UW System Human Resources launched a new professional development program called UW-LEaD or Learning, Education and Development. UW-LEaD offers two tracks: one for Organizational Contributors (staff without non-student direct reports) and one for People Managers (staff who are managing and supervising others or have managerial responsibilities). Current information is available here: UW_LEaD Spring 2019 Module & Facilitator Information pdf .

Other Courses and Seminars

The UW-Madison Office of Talent Management offers a variety of professional development courses and seminars that are available to UWSA employees for free or little cost. You can learn more by visiting their website or browsing the catalog of upcoming events.

Leadership Development

Fully Prepared to Lead is a comprehensive, competency-based development program designed to help individuals master the knowledge, skills, and tools for effective leadership. Participation is free to UWSA employees and open to everyone–it is not limited to those in formal supervisory or management roles.

Supervisory and Management Courses and Contacts

Fully Prepared to Manage includes workshops, conferences, study, groups, and learning communities for aspiring, new, and experienced supervisors and managers.

Career-Related Educational Reimbursement

Employees with a half time or greater appointment are eligible to be reimbursed for up to 100% of the cost of one course (up to 5 credits) per semester at any state accredited public or private higher educational institution. Coursework at a UW System institution is encouraged. Employees must receive prior authorization from their supervisor. Approval will rely on the potential for the employee’s increase in knowledge and skills and availability of department funding. For more information on career-related educational reimbursement, see UW System Administrative Policy 210 (SYS 210): Educational Assistance for Faculty & Staff.