Online CE Roundup for October 2012

This is the Online CE Roundup for September 2012.

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October 1, 12:00 – 1:00, Central Time
Princess Academy: Palace of Stone: Celebrate with Shannon Hale (School Library Journal)

It’s finally here—Princess Academy: Palace of Stone, sequel to the beloved Newbery-Honoree book, Princess Academy. Reunite with Miri and her friends as they share in the joys of friendship, the delight of young romance, and the fate of a fairy tale kingdom. Join Shannon Hale for a unique opportunity to celebrate with her during a live webcast from Brooklyn Friends School and a chance to ask her questions live! Sign up now—space is limited. We encourage you to set up an assembly so all of your kids, parents and teachers can watch.   For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.slj.com/category/webcasts/

October 1, 7:00 – 8:00 PM, Central Time
Your Common Core Secret Weapon with the Librarians in the Middle! (TL Virtual Cafe)

Tamara, Monique, and Kristen are the “librarians in the middle”, representing the three middle schools in Anderson District One in South Carolina. The three of them are on a mission to read, click, and share their way to librarian leadership and advocacy.   For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://tlvirtualcafe.wikispaces.com/home

October 2, 11:00 – 12:00, Central Time
eReaders: Best practices (Washington State Library)

Nineteen libraries in Washington participated in a pilot project last year.  Half circulated eBook readers and the other half trained staff and their public to use eBook readers.  The libraries ranged the gamut from community colleges to school libraries to public libraries both large and small.  If you have questions about eReaders, this would be a good workshop to attend.   For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx

October 2, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Central Time
How to Retouch Images Like a Pro (O’Reilly)

Get the scoop on retouching people pictures. Learn how to zap: blemishes, shines, shadows, and whole objects (or people!) non-destructively. You’ll learn how to: reduce wrinkles, whiten teeth, and create show-stopping eyes.   For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://oreilly.com/webcasts/

October 2, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Central Time
What’s new in Series NonFiction: Fall 2012 (Booklist)

There’s so much going on in the world of series nonfiction we’re following our August “Scoop on Series Nonfiction” webinar with presentations from four more of the top publishers in this booming field: Crabtree Publishing Company, The Creative Company, Rosen Publishing, and Scholastic Library Publishing. Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth senior editor Daniel Kraus.      For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

October 3, 11:00 – 12:00, Central Time
Leading Disruptive Innovation and Change (American Management Association)

Leadership Dynamics That Drive Business Breakthroughs.  Disruptive innovation and change are no longer the exceptions, they’re the norm.  If we’re not proactively forging novel paths that change the game, someone else will—and then we’ll be forced to adapt to their new rules. Many leaders are not formally prepared with the fortitude required to lead through the deep uncertainty that characterizes periods of disruptive change.  Join us to discover how leaders often ignore the very thing that could lead them to game changers—the power of surprise.   For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx

October 3, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Central Time
How to Overcome Your Board’s Fear of Fundraising, Once and for All (Nonprofit Webinars)

The purpose of this webinar is to think systematically through the process of getting your board involved with fundraising. We’ll discuss how to help your board understand and overcome their fears; explore and act on their passions and become dedicated ambassadors, advocates and askers.   For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nonprofitwebinars.com/webinars/

October 3, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Central Time
What’s New for Storytimes (Infopeople)

Is conducting storytime the favorite part of your job – but also the task in which you feel “burned out?” If so, this webinar will give you ideas to refresh your storytimes with new books to engage your audience. Whether you are relatively new or a longtime storytime presenter, everyone will take away storytime plans, booklists, and resources to revitalize this essential library program.   For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

October 3, 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Central Time
Banned Websites Awareness Day Webinar: How to be a Ninja Warrior Filter Fighter! (American Association of School Librarians)

In honor of Banned Websites Awareness Day, this webinar will focus on how overly restrictive filtering affects student learning and what school librarians can do to fight restrictive filtering in their schools.   For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming

October 4, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Central Time
Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions (VolunteerMatch)

A good position description can make the recruitment and placement of volunteers so much easier, but this foundation component of a program is often overlooked or put into a folder and never used. This webinar will start with the basics of what should be included in a position description and will help you create or update position descriptions for all of your volunteer opportunities. Once those position descriptions are created – use them! Learn how accurate and up-to-date position descriptions can help you recruit and train volunteers, and how they can help with retention and the development of leadership positions within your volunteer engagement program. Templates and sample position descriptions will be provided.   For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.volunteermatch.org/nonprofits/learningcenter/

