Continuing Success Conference Videos
Fall 2021 ILC Continuing Success Conference
Everyone faces academic anxiety at one time or another. This presentation will help you recognize the causes of anxiety and cope with its effects.
Basic Math Skills
Math isn't just a tool for classrooms. In this workshop, we'll be using basic math skills to approach realistic, day-to-day problems.
Deficit Thinking Versus Growth Mindset
This workshop defines a the concept of deficit thinking and discusses how this lens can be harmful to students from marginalized backgrounds and also defines the concept of the growth mindset and discusses how this lens can be more beneficial for improving the experience of students from these backgrounds.
How to Access Ongoing Services at the Library
Within this class, Continuing Education faculty and support staff will learn to navigate their way through the library. Explore the resources and services available to support the research and information literacy needs of faculty, staff, and students.
How to Develop Soft Skills
In this session, attendees will gain a better understanding of the term “soft skills”, and the importance of developing skills such as communication, writing, and interpersonal skills. Attendees will also learn about the role of emotional intelligence in cultivating soft skills and how these skills will benefit them in the workplace.
How to Use Excel
This workshop will introduce basic mathematical operations in Excel and will help students lay the groundwork for more complicated math that would be impractical with a calculator. The workshop will also cover some of Excel's built-in arithmetic functions that can automate operations on larger lists of numbers. We will also use excel to create and edit charts.
How to Use PowerPoint
In this session, you will learn how to create a presentation from a template, add text, images, video, add transitions, animations, and save to OneDrive to get a presentation from your computer, tablet or phone and share your work with others.
How to Write a Professional Memo
Emails and memos are necessary in the workforce and in the classroom. This presentation will discuss skills for writing both such as audience awareness, formality, and detail.
All Experiences Count
Curious what counts as experience? Unsure if your previous experience will be enough? Most of us have more experience than we realize. We will identify strategies to help you communicate your classroom training, volunteer, and freelance work. Join this session to learn how ALL EXPERIENCE COUNTS!
Transitioning with Success in Non-credit Courses
Why take non-credit courses? What do they really offer you? How will continuing ed help you transition yourself professionally and personally to aid you in becoming more successful? These questions and more will be answered in this session.
Preparing a CV/Cover Letter
What should you put on a resume? What should you leave off? How should it be organized? What should you include if you are changing careers and your experience is in something else? What if you have no experience? Why do you need a cover letter if you have a resume? What's the difference between a resume and a CV? Well-written resumes and cover letters bring out the best in you. Effective communication is key. Attend this session for writing tips and techniques that will move you along in your job search process.
Leveraging Your Superpowers in Pursuit of Your Career Goals
It took Superman well into his teenage years to discover his superpowers. For many of us, the reality is that it may take much longer, if ever at all. But, don’t fret! This session will provide you with tangible approaches to identify your superpowers and leverage them to achieve your ultimate career goals!
Test Taking Tips & Study Skills
This workshop will focus on fundamental techniques and their design to assist individuals with test preparation. In addition, it will explore various study habits that will crossover into many areas of interest. Topics such as active learning and effective note-taking will be key components.
This workshop focuses on valuable time management strategies and tips in an engaging and interactive manner. Participants will be exposed to two different syllabi (Math and English), along with actual Outlook/Teams calendars, in an effort to learn how to schedule and plan time for school assignments, deadlines, work, and other life commitments. Areas such as prioritization, goal-setting, overcoming obstacles, and planning for the unexpected will also be discussed.
When last did you have to decide between a personal commitment and a professional one? Was it a struggle? Are these areas in constant competition with the other? Navigating which priority gets our attention can be an unwanted challenge. When we focus on separating the personal and professional areas of our lives, we can sometimes find ourselves stuck and frustrated about the decision. Let’s change that. This workshop will help you develop strategies to integrate personal and professional priorities
Do you want to know how to optimize your digital environment? Come to the Digital Organization session where we'll cover file naming, organizing, digital calendars, and more!