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.

 

Current Events

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Let's Talk about Race, Baby
This workshop will introduce participants to the tenets of Critical Race Theory and help students understand how critical theories can unpack the role that institutions play in promoting white supremacist structures and systems.

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Clinical and Regulatory Approval of COVID-19 Vaccine
This 2-hour webinar will cover all phases of required clinicals and the regulatory requirement by FDA to introduce a new vaccine such as one for the COVID-19 to market.

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The 2020 Panic–What’s Next: Navigating Panics, Recessions, and Recoveries!
This course provides an understanding of economic panics, recessions, and recoveries and their relationships to long-term economic growth, jobs creation, and financial markets.

 

Personal & Professional Development

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Compassionate Leadership through a Pandemic
Compassion is not a weakness, it is a strategic strength. If you want your team members to bring you their best efforts, their loyalty, and work together as high performers, especially during crisis times, compassionate leadership is the cure.

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Empathetic Leadership
Challenging times add to the struggle of leadership. This engaging interactive session will show you how to activate the power of empathy to save time and energy and gain a business advantage.

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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 course provides links to helpful resources keep you informed with the most up-to-date career information and prepare you for an effective job search.

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Inclusive Leadership
In this one-hour webinar you will learn how to create and lead in an inclusive workplace.

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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.

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Public Speaking: Unlocking the Speaker Within
Learn to be an effective public speaker by unlocking the natural speaker within using seven keys that make professional communicators A.W.E.S.O.M.E. - Aligned, Wired, Empathetic, Simple, Open, Magical and Engaging.

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Receiving and Giving Feedback: The Key to Effective Growth
In this one-hour webinar you will learn effective techniques to receive and give feedback.

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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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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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Tips for Virtual Networking
While using online communication platforms for business, professionalism needs to translate. This session will help you access virtual networking opportunities and produce a great set up to help put your best face forward in 2021.

 

Design

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Get Creative: Interior Design Tips & Trends for 2021
Get inspired to make a few changes with some easy-to-follow interior design "resolutions" to help you refresh and restyle your home in the New Year.

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Psychology of Residential Interior Design
An introduction to the fundamentals of residential interior design, including the relationship of color, light, texture, balance, and composition.

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Sketching for Designers - Techniques On How To Create A Fast and Precise Sketch
Learn how to quickly communicate your ideas through sketching in this free seminar.

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UX and Design Career Series
This series provides expert insight into careers in the world of design. What skills will you need and how can you nurture your career goals during this time of change and uncertainty?

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UX and Design Communication Virtual Open House
Join us for a free information session about the Design Communication Arts, User Experience and Visual Arts Programs.

 

Digital Technology & Engineering

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Build Your First Mobile App for Fun
This course is designed for students with limited or no programming experience. Students will learn programming logic and how to create their first mobile app for their smartphone or tablet through drag-and-drop building blocks.

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Fourier Transforms for Everyone
In this 2-hour webinar learn what Fourier transforms are and how they apply to you.

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Information Technology 101
Designed for students with limited or no knowledge of information technology, learn the basics of computer architecture, operating systems, computer networks, database management systems, and the different categories of software applications.

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Rocket Science for Amateurs
In this 2-hour webinar you will understand a basic understanding on how rockets and satellite work.

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The Lithium-Ion Battery Revolution: Enabling Technologies for the 21st Century
Introduction to the expanding new market applications enabled by lithium-ion battery technologies. Special focus on technological challenges facing worldwide raw material...

 

Entertainment

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Showrunners and Show Writers
Hear directly from successful TV writers and creators in this course that demystifies the industry and how to break in and stay in.

 

Writing

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All About (Killing) Eve
Take a deep dive into one of TV’s most critically acclaimed hits to unpack what makes it a well-written and powerful example of contemporary television.

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Character Arcs, the Lifeblood of Your Story
Learn how your characters’ journeys form the backbone of your story.

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Nonfiction 101
Get an overview of opportunities to write and publish nonfiction in this course designed for beginners new to the genre.

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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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