October 4, 2:00 – 3:00 PM. Central Time
Getting Boys to Read: Seeing Your Library Through a Guy’s Eyes (School Library Journal)

Ever help a guy find food in the refrigerator? In this fun and informative webinar, you’ll discover how some everyday observations – like that time you maybe helped a guy find the mayo that was right in the front of the fridge – are really vital clues for thinking about getting boys to read in your library. In addition to the fun, the serious side of the topic will be addressed, including why the gap between boys’ and girls’ reading levels is a major concern among health experts and educators, and why the vast majority of reluctant readers are boys. Attendees will learn some tips to promote and support genres that boys like, including comic books, graphic novels, sports, and nonfiction, as well as some ideas for creating reading role models and communities for boys grades K-12. If you want ways to get books in the hands of your guys – and take a different look at how we think about getting boys to read – this session will inspire you.   For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.slj.com/category/webcasts/

October 4, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Central Time
Legal Research Resources: Great Legal Reference and Referral in the Public Library (Infopeople)

Note: This webinar is California centric, but everyone is invited to attend. Helping library customers understand legal resources can be both daunting and rewarding. The idea of public access to legal information is becoming more prevalent, with library staff participating in a trend that identifies the public library, with its neutral and safe environment, trained staffers, convenient location and free computer access to the Internet as the ideal place to find the information people need.  This webinar will prepare you to act as a compass and guide to point your users in the right direction for gaining a better understanding of the legal system and how to navigate it successfully. You will also learn when to answer questions, when to teach users to find their answers, and when and where to refer them for additional help.   For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

October 5. 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Central Time
Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of Eventbrite (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Please join us for a special series with technology trainer, Christine Walczyk, all about popular online tools. The series is meant to be short on talk about library context and higher concepts. It’s really all about the tools themselves! Our aim is to demonstrate how to use one tool in each webinar in under 60 minutes with time for Q&A built in.   For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

October 9, 11:00 – 12:00, Central Time
Graphic Novels (Library Journal)

Join us for our fall graphic novel webcast! You’ll get a sneak peak at some of the great graphic novels hitting the shelves over the next few months and hear tips on how to share the exciting world of graphic novels with your patrons. Random House will discuss their upcoming titles from DC Comics, Del Ray, Archie Comics, and Kodansha: something for everyone. Hear more about Superman trying to get back in touch with the “normal” people, romantic hijinks staged by a devious novelist just so she can write about them, the real story of Steve Jobs’ failings as well as his successes, and what the best stories are from the epic 20-year history of Sonic the Hedgehog, the longest running comics series based on a videogame. And that’s just a few of the titles starring in this webcast.   For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/category/webcasts/

October 9, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Central Time
Google Yourself Silly (Insync Training)

Google, the wildly popular search engine, has much to offer the learning professional. This resource, with its specific tools, can help you better design training, communicate with colleagues, and/or find your way to an enriching training site. Using technology in the classroom, you will learn to work with search results rankings, conduct special searches, and improve your search effectiveness. Your credibility and personal satisfaction as a learning professional can only be enhanced   For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://us.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

October 9, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Central Time
Ring the Dinner Bell: New Cookbooks to Enjoy (Booklist)

Let’s talk about what’s for dinner. Or for breakfast and lunch, too. The amazing aspect of food—in addition to its importance and omnipresence in our lives—is that preparation techniques and presentation ideas are endless in variety. New recipes emerge every day, a situation that ensures cooks need not go stale and meals can be exciting time after time. Representatives from Perseus Books Group, Sterling Publishing, and  Tuttle Publishing will treat webinar attendees to what’s new in their lively lineup of cookbooks. Moderated by Adult Books editor Brad Hooper. For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

October 9, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Central Time
Personal Gadgets and the Library (Infopeople)

Personal electronics such as tablet computers, ebook readers, MP3 players, and more are now a common part of our information interactions in the library world. Customers are checking gadgets out from us, asking us for content that can be loaded on them, and at times just wishing that we could help them use them more effectively. This webinar will give a broad overview of personal electronics in libraries, focusing on iOS and Android based devices and their management, from both a user and staff perspective.   For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

October 9, 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Central Time
Opening the Space: Libraries as a Site of Participatory Culture (American Association of School Librarians)

