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Professional & Personal Growth

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Maximizing Professional & Personal Growth

We understand that in work and in life, you are looking for purpose, relationships and steps to what's next. We help you bring out your best with classes, workshops and certificate programs, designed to help you realize your true calling.

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Professional Development

Enhance your career and job responsibilities with training designed for now. Watch webpage for updates.



Upgrade yourself, your relationships and your life.

Financial planning for retirement

Retirement Planning Fundamentals

Fee: $54

This course is a must if you are over the age of 55 and focuses on how you may prepare for a comfortable retirement. This is the same training as the in-person session but available completely online and able to be accessed anytime. Instructions on how to access the online course will be outlined in the email confirmation you will receive after enrollment. Duration: Approximately 6 hours to complete. In this course, you will learn.

  • Concepts and strategies to help you handle your day-to-day finances
  • How to potentially reduce your taxes and manage your investments
  • Optional: How to assess your current financial situation and develop a personalized plan during a one-on-one meeting with a financial advisor


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Roger Klumb
Roger Klumb, CFP®, is a Certified Financial Planner™ at Baird, having joined the firm in 2008. He worked as a financial analyst at GE Healthcare prior to his career at Baird. He is a Wisconsin native and an avid Badgers fan. He currently lives in Sussex, Wisconsin with his wife and their three sons.
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John Richards
John “J.R.” Richards, AAMS®, earned a bachelor's degree in Finance from Marquette University. He is an Accredited Asset Management Specialist. He is a Board Member of the Eisenhower Center in Milwaukee. J.R., his wife, Lori, and their two daughters reside in Shorewood.

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Mental Health During a Crisis

Fee: $25

Since early 2020, almost every area of our lives has been impacted by the pandemic. These radical changes have occurred at all levels — national and local, individual and family, practical and emotional — seismic transformations that can leave you feeling fearful, overwhelmed, and worried about what the future might look like. Taking care of your mental health during extreme situations is crucial. In this course, you will learn:

  • How to proactively address emotional upheaval
  • Expand your understanding of psychological well-being
  • Identify and process your reactions to crisis by learning healthy ways to cope when circumstances feel beyond your control


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Angela Wessels, LPC, NCC
Alumna of UW-Green Bay

B.S. Psychology
M.A. Mental Health Counseling

Angela Wessels has worked in the mental health field since 2010. She holds a counseling license in the state of Wisconsin and is a nationally certified counselor with Lifepoint Counseling, LLC. Angela has experience providing community educational programming, providing outpatient counseling to a variety of ages and populations, and also provides critical incident debriefings for first responders after traumatic incidents.

Career Progression

Designed to skip past the fluff and catapult you into new abilities and knowledge, our certificate programs will make a difference in your career goals.

Specialized Training

Certificate programs offer specialized training in skill-sets in demand and immediately transferable.

  • Data Science
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Emergency Management
  • Finance for Non-Financial Managers
  • Geriatric Health
  • Nonprofit Leadership
  • Management in Health Systems
  • Mentoring
  • Supervisory Leadership
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainability

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Proof of Achievement

With the completion of a certificate program, you will earn a digital badge — a shareable credential validating your skills and learning.

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