Training

Business Services Training provides relevant courses and resources to ensure UW–Madison employees have the knowledge and skills to perform their purchasing and financial responsibilities accurately and efficiently.


In response to the needs of remote/partially remote workers, all Business Services trainings are available in a mix of live/virtual (Zoom/Teams) and on-demand, online (Canvas) formats. We are happy to accommodate learning styles/needs that are not met by these formats. Please contact dawn.rekoske@wisc.edu so we can work with you.

Announcements

New virtual Q&A sessions available

New live, virtual question and answer (Q&A) sessions are available for two areas: Capital Equipment and Travel & Reimbursement. Sessions are held approximately monthly.

  • Capital Equipment Q&A sessions are open to Department Property Administrators (DPAs), Primary Investigators (PIs), financial personnel, and anyone else interested in learning more about Capital Equipment policies and procedures. Each session will review a specific Capital Equipment topic and provide an open forum for people to ask questions. Learn more and register for Capital Equipment Q&A sessions
  • All UW–Madison employees who travel, arrange travel, or approval travel-related expenses are welcome to attend the new Travel & Reimbursement Q&A sessions. Frequently asked questions will be reviewed and participants are able to ask questions. Schedule and registration for Travel & Reimbursement Q&A sessions (OHRD website)

Accounting courses available

Need to learn or brush up on basic accounting principles and practices? Consider these self-paced online course options:

  • Accounting for Non-Accountants (1h 45m)
  • Accounting Foundations (2h)
  • Accounting Foundations: Bookkeeping (1h 39m)
  • Accounting Foundations: Understanding the GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) (1h 8m)
  • Accounting Foundations: Understanding the Accounting Cycle and Accrual-Basis Accounting (1h 30m)
  • Accounting Foundations: Cost Estimating (1h 15m)
  • Develop Your Finance and Accounting Skills (13h)
  • Financial Accounting Foundations (1h 49m)
  • Excel for Accounting (1h 9m)
  • Excel for Accountants (1h 31m)

These are among thousands of up-to-date courses developed and led by industry experts on LinkedIn Learning. All UW–Madison faculty, staff, and students have access to the LinkedIn Learning library of courses. Log in to LinkedIn Learning with your NetID and find accounting-related courses, including the titles above, by entering “Basic Accounting” in the search box.

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How to cancel a registration

Registrations should be canceled 36 hours or more in advance of the session by following these steps:

  1. Visit the OHR Professional Development website and click on “Review Your Course History.”Image of Professional development site
  2. Log in with your NetID and password.
  3. A list will come up showing the classes you are registered for. At the right of each class is a “cancel” button.
  4. Click on the “cancel” button for the session you cannot attend.

If unforeseen circumstances develop and you must cancel less than 36 hours in advance, please email dawn.rekoske@wisc.edu.

How to view your learning transcript

  1. Visit the OHR Professional Development website and click on “Review Your Course History.”Image of Professional development site
  2. Log in using your NetID and password, then select “Review Your Course History.”
  3. A list of your current registrations will appear. Above that, click on “Transcript.”

How to change/update your personal information in the registration system

If you ever go to a UW training/event and receive a nametag that indicates your past work unit rather than your current one, or a work unit that is very vague (“administration”), you can update your information in the Office of Talent Management (OTM) registration system very easily.

  1. Visit the OHR Professional Development website and click on “Review Your Course History.”Image of Professional development site
  2. Log in using your NetID and password, then click on “My Personal Information.”Image of
  3. Change the Dept/School/College using the drop down menus. It even shows you what your nametag will look like!
  4. Click on “Update” to save changes.

Contact

Email Business Services Training

Dawn Rekoske
Training and Organizational Specialist II
dawn.rekoske@wisc.edu