Participatory culture is grounded in low barriers to artistic expression and allows students to be creators of content as well as pass on their experiences and knowledge to others. The Barrow Media Center is a site of participatory culture through elements such as student book budgets, collaborative projects that culminate in student product creation, opportunities for students to showcase their creations to others in a variety of ways, and students taking leadership in teaching one another how to use technology to create. This year, developing the participatory culture of the library is a specific goal that has been made public to all students, teachers, and families in the school and all members of the library have been invited to find their place in the library and make things happen. This webinar will explore participatory culture and how the library can be a space of participation.   For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming

October 10, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Central Time
Telling Your Story: Five Secrets for Successful Career Growth and Advancement (Infopeople)

In today’s complex, fast changing world, having the right skills is not enough for those seeking career growth and advancement. Librarians and information professionals also need to communicate well and effectively tell their story. This webinar helps librarians and information professionals develop the necessary “talking points” to help them communicate their most important message and formulate an encapsulated version of their talking points to be able to take advantage of every window of opportunity, regardless of how brief it might be. Librarians and information professionals often miss some of the best career opportunities because they are stuck on the “L” word. This webinar will help attendees locate and identify many career opportunities that are outside the “L” word and help them prepare to take advantage of those opportunities.   For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

October 11, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Central Time
Helping Patrons Find Legal Assistance in their Community: Online Referral Tools (Pro Bono Net)

This webinar will highlight online resources for people looking for a lawyer, including where to find referral information for nonprofit legal aid programs, lawyer referral services and state bar programs. Panelists will also discuss a national website with legal help for military members and veterans, and a national directory for individuals seeking assistance with immigration issues. In addition, we’ll share tips for how to assess whether an online referral resource is reputable, and common scams to watch out for.   For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/622304094

October 11, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Central Time
Warm up to Reading: Getting Kids Hooked on Books (Booklist)

The weather may be getting cooler, but books are always hot. Join Booklist senior editor Ilene Cooper and representatives from ABDO Publishing, DK Publishing, James Lorimer & Co., and Listening Library to learn about books and media designed to spark reluctant readers’ interest in reading—be it turning pages or pushing play.     For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

October 15, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Central Time
Juggling 101: Managing Multiple Priorities (Insync Training)

“Time management” is an oxymoron. You can’t change it, or lengthen it, or shorten it, or ‘manage’ it. This course will help you identify ways to deal with the things you can manage: yourself, others, and the tasks with which you’re confronted.   For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://us.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

October 16, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Central Time
Common Core & More: Surprising Reasons to go Graphic (Booklist)

Whether you are new to graphic novels or a long-time fan, this is the session for you! Join our expert panel from The Graphic Classroom blog, Capstone, and Booklist Publications for a lively discussion about how you can build on kids’ fascination with graphic novels to meet learning objectives and enhance critical thinking skills, such as prediction and inference. Attendees are automatically entered to win a complete 24 book set of Capstone’s new DC Comics line! Moderated by Gillian Engberg, Editorial Director of Books for Youth at Booklist Publications.     For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

October 16. 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Central Time
Incubate leadership @ your library (WebJunction)

Effective leadership in a library community is not performed by any one person. Instead, it is a collective act of many players contributing their toolset of complementary and evolving skills. Leadership “incubates” best in an environment nurtured by collaborative and continuous learning; it often grows accidentally, sometimes unbeknownst to the leader-to-be. Through peer mentoring and other methods, explore ways to create a generative space that nourishes the infectious qualities of leadership. Develop a network of seasoned learners who will incubate leadership, both within your library and in support of the broader community, collaboratively building and leading a rich and fulfilling learning organization.   For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

October 16. 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Central Time
Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

What do you need to know about social media as a volunteer program manager? How can you use sites like Facebook, and Twitter to promote your volunteer opportunities and recruit volunteers? This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You’ll also learn about the social media tools available in your VolunteerMatch account that help you promote your volunteer opportunity on other social networking sites.   For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.volunteermatch.org/nonprofits/learningcenter/

October 16, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Central Time
Fall Books for Kids (School Library Journal)

Learn about fall’s collection of new books for your young readers during this School Library Journal webcast event.  From illustrated books to chapter books, topics range from superheroes to farmers, and then some! Discover what it means to be a samurai in Benjamin Martin’s Samurai Awakening, and find out if an American teenager has what takes to save his friends.  Read about Bill Finger, the man who gave Bruce Wayne a name and made him a detective in Marc Tyler Nobleman’s picture book (illustrated by Ty Templeton) Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman. See a new take on the classic Old MacDonald nursery rhyme in Old MacDonald Had Her Farm (written by JonArno Lawson, illustrated by Tina Holdcroft) with brightly illustrated pictures and tongue-twisters to help readers learn about vowels while using the same E-I-E-I-O refrain. Register now to see what else Annick Press, Charlesbridge, and Tuttle Publishing will share from their fall book releases.   For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.slj.com/category/webcasts/

