December 2009 Archives

"You like me! You really like me!"


...*clutches her Oscar (r)*....

We had the Emerging Tech Expo. We were expecting about 70-100 staff members to show up - we ended up with 180! (If you build it, they will come, indeed!)

Here's a link to the TExpo blog: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/emergingtexpoblog/

Check out the short video of the event.

And now, for my next trick...

My colleague, let's call her "Intrepid Skills Trainer," and I worked on the 2010 workshop schedule yesterday. It will be a busy year. Here is a partial list of what we plan on offering:

  • Windows 7
  • Project Management - Fundamentals (2 day); Advanced (2 day)(new)
  • Google Apps, gmail, etc. - in concert with Office of Information Technology
  • File Management
  • Thunderbird - possibly, depending on google rollout dates
  • UMCal
  • Excel 2007 - multiple offerings including: Overview (new); Tables; Pivot Tables; Charts (new);
  • Word 2007 - multiple including: Overview; Collaborating; Mail Merges (new)
  • PowerPoint 2007 - Overview, and Punching Up PowerPoint Presentations (new)
  • (tentative title... probably needs more "P"s in it)
  • Wiki - Beginning and Intermediate
  • Effective Email Communication
  • Power of Positive Feedback
  • Risk Taking: Using Data and Intuition (formerly "How to Fail")
  • Effective Meetings
  • Managing Change
  • Training Others: One-on-One
  • Additional Office of Human Resources (OHR) workshops
  • Libraries Communications (tentative, in partnership with Communications Dept.)
  • More, more, more that I just haven't thought of or haven't yet witten down!

I guess I'd better get a move on....