Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of July 5

Jul 5, 2021

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of July 5 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

All times MDT

Wednesday, July 7 (9-10 am)
Overcoming the Overhead Myth: Budgeting for an Effective Website, Marketing & Growth (Nonprofit Hub)
Today, it’s crucial to invest in your organization so you can continue to operate and support your mission. Join us in this webinar and discover: What is the overhead myth and why does it matter? The impact of underinvestment. How to address concerns with donors. What marketing efforts provide the best ROI to help you move the needle. How to improve the budgeting process at your nonprofit.

Wednesday, July 7 (11-12 pm)
Learning as Unusual for Business as Unusual (Training Industry)
Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by TECHADEMY. Mr. Keshava Raju, (CEO, TECHADEMY) will do a deep dive into how L&D professionals can inculcate a culture of perpetual learning in an engaging ecosystem that exposes learners to both the personal and professional benefits of the program whilst maintaining a steady ROL.

Wednesday, July 7 (12-1 pm)
Users at the Center of Everything: Service Design in Rapidly Changing Libraries (Niche Academy)
Services and the way we deliver them are changing very quickly and unpredictably. Being intentional about what and how we do is what we mean by service design. Digital, physical, and even philosophical: it’s all about service. Callan Bignoli and Lauren Stara will present an exploration of service design – what it is and how it can make your library better by keeping users at the center of every decision.

Wednesday, July 7 (12-1 pm)
Random House Children’s Books Fall 2021 Preview (Booklist)
Join Booklist and Random House Children’s Books on Wednesday, July 7 at 1 PM CT for a free, one hour webinar featuring debut authors Karla Arenas Valenti (LOTERÍA); Tina Cane (ALMA PRESSES PLAY); Lee Durfey-Lavoie; and Veronica Agarwal (JUST ROLL WITH IT). Panelists will give a short presentation, followed by a Q&A moderated by Booklist’s senior editor Julia Smith. Plus, get a sneak peek at the latest titles coming this fall from Random House Children’s Books! Register now!

Wednesday, July 7 (1-2 pm)
Beyond Keyboards: Alternative Tools for Controlling Your Computer (PACER Center)
In this workshop, we’ll see many different ways to control your computer and mobile devices, from voice control to switches, adaptive mice, and even keyboards, too. We’ll demonstrate several simple things to make accessing your computer easier, as well as some more complex setups.

Thursday, July 8 (8:30-9:30 am)
It’s a New World: How to Cultivate Your Online Community (Firespring)
Join Kelly Medwick, chief client solutions officer​ at Firespring, to discover the secret sauce of cultivating a community of online donors primed and ready to support you.

Thursday, July 8 (9-10 am)
The Power Of Untold Stories (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
There’s always more to the story. The often untold stories have the power to call your audience to act, transform hearts and ultimately support your work. It’s not always perfect, but it’s perfectly meant to be told. In this webinar, we’ll learn why it matters. Hear firsthand how moments unfold, stories are told, and endings surprise.

Thursday, July 8 (11-11:30 am)
Open Access Series for Publics (SirsiDynix)
Join Carolyn Morris for an in depth look at the world of OA content.

Thursday, July 8 (11:30-12 pm)
Open Access Series for Academics (SirsiDynix)
Join Carolyn Morris for an in depth look at the world of OA content.

Thursday, July 8 (11-12 pm)
Bridging the Gap: Tools for Healthy Executive Director Transitions (Charity Village)
This one-hour webinar is focused on sharing practical tools, personal insights, and recommendations to support effective Executive Director and Founder transitions.

Thursday, July 8 (11-12 pm)
An Orientation to (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar provides a basic overview of, with a demonstration on how to conduct a search and information on setting up alerts for legislation, members, and saved searches.

Thursday, July 8 (12-1 pm)
Reading Graphic: Part One (Booklist)
Booklist’s third-ever Graphic Novels in Libraries Month, a program devoted to providing librarians with the tools they need to select, curate, and promote graphic titles for patrons of all ages, will begin July 1 . . . and this graphic novel-packed webinar (the first in a two-part series) is here to kick things off.

Thursday, July 8 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to Corporate Giving (Candid Learning)
Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. Is your organization ready to seek corporate support?

Thursday, July 8 (12-1 pm)
Kick Up the Capabilities of Your Virtual Classroom! (InSync Training)
Any virtual classroom experience can be hands on and engaging if you spice it up with quizzes, polls, gamification and other activities. Don’t let your virtual classroom limit your options, let it be the catalyst of enhanced interaction. We will take a look at how we can effectively integrate tools like Kahoot, Twiddla, Mentimeter, Beekast, and more to drive participant engagement and build transfer of knowledge!

Thursday, July 8 (1-2 pm)
On Implicit Bias and Communication (Web Junction)
Reflect on how life experiences, traditions, and beliefs impact communication and explore strategies for facilitating deeper discussions and stronger connections as steps toward developing a more community-centered library.

Thursday, July 8 (2-3 pm)
Show, Don’t Tell: Harnessing the Power of Storytelling in eLearning (Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network)
In this webinar, you’ll discover how you can use realistic scenarios to promote knowledge transfer and critical thinking in your next virtual employee training or customer-facing education program. You’ll also learn how to build a scenario that engages, entertains, and challenges learners to apply new information in relevant ways.

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