Free, online, continuing education events for the week of January 2 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions and links are below. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.
All times MST
Wednesday, Jan 4 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Critical Hit! Tabletop Gaming in the Library (Nebraska Library Commission)
Dungeons and Dragons and Wizards – oh my! Tabletop Gaming such as Dungeons and Dragons have skyrocketed in popularity with the rise of realplay podcasts, game channels, books, and even TV shows. Join Cait and Lane as they discuss the how and why of implementing tabletop gaming into library programming, and how to make your next game session a critical hit!
Wednesday, Jan 4 (9-10 am)
How to Conduct a Feasibility Study for Purposeful Program Design (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
There are so many ideas out there about how to solve problems facing our communities, but many of those ideas never get implemented or don’t get implemented in the right way. In this webinar, we will put pen to paper and go through the questions that need to be asked before you launch a program to meet community needs. We will cover how to identify the questions, collect data, engage stakeholders, and draw conclusions through a feasibility study.
Wednesday, Jan 4 (1-2 pm)
Busting the Top 10 Grant Writing Myths (Nonprofit Hub)
As a nonprofit leader or a grant writer, you may hear things like, “Why don’t you write a grant for that?” or, “We’ve applied for grants, but nobody wants to give us any money.” Everyone seems to be winning grants except you. That leaves you feeling lost in the woods wondering, “If there’s so much grant money out there, why are we struggling to get any? What are we doing wrong?” In this interactive session, we’ll go through 10 common myths about grants and the facts you should know instead. You’ll be able to recognize and avoid these pitfalls and better prepare your nonprofit for the grant writing process.
Thursday, Jan 5 (11-12 pm)
How To Get More of the Right Things Done: A Time Blocking and Energy Management Workshop (Bloomerang)
Raise your hand if you’ve found yourself being controlled by your schedule and not the other way around. You’re not alone! As a small shop (or big shop), it’s crucial to understand how to be efficient with your time while understanding the systems that will lead you to create a sustainable impact in your organization.
Saturday, Jan 7 (10-11 am)
Teaching Copyright K-12: Ready to go and it’s all free (Copyright & Creativity)
Are you tasked with teaching copyright to K-12 students? Do you lack resources or want to fill in gaps in your knowledge to be more comfortable teaching students? Join our C&C Ambassadors (fellow teachers!) as they share their experiences teaching with our positive FREE resources. Learn how to teach the essentials of copyright, fair use, Creative Commons, and more with C&C’s award-winning, FREE K-12 curriculum.