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Summer Leadership Series

TO REGISTER: Log in to my.tcu.edu > Employee Center > Training, then select the appropriate course code.
Registration closes 24 hours before each session.

2020 Summer Leadership Series

Creating a Winning Resume
June 23
10:00 – 11:00 AM
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Tips and suggestions on effective resume preparation that draws attention to positives and highlights key areas of individual strength. Resumes, in turn, are often accompanied by cover letters. The session will offer ideas of constructing this letter and show how it can fill in gaps and accent critical areas that your resume is not designed to do.

With KEVIN KILEY, Career Coach & Founder, Career Road Map

 

Fortifying Your Network Through LinkedIn
July 7
10:00 – 11:00 AM
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Professional relationships can be the secret sauce for our success. Many people shudder at even the mention of the word “networking,” but the good news is that there are many ways to approach it so that it works for you. In an era of social distancing, one of the major resources for networking is LinkedIn. In this session, we will walk attendees through not only the elements of a strong LinkedIn profile but also advise them on how to leverage it to build their network.

With NATASHA ANTONETTY, Senior HR Recruiter
and KEVIN KILEY, Career Coach & Founder, Career Road Map

 

Navigating Change
July 17
10:00 – 11:00 AM
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Facing change, whether personal or professional, is sometimes welcome, while other times it feels insurmountable. Spend this session evaluating how you experience change to better understand why you experience it that way and explore ways to respond more intentionally.

With TODD BOLING, Senior Associate Chaplain
and SHELDON TATE, Assistant Director, Intramural Sports

 

Empathy & Intercultural Competency
July 30
10:00 – 11:00 AM
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Developing an empathic approach to intercultural connection is an important step in addressing our own biases and behaviors around issues of race, class, and other social identities. This interactive, online session will provide a guided opportunity to build empathic skills, identify our own privileged identities, and learn to engage in meaningful conversation to build awareness and connection.

With EBONY ROSE, Senior Learning and Development Consultant

 

 

LinkedIn Learning

Topics for personal/professional development

TCU Library Resources (Requires your TCU username and password)

  • What to Do When the Library is Closed
  • Online Training Resources for Faculty/Staff 
  • Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center — Detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas from books and magazines to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.
  • Home Improvement Reference Center — Full-text content from leading home-improvement magazines, including images not found anywhere else online and videos of popular home-repair projects.
  • Ancestry — Genealogy database providing access to U.S. and U.K. census data, ship’s logs and passenger indexes, vital records, WWI draft cards, maps, reference books and more. Basic library subscription. Documents in the library can be saved or emailed. Users will need a personal subscription to create a tree online.
  • MyHeritage Library Edition — Contains millions of historical records from around the world. Records include historical photographs; citizenship and naturalization records; the USA federal census (1790-1940) and the UK census (1841-1901; tombstone photos; military records, immigration records, and passenger lists; directories, guides, references, biographies, and yearbooks; wills and probate records.
  • ARTstor — More than one million images from outstanding museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives and artists and artists’ estates from all over the world. Subject areas include art, architecture, music, religion, anthropology, literature, world history, American Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance Studies and more.
  • CountryWatch — Provides geopolitical intelligence on countries’ demographics, economic overviews, investment overviews, social overviews, environmental overviews, and political overviews. Daily news coverage, maps and macroeconomic forecasts available.
  • Global Road Warrior — Provides cultural, communications, travel and business information for more than 170 countries and territories.
  • Learning Express Library — Interactive platform that contains practice tests for standardized and placement tests at every grade level. Also contains tutorials to help improve basic math, reading, writing and computer skills for every age. Assessment tests and career placement help are also available. SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT and MCAT are just some of the test preps available.
  • Mango Languages — An online language learning system. Native English speakers can learn foreign languages, including French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Pashto and Urdu. Mango also has 15 ESL language courses for non-native English speakers, including Spanish, French, Polish, Russian, Cantonese and Mandarin. It also includes movies.
  • What’s Cooking?No care package is complete without treats to eat! Sure, you’ll need to create them yourself, but that’s just half the fun. Browse our online cookbook selection. 
  • Fun Fitness OptionsMash your inner couch potato with fantastic fitness videos to help you shake the stay-at-home blues. Find several options to inspire you to move. 
  • Getting Crafty! — For children and adults, channel your inner creator and build something fun out of common household items. Our Fort Worth Public Library expert crafters will guide you through the processes. 
  • Homework HELP! — Math not quite adding up? Astronomy sending you into orbit? No matter the subject, students and teachers can access our curated database full of encyclopedic knowledge. Start here to find assistance. 
  • Free Spanish Classes — ¿Quieres hablar español? Learn how to speak Spanish conversationally and make friends with our live lessons available virtually via Zoom, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. To join, click here to send an email to learn more and receive an invitation to the group. 

WorkLife & Other Podcasts

E-books

The Arbinger Institute

CoreStrengths/Strengths Deployment Inventory (SDI)

TCU Press Book Club

  • TCU Press is launching a virtual book club! Join the Facebook group, TCU Press Book Club, for up-to-date book selections and weekly discussions—as well as live videos with authors—all from the comfort of your home. The TCU Press Book Club is a group for book lovers from all over! Regardless of your time zone, gather with others to discuss selected TCU Press books and interact directly with brilliant authors. Selected books may include historical fiction, literary fiction, and creative nonfiction.

To search other e-book titles, visit library.tcu.edu, click on “Databases,” then click on the “Browse by Type” dropbox and choose “E-books.” Scroll down to Safari Books Online.

Museums & More

Free Online Resources (Requires Account Setup)

  • edX — The trusted platform for education and learning. Founded by Harvard and MIT, edX is home to more than 20 million learners, the majority of top-ranked universities in the world and industry-leading companies. As a global nonprofit, edX is transforming traditional education, removing the barriers of cost, location and access.
  • Coursera — Build skills with courses, certificates, and degrees online from world-class universities and companies. Collaborate with 190+ leading universities and companies.
  • GCF Global (Available in Spanish) — For almost 20 years, the GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 200 topics, including more than 7,000 lessons, 1,000 videos and 50 interactive and games — completely free.

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