School of Extended Education Events

Each event is designed to provide practical information and best practices to take back to your workplace.

Webinar and On-Campus Events

University of Massachusetts Global's School of Extended Education has teamed up with experts to bring you live webinars and
on-campus events focused on innovative ideas and practical solutions for working professionals in your industry.

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The Art of Conflict Resolution: 5 Methods For Navigating Conflict and Building Trust

Thu, May 16, 2024  | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT | Webinar

In an increasingly diverse workplace, conflicts are inevitable with varying backgrounds, personalities, and opinions among employees. Effective conflict management can foster innovation, diverse perspectives, and improved decision-making. Conversely, mishandling conflict can lead to financial losses, reduced productivity, and a toxic work environment. In this webinar, participants will learn practical strategies for identifying, managing and resolving conflict in both professional and personal spaces. Walk away with actionable steps you can implement immediately to move both yourself and your organization forward.

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Navigating the Decision-Making Maze: Strategies for Making Bold and Effective Choices

Thu, Jul 18, 2024  | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT | Webinar

Decisions involve a complicated array of circumstances, especially when the resources required are great, and the information necessary is unknown. While effective decision-making can equate to increased productivity, teamwork and organizational success, ineffective decision-making can correlate with wasted time and money. In this webinar, participants will examine the factors to consider in effective decision-making. Explore the complexities and promises associated with making ‘the bold decision,’ including the importance of facts and statistics, and having the guts to take a calculated risk.


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12 Techniques for Effective Strategic Thinking

Tue, Jun 11, 2024  | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT | Webinar

Strategic Thinking is an acquired skill that enables us to have engaging and thoughtful conversations that produce the critical input we need to make effective decisions. In this webinar, we'll explain the 12 key techniques of effective strategic thinking and why they are important to your organization. We’ll identify the right questions and the steps needed to generate the best ideas.

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California Professional Standard 5: Strategies for Unleashing the Power of Self-Reflective Practices in School Leadership

Tue, May 14, 2024 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PT | Webinar

California Professional Standard 5: Ethics and Integrity provides education leaders the framework needed to model reflective practices and continuous growth. In this webinar, participants will learn how to model a personal code of ethics, developing their professional leadership capacity in their everyday work. Walk away with a deeper understanding of who you are as a leader and how to apply this knowledge to benefit the entire school community.

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Work/Life Balance: Strategies for Balancing an Educational Career and a Happy Life

Thu, Jun 13, 2024 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PT | WEBINAR

According to a Pew survey conducted in October and November 2023, 77% of teachers say their job is frequently stressful, and 68% say it's overwhelming. In this webinar, participants will learn how to increase well-being both in and out of the classroom. Understand your stressors and gain methods for overcoming them. Walk away with a step-by-step plan to enable a healthy work/life balance that connects to your “why.”

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Put Down the Popsicle Sticks: Strategies for Increasing Equity in Literacy Instruction for English Learners

Wed, May 15, 2024 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PT | Webinar

As the classroom becomes increasingly diverse, meeting the needs of a variety of learners is essential. In this webinar, participants will examine ways to shift from traditional to inclusive instructional methods that effectively engage every student. Walk away with strategies for implementing equitable literacy practices to foster inclusive learning experiences, particularly for English Learners.

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Strategies for Practicing Cultural Humility for Behavioral Health Providers and Supervisors

Wed, May 15, 2024 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT | Webinar

As the workplace grows increasingly more diverse, so does interacting with people who may not share your social or cultural identity. As behavioral health professionals, this also means having to discuss or describe cultures with which you do not identify and groups to which you do not belong. Doing so effectively requires not just cultural competence, but cultural humility in supervision of your team. In this webinar, participants will explore five strategies for practicing cultural humility. Learn how to navigate difficult conversations with cultural humility at the forefront.

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Navigating the Foodscape: Strategies for Supporting Optimal Mental and Physical Health

Thu, Aug 15, 2024 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT | Webinar

The complex interplay of what we choose to eat and why, and the influence this has on our mental and physical health is often presented as a simple equation of eat this, not that. Research into the gut microbiome, with consideration of socioeconomic status and existing nutrition knowledge, informs a more nuanced approach. In this webinar, participants will explore the intersection between food, mood, socioeconomic status, and nutrition knowledge. Learn strategies to help your clients find balance in a complicated foodscape so that they can support their optimal mental and physical health outcomes without guilt. 

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Earn 1 CE Credit from the BBS for each webinar at no cost.

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Suicide Risk Assessment, Intervention and Prevention

Thu, Jun 13, 2024 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT | Webinar

As a behavioral health professional it is important to understand the current suicide research pertaining to preventative measures, understanding and identifying risk factors, and knowledge of evidence-based interventions and screening tools. In this webinar, participants will gain a broader understanding of the tools and interventions available to understand the care and best practices necessary for interacting individuals at risk of suicide.