October 17, 11:00 – 12:00, Central Time
Breezing Along with the RML (National Library of Medicine)

NN/LM MCR Coordinators present updates on Regional Medical Library activities relevant to public and health sciences librarians. This month, Barb Jones, Missouri/Advocacy Coordinator will give some basic definitions to the concept of knowledge management and will facilitate reports from participants in a knowledge management workshop attended.   To log in, visit https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2. Enter as a guest. Sign in with your first and last names. Follow the instructions in the meeting room to have the Adobe Acrobat Connect system call you on your telephone.  For more information contact Jim Honour jhonour@uwyo.edu or call 307-766-6537.  Additional Information: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/updates/index.html

October 17, 1:30 – 2:30 PM, Central Time
Engaging Customer Curiosity (Colorado State Library)

How do you engage library customers? People are naturally curious, and are driven to learn about topics of interest. Libraries can engage library customers and create a space for exploration, discovery, and collaboration. Join this session to learn more about techniques for effectively engaging library users, featuring ideas presented at the R-Squared Conference.   For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/

October 17, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Central Time
100 New Donors in 90 Days: A Step-by-Step Process (Nonprofit Webinars)

We live in the midst of a “new normal.” The current, unprecedented global economic roller-coaster and political uncertainty impact personal philanthropy. This new normal has led to many donors’ anxiety about the future. As a result, people are not making new, first time gifts and are cutting their giving to some of their former charities—if not eliminating them altogether. Then, where are you to find the donors and the money to achieve your goals? Research shows that it requires 4.5 times the effort, staff, and dollars to acquire a new donor as it does to keep one. Yet some nonprofits seem to spend more time and energy pursuing a new giver than making the effort to keep the old friend happy and engaged. We know that with proper planning you can retain your donors. It has been demonstrated that with effective development and stewardship, you can be certain of an enthusiastic donor base and high retention. If you follow systematic procedures, the annual fund program is virtually failsafe. Securing donors is obviously the first step. But then you must acknowledge promptly and effectively, show appreciation regularly and sincerely, and give priority to winning the donor’s heart and mind to the cause. Following this plan will help to create a culture of giving at your organization.   For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nonprofitwebinars.com/webinars/

October 17, 2:00 – 3:30, Central Time
Session 1: Revitalize the Library Customer Service Experience from Outside In and Inside Out (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

From Outside In.  Examine the philosophy of service inherent in the V.O.I.C.E. model, Identify areas of strength and areas of improvement in delivering responsive, engaging service, Proactively explore how to exceed customer expectations, Map Customer Points of Possibility to determine opportunities for proactively managing expectations, Determine how to meet and exceed 5 Top Customer Needs on each point of customer contact, Explore challenges of  “implementers” of library policy and “regs,” and Creating action individual action plan.   For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

October 18, 2:00 – 3:00 PM. Central Time
Part I on Common Core – Getting Real (School Library Journal)

How do the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) impact you, your library, and your teachers? Marc Aronson and Sue Bartle will discuss how perspective, multi-modality, and transliteracy will help you build a foundation as you implement CCSS. Take home a few concrete examples to successfully adjust to the instructional shifts in CCSS.   For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.slj.com/category/webcasts/

October 23, 12:15 – 1:00
Database of the Month: GVRL (and, what happended to Grzimek’s) (Wyoming State Library)

GVRL, the Gale Virtual Reference Library is a select collection of ebooks covering subjects such culture, science, health, and  history.  You can browse, search, and download ebook articles.   For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/644743782

October 24, 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Central Time
Your Government Online: Independent Federal Government Agencies (Nebraska Library Commission)

In our third episode, we’ll tour some of the many Web sites of independent federal government agencies. In our first session (on August 22) we covered the President’s cabinet. The second session (September 19) covered the Executive Office of the President, the Legislative Branch, and the Judicial Branch.   For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

October 24, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Central Time
Become an Expert Google Searcher in an Hour (O’Reilly)

Do you use Google every day? Mastering Google’s powerful search refinement operators and lesser known features could, over a year’s time, save you days scouring over irrelevant results. Even more enticing is the promise of elusive nuggets of market research and competitive intelligence out there waiting to be discovered — IF you know how to wield Google. Learn how you too can become an expert Google searcher and extract invaluable data about your competitors and about the market like never before — with laser-like accuracy and extreme efficiency.   For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://oreilly.com/webcasts/

October 24, 11:00 – 12:00, Central Time
Spotlight!on National Library of Medicine Resources (National Library of Medicine)

These sessions focus on NLM and other related resources. They are presented monthly by NN/LM MCR Coordinators. Taking the one-hour class and completing the exercises and class evaluation makes you eligible to receive 1 Medical Library Association Continuing Education credit. This online training is FREE.   URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2. Login: as a guest with your first and last name.  Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided. Questions to Jim Honour, jhonour@uwyo.edu or 307-766-6537.  Additional Information: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/updates/spotlightresources.html.

