The Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System (WCWPDS) has two permanent Training Centers around the state – one each in Madison and Milwaukee. These sites were specifically designed to meet the instructional needs of adult learners. These sites also serve as office space for WCWPDS staff.
In addition to classroom space, each Training Center has a variety of instructional media and technologies to enhance the learning experience as well as kitchen space, with microwaves and full-size refrigerator, accessible for trainee use.
For the professional development opportunities that are provided in various other locations around the state, we contract with hotels and other venues for classroom space in order to deliver training and meet statewide needs.
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Madison Training Center
8010 Excelsior Dr.
Madison, WI 53717
Phone, Fax, and Email
The Madison Training Center is located at 8010 Excelsior Dr in Madison, WI. The building is a large glass facility that has a number of other tenants, including Settlers Bank, Stifel Inc, and Financial Design Group. It is easily accessible from the W Beltline Highway. Exit at Old Sauk Rd and go West. Take a right on Old Excelsior Dr.
The facility offers free parking for visitors of the building. You can park in any open spot in the parking lot except those marked specifically for the banks or short-term parking. Handicapped accessible parking spaces are located in the front of the building.
Once you enter the facility, continue straight-ahead through the set of glass doors. Our suite is directly in front of you (suite 100).
The Training Center has classrooms and kitchen space. A variety of instructional media and technologies are available to enhance the learning experience. Two microwaves and a full-size refrigerator are available for trainee use in the kitchen.
Milwaukee Training Center
4425 N. Port Washington Road
East Lake Towers, Suite 400
Glendale, WI 53212
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The Milwaukee Training Center is located at 4425 N. Port Washington Road in the East Lake Towers Building between Capitol Drive and Hampton Ave in Glendale, WI. The building is a large red brick facility with three copper-topped towers on top. It is easily accessible from I-43. Exit at Silver Spring Drive from the North and Hampton Avenue from the South.
The East Lake Towers facility offers free parking for visitors of the building. WCWPDS Milwaukee has a parking lot to the south of the building reserved specifically for our program use. We ask that you use this lot when attending trainings. Enter the East Lake Towers main parking lot, turn left and drive until you reach the very southern end of the lot. There is a short driveway up a hill to the “upper lot” which is our parking area, marked “UWM Parking”. You cannot reach this upper lot directly from N. Port Washington Road, or from Estabrook Park Blvd/Road.
Handicapped accessible parking spaces are located to the North of the front entrance. There is additional parking in the main parking lot if the UWM-designated parking area is full. Please do not park in any spots marked “Reserved for CMS”.
Once you enter the facility, take the stairs or ramp that lead up to the front entrance. Elevators are located on each side when you come in the building. Take the elevator to the 4th floor. When you exit the elevator go straight down a short hallway. Our entrance is the first door on the left (Suite 400).
The Training Center has significant classrooms, conference, lab/consultation, childcare, and kitchen space. A variety of instructional media and technologies are available to enhance the learning experience. Two microwaves and a full-size refrigerator are available for trainee use.
Area Dining and Hotel Options
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