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Professional and Personal Growth

Take Charge

Maximize your professional and 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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World Languages

Explore the cultural richness of other countries and continents with language learning.

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Spanish Noncredit Classes

Master the basics of Spanish with a proven communicative approach that emphasizes speaking competency while also building skills in listening, reading and writing. A great way to increase your versatility in your career and enrich your personal life. Levels 0-3 available.

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Italian Noncredit Classes

This course is ideal for people who already have at least a basic knowledge of Italian grammar and vocabulary and who want to improve their conversational abilities. 

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Retirement Planning Fundamentals

Two Options

In-Person
Session #1: February 14, 21 & 28, Green Bay
Session #2: October 1, 8 & 15, Sheboygan
6-8:30 p.m.
Virtual
Session #1: January 24, 31 & February 7
Session #2: April 24, May 1 & 8
Session #3: September 11, 18 & 25
Session #4: October 23, 30 & November 6
6-8:30 p.m.
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Whether you are nearing retirement, already retired, or beginning to develop a retirement plan, you can benefit from a wealth of real-world information and strategies for retirement success. This course focuses on how you may prepare for a comfortable retirement and introduces you to concepts and strategies that may help you handle your day-to-day finances, potentially reduce your taxes and manage your investments. What’s more, it will discuss how you can assess your current financial situation and develop a personalized plan that may help you pursue your retirement goals. The presenters teach the material in a way that is easy to understand, using real-life examples that may be applied to your situation. The course is presented in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere where your participation and questions are encouraged!

Fee: $119 (includes workbook)

In this course, you will learn:

  • How to calculate retirement needs
  • Setting financial and lifestyle goals
  • The importance of estate planning

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Instructors
Alexandra Spangler, CFP®

Alexandra believes in a holistic approach to financial planning and enjoys customizing portfolios specific to clients’ needs and goals with a specific interest in family, legacy, and estate planning.

Roger Klumb, CFP®

Roger is a Financial Advisor at Baird and a Certified Financial Planner™. He has been teaching retirement planning classes for over five years.

Charles Fry

Charles is a Financial Advisor at Baird and has been teaching retirement planning classes since 2021. He is currently studying to become a Chartered Market Technician to further enhance his investment capabilities.

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Energize Your Professional Brand

Master LinkedIn
Thursday, January 25, 2024 (Virtual)
8-9:30 a.m.
Fee: $25

Turn up the power of LinkedIn. Join us for a dynamic 90 minute session and learn how to optimize your LinkedIn profile, how to craft compelling headlines and summaries and how to leverage the platform's networking capabilities. Discover proven strategies for building a strong professional brand, expanding your industry connections and showcasing your expertise through engaging content. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out, this session will furnish you with the ability to amplify LinkedIn's potential for personal and career growth.

Join our challenge group!

For fifteen days following the course, you will be given a prompt and asked to engage with other challenge users. Put into practice what you learned.

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Get Prepared

Follow a proven approach for successful completion of the CFP® Certification Examination. 

Gain better retention of the necessary CFP® Certification Examination information by following a tested, disciplined and experienced approach and expedite the preparation time frame in order to successfully complete the exam on the first try. At the same time, learn with a dedicated group of students and continue to build your practice.

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Need advanced skills fast? Try a certificate.

Ever wish you could get the same quality UW-Green Bay education, but in a shorter timeframe to fit your lifestyle? Well, you can. Whether you need professional development to maintain credentials, or you just want to grow your skills with classes—these credit or noncredit certificates are a great solution to help you advance.

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Kayle Petitjean

Need Guidance?

If you need additional guidance, please contact Kayle Petitjean, Office of Professional Continuing Education, at professionaled@uwgb.edu or (920) 465-2642.

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