Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of May 30

May 29, 2022

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of May 30 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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Wednesday, June 1 (11-12 pm)
Info2Go! Library Programming in the Great Outdoors (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
One of the best parts about living in Idaho is access to outdoor recreation. Libraries in our state find new and innovative ways to take their programs and services outside to take advantage of Idaho’s unique environment. During this Info2Go session, we will hear from the Twin Falls Public Library and Donnelly Public Library about how they have moved their programming outside. Michelle Youngquist, from Project Learning Tree, will also share resources for Idaho library staff to learn more about the outdoors and help plan high-quality outdoor programming.

Wednesday, June 1 (12-1 pm)
Tell Me More: Historical fiction Adult Titles (Brodart)
Join as authors Ellen Marie Wiseman, Matt Bondurant, Rhys Bowen, and Ruth Druart talk about their new books with moderator Dodie Ownes. Meet the exciting voices behind a gripping tale of resilience and hope, the story of a bare-knuckle boxing match gone wrong, the recovery efforts of the American Red Cross, and a beautifully poignant WWII novel about second chances.

Wednesday, June 1 (12-1:30 pm)
Supporting Families and Young Children in Times of Fear and Anxiety (Early Childhood Investigations)
This webinar is designed to help programs and families promote feelings of safety and security for staff, families, and children with tangible actions to take, key communications to consider, and valuable resources to have on hand proactively.

Thursday, June 2 (9-10 am)
Approach & Need Discovery: Asking the Right Questions (Nonprofit Hub)
In this webinar, we will discover how you can reignite donor relationships through thoughtful questioning and listening. Fundraisers have the opportunity and privilege of connecting with people, discovering what they truly care about, learning their personal stories, and connecting them with meaningful causes.

Thursday, June 2 (11-11:45 am)
Leadership Development Series- Episode 1 (SirsiDynix)
We invite you to join SirsiDynix Chief Marketing Officer, Eric Keith, for a three-part webinar series to review proven strategies to help you combat the great resignation. While nothing is 100% effective, we will give you a few ideas designed to increase employee job satisfaction and enhance the culture of your organization.

Thursday, June 2 (11-12 pm)
Curating a Culture of Excellence in Development (Blackbaud)
It’s common knowledge that in athletics, the best players don’t always make the best coaches. The same is often true, unfortunately, in development. Fundraising and leading a fundraising team require two separate skill sets that must be honed and developed. In this session. we’ll take a data-centric look at high-performing teams and talk about real strategies you can use to build strong teams.

Thursday, June 2 (11-12 pm)
Finding & Living in Your Zone of Genius (Bloomerang)
Jarrett Ransom–otherwise known as the Nonprofit Nerd–is presenting a workshop that acknowledges It is impossible to be all things to everyone. She says we cannot even be all things to ourselves most days. That’s why identifying your genius zone is important to doing a better job for your ​organization.

Thursday, June 2 (1-2 pm)
Indigenous Educational Practices In The SLIFE Classroom: Cultural Relevance To Build Academic Learning (Saddleback Educational Publishing)
Many students with limited or interrupted formal education (SLIFE) come from Indigenous oral cultures that approach learning in ways that are distinctly different from those favored in Western education. We will explore patterns in how education has traditionally been conducted in oral Indigenous cultures of Africa, Asia, the Americas, and elsewhere. The discussion will focus on common values that Indigenous cultures consider paramount in education, as well as practical suggestions for how Indigenous pedagogical techniques and strategies could be implemented in classrooms to maximize SLIFE academic learning and sense of belonging.

Thursday, June 2 (3-4 pm)
Introduction to Finding Grants (Candid Learning)
Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course.

Friday, June 3 (12-1 pm)
Queer Peers and Graphic Novels: Creating Space for LGBTQ+ Readers (Booklist)
Moderator Jonathan Khan facilitates conversation between Graphic Novel Librarian Amanda Toth and some of the most prominent queer voices in the graphic novel community. Join us to hear more about how these creators make fantastical worlds for LGBTQ+ readers to immerse themselves in as well as how librarians can find queer graphic novel and manga content and position them in their libraries.

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