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Prior Training Events


Making the Connection Between Community Engagement and Professional Development  Presented by Jonathan Green, Executive Director of the Steps Coalition


12 to 1 p.m.

Health and Wellness: Working Smart in the New Virtual World

Presented by Madison Estrada, M.S.LMLP
10/7/20 12 to 1 p.m.
Build Your Knowledge and Understanding of how to work smart in office environments connected to our new virtual world, to avoid injuries and mental stress. 

Coping with the Pandemic

Presented by Madison Estrada, M.S.LMLP
10/12/20 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Understand how to recognize common reactions to change and uncertainty and how to employ behavioral, cognitive and interpersonal skills to increase one's tolerance for change and uncertainty.  

Professional Development and Community Care Networks

Presented by Shellie Moses, Director, South Mississippi Make-A-Wish Foundation
10/14/20 12 to 1:15 p.m.
Information on community engagement and relationship building opportunities for professional growth in creating life changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

The Gunter Library-Our History, Our future. The connection of the library system and research studies on coastal economies.

Presented by Joyce Shaw, Librarian and Professor, GCRL Gunter Library
10/21/20 12 to 1:15 p.m.
Build knowledge and understanding of the history of Gunter Library at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, the impact of the library system and research lab on coastal areas, community engagement and professional development opportunities that have evolved over the years.

Virtual Meeting Platforms 101

Presented by– Christina Jager, I-Tech Help Desk Technician 
10/28/20, 12 to 1:15 p.m.
Businesses and organizations across every industry are adapting to using virtual platforms to communicate. With so many ways to connect virtually, it can sometimes be confusing and intimidating. Join this workshop to learn the right tools and strategies for using Video Conferencing Platforms.

The New Face of Diversity and Inclusion in a Virtual World

Presented by – Valerie Craig, Manager Technology Applications and Services
10/29/20, 12 to 1:15 p.m.
Information and resources on relationship building and staying connected as we move forward in our present crisis. 

Emotional Intelligence

Presented by Dr. Wynde Fitts
10/30/20,  12 p.m. to 1 p.m. 
Understand what emotional intelligence is and how to use it. 

Accessibility: Why it Matters and How To Make Documents Accessible- An Overview

Presented by Jennifer S. Lewis, Assistant Director of Compliance and Ethics
11/12/20, 12:00 to 1:15 p.m.
Learn about the legal requirements for accessibility and tips on how to make the following document types accessible: Word, PDF, PowerPoint, Excel. 

What is institutional effectiveness?

Presented by Dr. Douglas Masterson, Senior Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness
11/18/20,  12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Learn about what the office of institutional effectiveness does. Understand the impact of institutional effectiveness on higher education at USM

Navigating Change: Purposeful Process

Presented by Dr. Allison Gillespie, Asst. Provost for Academic Affairs-Institutional Effectiveness
12/3/20, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Learn how to identify strategies to effectively move from crisis management to transformational change by learning:

The definition of transformational change and the factors motivating change
The role of “planning to plan” when implementing transformational change
The importance of frequent and wide-spread communication
Strategies for campus-wide involvement in implementing transformational change

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