Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of July 6

Jul 6, 2020

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of July 6 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions are below. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at

All times MDT

Tuesday, July 7 (7-8 am)
Open science and the reward system: how can they be aligned? (Library Connect)
This webinar brings together a panel of experts on open science and career assessment to focus on the current reward system and the potential for its reform. This promises to be a lively exchange of ideas between representatives of Eurodoc, Young Academy of Europe, Marie Curie Alumni Association, and Elsevier. The aim is to gain a deeper understanding of possible changes to how we consider academic value, retain mobility internationally and beyond academia, and create incentives for open science activities.

Tuesday, July 7 (9-10 am)
How to Decipher Your Web Analytics (and Use Them to Your Advantage) (Firespring)
Your nonprofit website is a powerful tool, and it will provide you with useful feedback if you simply understand how to decipher the web analytics that can help you make smart marketing decisions.

Tuesday, July 7 (12-12:50 pm)
Why Empathetic Leadership is Necessary (GovLoop)
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and calls for racial equality, government leaders are under tremendous pressure to balance the realities of what’s happening in the world with mission objectives. Join us online to learn best practices and insights on how to lead your colleagues, reports and managers with empathy.

Wednesday, July 8 (10-11 am)
How to Use Customer Data to Actually Help Customers (Harvard Business Review)
To date, companies have often used customer data to help the company for purposes such as targeting, segmentation, or pricing. But imagine if companies actually used their customer data to help customers and provide them with even greater value. John Hagel III has imagined this, and on July 8, will lead a live, interactive webinar.

Wednesday, July 8 (12-1 pm)
Justice, Power, & Voter Engagement in Libraries (Black Caucus of the American Library Association)
In the aftermath of a global pandemic and widespread protests to racist killings, the 2020 U.S. presidential election poses tremendous significance for Black communities. The upcoming election presents an opportunity to change the course of our nation’s history. In this session, participants will learn actionable ways of promoting voter registration and engagement in libraries. Pt 2 of 3.

Wednesday, July 8 (12-1 pm)
Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
This webinar will help you identify how your organization’s current culture is shaping or limiting what volunteers do, and provide steps you can take to start to create more understanding, respect, and appreciation for engaging volunteers.

Wednesday, July 8 (12-1 pm)
2020 Census: Last Chance for a Complete Count (Public Library Association)
A complete count in the 2020 Census is essential to make sure that libraries and their communities don’t miss out on billions of dollars in needed funding, as well as political representation. However, nearly 40% of households have not responded yet, and the count is even lower among populations that have been undercounted historically. Participants in this webinar will learn how the Census Bureau, libraries, and community partners have adapted their operations and outreach in response to COVID-19, and how libraries can support a complete count before the Census ends in October.

Wednesday, July 8 (12-1 pm)
Embracing Anti-Bias Classrooms: A Response to Racism in America (
In this edWebinar, the lead authors of the newly released book, Don’t Look Away, Embracing Anti-Bias Classrooms, will participate in a roundtable discussion on how to explore and address issues of bias, equity, low expectations, and family engagement to ensure culturally responsive experiences.

Wednesday, July 8 (12-1 pm)
Keeping Cybersecurity at the Forefront of Remote Learning (Future Ready Schools)
With remote learning being a critical component to the majority of return-to-school plans in the fall, it’s imperative that school districts have detailed plans and provide the proper training to support educators to start the coming school year. Regardless of the details of each district’s plan, remote learning must be conducted in a manner that respects students’ personal information and complies with the many privacy and data security laws and regulations that impact how education technology should be utilized in the teaching and learning process, both while at school and while at home.

Wednesday, July 8 (12-1 pm)
The Way Forward: Diversifying Revenue and Giving Opportunities (Blackbaud)
Many of your revenue sources have either changed or disappeared. Yet your fundraising goal, and the money your organization counts on, has stayed the same. To rise above, you need to evaluate your fundraising mix and look at innovative new ways forward.

Wednesday, July 8 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)
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.

Wednesday, July 8 (12-1:30 pm)
Justice From the Streets to the Early Childhood Classroom (Early Childhood Investigations)
The presenters, all early childhood anti-bias educators and advocates, will help you examine the importance of having a critical analysis of racism and learn how to provide vital leadership that supports black and indigenous Families and children of color. Together, we will reflect on recent events related to injustice and the rally cry for change, and early childhood educators’ role in creating social change. The webinar will focus on strategies that will help you facilitate children’s awareness of human similarities, differences, and worth based on their observations of what is happening around them.

Thursday, July 9 (12-1 pm)
How to Create a Remote Workforce Communication Plan for Your Nonprofit (TechSoup)
Remote work is exciting, fun, and different from office work. Getting into communication rhythms and making sure your team is performing well is not always easy. In this webinar, Adam Walker from the digital agency Sideways8 shares what he learned from running a company for 10years that never had an office. He’ll talk about how to think about remote work, the levels of communication to consider, and how to create a communications rhythm that will work for your team.

Thursday, July 9 (12-1 pm)
Impact of COVID-19 to 2020 Census Operations – Latest Update (Federal Depository Library Program)
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau adjusted 2020 Census operations in order to: protect the health and safety of the American public and Census Bureau employees; implement guidance from Federal, state, and local authorities regarding COVID-19; and ensure a complete and accurate count of all communities. We will discuss Census preparation for a surge in media and messaging to partners during late July and August.

Thursday, July 9 (2-3 pm)
2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Awards (Booklist)
Celebrate the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence at an exciting virtual gala hosted by Booklist and RUSA. Our keynote speaker is Pulitzer Prize winner and 19th U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, author of five poetry collections, including “Monument: Poems New and Selected”, and the forthcoming “Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir”.

Friday, July 10 (12-1 pm)
People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)
In this interactive and engaging Webinar, you will discover why “different” does not have to mean “difficult.” Then you will learn the magic of making slight adjustments in your awareness and behavior that will have a significant impact on your ability to “click” with customers and co-workers.

Saturday, July 11 (9-11 am)
Tech For Teens Club: Coding Video Games (PACER)
In this Livestream Tech for Teens, participants will create their own custom video games using Scratch online software. Learn the basic concepts of coding and share your games with friends and family! No coding experience is required.

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