Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of September 25

Sep 24, 2023

Free, online, continuing education events for the week of September 25 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 on our Training Calendar.

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Monday, Sep 25 (2-3 pm)
How to Manage Up (GovLoop)
There’s no escaping it: You have a boss. Yep, sadly none of us are the President, or even the agency’s administrator, which means we have someone we report to. And depending on who your boss is and how they operate, reporting may not be super easy. The key is to figure out how to manage up as effectively as possible.

Tuesday, Sep 26 (11-12 pm)
How to Keep All Those Donors You Worked So Hard to Get (Productive Fundraising)
Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a discussion on the importance of donor retention and learn simple, actionable steps that you can take to boost donor retention in your organization. Attendees will also complete several exercises which will review and map the donor touchpoints at their organization. Participants will leave the session with a greater understanding of what they can do to improve donor retention and the start of an improvement plan for their organization.

Tuesday, Sep 26 (11-12 pm)
Building a Strong Grants Compliance Team: The Importance of Finance and Program Staff Collaboration​ (Blackbaud)
When your team receives a large federal grant, how does your team work together to meet all of the compliance requirements? During this webinar, we’ll review the importance of teamwork and collaboration between finance and program teams to meet 2 CFR 200 requirements, and offer some best practices to remove risk and minimize stress.

Tuesday, Sep 26 (12-12:50 pm)
How to Survive in a Toxic Workplace (GovLoop)
Raise your hand if you have ever worked in a toxic workplace? Here are a few signs, if you are unsure: slow, incomplete, or non-existent communication; private, gossip-fueled side conversations; piling on work; etc. The real question then becomes, what do you do about it? Join GovLoop and NextGen online Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 2-2:50 p.m. ET/11-11:50 a.m. PT to hear from a government expert about how to deal with a toxic workplace.

Tuesday, Sep 26 (1-2 pm)
Jump-start Your 4th Quarter with Year-End Appeals that Work! (Firespring)
End your 2023 fundraising on a high note and learn how to optimize your short-term fundraising campaigns.

Tuesday, Sep 26 (12-1 pm)
Beyond Keyboards: Alternative Tools for Controlling your Computer (PACER)
Keyboards and mice are great tools, but do not work for everyone. In this workshop, we’ll see many different ways to control your computer and mobile devices. Tools will range from voice control to switches, adaptive mice, and, yes, keyboards too. We’ll demonstrate several simple things to make access to your computer easier and also some more complex setups too.

Wednesday, Sep 27 (9-10 am)
NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)
Special monthly episodes of NCompass Live! Join the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Amanda Sweet, as she guides us through the world of library-related Pretty Sweet Tech.

Wednesday, Sep 27 (12-1pm)
Citizen Science at Your Library – FOR BEGINNERS! (SciStarter)
Join the National Citizen and Community Science Library Network team to learn about the benefits and opportunities of becoming a community hub for citizen science. This webinar is designed for libraries new to citizen science and SciStarter.

Wednesday, Sep 27 (12-1:15 pm)
Introduction to measuring your impact (Candid Learning)
In this introductory course for beginners, learn the basics of shifting focus from your nonprofit’s activities to its outcomes. We will demystify the language of outcomes measurement and guide you through the process of creating logic models for programs.

Wednesday, Sep 27 (12-1pm)
Revitalizing Your Library Faculty Governance (Niche Academy)
Shared governance is an important right for library faculty, but getting faculty to actually participate is crucial to its success. While library faculty governance can, at times, be tedious, it doesn’t have to be boring. By making a few simple changes, you can encourage your faculty to follow important issues, speak up about their concerns, and pitch in when work is needed. In this webinar, Ashley Hoffman will draw on research on faculty governance best practices as well as her own past experience as a Library Faculty Assembly chair in order to share her top tips and takeaways for revitalizing your organization’s faculty governance.

Wednesday, Sep 27 (12-1 pm)
Promoting Your Federal Documents Collection (Federal Depository Library Program)
In this webinar, we will share the various ways that each library promotes Government documents, from conferences to webinars and exhibits (both in the building and online), and how each library engages with their communities through Government information. Learn different strategies for promoting Government information, your Government documents collection, and the FDLP.

Wednesday, Sep 27 (1-1:45 pm)
5 Social Media Tips that Will Help You Turn heads and Raise Funds for Your Nonprofit (CharityHowTo)
Learn from social media expert, Taylor Shanklin, useful strategies to maximize your social media for nonprofits regardless of the number of hats you wear.

Wednesday, Sep 27 (1-2 pm)
From Contraception to Menopause: Identifying and Addressing Reproductive Health Misinformation (Network of the National Library of Medicine)
Reliable information about reproductive health has never been more important. However, taboos, legal restrictions, and a dearth of women’s health research have enabled misinformation to flourish, with dire implications for health outcomes. This talk will provide an overview of the prevalence, characteristics, and impacts of reproductive health misinformation.

Wednesday, Sep 27 (5-6 pm)
Beyond the Bubble History Assessments of Thinking (Stanford History Education Group)
Join the Stanford History Education Group for a free webinar on Beyond the Bubble history assessments of thinking. Beyond the Bubble unlocks the vast digital archive of the Library of Congress to create History Assessments of Thinking (HATs). Explore over 130 easy-to-use assessments that measure students’ historical thinking rather than recall of facts.

Thursday, Sep 28 (11-12 pm)
Show Me the Data: How to Help Researchers Share their Data, Software, and Code (Library Journal)
In this webinar, Jamie Hutchins (Director of Open Research, Taylor & Francis Group) discusses how librarians can help researchers share their data and software openly and how they can be prepared to answer FAQs.

Thursday, Sep 28 (11-12 pm)
Six Simple Steps for Evaluation Planning (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Do you dread evaluation planning? Let’s change that. Join us for a walk through of Six Simple Steps for Evaluation Planning. This webinar will teach you how to develop an evaluation plan that’s effective and won’t stress you out. We will break down the steps and provide a draft plan you can use to help you feel empowered and ready to get started collecting the evidence you need to demonstrate results.

Thursday, Sep 28 (12-1:30 pm)
Building Confidence and Resilience Skills in Young Children (Early Childhood Investigations)
Join experienced early childhood and family expert, Claire Goss, M.A. to explore how the connections you create, and the resilience skills you teach, can give children the confidence they will need to overcome setbacks and become the future problem-solvers of the 21st century.

Thursday, Sep 28 (5-6 pm)
Meet STEM Picture Book Author and Founder of Let’s Engineer! Sheryl Haft (National Girls Collaborative Project)
Are you looking for brand new girl-centered STEM picture books and activities?  Join NGCP for an exciting meet-and-greet event with Sheryl Haft,  Founder of Let’s Engineer! and the author of the new book Mazie’s Amazing Machines.

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