Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of November 7

Nov 6, 2022

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of November 7 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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Monday, Nov 7 (1-2 pm)
Reshaping Your Digital Wellness (edWeb)
This session will not tell you to ditch your computers and phones. It also won’t tell you, “If you do everything in this edWebinar, you’ll immediately be successful in freeing yourself from tech.” That’s not the point. Join Heather Barnard, a digital wellness educator, in finding the balance in technology that works for YOU and your team or school, so that you can enhance your life while looking out for your physical, emotional, and mental well-being.

Tuesday, Nov 8 (9-10 am)
An Introduction to Automation (IdealWare)
Organizations are evaluating ways to streamline processes and ease the workload of manual tasks through automation. In this webinar, we will cover basics of what automation is and how it can help you work more efficiently every day by incorporating automation tools into communications, program delivery, operations, and more. And because the technology that powers automation is more affordable and accessible than ever, nonprofits big and small alike can take advantage of at least some of what automation offers.

Tuesday, Nov 8 (10-11 am)
Making Real Progress on Equity and Inclusion (Harvard Business Review)
Organizations have largely missed the mark when it comes to creating environments where all employees thrive in an equal and equitable way, because they treat diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as a program that gets done rather than the necessary and difficult journey it is. Ella F. Washington of Georgetown University will lead a live, interactive HBR webinar focused on how organizations can make real progress on equity and inclusion.

Tuesday, Nov 8 (10-11 am)
The Genius of Play and STEAM (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Join us to learn how play can be an effective tool to help kids build all kinds of skills, including those specific to STEAM!

Tuesday, Nov 8 (11-12 pm)
Creating a Culture of Security (TechSoup)
During this webinar, the chief technology officer of Dashlane, Frederic Rivain, will walk you through the current cybersecurity landscape and show you how you can build a people-first culture of security at your nonprofit. Learn more about common password pitfalls, the three steps to building a culture of security, and much more.

Tuesday, Nov 8 (12-1 pm)
THE U.S. AND THE HOLOCAUST Resources Webinar for Libraries (Programming Librarian)
Join PBS Books, WETA, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and ALA to learn about THE U.S. AND THE HOLOCAUST, a film by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick & Sarah Botstein and free educational resources available to engage in this important topic.

Tuesday, Nov 8 (12-1 pm)
Pre-Application Webinar for Libraries Transforming Communities: Accessible Small and Rural Communities (Programming Librarian)
Join us for this free webinar to learn about the application process for Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Accessible Small and Rural Communities, an ALA initiative that will award up to 600 grants to small and rural libraries to increase the accessibility of facilities, services, and programs to better serve people with disabilities.

Wednesday, Nov 9 (8-9 am)
Introduction to Project Budgets (Candid Learning)
Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don’t know what and how much to ask for? If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence.

Wednesday, Nov 9 (9-10 am)
Social Workers: Building a Connection Between the Library, Service Agencies and Patrons (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
It’s hard for people to navigate complex systems to obtain basic needs when faced with life changing events. The Kansas City Public Library recognized that members of their community would benefit from a program that helps pave the way. This presentation will share how Community Resources came to be at the Kansas City Public Library, what the program consists of and how it has expanded since the pandemic and what the plans are for the future.

Wednesday, Nov 9 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Reach Your Military-Affiliated Patrons with the Libraries & Veterans Toolkit (Nebraska Library Commission)
Learn about the Libraries & Veterans Toolkit, a searchable and browsable guide of military-affiliated outreach ideas ready for implementation at academic, public, school, state, and VA and military libraries. Join project director, librarian, and Army veteran Sarah LeMire and Nebraska librarian and committee member Tammi Owens as they discuss the IMLS-funded project. After attending this seminar, attendees will be able to use the Toolkit to implement outreach events for military-affiliated patrons, submit their own events to the Toolkit, and gain insight on how and why to serve, support, and celebrate military-affiliated students and patrons at all libraries.

Wednesday, Nov 9 (11-12 pm)
Learn How to Engage Online (InSync Training)
In this one-hour session, you’ll see how learning in the virtual classroom can be engaging and truly beneficial for your training organization – and much more than a webinar. You’ll be introduced to three components of learner engagement: emotional, intellectual, and environmental. Plus, you’ll get to see a live demonstration of what great facilitation in the virtual classroom looks like. After the workshop, feel free to stay and ask questions!

Wednesday, Nov 9 (11-12 pm)
How to go from Disruptive to Productive (Nonprofit Hub)
This week for Webinar Wednesday, Tony Rubelski’s presentation will remind attendees of the benefits of staying motivated but also utilizing daily journaling and reading over motivational quotes. A tall order indeed, especially in today’s uncertain and turbulent times.

Wednesday, Nov 9 (11-12 pm)
Essentialism: Ruthless Prioritization for Ultimate Productivity (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Your time is valuable, but are you investing it wisely? Using themes from the best-selling business book by Greg McKeown, this webinar explores the concept of Essentialism, a technique for prioritization that suggests we should relentlessly pursue less but pursue better. It’s the idea of choosing to produce quality over quantity. And more than that, it’s the idea of choosing to produce quality on the RIGHT TASKS!

