Free CE and Training This Week – Oct. 18-22

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, Oct. 18 (12-1 p.m.)
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.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.nonprofitlearninglab.org/webinars


Tuesday, Oct. 19 (12-1 p.m.)
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!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events


Tuesday, Oct. 19 (12-1 p.m.)
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.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.blackbaud.com/events/webinars


Tuesday, Oct. 19 (1-2 p.m.)
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.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html


Tuesday, Oct. 19 (1-2 p.m.)
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.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.nonprofitlearninglab.org/webinars


Tuesday, Oct. 19 (1-2:30 p.m.)
Public Libraries and Public Health: Partners for Community Health

Libraries are community hubs, including for health information and programming. As community health needs shift and grow, libraries are looking to support topics like consumer health literacy, healthy aging, mental health, food and nutrition, access to healthcare via telehealth, physical activity, and overcoming technological barriers to accessing health information. At the same time, the public health sector is learning that libraries are valuable partners in advancing local health priorities. 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.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/public-libraries-and-public-health-partners.html


Tuesday, Oct. 19 (2-3 p.m.)
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.

For more information and to register, visit https://bit.ly/3zQJs2d


Wednesday, Oct. 20 (11-12 p.m.)
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.

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


Wednesday, Oct. 20 (11-12 p.m.)
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.

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


Wednesday, Oct. 20 (12-1 p.m.)
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.

For more information and to register, visit: https://trainingindustry.com/webinar/


Wednesday, Oct. 20 (2-2:45 p.m.)
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.

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


Wednesday, Oct. 20 (2-2:45 p.m.)
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.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.follettcommunity.com/s/webinars


Wednesday, Oct. 20 (2-3 p.m.)
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.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.mackin.com/hq/resources/webinar/


Thursday, Oct. 21 (10-10:30 a.m.)
LearningExpress Library’s Adult Core Skills Resources

Join us for a tour of the adult education resources found on LearningExpress Library. We will review the user interface and highlight the resources most relevant to adults, including computer skills, career resources, adult basic education, high school equivalency, and Spanish-language resources.

To register, visit: https://ebsco-training.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwscuugqz8oHdDbSlRcHEdmqEzI2p7YoYGP


Thursday, Oct. 21 (10:30-11:00 a.m.)
Preparing for Book Groups & Story Time with Book Connections

Empower readers to lead the way during book groups and literature circles! Locate resources and tools that readers can use independently. Active participation is the focus as we reach to meet all readers. A wide array of book guides, lessons, and digital resources easily allows librarians and teachers to meet the needs of all participants. Book Connections, a children’s and young adult literacy resource, funded in part by a grant from the US Institute of Museum and Library Services. The TexShare databases are a program of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, made possible by state and federal funds, as well as through member participation fees.

To register, visit: https://teachingbooks-net.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIof-qsrzIvHNJVTY4GRgdY9hi5TRubmc4Y\


Thursday, Oct. 21 (2-2:30 p.m.)
LearningExpress Library’s Adult Core Skills Resources

Join us for a tour of the adult education resources found on LearningExpress Library. We will review the user interface and highlight the resources most relevant to adults, including computer skills, career resources, adult basic education, high school equivalency, and Spanish-language resources.

To register, visit: https://ebsco-training.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtdO2hqzguH9FHUPYxpJs3veI1HQg-BthM


Thursday, Oct. 21 (2-3 p.m.)
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.

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

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