Planning Your Personal Professional Development

UW-Madison offers staff and students a variety of professional development opportunities.

Learning and Talent Development

Selected offerings from UW-Madison Learning and Talent Development are below. To view the entire catalog, please click here.

Fully Prepared to Manage: Principles of Supervision and Management

Fully Prepared to Lead: Fully Prepared to Lead (FP2L) is a competency-based professional development program for UW-Madison employees.  FP2L is integrated with the Leadership @ UW Framework to maintain a consistent, common leadership language across campus.

Building Inclusion@UW: Aims to create awareness, provide training and development, and deepen the capacity for all employees to feel valued as contributing members of a team, work group, and the campus community.

Fully Prepared to Engage: Fully Prepared to Engage (FP2E) is an innovative approach to professional development, intended to fullyengage employees and others in the meaningful experiences of their work.

Thrive at UW-Madison: Free courses facilitate the development of knowledge, skills, and abilities that support participants in gaining a better understanding of themselves, their campus unit, and the university.

Employee Wellness

Information Technology

Face-to-Face Classes

The University of Wisconsin has partnered with New Horizons of Wisconsin to provide high-quality, live technology training to our students, faculty and staff.

More information, including class costs, can be found here.

For any questions or information please contact the UW-Training Specialist at 920-476-0081 or

Application Training

Technical Training

Online Training (

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The online training service provides access to—a full library of self-study software tutorials available anytime, anywhere.


  • Free and available 24/7
  • Geared toward all levels of experience, from beginners to experts
  • Learn at individual own pace: play, pause, rewind
  • Resources for classes that require software skills
  • Easily searched and quick to browse
  • Topics range from office productivity and graphic design tools to programming and web production codes
  • tutorials can be plugged into a syllabus


  • Must be a UW-Madison faculty, researcher, staff, or student


Center for Professional and Executive Development

Part of the Wisconsin School of Business, the Center for Professional and Executive Development focuses on leadership and management training that helps individuals and organizations become better prepared to meet real-world, right-now business challenges and to achieve their greatest working potential.

Individual classes and certificate programs are available. More information, including cost, registration information, and more, is here.