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August 2019

Nurturing Resilience Through a Strong Community

Tue August 27, 2019: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Throughout this fast-paced, story-filled presentation, Dr. Ungar uses examples from his work with individuals and families facing challenges big and small. He explores 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 shows that resilience is much more than our personal capacity to overcome adversity. It is instead a reflection of how well individuals, families, employers and… Continue Reading Nurturing Resilience Through a Strong Community

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Nurturing Family Resilience Through a Strengths-Based Framework

Thu August 22, 2019: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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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 presents 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, highlight the core strengths -- shared beliefs, practices, and resources -- that facilitate coping and… Continue Reading Nurturing Family Resilience Through a Strengths-Based Framework

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Nurturing Individual Resilience from a Multisystem Developmental Perspective

Tue August 20, 2019: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT
Free
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About This Webinar: Dr. Masten discusses 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 have… Continue Reading Nurturing Individual Resilience from a Multisystem Developmental Perspective

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June 2019

Avoiding Burnout: Building Resilience Through Relationships

Tue June 25, 2019: 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

Tue February 27, 2018: 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 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 use concepts and… 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

Thu November 19, 2015: 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 Event Materials How to Design TED-Worthy Presentations: Design Principles from TED… 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

Tue September 29, 2015: 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

Wed February 11, 2015: 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

Thu September 18, 2014: 2:00 pm-3:00 pm EDT
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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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August 2012

Assessing the reliability of online information

Wed August 22, 2012: 2:00 pm-3:00 pm EDT

Assessing the reliability of online information is a critical skill for anyone using the World Wide Web. While there is a vast amount of information available online, not all of it is reliable or factual. In this webinar we’ll discuss why judging the reliability of information is important and provide techniques and examples of how to do so. One criteria we’ll focus on is the CRAAP test (Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, Purpose). Participants should leave with some good techniques to… Continue Reading Assessing the reliability of online information

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