Free CE and Training This Week – July 26-30

Weekly listing sourced primarily from Wyoming State Library Training Calendar with free training online, and free Texas workshops, updated as new events are added. See what’s happening on the CE calendar. Confirm the date and time when you register, or follow links for archive information. Events listed in Central Time


Monday, July 26 (2-3 p.m.)
How to Avoid Teacher Burnout in the 2021-22 School Year (edWeb.net)

This presentation will enlighten administrators and their teachers to discover simple, actionable changes they can make immediately to avoid burnout altogether and grow through it if it begins to show up in their teaching life in the upcoming school year.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/


Tuesday, July 27 (12-1 p.m.)
Sponsors: How to Find Them & Create a Win-Win (Productive Fundraising)

Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on maximizing sponsorship revenue for your programs and events (both in person and virtual). The session starts by focusing on identifying potential sponsors and beginning the partnership conversation. It closes with a focus on structuring win-win, long term sponsorship relationships.

For more information and to register, visit: https://productivefundraising.com/event/


Tuesday, July 27 (1-2 p.m.)
Information Literacy and Primary Sources (Library of Congress)

Information literacy involves multiple skills, including: identifying where information comes from, evaluating claims and evidence; identifying bias; and researching for additional information. Join Library of Congress education specialists as we apply information literacy skills to historical primary sources from the Library’s collections. We’ll practice these skills together and reflect on how they may be used in your educational settings.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.loc.gov/programs/teachers/professional-development/webinar/?loclr=blogtea


Tuesday, July 27 (4-5 p.m.)
Social Media Q&A Session (Firespring)

This interactive session gives you the opportunity to get expert answers to your questions from Firespring’s director of strategic marketing, Alec McChesney. Plus, learn what other nonprofits are doing to grow their social media presence.

For more information and to register, visit: https://firespring.com/webinars/


Wednesday, July 28 (10-11 a.m.)
Marketing & Follow-Up: Teaching Technology in the Library Series (Part 4) (Nebraska Library Commission)

This four-part webinar series works with the Teaching Technology in the Library course offered by the Nebraska Library Commission. The course is designed to help libraries connect communities with technology and digital skills that matter at home, work, school and everywhere in between. The webinar series will introduce the topics and framework used in the course.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL


Wednesday, July 28 (12-12:45 p.m.)
5 Weirdly Easy “Life Hacks” That Will Make Your Fundraising Work MUCH Better (CharityHowTo)

This free nonprofit webinar will make your nonprofit fundraising tasks just a bit easier and more effective. They’ll help you start your projects on the right foot, align your thinking and strategy with donor motivations — and raise more money.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars


Wednesday, July 28 (12-1 p.m.)
Podcasts for Nonprofits (TechImpact)

Join Tech Impact for a free 60-minute webinar that will teach you the important elements of creating a podcast.

For more information and to register, visit: https://techimpact.org/events/


Thursday, July 29 (10-11 a.m.)
Everything You Need to Know: Credo Reference

Let’s get ready for the fall semester with a comprehensive hour-long deep dive into Credo Reference and all of its bells and whistles. This webinar is intended to highlight all of the ways this product can support instruction when fall comes. We’ll tour the content, instructional tools, curation options, customization features, and admin capabilities of this product and will leave no stone unturned. Send your new staff, admins, or anyone who needs an introduction or refresher to this general reference research starting point. Bring your questions!

To register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6703186248475229200


Thursday, July 29 (12-1 p.m.)
Leadership Legacy: Creating Your Narrative Through Resiliency and a Trauma Informed Lens (Charity Village)

This free webinar will provide a paradigm shift in how you lead your team by using your innate resiliency traits to bring out both individual and collective strengths within those you supervise, as well as helping you to recognize behaviour and a style of communicating that supports a psychologically healthy and safe workplace.

For more information and to register, visit: https://charityvillage.com/learning-centre/webinars/


Thursday, July 29 (1-2 p.m.)
How To Love Your Donors In The Philanthropic Psychology Way (Bloomerang)

In this session we introduce you to the new science of philanthropic psychology – how to grow love for humanity – and show you how you can help fulfil your donors’ psychological needs and make a real difference to their lives.

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/


Thursday, July 29 (1-2 p.m.)
35 Next-Level Remote Work Practices (InSync Training)

Remote work is here to stay. Technology will continue to play a key role in enabling the blended work experience, but even the best tools can only do so much. We must adapt our everyday habits to effectively balance productivity, wellness and community in the new world of work. During this session, JD will discuss: Introducing wellness and community into your WFH habits; 35 proven practices for improving the WFH experience; Sustaining remote work effectiveness long-term

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/virtually-there-series/


Thursday, July 29 (1-2 p.m.)
Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook (Volunteer Match)

Whether you’re just starting to create a Handbook or if you’re looking for best practices on information to include, this webinar will evaluate the Handbook you have and help you create a stronger framework for your volunteer engagement program.

For more information and to register, visit: https://learn.volunteermatch.org/


Thursday, July 29 (1-2 p.m.)
Time to Upgrade Your Library’s Technology Equipment… but How?

With multiple funding opportunities now available to purchase library technology, it is a great time to assess and upgrade your technology based on your community’s needs. But how does one even start such a daunting task? Join library technologist Carson Block as he introduces tools for pinpointing technology problems and needs, provides strategies for prioritizing and purchasing new equipment, and explains how to create an ongoing maintenance plan for your library’s technology.

By the end of the webinar, participants will:

  • Be familiar with tools that can be used to diagnose library technology problems and help determine needs
  • Understand elements of technology planning best practices for local library use
  • Understand the process of evaluating technology products
  • Gain confidence in explaining your community’s technology needs for grant proposals and funding requests.

To register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4798196591996096784

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