2018-2019 Communications Toolkit Training Series

Every Third Thursday Training (ETT)

Every Third Thursday Training, (ETT Training) is a monthly small-group training that takes place in the offices of University Marketing and Communications in Wingo 113. We focus on hands-on, solution-based training where you can get feedback and learn about resources and best practices. You can choose one or many to attend. Registration required.

Fall Schedule

Sept. 20, 2018Register
WordPress: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
WordPress Forms: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
BEARSHARE: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Social Media: 1:40 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Oct. 18, 2018Register
WordPress: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
WordPress Forms: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
BEARSHARE: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Managing Creative Projects: 1:40 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Nov. 15, 2018Register
WordPress: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
WordPress Forms: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
BEARSHARE: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Writing for Media: 1:40 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Spring Schedule

Jan. 17, 2019Register
WordPress: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
WordPress Forms: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
BEARSHARE: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Photography: 1:40 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Feb. 21, 2019Register
WordPress: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
WordPress Forms: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
BEARSHARE: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Social Media: 1:40 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

April 18, 2019Register
WordPress: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
WordPress Forms: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
BEARSHARE: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Managing Creative Projects: 1:40 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

May 16, 2019Register
WordPress: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
WordPress Forms: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
BEARSHARE: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Writing for Media: 1:40 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Webinar Training

Webinar trainings are designed for those who want to attend trainings from the convenience of their office. These trainings use the Google Hangout platform so attendees can see the presentation, participate by asking questions or watch the recording on their own time. Registration required.

Register for a webinar training.

Webinar Schedule

Oct. 10, 2018
WordPress: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
WordPress Forms: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
BEARSHARE: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Dec. 4, 2018
WordPress: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
WordPress Forms: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
BEARSHARE: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Mar. 4, 2019
WordPress: 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
WordPress Forms: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
BEARSHARE: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Register for a webinar training.

Lunch and Learn Training

Lunch and Learn Trainings are specialized trainings that go in-depth on topics with a question and answer session. These training sessions are small-group sessions taught by University staff and industry professionals. Trainings take place in Wingo 210, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Seating limited. Registration required.

Lunch and Learn Schedule

Marketing Your Event – Sept. 25, 2018 Register
Kristy Carter, director of marketing for Outreach and Community Engagement, will discuss how to effectively market your event.

Printing 101 – Oct. 8, 2018 Register
Kimberly Klotz, director of marketing in University Marketing and Communications, will teach you how to plan print pieces to maximize budget dollars and explore printing options.

How to Design a Great Website With No Experience – Nov. 1, 2018 Register
Mark Heffington, executive director of University Marketing and Communications, will discuss practical ways for you to improve your department website in usability as well as design.

Mail School – Jan. 28, 2019 Register
Joe Wagner from Arkansas Mailing Services will discuss how to save money and time mailing as well as ways to design and plan mailpieces that maximize your budget dollars, minimize time for your staff and get noticed by your audience.

Paper 101 – Feb. 15, 2019 Register
Learn what type of paper and specs you need for your next print project. Paper cost can be one of the main deterrents to taking on new brand materials, but learn how to identify ways to save your budget dollars and maintain high-quality brand materials.

X-Period Trainings (1:40 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.)

The Basics of the FOIA – TBD
General Counsel Warren Readnour will discuss the law regarding the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, Ark. Code Ann. §25-19-101 et seq. (“Act”), guarantees Arkansas citizens access to public records held by public bodies and public officials.

Planning Successful Events – TBD
Melanie Watson, director of Conference Services, will discuss how to effectively plan and market your next university event.

Training On-Demand

Whether you simply can’t make it to any of the listed trainings, need your entire office trained at once, or want one-on-one training for any of our training topics, we can schedule a training that will help. We do one-on-one trainings and office-wide trainings on-site. Email branding@uca.edu for more information or to schedule your training.