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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Building Skills as an Intrapreneur
Explore the challenges and obstacles in the creative process faced while working within the framework of an organization, and learn techniques to develop, generate, and communicate ideas effectively.

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Supply Chains and Blockchain Technology In Times of Uncertainties
This session covers an overview of how blockchain technology can build transparency, resilience and trust into future supply chains and help with economic recovery.

 

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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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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Succession Planning for the New Normal: Redefining Inspired Leadership
In this one-hour webinar you will develop strategies to successfully implement a succession plan.

 

Arts

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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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Both Sides of the Fence: Working With/As An Agent
Join agent Linda Camacho for a discussion on the relationship between literary agent and client. We begin with an introduction into book publishing and trends. Then we delve into...

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Crafting Survival Stories: One Day Workshop
Turn singularly or globally catastrophic events into meaningful literature in this course that guides you through writing thoughtfully and sensitively about disasters.

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Form Over Function: The Tension Between Striking Interior Design and Livability (Part I, Early 20th Century through Mid-Century Modern)
This course is a humorous and entertaining stroll through the history of interior architecture, interior design, furnishings, and accessories.

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Form Over Function: The Tension Between Striking Interior Design and Livability (Part II, Post Mid-Century Modern through Contemporary)
This course is a humorous and entertaining stroll through the history of interior architecture, interior design, furnishings, and accessories.

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From Aspiring TV Writer to Employed TV Writer
Carole Kirschner (WGA, CBS) moderates this panel of past mentees, all of whom now work in television, to learn how they prepared themselves for success and seized the opportunity...

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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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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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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.

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

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The Basics of Setting
Focus on forging a vivid world in this one-day workshop exploring how to make your setting as vibrant as your characters.

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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.

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Visual Arts Distinguished Instructor Series
Live talks and presentations on Photography, Art History, User Experience (UX), Design, Studio Arts, and VR. Each week we feature a distinguished instructor and dive into...

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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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Writing Compelling Movie Scenes
Learn how screenwriters write for maximum impact by analyzing powerful scenes from movies, taking them apart, and learning what makes them tick.

 

Education

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Application of Evidence-Based Strategies in Teaching and Learning
Designed for those who teach adult continuing education, college, or high school, this workshop presents research-based methods of teaching for long-lasting learning.

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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.

 

Engineering & Digital Technology

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Artificial Intelligence: An Overview and What it Can Do for You
What is AI all about? This short course discusses the concept of AI, and the aims, directions, and challenges of some of its applications. Learn how AI can be used to tackle...

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

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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...

 

Personal Development

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A CRITICAL Time to Talk about RACE
This course 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 supremist structures and systems.

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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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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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