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5 ABA Principles for Enhancing Communication in People with Disabilities

Wed, May 29, 2024 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PT | Webinar

Learn how to effectively address communication barriers when someone has difficulty expressing their wants and needs. Often, disruptive behavior can signal unmet needs. Functional Communication Therapy (FCT) enables ABA therapists to recognize disruptive behavior and replace it with more socially appropriate methods of communication. In this webinar, participants will learn the 5 essential strategies to improve communication skills and explore the best approach for developing verbal behavior repertoires in individuals with disabilities.

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Autism Added Authorization/Certificate - Information Session

Tue, May 7, 2024 | 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM PT

We invite you to learn more about our CTC-approved Autism Spectrum Disorders Added Authorization/Certificate program. This state-approved program authorizes the holder to conduct assessments, provide instruction, and special education-related services to individuals with a primary disability of autism.

During this information session, you will have an opportunity to speak with a faculty member, and you will discover:

  • About University of Massachusetts Global
  • Program details
  • Students support services
  • Who should enroll
  • How long will it take to complete
  • How much will it cost
  • What are the admission requirements
  • Pathway opportunity

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Clear Administrative Credential - Information Session

Tue, Jun 18, 2024 | 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM PT

To support the professional learning and leadership development of the beginning educational administrator, our program provides you the options of choosing your own coach or be paired with a well-trained and experienced induction coach. The induction coach supports the school administrator through individualized, on-going, job-embedded coaching that is directed by the identified needs and goals of the school administrator.

You are invited to attend an upcoming webinar to learn more about the program. Join us to explore:

  • CTC requirements
  • Candidate eligibility and admissions requirements
  • How to choose the right Induction Coach
  • Program features, tools, and demonstration of competency

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CTEL Authorization/CLAD Certificate - Information Session

Wed, May 22, 2024 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PT

The CTEL Authorization/CLAD Certificate is a four-course, fully online program addressing the belief that teaching English learners requires an understanding of first and second language acquisition theories in order to provide a successful education environment. This certificate is CTC-approved and upon completion, authorizes you to provide instruction to English learners (EL) in a California classroom.

In this info session you will discover:

  • About University of Massachusetts Global
  • Program details
  • Students support services
  • Who should enroll
  • How long will it take to complete
  • How much will it cost
  • What are the admission requirements

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Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate - Information Session

Thu, Jun 20, 2024 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PT

Applied behavior analysis has been demonstrated as an effective intervention approach for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and a variety of related developmental, medical and behavioral disorders such as intellectual disabilities, dementia, addiction, and traumatic brain injury. UMass Global's Online Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is designed for teachers, healthcare professionals, and others who strive to help people achieve personal goals, reduce suffering, and improve quality of life. This program has been developed to meet the educational requirements to become a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA). Join us to explore:

You are invited to attend an upcoming webinar to learn more about the program. Join us to explore:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis in the workplace
  • Eligibility requirements for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam
  • UMass Global's ABA program courses and admission requirements

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The webinars are a great way to indulge in a topic for a small portion of your time, that ignite your thoughts and practice. Having these webinars offered for free and on topics that are current and needed, even for experienced teachers, is a testament that the university is aware of the trends and topics revolving around the education profession. I appreciate having the opportunity to attend and then have access to slides and the presentation to share with my colleagues who could benefit.
Kari P.
First grade Teacher, Synchronous Teaching 101 Webinar
The Leading with Emotional Intelligence webinar was an excellent refresher on understanding EI. The facilitators made it so clear and easy to understand it was almost as if I was in a classroom and they were right next to me advising me one-on-one. The workshop was clear and concise and offered much more information than I expected!
Robert S.
Xceed Group, Leading with Emotional Intelligence Webinar
These seminars are testaments to the dedication of the never-ending learning experience and commitment by the university. Although I graduated two years ago, they are still teaching and enhancing my education.
Ellis C.
US Army, Operations Manager
Excellent information for all level of teaching, preschool, K-12. Valuable content for both new and established teachers.
Elnora L.
Santa Cruz City Schools, Autism Webinar
The webinar was extremely informative and it really made me reanalyze myself as leader to see where I stand and where I need to improve on.
Mario C.
Leader Mindset Webinar
Joining this webinar was very insightful and useful. Before this seminar, I was very hesitant about introducing project-based learning into my classroom. It will take some more planning, but I can see myself using this in the future.
Attendee
PBL Webinar
This was a great webinar and I am grateful to have access to this kind of resource. Presentation was well delivered, great content and engaging speaker.
Tara F.
Regional HR Business Partner, Leading with Emotional Intelligence Webinar
The webinar was excellent. The information presented has a lot of value and being able to relate it to real scenarios definitely made it easier to understand and relate to. Would recommend this webinar to anyone who is in the work environment and dealing with lots of different types of personalities.
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Communications Webinar

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