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August 2019

Nurturing Resilience Through a Strong Community

August 27 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free

About This Webinar: Throughout this fast-paced, story-filled presentation, Dr. Ungar will use examples from his work with individuals and families facing challenges big and small. He’ll explore a dozen of the most important factors that contribute to the resilience of individuals and their communities. Based on his research and community work around the work, Dr. Ungar will show that resilience is much more than our personal capacity to overcome adversity. It is instead a reflection of how well individuals, families,… Continue Reading Nurturing Resilience Through a Strong Community

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Nurturing Family Resilience Through a Strengths-Based Framework

August 22 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free

About This Webinar: Highly stressful adverse situations impact the whole family; in turn, how families deal with their challenges can facilitate positive adaptation for all members, their relationships, and the family unit. This webinar will present core principles and guidelines in Dr. Walsh’s research-informed Family Resilience Practice Framework, identifying key relational processes that couples and families can build for resilience through difficult times. Discussion, with illustrations, will highlight the core strengths -- shared beliefs, practices, and resources -- that facilitate… Continue Reading Nurturing Family Resilience Through a Strengths-Based Framework

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Nurturing Individual Resilience from a Multisystem Developmental Perspective

August 20 at 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free

About This Webinar: Dr. Masten will discuss contemporary perspectives on resilience from a developmental systems perspective, highlighting research findings and their implications for practice. Resilience can be defined as the capacity of a system (child, family, community, economy, or any other complex system) to adapt successfully to challenges that threaten system function, viability, or development. Military children and parents face a combination of common adversities as well as some unique challenges posed for example by deployment and moving. They also… Continue Reading Nurturing Individual Resilience from a Multisystem Developmental Perspective

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June 2019

Avoiding Burnout: Building Resilience Through Relationships

June 25 at 11:00 am-12:00 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Social support is a key element of resilience, and your social support depends largely on the quantity, quality and diversity of your relationships. In this webinar, you’ll learn more about the role social support plays in your resilience, and discover strategies for intentionally building relationships that can contribute to your resilience. For a long time, we thought of resilience only as bouncing back after a disaster or traumatic event. While that’s still an important part of being… Continue Reading Avoiding Burnout: Building Resilience Through Relationships

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February 2018

Working Out Loud: Building Networks for Resilience

Tuesday Feb 27, 2018 at 12:00 pm-1:30 pm EST
Free
Cover image: "Resilience Glow", a derivative of "Resilience" by Neil Cummings, used under CC BY SA. "Resilience Glow" is licensed under CC BY SA by Bob Bertsch.

This is a free professional development webinar hosted by the MFLN Family Transitions and MFLN Network Literacy concentration areas. This is first in a series consisting of 2 webinars and 5 podcasts. Sign up for the "Build Your Network, Build Your Resilience" Podcast Series now. Description A strong support network can help you be resilient in times of change, but what can you do to make sure those networks are there when you need them? In this interactive webinar, we’ll use concepts… Continue Reading Working Out Loud: Building Networks for Resilience

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November 2015

Learn@Lunch: Use PPT right! to make presentations that don’t suck

Thursday Nov 19, 2015 at 12:30 pm-1:30 pm EST
Use PPT Right cover. "To make presentations that keep audiences awake & engaged." A cartoon man holds up a sign that says "Applause" under several lightbulbs.

Grab your lunch and your headphones for an illuminating and entertaining look at how to use PPT right to make effective presentations that keep your audience awake and engaged. By looking at common mistakes, discussing use of color and space, and touching on built-in PPT tools that can help, we'll get you on the right path to using PPT right and we'll do so right away. Presenters Jennifer Chilek Evaluation Learn@Lunch: Use PPT right! to make presentations that don't suck… Continue Reading Learn@Lunch: Use PPT right! to make presentations that don’t suck

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September 2015

Online tools for collaboration between staff and volunteers

Tuesday Sep 29, 2015 at 2:00 pm-3:00 pm EDT
EMG Social Media Training Task Force

How does a team of Extension staff and volunteers, scattered around the country, work together to create a social media training site for Master Gardeners? That was a challenge compounded by timezone, bandwidth, platform, and technical differences. In this webinar, Steve Judd and Karen Jeannette will discuss the online tools they used to help the team collaborate to produce the training site. Through a combination of email, conference call, Google Docs, Sheets, Hangouts, Slides, and Sites, team members were able… Continue Reading Online tools for collaboration between staff and volunteers

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February 2015

Leveraging Technology In Collaborative Work – Foundations

Wednesday Feb 11, 2015 at 3:00 pm-4:00 pm EST
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Modern knowledge work, such as that done by Extension professionals, often calls for collaborative efforts to address complex issues from a variety of angles. Using technology to facilitate collaboration can allow teams to span geographical boundaries, work at different times, easily share information, foster frequent interaction, expand the team’s expertise, and reduce costs. However, collaboration within virtual spaces is different than traditional face-to-face work and requires consideration of a variety of factors: comfort with and access to the technology, leadership,… Continue Reading Leveraging Technology In Collaborative Work – Foundations

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September 2014

Online privacy tune-up: Facebook’s settings

Thursday Sep 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm-3:00 pm EDT
Online privacy tune-up: Facebook's settings - Cover image

Sharing things on a social network (e.g., Facebook) shouldn’t lead to a surprise of who gets to see it. Yet, the surprises are what make most people feel that their privacy is being infringed. It’s not that we don’t want to share, it’s that we want to understand exactly how and with whom we are sharing. However, the privacy settings are often confusing and difficult to find. Participants in this webinar will gain a better appreciation for online privacy, and… Continue Reading Online privacy tune-up: Facebook’s settings

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November 2012

Tech Tools to Support Military Deployment

Wednesday Nov 14, 2012 at 2:00 pm-2:30 pm EST

Technology can be a wonderful tool to support military families experiencing deployment but can easily feel overwhelming to less experienced individuals. Many families have access to tools that can help them better connect to their loved ones during deployment but may need support to move forward. This half-hour webinar will explore the following: The seven stages of the emotional cycle of deployment Technology tools to stay connected before, during and after a deployment Online resources to support military families How… Continue Reading Tech Tools to Support Military Deployment

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