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Professional & Personal Growth

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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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More Languages

Learning a new language can be a fun, engaging experience with our basic language classes. Roam the world, improve your memory and become a better global citizen with language learning.

Retirement Planning Fundamentals

Two Options

Tuesdays, Oct. 3, 10, 17
6-8:30 p.m.
STEM Innovation Center

2019 Technology Way, Green Bay, WI 54311

Wednesdays, Oct. 11, 18 & 25
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


Michael Ratkovitch

Michael starts with identifying clients' goals and objectives, and then he creates a unique strategic plan to present to his clients to educate them on investment opportunities.

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. 

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.

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Energize Your Professional Brand

Master LinkedIn
Thursday, October 19, 2023 (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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Jess Lambrecht

Executive Officer
Division of Continuing Education & Community Engagement

Jess is focused on supporting business and organizational needs and ensuring accessibility to learning at every stage of career and life.

Jess holds a master's degree in higher education administration and a bachelor's degree in marketing communications. 

The division annually serves more than 80,000 learners through certificates, trainings, seminars, and membership offerings. Jess also oversees the Career Services department to help connect developing talent to organizations through internships, co-ops and employment.

Raise the Bar

Amplify your knowledge with advanced business classes. 

A series of classes designed for motivated business professionals to elevate their knowledge on business topics beyond the general experience of the workforce. Choose topics that will add to your business expertise and enable you to advance in your organization.

Elevate Your Business Savvy
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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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Have a Question?

We’re here to help. If you need any guidance on professional or growth to help you achieve your career and life goals, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our program specialists.

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