Community Day 2012 Training

Update: Both training sessions are at full capacity and now closed.

MCNC is pleased to offer two workshop options at this year’s event. To provide opportunities for as many participants as possible, please review both options and only select one topic. Space is limited in both training sessions.

What: Training/Workshop

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012

Registration Desk Opens: 7:30 AM

Breakfast: 8:00 - 8:30 AM

Workshop Time: 8:30 - 11:30 AM

Location: Moseley Campus Center, Rooms 215 & 216

Note: Please bring your laptop for hands-on activities.


Grant Writing

Overview: In today’s time of budget constraints, alternative funding sources are more important than ever. Have you considered applying for a grant but did not know how to complete the application or even where to search for appropriate grants?

This is a hands-on, interactive workshop designed to take you from just thinking about grants to learning about grant options, the process for finding opportunities, and completing exercises that will leave you with more knowledge and resources to find and pursue grant funds.

The learning objectives of this session include:

  1. Networking in the classroom to illuminate potential partnerships
  2. An introduction to higher education grant applications
  3. Acknowledgement of organizational goals & objectives, and development of one to three grant objectives
  4. Development of a network of potential grant partners (granting agencies love this)
  5. Tools to identify grant opportunities
  6. Modifying grant objectives to match grant opportunities
  7. Creation of a "Grant Roadmap" containing organizational goals and objectives, grant objectives, targeted areas of grant research, and a list of grant opportunities.
  8. A review of what happens once you get the grant.

Even if you have experience with grant writing this workshop is an opportunity to network with colleagues and learn from your peers.

Come share in best practices and turn your interest in grant writing into action!

Darryl McGraw, Vice President of Information Technology and CIO, Wake Technical Community College


Social Media: Taking Command of the Conversation Age

Overview: What are RTs and MTs and hashtags, and why are they important? What is a timeline or an iFrame? What's a circle and who's in your hangout? What does it really mean to go viral? What's the best way to manage your social footprint? How can you quantify your social media efforts? What's beyond the Twitters and Facebooks of the world?

Learn about the philosophical reversal of pulling content today instead of pushing it as well as best practices on channel development and use, legal and privacy concerns, apps everyone should be using, reputation and brand management, how to build, engage and maintain your audience, how mobile devices are changing the landscape even more, and finally hear from others who will share some of their experiences. We'll also delve into social media's impact on society, the mastering of new mannerisms and lingo, and discover together some of the new platforms quickly being adopted.

By the end of this workshop, you won’t be raising your hand anymore to ask a question – you’ll be tweeting it!

Noah Garrett, President, NGC Communications
David L. Elliott, Director, Victims and Citizens Services NC Department of Justice
Jennifer LaGarde, Educator on Loan, NCDPI, Division of Digital Teaching and Learning
Michael Vaughn, Instructional Technologist, Elon University
Moderator: Michelle Webster, Documentation and Web Content Manager, MCNC