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Free CE and Training This Week – October 30 – November 3

2017 October 31
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.

Tuesday October 31, 2017
Bringing Artificial Intelligence to the Enterprise (O’Reilly)
Join this O’Reilly webcast for a discussion of the current state of AI within large enterprises, and a look at the trends that will shape their future architectures.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

How to Find and Access U.S. and International Standards Information: Tips and Tricks (Federal Depository Library Program)
Need to locate U.S. or international standards in a timely manner? Confused by the world of the standards? This webinar will present resources and tools to identify and retrieve information related to U.S. and international standards. Both the content of the tools and specific search techniques will be covered.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Wednesday November 1, 2017
Tackling Fake News (American Libraries)
In our role as gatekeepers of information, librarians have always been responsible for establishing the authority of information. But with social media ensuring that news articles—whether real or not—spread like wildfire, how can help our users filter the real from the fake? How can we maintain our professional obligation to ensure equal access to information in a politically charged time where it seems like not all information is created equal? In our next episode of American Libraries Live, you’ll have a chance to discuss these questions with our expert panel. We’ll discuss this and how we can move forward as a profession.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Understanding Risk Management for Nonprofit Organizations (Wayfind)
This session will focus on three areas: identifying and assessing organizational risk, financial risk management, and the Board’s role in risk management. In particular, the training will discuss how to identify and understand common areas of risk such as governance and oversight, contract, financial, regulatory compliance, physical and other injuries, reputational risks intellectual property, personnel management, and data security. It will also discuss what risks are transferable, through insurance or otherwise, and what risks are not, such as loss of funding. It will also explore how to mitigate risk by developing a mitigation and response plan, including prevention; training and emergency response; establishing reserves against loss; and the purchase of insurance. Finally, the session will delve into the Board of Director’s duties in ensuring a proper risk management plan is in place.
Time: 12-2:30 p.m.

Introduction to Corporate Giving (GrantSpace)
Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. This class provides a basic overview of: The different types of corporate giving; What motivates corporations to give; How to find potential corporate partners.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Putting the Consumer Health Information Specialization to Work in Public Libraries (Public Library Association)
This webinar will provide an overview of the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) designation, including its requirements and benefits, and will also showcase specific projects and programs that public library staff have developed with the knowledge they gained through the CHIS.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Playful Math Instruction (Early Childhood Investigations)
Most of the webinar will focus on strategies for teaching math to young children that are playful and age-appropriate and that can be implemented without undermining children’s curiosity and love of learning. We will touch upon ways to use commercial curricula flexibly as instructional guides.
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages (Firespring)
With great landing pages, your donors, volunteers and supporters are 10 times more likely to donate, sign up, register or engage with your nonprofit. In this session, we will share real world examples of landing pages that every nonprofit should have and what we have learned from studying the best practices of hundreds of nonprofits.
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Beyond Food for Fines: Libraries, Food Banks and Feeding America (WebJunction)
In the United States, 1 in every 8 people face hunger. Food insecurity affects 42 million people and impacts every county in America, and libraries are increasingly involved in helping to fight hunger in their communities. Join us to hear how Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief network, a food bank, and a public library, are all helping to fight hunger. Learn how to assess food security and needs in your area and how to grow community awareness and understanding about hunger through programming or resources. Providing meals can become a key component of library programming, even serving as an incentive for families and children to attend. Explore a range of opportunities to address community hunger needs year-round, and learn how to reach out and engage with local food banks to connect patrons to food.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Building a Results-Based Board (GrantSpace)
Learn how to move your board from the reporting and activity mode of operation to a results-based approach that is informed and inspired by purpose. We’ll explore the characteristics and practices of a results-based board in relationship to the organization, and the board’s own effectiveness. We’ll also discuss a case study to look at how a boards culture and practices can be shifted, in partnership with staff leadership.
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.

Thursday November 2, 2017
Emotional Intelligence – Supporting Others & Ourselves (Training Magazine Network)
Research shows that incivility in workplace has a detrimental impact across a wide range of areas.  Lack of support from the people around us has shown to decrease work effort, time spent at work, customer service, quality, and commitment. While at the same time increasing worry, frustration, avoidance, and ultimately turnover. In this webinar, we’ll explore the exciting topic of emotional intelligence (EI) through the world’s first scientifically validated model the EQ-I 2.0. Using the acronym S.U.P.P.O.R.T we’ll connect emotional intelligence skills to actions & behaviors leading to a more civil and emotionally healthy workplace.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Developing Your Case for Support: The Foundation for Your Fundraising Success (Bloomerang)
The Case for Support is the foundation of your fundraising program. It is the basis for all your communications with donors. Done right, it calls donors to take action in support of your mission. How can you make your Case for Support powerful, provocative and successful? Robin L. Cabral, MA, CFRE, will highlight best practices in preparing and using your case for support.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

5 Ways to Transform How Your Library Works With Your Community (Demco)
Find out what happens when libraries stop asking people what they want to see from their libraries and start asking them about their aspirations for their community. Erica Freudenberger will share her experience of embracing community engagement to create a democratic, community-led organization. You’ll learn actions you can put into practice right away; Erica will show you how innovation can happen on any budget, at any size (or staffed) library, and how to transform and revitalize a library and community.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Gov Gets Personal: How to Customize Online Citizen Services (GovLoop)
Join us to learn about new digital tools like segmentation, personalized messaging and data science and they can transform the way government interacts with citizens.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Friday November 3, 2017
Let’s Talk: A Conversation about Information Literacy (Indiana State Library)
Join us to talk about information literacy and lifelong learning in public, academic, and school libraries. We will share the perspective on the intersection of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education as well as lifelong learning after college. Please come and share your professional experiences and challenges. Information Literacy happens in all libraries.
Time: 9-10:00 a.m.

Spring 2018: Penguin Random House Staff Picks (Booklist)
The Penguin Random House Library Marketing staff share their top picks for Spring 2018. Find out what new books made their TBR piles and get their predictions for upcoming sleeper hits and blockbuster bestsellers. Live attendees will be entered for a chance to win one of fifty “Borrow.Read.Repeat.” tote bags filled with ARCs!
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)
Do you shy away from conflict? In organizations across the world conflict is avoided. Expectations go unmet, values are violated, and overall underperformance exists because people do not know how to effectively resolve issues without resorting to the use of power.This one hour session introduces you to concepts that enable you to begin to “integrate conflict” – to walk into it and effectively handle it – rather than avoid it.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

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