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How does the cost of a customized program compare to a public program?

Is the curriculum for a customized program different from its corresponding public program?

What types of courses do you offer in a customized format?

What is the process for developing a customized program?

Can we hold our program at the UWM SCE facility?

How do I get started?

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How does the cost of a customized program compare to a public program?
Customized programs usually cost less because of efficiencies. Rather than your employees traveling to us, only the instructor travels to you, saving travel, lodging and meal expenses. Filling a program with one organization's employees also requires less marketing than filling a public program. In addition, you avoid lost productivity by reducing the time employees are out of the office.
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Is the curriculum for a customized program different from its corresponding public program?
You can choose to use the exact curriculum as for the public program, in which case the customization applies only to the time and location. Or, you can modify the curriculum to suit your employees' skill level, the specific needs of your organization, and the unique aspects of your industry. The additional investment you make in customization returns the value of learning that is even more relevant and immediately applicable to your employees' daily work.
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What types of courses do you offer in a customized format?
The topics for courses are very broad. Almost anything we offer as a public course is available as a customized program.
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What's the process for developing a customized program?

1. Understanding Your Needs.
Your account manager will discuss your situation with you to fully understand your goals. He or she will identify which adjunct faculty members are the best fit. Depending on the amount of customization you desire, you may have one or more phone conversations or meetings with your account manager and the instructor.

2. Proposal
Once we've worked together to decide the program format, select the instructor and determine the amount of customization, a proposal is prepared for your approval.

3. Develop the Program
To begin, we simply need an endorsement on the proposal. You may choose to be involved in curriculum customization or not, depending on the situation. Regardless, we will ensure the curriculum satisfies your requirements as stated in the proposal.

4. Deliver the Program
A Customized Professional Development program can be delivered at your facility, at another location of your choice, or at UWM SCE's modern adult education and conference center in Milwaukee at no extra room charge.

5. Follow Up
Instructors supply participants with evaluations at the end of each program. The results are analyzed by the instructor and your account manager, and forwarded to you. In addition, you will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the service you received during your program's development. We will of course discuss any concerns, and will use the information to continually improve our service.
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Can we hold our program at the UWM SCE facility?
Absolutely. Our modern adult education and conference center in downtown Milwaukee is available to our customized program clients at no extra room charge. We have excellent onsite catering for convenient meal and snack service. There are many hotels and restaurants nearby, and there is plenty to see and do in Milwaukee.
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How do I get started?
Contact Rachelle Perotto at 414-227-3243, or sce-customized@uwm.edu. Or complete our Inquiry Form.
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For more information, contact:
Rachelle Perotto, Program Director, sce-customized@uwm.edu, 414-227-3243
 
 
 


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