MARINETTE — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Marinette Campus’ office for Continuing Education is offering programs to help people build professional skills or personal financial knowledge and more.


To begin the fall lineup of professional education, the campus has two Intro to Quickbooks classes taught by Robin West, certified QuickBooks proadvisor. Both desktop and online versions will be offered.

Small business

If people are looking for classes to help with a small business, there are classes to assist with marketing and social media, accounting and budgeting. Accounting 101 for Small Business will provide information for new or developing business owners and Budgeting for Your Small Business is designed to walk people through the steps in developing a working budget to keep business owners on track.

Microsoft Office

Also being offered are courses for those looking to expand their knowledge of Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel and Intermediate Excel. These classes will be taught by Robert Limberg, NWTC Computer Support Specialist Instructor.

American Sign Language

American Sign Language is also being taught for those looking to be able to speak to clients, co-workers or customers. This class will be taught by Denise Miller, an ASL Interpreter and ASL Instructor for more than 16 years who will bring a great breadth of knowledge and experience to the classroom.

Personal finance

The campus has partnered with the Stephenson National Bank and Trust to offer a new line of personal finance classes. Financial Fitness for Women will lead off the classes by looking at the challenges that are unique to women as they plan for their financial futures. Also offered is Money Matters for Young Adults: 10 Crucial Financial Tips. Topics will include student debt, budgeting, credit scores, housing, transportation, credit cards, saving, investing and protection from financial disaster. The class Unravel the Mystery of Investing at Any Age will can deepen understanding of stocks, bonds, cash equivalents, annuities and real estate as well as the impact of taxes, risk tolerance and time horizon when making investment decisions. There will also be a class on retirement planning and how to afford retirement. An estate planning class titled “What Happens if I Die? Planning Tips & Tools to Avoid Chaos” will look at what happens in families and businesses when a death or incapacity takes place.

Continuing education

In addition, the Office of Continuing Education and Community Engagement will offer a Workplace Safety Course which will cover four key areas of training including Management Policy Training, Workplace Violence, Responding to an Active Shooter and Facility Security and Employee Safety Assessment. This training is taught by Todd Priebe who studied Criminal Justice at UW-Milwaukee and served as the Sheriff of Sheboygan County up until 2017. Priebe is now the Director of Safety and Security for Safety Connections Inc.

Women’s Leadership Retreat

An all-inclusive three day Women’s Leadership Retreat will be held at the Landmark Resort in Door County, Oct. 21-23. Keynote speakers Joan Malcheski, Green Bay Packers director of brand and marketing and Karmen Lemke, CEO of Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes will speak on various topics such as the importance of serving communities in roles that build positive relationships as well as ones network. Kristin O’Dell will lead a StrengthsFinders Workshop designed to help participants understand and leverage their natural strengths. Dr. Valerie Murrenus Pillmaier will share the Four Burners Theory which is geared to help female leaders avoid personal and professional burnout while leading. Jennifer Dirks, president and CEO TEMPO Milwaukee, will be on hand to guide participants through defining their passion and purpose and will showcase the personal and professional transformation that occurs when one’s passion and purpose are aligned. Laurie Crawford of Laurie Crawford Coaching LLC will feature how a coach approach can be a powerful addition to one’s tool kit by allowing one to be forward-looking and solution-focused and how this can change how people interact with others in a positive way.

The all-inclusive retreat includes lodging, meals, team building activities and all workshops and presentations. For full biographies of the presenters and a full itinerary, people may visit Early bird pricing ends Friday.

Space for all classes is limited, so people may register early to secure a spot. People may visit for more information and to register. If people have any questions about the offerings cited above, people may email the office at or call 715-504-3351.