Leadership & Management
From Technical Professional to Manager: Learn How to Lead
Rapid changes in technology along with employee retirements and external economic pressures are driving a need for more technical leaders. This is a great time to position yourself for a leadership role within your current organization! Take a course from UW-Madison and sharpen your project management, communication, and team-building skills. Choose from short courses, certificates, or online degree programs to prep you for a manager job! You'll have the confidence and education to tackle a larger role, and become the leader your teammates want to emulate!
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