Register Now for Lynda Learning Day on January 12

Happy Birthday Lynda Weinman

We’re celebrating the birthday of Lynda Weinman, founder of lynda.com, all month long – Starting with Lynda Learning Day on January 12, 2016.

Next month, the IT Training Team is promoting professional development available to faculty and staff through our learning partner lynda.com and the lyndaCampus service. LyndaCampus provides faculty, staff, and students with free access to thousands of online tutorials, exercise files, and short inspirational documentaries on a broad range of topics that you can use both personally and professionally. This is such a great benefit to the SMU community and we want you to join us on the learning bandwagon!

Join us on January 12th as we invite you to learn about the many courses lynda.com has to offer. Click the session time below to register.

All sessions will be held in either the
Fondren Library East 109 Classroom or Fondren Library East 110 Classroom.

Think you’re not creative? Think again! Creativity is a skill—one you can develop with practice. And all it takes to start flexing your creative muscles is an hour of your time and our own Creativity Bootcamp. In this fun, hands-on course, creative director Stefan Mumaw guides you through five interactive training exercises that will help you (and a partner!) boost your creative output and produce even more innovative ideas.

Creativity Bootcamp Session 1: 9:45 am

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Learn how to take static PDF documents and turn them into interactive forms with Acrobat DC. Garrick Chow shows how to add interactive form fields—everything from text and checkboxes to radio buttons and list boxes—and how to trigger actions with buttons.

Adobe Acrobat Forms – 10:00 am

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In this session, you will see selected mini-documentaries of multiple content creators and how they take on the creative process. This series is just one example of how Lynda.com can be more than just step-by-step learning videos. Lynda.com can be a jumping point into something new and exciting.

Creative Sparks – 11:00 am

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Do you know how to identify the gaps that are keeping you or your team from reaching their goals? Do you struggle with finding the appropriate resources to develop yourself or those you lead? Join us in the session to learn about tools that will help you think through
the need and resources to help you close the gap. You will leave knowing how to engage your team in their own development and your team will soon be on the road to heightened execution!

Grow Yourself and Your Team – 11:00 am

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Even if you’re normally level headed, “your brain on money” is different, and it can keep you financially stuck. In this course, financial therapist Amanda Clayman reveals ways you can adjust your financial habits and manage your cash flow in a positive way. Amanda helps you evaluate your current stress level and understand how your financial attitudes developed in the first place.

Financial Wellness – 1:00 pm

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This course empowers you to craft, implement, measure, and optimize a winning social media marketing strategy. Learn how to promote brands, increase sales, engage customers, and drive site traffic using Twitter.

Social Media Marketing – 1:00 pm

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Learn the art and science of business decision-making from leadership trainer and coach Mike Figliuolo. Mike outlines the four styles of decision making—autocratic, participatory, democratic, and consensual—and reveals which styles are best suited for specific situations. Recognizing that ambiguity is a part of any decision-making process, Mike covers the four types of ambiguity you’ll face so that you can recognize what you don’t know in order to reduce risk and plan for contingencies.

Decision Making – 2:00 pm

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Think you’re not creative? Think again! Creativity is a skill—one you can develop with practice. And all it takes to start flexing your creative muscles is an hour of your time and our own Creativity Bootcamp. In this fun, hands-on course, creative director Stefan Mumaw guides you through five interactive training exercises that will help you (and a partner!) boost your creative output and produce even more innovative ideas.

Creativity Bootcamp Session 2 – 2:00 pm

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We look forward to seeing you!

Updated 01/04/2016 with classroom information.
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Laurene Klassen

Laurene Klassen grew up in New England but came to Texas as fast as she could. SMU was one of the first spots she visited in Dallas. Laurene is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Senior Manager of SMU’s IT Training & Communications Team. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and outdoor activities with her family.