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Free CE and Training This Week – July 10-14

2017 July 9
by Christina Manz

Our weekly listing of free training online and free Texas workshops is updated as new events are added – throughout the week! 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 10, 2017
American Community Survey Technical Webinar on Race, Tribal, Hispanic and Ancestry Group Statistics
(U.S. Census)
This webinar will show you how to access data for American Indian and Alaska Native tribes, as well as for hundreds of detailed race, Hispanic origin, tribal and ancestry populations. You’ll learn to do this in American FactFinder, at multiple levels of geography, including census tracts. The data tables will allow for an in-depth look at populations beyond those covered in the annual 1-year and 5-year American Community Survey products.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

2017 Solar Eclipse: The Montana Space Grant Consortium (Montana State Library)
Montana will be in the path to view a great portion of the solar eclipse on August 21st and Montana is ready with plans to observe the spectacle and to learn more about our world and about the space out plants spins through. The Montana Space Grant Consortium is part of a coordinated effort across the United States to launch 57 high altitude balloons during the eclipse and to stream images from the edge of space live at Learn more about the program, Montana’s specific activities within the program, and plan to host screenings from your library on eclipse day.
Time: 3-4:00 p.m.

Tuesday July 11, 2017
Zines to the Front: Building a Library Collection for the People, by the People
(Washington State Library)
Join Agatha Burstein and Kelsey Smith from the Timberland Regional Library system who will provide an overview of zines, zine culture, and zine collections in libraries. Topics will include drafting a zine collection proposal for your library, zine acquisitions and cataloging, ziners advisory, and using zines in library programming and outreach. Resources for further exploration of this topic will also be made available.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Measuring America: An Overview on Hispanic Origin Statistics (U.S. Census)
In this webinar, participants will learn to search and navigate the Census website to locate Hispanic origin data. We will cover how the Census Bureau defines Hispanic origin, how we collect this data, review visual examples, and learn how to access the data using our data tools.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)
What should you do when it’s time to change the policies and procedures that govern or guide the volunteers that work with your organization? How can you create a culture of inclusion and get buy-in for those new policies? This training will give you the tools to approach program changes in a strategic way. We will also cover what to do if volunteers either can’t or won’t adopt the policies, how to manage that situation, and what to do if ultimately you need to ask a volunteer to leave.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Eureka! Where Workforce and Business Initiatives Connect with Lifelong Learning (TechSoup)
Spaces like the Eureka Loft extend far beyond the basics of workforce training and offer courses in marketing, digital media production, business development, interviewing techniques and one-on-one mentoring. Learn about Scottsdale Public Library’s Eureka Loft from Nife Adeyemi, Digital Media Specialist and librarian Allan McWilliams. They’ll share success stories and some valuable lessons learned as they grew Eureka’s program offerings. The digital media lab in Eureka Loft, geared towards entrepreneurs and small business owners, offers free space for those who need to shoot videos, record podcasts or create marketing materials for their business or brands. The Eureka Loft is a collaborative environment in Scottsdale’s Civic Center Library.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Building Business Connections in Your Community (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will walk you through all of the steps that are integral to taking your connections to the next level through embedded networking and structured library services.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

A Collective Impact on Literacy: The Power of Partnership (edWeb)
Ignite a passion for literacy in your school, district and community and watch the impact that it will have to further life-long learning.Attendees will learn:What a community approach to literacy looks like; How this approach to literacy can become the catalyst for coordination of services; How to set learning goals for a community approach to literacy; How to create objectives for articulating a community-wide action plan. Anyone interested in learning how to engage a community of learners is invited to join this live, interactive session, including all K-12 educators, librarians, and administrators.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Virtual Conference: The Power of Storytelling (Network for Good)
Join us for our virtual conference and hear from three experts who will teach you:How to define nonprofit storytelling; How to craft your nonprofit’s best “elevator pitch”; How to leverage these stories in online and traditional channels; How to raise more money with your nonprofit’s stories.
Time: 10-1:00 p.m.

Wednesday July 12, 2017
From Collections to Commons: How We Turned Stacks to Student Spaces at UNL
(Nebraska Library Commission)
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries found itself on a fast track to create a 21,000 square foot learning commons in the spring of 2014. Preparations included moving 400,000 volumes off the floor, working with architects, construction managers and furniture vendors to plan the space and select a vendor to provide a coffee shop/bakery. The Adele Coryell Hall Learning Commons opened as scheduled in January of 2016. Our presentation will cover the planning and construction phases as well as management of the space since the opening.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

5 Steps to Creating an Influencer-Driven Campaign (Nonprofit Hub)
Influencers hold power. When people share ideas on social media and people respond, that’s influence. When influence is organized, that’s an influencer-driven campaign. Learn why leveraging the social power of your network is a game changer and the 5 steps to incorporating social influencers into your next campaign.
Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Women and the Gig Economy: Secrets to Succeeding in the New World of Work (American Management Association)
In an economy marked by the volatility and uncertainty of corporate layoffs, downsizings, and outsourcing, traditional full-time employment is declining. Increasingly in its place are short-term assignments, contract and consulting work, and freelance assignments – a new way of working called “The Gig Economy.”In this eye-opening program, Diane Mulcahy narrows the lens even further and focuses on how women, more than ever before, can leverage this new way of work in order to more favorably (and more easily!) juggle the multiple roles and hats they have always worn.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Conducting a Risk Audit for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
A well conducted risk assessment will help you strengthen your role descriptions as well as identify training topics for your volunteer team. The ability to demonstrate what you have done to mitigate risks is a vital step in this process. In this webinar we’ll review the Ten Steps of Screening, created by Volunteer Canada. We will also review a practical tool to help walk you through the process of conducting a volunteer risk audit so that it can be easily replicated within your agency.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Moving from Talk to Action on Diversity and Inclusion (Wild Apricot)
Does your organization have a compelling statement on diversity and inclusion that doesn’t seem to be reflected in your day to day operations? Don’t worry – lots of organizations face the same challenges. Join Sherry Marts and Elizabeth Engel, authors of the recently released whitepaper Include Is a Verb, for a webinar July 12 to learn how to move your organization from talk to action when it comes to authentic diversity and inclusion (D+I).
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)
This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan, including tips on: Making your case for support; diversifying your organization’s fundraising base; Creating a plan of action. Start thinking about your organization’s fundraising strategies!
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Online Tools that Help Nonprofits Learn, Listen & Engage (Firespring)
Every day you learn about a new mobile app or piece of software that will “change your life.” There’s so much coming at you, it sometimes feels like you’re drinking through a firehose. In this session, we will help you make technology your friend. In his most revealing session, Jay takes you behind the curtain to show, in real-time, which tools he uses to manage his online presence and why.
Time: 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Thursday July 13, 2017
How to END Your Dreaded Annual Performance Appraisal Process…in 7 Minutes!
(Training Magazine Network)
Let’s face it, managers AND employees alike hate your current once a year annual process. Einstein says that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expect different results.  Learn why you need to kill your current process, and replace it with a be BOLD new alternative  – one that you can get started in 7 minutes!
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

How to Navigate the Charitable Giving Landscape (TechSoup)
Which types of causes are people donating more or less to, when are people more likely to give, what factors impact their giving and how are people donating?  Most often, nonprofits that need this data the most face a critical information gap that prevents them from being better at doing good.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)
The turbulence of current events increases stress, drains energy and reduces productivity. In this webinar you’ll learn three essential steps for not only surviving but thriving in the chaos. As a result of participating in this session you will: Identify the three phases of change and how to manage them effectively; Discover how behavior style impacts the change process; Apply three tools to increase your ability to thrive.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

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