No-Cost Educational Resources & Tools

Lighting the Way Forward

We recognize the challenges our communities are facing today. We want to help light the way forward and give back by offering professional development and personal enrichment seminars this summer at no cost.

These programs give you the opportunity to learn from experts in their field and connect with others. For your convenience and safety, all programs are offered remotely.

Business Management

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Creating and Sustaining Excellence in Uncertain Times
This one-hour program will draw on studies that reveal the essential skills for maximizing creativity, health, and productivity in times of crisis. These skills are equally applicable to the...

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Managing Remote Teams to Accelerate Performance
This one-hour webinar will provide remote managers with the essential strategies required to lead successfully by building communication norms and strengthening trust amongst team...

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Managing Young Professionals
You will learn skills that will help you manage every generation but they will be exponentially important when working with Millennials.

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Nine Stages of Business Development to Land the Work You Want
Do you want a systematic approach to creating relationships that 1) lead to new projects with current clients, 2) create satisfying, inclusive communication on current projects, or 3) generate...

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Self-Regulation: How to Manage Yourself So You Can Lead Others
Great leaders at every level use these techniques to appear calm, enthusiastic, visionary and supportive. Never let anxiety, frustration, or self-doubt get in the way of your enjoying work…

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Social Media Skills That Set You Apart
Establish your authority and influence online! This webinar will provide the practical information you need to use social media as a powerful personal branding tool.

 

Crisis Management

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Adaptive Project Management–Navigating the New Normal
In this one-hour webinar you will develop strategies to successfully deliver projects in the new normal.

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Marketing During COVID - A Marketing Survival Guide
During times of crisis, businesses need to be prepared to properly message and communicate to their audiences. This two-part series will be a conversation on how to authentically and...

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Making Tough Leadership Decisions Easier in Times of Crisis
In this session, learn the power of making the right decisions at the right time as a leader.

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Project Management Essentials in Times of Uncertainties
Many businesses are responding to the recent changes with much uncertainty - What is the right thing to do, who is doing what, how are they prioritizing their efforts, and what impact are they...

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Rapid Project Design: How to Adapt in Uncertain Times
In this 1-hour webinar, individuals will benefit from this simple and scalable planning and action approach that applies in every business, function, and culture.

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Silver Linings in a Crisis - Resilience and the Environment
During this difficult pandemic, there are lessons we are able to learn from our changing environment, and some wonderful ways we can connect with nature while safer at home.

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The 2020 Panic – What’s Next: Navigating Panics, Recessions, and Recoveries!
This no-cost, interactive online course provides an understanding of economic panics, recessions, and recoveries and their relationships to long-term economic growth, jobs creation...

 

Education

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Parenting Skills for Busy Parents: Developing sound parenting methods during quarantine and beyond
Learn researched-based methods to create powerful learning environments while balancing work and raising your child during these uniquely challenging times.

 

Entertainment

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Pitching Yourself as an Artist: Transmitting Who You Are & What You Do… with Impact
Whether you are working on a movie, a song, a play or any creative project, you will need to successfully pitch it and promote it to the right people. How are you going to make an…

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The Actor’s Prep: A Step-by-Step Path For Building A Performance
There are many outstanding institutions where one can learn acting, and yet actors often still lack the most important element: a practical system they can apply to get ready to play their part...

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Making Films While Staying at Home: Directing Your Film in the Era of COVID-19
Do you feel stuck on how to move forward with your film project in this new era of stay-at-home restrictions and physical distancing? This free workshop is geared toward directors and film…

 

Landscape Architecture

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Landscape Architecture Firms: The New Remote Work Environment
Landscape architecture and design firms are like every other business trying to successfully navigate the current challenges of remote work.

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The Modern Landscapes of Robert Royston
Robert Royston (1918–2008) was one of America's most distinguished landscape architects during the post-war period. His design work and university teaching in the years following…

 

Personal Development

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Applying to Graduate or Professional Schools
This two-meeting course (4 hours total) helps a student prepare to apply to a U.S. graduate or professional program.

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Free Online Career Resources for Certificate Students
As a certificate student, you can access a variety of free online resources, including webinar recordings and drop-in hours for virtual one-on-one career advising sessions. Take advantage...

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Free Online Career Resources Open to the Community
This free course offers access to a variety of career resources including webinar recordings, job search tips and advice to help with your job search. Take advantage of the free resources...

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Mindfulness: A Fresh Lens for Daily Life, Work, and Relationships
This session will provide an introduction to Mindfulness training for personal self-care to enhance one’s daily life, work, and relationships. Attendees will learn about mindfulness meditation...

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Study Skills & Other Key Preparations for Becoming a More Sophisticated Self-Learner
This workshop is an introduction on how to succeed in college and beyond with easy-to-implement strategies and the right mindset for more effective learning!

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Self-Care and Thriving During Physical Distancing
This workshop will provide a blend of research-based approaches to self-care and practical suggestions for managing a changing work and personal landscape in order to enhance...

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UCLA Conversations with TEDx Speakers
Be part of one-hour conversations around big ideas, featuring selected speakers from our TEDxUCLA series. This is a free series, conducted with a host, moderator, and featured...

 

Writing

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Defeating Distraction: Creating a Writing Practice One Day Workshop
Develop powerful writing habits in this class designed to help you take steps to becoming a disciplined, motivated, and successful writer.

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Storytelling Starter Kit
Identify your own unforgettable personal story suitable for writing or performing before a live audience.

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The Writers' Banquet: A One-Day Workshop Exploring Food and Memory
Food is a fact of life, a universal shared culture, and amongst our most intimate concerns. For the hungry writer it is also a vast storehouse packed with a lifetime supply of possibilities for...

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Winning a TV Writing Fellowship to Jumpstart Your Career
Get the inside scoop on landing one of these coveted fellowship awards that help writers break into the TV writing business.

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Writer Friendly Careers: Webinar
The world of Editing and Publishing is filled with countless professional avenues for those with an interest or background in writing. In fact, having a passion for writing can be the ideal...

 

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