Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of October 18



Free, online, continuing education events for the week of  October 11 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 library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

calendar listings

All times MDT

Monday, Oct 18 (11-12 pm)
Start with Listening: Transform Your Fundraising with Donor Feedback (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
One of the most important skills in nonprofit management is the ability to listen.  Despite powerful benefits, listening is often rare and difficult to translate into action.  With the right tools, listening well to your donors can provide valuable organizational insights, and help to generate significant resources for your nonprofit.

Tuesday, Oct 19 (11-12 pm)
Spring 2022 Graphic Novel Preview (School Library Journal)
Celebrate Teach Graphix Week with a first look at Scholastic’s Spring 2022 graphic novels! Moderated by Varian Johnson, author of Twins, this panel features creators Kat Fajardo (Miss Quinces), Amy Kim Kibuishi (Realm of the Blue Mist), and Dan Santat (The Aquanaut) speaking about their upcoming graphic novels and the importance of including graphic novels in libraries, classrooms, and curriculum. Plus, get a sneak peek at even more graphic novels coming in 2022!

Tuesday, Oct 19 (11-12 pm)
The Power of 24 Hours (Blackbaud)
Looking to host your first giving day this GivingTuesday (or beyond)? Join guest speakers Roland Palmer and Regina Farrell as they share lessons learned from the field. After hosting their first GivingTuesday campaign in the Fall of 2020, they tapped into even more potential with an inaugural giving day the following Spring. Proving that you can be successful your first time, the events brought in well over 100 new donors, leveraged Facebook for building virtual engagement and hit every major goal. In this session, we will discuss the strategy, what Roland and Regina will repeat (and what they will not) as well as how they are taking practices from these campaigns and applying them to GivingTuesday this year.

Tuesday, Oct 19 (12-1 pm)
Public Libraries and Public Health: Partners for Community Health (WebJunction)
Join this webinar for an introduction to public health, and hear how public health practitioners and library staff are partnering for success. Learn how to build library staff confidence in providing health information, assess community health needs, and build community partnerships that magnify the role public libraries play as key contributors to community health.

Tuesday, Oct 19 (12-1 pm)
Grant Writing Bootcamp for Advanced Writers (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
This grant writing class will teach individuals how to write a compelling grant proposal of $100,000 and up for submission to a private foundation. The class covers everything from the grant cover letter to reconciliation but focuses primarily on the statement of need, project/program narrative, outcome measurements, and reconciliation. We discuss how to make those sections compelling, accurate, and tailored to your organization.

Tuesday, Oct 19 (1-2 pm)
DPLA Genealogy Webinar (Digital Public Library of America)
A one-hour informational genealogy webinar using DPLA resources. The webinar will cover some DPLA basics, such as search techniques and a metadata overview, as well as genealogy tips and tricks. There will be several case studies using DPLA resources and highlighting how to navigate DPLA’s collection and use available primary source sets.

Wednesday, Oct 20 (10-11 am)
Going Virtual: Programs and Insights from a Time of Crisis (Programming Librarian)
In these high-energy “lightning talks,” attendees will learn about creative programs that vividly demonstrate the ways in which library programming can make communities stronger and more resilient by creating lifelong learners, fostering conversation, and forging connections.

Wednesday, Oct 20 (10-11 am)
Retaining Talent in the New World of Work (Engaging Local Government Leaders)
While the public sector devotes considerable time and resources to attracting talent, we often do not focus enough on retaining talent. This is a mistake because replacing a departed employee can cost up to 150 percent of the employee’s salary. As a result, it is critically important for all local government leaders (and not just HR) to focus on employee retention.

Wednesday, Oct 20 (11-12 pm)
The Well-being Road Map and the Essential Role of Emotional Intelligence (Training Industry)
There has been an increased focus on employee well-being, leading many to grapple with the question, “What can we do to help our people thrive?” Organizational researchers have consistently observed the connection between emotional intelligence and well-being, and those insights can help leaders build the skills to improve the working lives of their teams.

Wednesday, Oct 20 (1-1:45 pm)
How to Use Linkedin, Marketing Collateral, and Messaging Templates to Expand Your Network (CharityHowTo)
In this free nonprofit training, you will develop a clear understanding of how to use LinkedIn as a lead generator/connector, identify the marketing collateral needed for new supporters, and master the art of the email template.

Wednesday, Oct 20 (1-1:45 pm)
Behind the Book Author Takeover with Sharon Draper (Follett)
On October 20, 2021 at 2:00pm CT, Sharon Draper will give a presentation about the power of teachers (who get double extra credit for the past year!), the importance of reading, and the connections needed to move to the next level of literacy and advocacy for all our students. Having taught for thirty years in Cincinnati Public Schools and been named National Teacher of the year, Sharon Draper has traveled worldwide as an advocate for teachers everywhere.

Wednesday, Oct 20 (1-2 pm)
From the 19th Century to Today: Giving a Voice to People Through Time Using Stories Past and Present (Mackin)
Join five esteemed creators in a lively discussion of their books which introduce young readers to voices that are well known, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., and to voices who are not yet household names, such as William Still, Frances Perkins, and Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly. The books travel from the time of slavery to today, and discuss the Underground Railroad, workers’ rights, civil rights, and the border wall.

Thursday, Oct 21 (1-2 pm)
How to Decipher Your Web Analytics (and Use Them to Your Advantage) (Firespring)
You can market your organization till you’re blue in the face, but if you don’t know how your efforts are performing, you might find yourself running in circles or spinning your wheels. It’s important to stop. Look at the numbers. Learn from them, then pivot if necessary—and that’s where metrics and web analytics come in. They can steer you in the right direction if you know how to interpret them, then use them. Put your analytics to work and make a huge impact on your organization’s success by using all that information to optimize for future messages, fundraisers and campaigns. Join Molly Coke in this free educational session.

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