Wednesday, Nov 9 (12-1 pm)
Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)
What do your volunteers need to know to be successful? This webinar will start with the basics and help you understand how to determine what information you should be sharing with your volunteers, and how that can be used to create a curriculum. We’ll then discuss how to present this information in a variety of ways using different delivery methods that appeal to adult learners. Assessing what your volunteers have learned, and creating ongoing training and professional development training for your volunteers will also be covered.

Wednesday, Nov 9 (12-1 pm)
CSL in Session: Planting Seeds for Success-FULL Focus Groups (Colorado State Library)
There are countless reasons why you might want to hear from your library’s community members but organizing a time for people to share their thoughts in a safe, structured environment can feel challenging. In many cases, conducting a focus group may be a great place to start. The goal of this webinar is to make designing and facilitating focus groups feel more accessible.

Wednesday, Nov 9 (12-1 pm)
Steps to Successful Community Engagement (Niche Academy)
Join Kay Cassell to learn about guidelines for community engagement – or how we can connect people with the library, using examples of successful community engagement. Learn how to meet people where they are and build relationships. Attendees will also learn how to use local and library data and asset mapping.

Wednesday, Nov 9 (12-12:30 pm)
How to Promote, Deliver, and Evaluate Hybrid Programming in Your Library (Programming Librarian)
Join Jeff Zeh and James Hutter as they discuss the Port Washington Public Library’s efforts to support hybrid programming in their community. They will cover the library’s efforts to establish, promote, and evaluate hybrid programming during the pandemic. Successes and failures met along the way will also be shared. There will be dedicated time for Q&A at the end of this session.

Wednesday, Nov 9 (2-3 pm)
Celebrating Indigenous Voices: New Native Stories for Your Classrooms and Stacks (School Library Journal)
Program specialist and librarian of the Indigenous Nations Library Program at University of New Mexico, Janice Kowemy (Pueblo of Laguna), joins Indigenous authors Traci Sorell (Cherokee), Laurel Goodluck (Mandan, Hidatsa), Danielle Greendeer (Mashpee Wampanoag), Anthony Perry (Chickasaw), and Alexis Bunten (Yu’pik, Unangan) to discuss their new books and the state of Native voices in publishing today.

Thursday, Nov 10 (10-11 am)
A New Approach to Collaboration that Fuels Success (Harvard Business Review)
On November 10, in a live, interactive HBR webinar, Harvard professor Heidi K. Gardner and senior executive Ivan A. Matviak will lay out a pragmatic action plan to help companies thrive by collaborating more effectively.

Thursday, Nov 10 (11-12 pm)
Transforming Business Models (Propel Nonprofits)
Learn the four core components of a nonprofit business model – revenue mix, understanding the cost of programs, infrastructure, and capital structure – and explore how all these components connect to mission and your organization’s financial health.

Thursday, Nov 10 (12-1 pm)
Plan Now to Delight and Retain Year-End Givers (Bloomerang)
You’re working so hard to capture your donors’ hearts, minds, and generosity this year-end, don’t let them slip away in the new year! The sad truth is your gift acknowledgment letter and even that great thank you call may not be enough to retain donors in the future. You must delight donors beyond expectation if you want to keep them and grow their giving over time. Join this session to explore the art and science of donor delight!

Thursday, Nov 10 (12-1 pm)
DK School & Library Spring 2023 Preview (Booklist)
Get a glimpse of DK’s top children’s and adult titles coming in spring 2023—from picture books and leveled readers to the best picks for history buffs, lifestyle gurus, and avid and armchair travelers. Discover the new DK SUPER READERS, delve into THE SCIENCE OF GARDENING, explore new horizons with UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEYS EUROPE, and so much more.

Thursday, Nov 10 (12-1 pm)
Designing for Health Literacy: Exploring Emerging Intelligent Technologies to Support Older Adults’ Health Information Access and Management (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
In this one-hour webinar, Dr. Martin-Hammond will provide an overview of her research that explores the challenges older adults encounter when finding, understanding, and using health information to inform personal health decisions. She will also share her work examining the benefits and barriers of emerging artificially enabled technologies for addressing these challenges, and older adults’ perceptions of how these technologies might support them in better accessing and managing care.

Thursday, Nov 10 (12-1:30 pm)
Winter Inside, Outside and Beyond the Classroom Walls: Your Program’s Best Winter Ever (Early Childhood Investigations)
Early educators around the world are increasingly embracing nature in our practice, but many find that venturing outside in winter can be a real challenge. For many teachers, the biggest barriers are planning for the right resources and their mindsets about being outside in all types of weather. In this refreshing webinar, International nature Pedagogista, Dr. Claire Warden will provide advice and tips that will help you to overcome these barriers and ensure that at the end of the winter months, both educators and children will declare: That was the best winter ever!

Thursday, Nov 10 (2-3 pm)
Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation (Firespring)
Join Molly Coke for a webinar that explores mobile marketing and generational marketing.

Thursday, Nov 10 (5:30-7:30 pm)
Let’s Talk About Grief (Pacer)
This workshop focuses on the grief and loss that parents of children with disabilities and special health needs feel as they experience a life that is different than what they expected. Neuropsychologist Kendra J. Bjoraker, Ph.D., L.P, and Pat Lang, coordinator of PACER’s Health Information Center, will explore the common myths about grieving, and there will be ample time for discussion and questions.

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