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2014 Support Staff Breakout Descriptions

2014 Support Staff Conference Breakout Descriptions

Wednesday, April 23 - Preconferences
9:00 - 10:00 a.m
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Introduction to Ag CMS Training, Bob Bertsch, Sonja Fuchs
Computers will be provided for hands-on training in getting started.

Basic 4H Online, Dean Aakre, Haylie Ironroad
An introduction to 4honline. This session will include, what data to enter, how to enter data, how to manage the enrollment program.

10:15 - 11:30 a.m. Reports and Event Registration in 4honline, Dean Aakre, Haylie Ironroad
This session will cover choosing and creating reports in 4honline and managing event registrations in 4honline.

Advanced Ag CMS, Bob Bertsch, Sonja Fuchs
This session is for users comfortable with the basics of Ag CMS. It will include topics like portlets, collections and more.                   

Thursday, April 24
9:15 - 10:00 a.m
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Technology Test Drive, Ag Communication Staff
Ag Communication staff will have several computers around the room to give you hands-on help with Doodle, SignUpGenius and other free online tools; Google+ Hangouts and its free conference call option; Ag CMS, especially embedding video and using the how-to guide as a resource; Movie Maker; and other technologies.

Excel Shortcuts and Power Tips, Lorna Olsen
Like many other Excel users, you probably learned what you needed to know the hard way - by using whatever techniques worked at the time! In this session we’ll cover lots of powerful timesaving shortcuts and tips you can use to make your worksheets really “Excel”-lent!

FairTab 2014, Dean Aakre
Update for FairTab2014 - an Access file to help you manage your county fair exhibits and prepare for state fair entry of 4-H exhibits from your county.

Communicating with Difficult People, Jodi Bruns
Ever wondered how to best deal with "those" people who get under your skin? Discuss, share and learn some communication techniques to help you better deal with difficult people.                     

Picasso would have used Picasa! Cj Johnson
Think of what the master Picasso would have done with all the tools that Picasa has available for editing and organizing pictures. Picasa is still one of the best photo editors and organizers available on the market. Picasa is flexible and powerful yet easy to use. Let's have some fun...Picasso!

Revisiting the Art of Active Listening, Cheryl Wachenheim
Active listening moves hearing to understanding. Fun experiential learning exercises will teach active listening techniques to improve efficiency and accuracy and reduce frustration and conflict.

10:30-11:30 a.m.
Technology Test Drive
, Ag Communication Staff
Ag Communication staff will have several computers around the room to give you hands-on help with Doodle, SignUpGenius and other free online tools; Google+ Hangouts and its free conference call option; Ag CMS, especially embedding video and using the how-to guide as a resource; Movie Maker; and other technologies.

Get a Grip on Excel Formulas and Functions! Lorna Olsen
Learn to create powerful decision-making formulas and use "some" of Excel's over 200 built-in functions to produce the calculations you need in your spreadsheets.

Communicating with Difficult People, (repeat) Jodi Bruns
Ever wondered how to best deal with "those" people who get under your skin? Discuss, share and learn some communication techniques to help you better deal with difficult people.

Cloud Drives to Make Your Job Easier, Sonja Fuchs
We'll take a look at Google Drive and Microsoft Sky Drive Pro and how these "cloud" based tools can make your job easier with online collaboration, sharing folders, the ability to access from anywhere, and more!

Office 365...Your All-Over Office, Cj Johnson
What if you could sign-in once and have a variety of Office tools available to you? What if you could create and edit Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote files in your web browser on your PC or on your mobile device and keep them in one place and share them with others? What if you could create customizable work spaces with security settings for different users? Wouldn't that be GREAT???

EQ to Success, Ron Wiederholt
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the other kind of smart. Decades of research now point to emotional intelligence as the critical factor that sets star performers apart. EQ affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions that achieve positive results.   

3:00 - 3:45 p.m.
Recording and Uploading Video
, Scott SwansonIn
This 60-minute session we will focus our first half on tips for shooting a high-quality video, and the other half on getting that video onto YouTube, a webpage, or DVD.

