manager, or solo-preneur who is overwhelmed with the need to maintain a social media presence for their business. Workshop facilitator Amy Klous, will provide guidance on building your social media marketing strategy, creating engaging content to improve your reach, and discovering tips and tools to maximize your marketing time. You will leave with the skills and confidence to immediately apply what you've learned. Participants should have basic computer skills and bring their own laptop computer or other portable device. Lunch and materials are included with registration fee.

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Develop Career Skills

  • Browse our catalog of more than 400 online, noncredit classes.
  • Start any month and finish in just six weeks.
  • New courses introduced monthly

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 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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Outreach and Continuing Education
Regional Development Building