October 24, 2:00 – 3:30 PM, Central Time
Session 2: Revitalize the Library Customer Service Experience from Outside In and Inside Out (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Enhance Internal Customer Experience.  How does what I do serve the whole? Fit into the Library mission? How do I embrace personal responsibility and accountability? What does that have to do with being a good internal customer service agent?  How does what I do well and/or fail to do impact the other co-workers functions? How can I become value-added and build strong internal relationships?  What can I do to prevent workplace misunderstandings?   For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

October 25, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Central Time
Freedom Rings in Philadelphia: community technology adoption (WebJunction)

The Freedom Rings Partnership is a digital inclusion initiative funded by Federal stimulus monies. We are bringing Internet access, computer assistance and digital opportunities to Philadelphians with the least access to broadband. Comprised of a coalition of grassroots organizations, government, and universities, we proudly count People’s Emergency Center and the Free Library of Philadelphia as Managing Partners in this city-wide effort. Extending beyond the library and traditional organizational walls, our public-computing centers—KEYSPOTS—are located in community organizations that have the trust of their constituents; technology access is a complimentary asset to their diverse missions. Learn how to develop sustainable partnerships and adapt this model to meet your community technology adoption needs.   For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

October 25, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Central Time
Proposal Writing Basics (Grantspace)

Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation.   For those new to proposal writing, this class will cover: How the proposal fits into the overall grantseeking process, What to include in a standard proposal to a foundation, Tips for making each section of your proposal stronger, What funders expect to see in your proposal and attachments, Tips for communicating with funders during the grant process, and Additional resources on proposal writing, including sample proposals.   For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://grantspace.org/Classroom/Training-Calendar/Live-Webinars

October 26, 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Central Time
Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of Slideshare (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Please join us for a special series with technology trainer, Christine Walczyk, all about popular online tools. The series is meant to be short on talk about library context and higher concepts. It’s really all about the tools themselves! Our aim is to demonstrate how to use one tool in each webinar in under 60 minutes with time for Q&A built in.   For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

October 30, 2:00 – 3:30, Central Time
Session 3: Revitalize the Library Customer Service Experience from Outside In and Inside Out (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Phone Etiquette and Call Management.  Are your phone practices creating a springboard for positive response or a sink-hole for negative reaction?  How the phone is answered and subsequently managed creates an image in the minds of customers. Create a positive impression and set a positive tone through etiquette and call management. Explore how to: answer a call, place a call on hold, transfer a call and accept transfer, take a message, research information on phone, and close a call.   For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

October 31, 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Central Time
Tech Talk with Michael Sauers: Reflections on Internet Librarian 2012 (Nebraska Library Commission)

On this episode of Tech Talk, Michael will be joined by attendees from Internet Librarian 2012, held in Monterey CA, to share their experiences at the conference.   For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

October 31, 11:00 – 12:00, Central Time
Improving the Performance of Government Employees (American Management Association)

Motivate Your Employees to Achieve Tangible Results.  Getting the most out of employees in government offices is one of the legendary challenges. With an emphasis, it seems, on protocols and processes rather than on results, government offices have often been regarded as bastions of mediocrity, havens for substandard performers, and places where rule number one is cover your…self. In addtion, you’ll discover strategies you can use to help recruit, train, retain, motivate, and reward excellent employees, along with holding them accountable for their department’s successes and failures.   For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx

October 31, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Central Time
Top Seven Fundraising Tips (Nonprofit Webinars)

You dream of a strong, vibrant community and have a sense of how to make it real. But how can you rally the funds you need to connect your vision to action? Join the former Craigslist Foundation E.D. and Editor of the best-selling Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals, as he shares practical, tactical solutions from his book that can and will help you get dollars in the door. Darian will provide concrete tips and tools for individual giving, foundation grants, corporate sponsorship, earned income, and online and peer-to-peer campaigns, plus point you in the right direction for more information.   For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nonprofitwebinars.com/webinars/

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