Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of January 25

Jan 25, 2021

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of January 25 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

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All times MST

Monday, Jan 25 (10-11 am)
How to Develop Your Leadership Style (Harvard Business Review)
On January 25, 2021, in a live Harvard Business Review webinar, Suzanne Peterson, professor of leadership at Thunderbird School of Global Management, will share findings from her research on different leadership styles and will provide practical insights on how to develop a dynamic and effective leadership style—that draws from both power and attractiveness—for maximum impact.

Monday, Jan 25 (12:30-1:30 pm)
Restorative Justice in Libraries (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Restorative justice is an approach to rule-breaking that emphasizes the need to repair harm and mend relationships. The Meridian Library District began incorporating restorative circles when working with young patrons having behavior problems in the library and almost immediately saw improvement. This webinar will introduce restorative justice, describe the positive impact these practices have had, and provide an example outline of library procedures for dealing with patron behavior issues using restorative practices.

Tuesday, Jan 26 (11-12 pm)
Orientation to Law Library Collections (Law Library of Congress)
Provides participants with a basic overview of the Law Library’s collections and services, focusing particularly on our online resources.

Tuesday, Jan 26 (11-12 pm)
Security Trends and Emerging Threats (Idealware)
In this webinar, we will focus on security trends and emerging threats to nonprofits, and what practical steps you can take to protect your organization from cybercrime in 2021. No question is too basic or too tough for our panel of experts.

Tuesday, Jan 26 (12-1 pm)
Copyright Office: Celebrating 150 Years of Creativity (Federal Depository Library Program)
Since July 8, 1870, the U.S. Copyright Office has helped copyright owners protect their works and preserve a public record of the country’s creativity. Learn about how copyright promotes creativity, the Copyright Office’s connection with creators and users of copyright-protected works, and how you can become more involved in promoting this vital Federal service.

Tuesday, Jan 26 (1-2 pm)
I Didn’t Know I was a Veteran (Infopeople)
This webinar will cover aspects of veteran culture, how to tap into some amazing tools to help them connect with the wider veteran community, and how to add to our outreach efforts so that our long-term mission in public libraries always includes serving those who have served.

Tuesday, Jan 26 (5-6:30 pm)
3 Cool Tools for Station Rotation (TeachersFirst)
Maximize station rotation in your classroom with these three tech tools. One of the more popular blended learning models is station rotation. Having groups of students change tasks on a schedule allows you to meet student needs by differentiating instruction. Join us to explore, compare and contrast three tools that can be used to maximize your “computer station” time when using the rotation model. Learn about the features of each tool and understand how to add them to your instructional toolkit.

Wednesday, Jan 27 (9-10 am)
Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)
Special monthly episodes of NCompass Live! Join the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Amanda Sweet, as she guides us through the world of library-related Pretty Sweet Tech.

Wednesday, Jan 27 (10-10:45)
Social Media for All of Us: Creating Digital Content That’s Inclusive and Accessible (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
As web accessibility and creating inclusive communities becomes more prevalent, it’s vital to evaluate social media and digital content to ensure everyone can participate. People often do not know where to start in making posts accessible or how to access content using specific devices. In this session, we’ll give you the tools you need to take the first step. This will include demonstrations of some of the assistive technology including built-in voiceover, built-in magnification and JAWS so you can learn how to access online content. Whether you’re an alt text/assistive technology novice, or could write and read image descriptions in your sleep – this is for you!

Wednesday, Jan 27 (11-12 pm)
How to Fix Your Productivity to Amp Up Your Results (Productive Fundraising)
Join master trainer, Chad Barger, for a fast-paced session filled with tips (hacks) for busy professionals to get more done, by working smarter, not harder.  This presentation focuses not on what we do, but how we do it.  Tips are provided to help professionals better manage email, meetings, their energy level, distractions, self care, to do lists and work life balance (but we prefer the term work life harmony).  Attendees leave the session with practical tips that they can immediately implement to make their days more productive and therefore amp up their results.

Wednesday, Jan 27 (12-1:30 pm)
Intentionality With Loose Parts: Provoking Children’s Inquiry (Early Childhood Investigations)
Join Miriam Beloglovsky, co-author of the Loose Parts: Inspiring Play award-winning books, and Diane Spahn, Director of Education with Kodo Kids, as they explore the 6 w’s that serve as a framework to select and set up loose parts that provoke children’s inquiry.This webinar will guide you to apply educational and design knowledge when curating loose parts to maximize children’s learning. Participants will learn the value of loose parts, discover how to curate the loose parts utilizing different lenses to explore the affordances the loose parts offer children, and how to set provocations that promote inquiry.

Thursday, Jan 28 (11-12 pm)
Nonprofit Leadership Transitions (Propel Nonprofits)
Transitioning from one nonprofit leader to another is an opportunity for investing in your overall organizational strategy and growth. Leadership transition is a time-bound, four-phase transition from one leader to another. Join us to learn about preparing for an upcoming leadership change, setting yourself up for a successful search process, and onboarding your new leader for short-term and long-term success.

Thursday, Jan 28 (11-12 pm)
Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)
Join Firespring’s Molly Coke as she goes through tips, techniques and tools to help the modern marketer tell better and more impactful stories to activate their audiences around ideas and actions.

Thursday, Jan 28 (12-1 pm)
Proposed Legislative Changes for the FDLP (Federal Depository Library Program)
Join us for this webinar to learn about the latest effort to modernize the statutory authority of the FDLP and the changes GPO has proposed to our oversight committees.

Wednesday, Jan 28 (1-2 pm)
Boards and Asking Styles: A Roadmap to Success (Bloomerang)
Join Brian Saber to learn how to use his iconic Asking Styles to improve your board’s governance and ability to fundraise. Learn the personality of your board and how it is impacting board meetings (especially today’s virtual ones), leadership, strategic planning and fundraising. Understanding your board members’ Styles will make your board stronger in every way.

Wednesday, Jan 28 (2-3 pm)
Avoiding the Rabbit Hole: How to Recognize and Understand Conspiratorial Thinking (
This edWebinar explores the psychological and cognitive factors behind conspiratorial thinking, including the role of fears and anxiety, cognitive dissonance and biases, motivated reasoning and institutional cynicism. We will discuss the ways conspiracy theories exploit emotions as well as how they fill emotional needs. As part of this session, we will also provide instructional resources for integrating these concepts into your curriculum, including our new, interactive lesson which is part of the Checkology virtual classroom.

Thursday, Jan 28 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to Proposal Writing (Candid Learning)
Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes! This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

Thursday, Jan 28 (12-1 pm)
Innovating in the Classroom with Interactive 3D Tools (EdSurge)
As technology advances, interactive 3D experiences are becoming more common, often transcending what we are able to convey with text, images and video alone. Panelists will discuss how to bring this technology to core subjects and explore strategies for leveraging real-time technology like Epic Games’ Unreal Engine as a tool for teaching and learning.

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