EQ to Success, (repeat)  Ron Wiederholt
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the other kind of smart. Decades of research now point to emotional intelligence as the critical factor that sets star performers apart. EQ affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions that achieve positive results.   

Prezi Pizzazz! A PowerPoint Alternative, Lorna Olsen
Are you tired of the same old standard PowerPoint bullet slides everyone uses? There is an alternative . . .Prezi (http://prezi.com) uses a single zoomable canvas that makes it fun to explore ideas and the connections between them rather than multiple static slides. The result: visually captivating presentations that lead your audience down a path of discovery! Learn how to get started using Prezi on the Web!

Facebook - Reaching and Engaging Your County Audiences, Sonja Fuchs
We'll cover how you can use Facebook to reach and interact with your audience.

Grants 101, Ona Vig, Ann Young
This is an introductory session for staff who have not had any experience with the grant proposal process or financial management of grants. Part of this session will cover the pre-award process by explaining different ways grant projects are funded and NDSU grant policies. The remainder of the session will cover the financial management of grant projects once they are awarded.           

21st Century Skills: Share Your Knowledge, Bob Bertsch
Sharing what you learn with others is a great way to build connections and show what you know. We'll talk about how "narrating your work" can help you and others.

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
What's in the Trunk?
Linda Hauge
What are 4-H educational trunks? How do they get reserved and where can I pick them up? Learn about the 4-H educational trunks that can be used by county staff and volunteer leaders to enhance their teaching.

Get Up to Speed Quickly with Microsoft Publisher, Lorna Olsen
Microsoft Publisher is a powerful, yet simple to use desktop publishing application you can use to create everything from stationery to newsletters. See how quickly you can create professional-looking publications without a steep learning curve!

Smartphone & Tablet Apps, Sonja Fuchs
What's an app? What are the most popular apps? How do you know if an app is worth downloading? What are your favorite apps? We'll cover some basic apps for keeping a grocery list, fitness, news, photo editing, book reading and more.

21st Century Skills: Get Organized for Learning, Bob Bertsch
To get the most out of online information, you need to know how to save, categorize and organize it for later use. We'll talk about a number of methods and tools you can use to get your information organized for learning.

Working Smarter with eXtension Learning Resources, Becky Koch
Sharing what you learn with others is a great way to build connections and show what you know. We'll talk about how "narrating your work" can help you and others.

Office 365...Your All-Over Office, (repeat) Cj Johnson
What if you could sign-in once and have a variety of Office tools available to you? What if you could create and edit Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote files in your web browser on your PC or on your mobile device and keep them in one place and share them with others? What if you could create customizable work spaces with security settings for different users? Wouldn't that be GREAT???

Friday, April 25
8:00 - 8:45 a.m.
           

21st Century Skills: Finding Useful Info Online & Controlling Info Flow, Bob Bertsch
Learn how to find online information that is useful in your professional development and personal learning, and how to control the flow of information. We'll cover everything from making information come to you with alerts, feeds, and aggregators to filtering info using a learning network.

Where the Heck do I Enter this Exhibit? Sharon Query, Katie Tyler
What comes first, the project or exhibit? Helpful hints on understanding the state fair exhibit list and working with 4-H'ers plan their project work and exhibits for the fair.

Don't Touch that Dial... Lync 'em! Cj Johnson
Many times you really don't need the phone. Microsoft Lync Online lets you connect with others through instant messaging (IM), video calls, and online meetings. Lync is built to fully integrate with Microsoft Office and the desktop client is available for both Windows and Mac with mobile versions available for Windows Phone, iPhone/iPad, and Android devices.

Records Management Training, Eric Miller
A session on paper and electronic office records management.

Better Web Browsing, Sonja Fuchs
What is a browser? Why are there so many to choose from? What do I need to know about browsers to make my online experience productive and make my job easier?

Do You Know the 7 Mindsets?  Linda McCaw
Want to improve your life both professionally and personally in 2014? Come learn how seven steps can change your life to an ultimate life. Would you like to improve your cash?
C ---character
A ----attitude
S -----skills
H -----habits

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