ONA Reno: Digital Storytelling Workshop

Join the Online News Association and ONA Reno for a free, day-long workshop highlighting the people, topics and tools that are driving journalism innovation in Nevada and the western U.S. Meet other local storytellers and innovators and build your network and reporting toolkit. We’ll cover audience engagement, revenue, cutting-edge digital tools, live video and more. This digital journalism training is open to all members of the journalism community who RSVP here on Eventbrite. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided, and we’ll gather for happy hour after the event to give you extra time to discuss the themes of the day with speakers and attendees. read more

Accessibility Summit

Introduction to Web Accessibility

Monday, July 10th, 2017
Presenter: Jared Smith

Web accessibility for users with disabilities is increasingly becoming a hot topic in technology. While it can be an overwhelming and daunting issue, it doesn’t have to be. This webinar will present an overview of web accessibility and basic, practical steps you can implement now to improve web accessibility and minimize legal risk.

Introduction to Web Accessibility Presentation Slides

Implementing and Evaluating Web Accessibility

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
Presenter: Jared Smith

This webinar will provide a methodology for implementing digital content accessibility and for evaluating how accessible your digital content is for users with disabilities. Practical principles and approaches based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 will be presented, along with tools and techniques for testing web accessibility. read more

The College and University Professionals Association – Human Resources (CUPA-HR)
2017 Nevada Chapter Conference “Coaching to Better Performance”
Keynote Bruce D. Sanders, SPHR

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

In every organization, even the best performers require coaching by their supervisors in order to stay motivated. And for those direct reports who are performing at less than their best, an essential responsibility of the supervisors is to provide skilled coaching. In this half-day interactive seminar, you’ll sharpen your ability to develop and implement individualized performance improvement plans for regular employees, contingent employees, and volunteers. Seminar presenter Bruce Sanders is a consulting psychologist with a Senior Professional in Human Resources certification. Bruce teaches the “Performance Management” course for UNR Extended Studies. read more

Overcoming Bias: Causes and Effects of Intergroup Bias in Higher Education

Implicit Bias Workshop Faculty and Staff Session: 10 a.m. – noon

While most people in the United States sincerely reject prejudice and discrimination, many of us exhibit patterns of unwitting bias in our thoughts, feelings, and actions—and displays of explicit intergroup hostility and division are increasingly visible as well. This interactive session will explore the social, cultural, and psychological origins of intergroup biases, and the most problematic effects such biases can have on students, faculty, staff, and administrators in higher education. read more

Master of Arts in Media Innovation from University of Nevada, Reno

Master of Arts in Media Innovation with an emphasis in Strategic Communication
Reynolds School of Journalism at University of Nevada, Reno
December 2017 Anticipated

Acceptance Letter

Coursework and Grades

2016 Fall

  • JOUR 707- Storytelling I: Writing- A
  • JOUR 720- The Future of Journalism- A
  • JOUR 756- Storytelling II: Multimedia- A

2017 Spring

  • BADM 726- Personal Branding- A
  • JOUR 691B- Special Topics: Journalism Lab (Data Visualization)- A
  • JOUR 703- Innovation- A
  • JOUR 755- Engagement- A
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    Use LinkedIn. Make Connections. Win!

    With Alice Heiman

    June 23, 2016 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

    Are you using LinkedIn to it’s full potential? Probably not. (Who is?)

    AliceLinkedIn has a multitude of features that can help you grow a strong network, but navigating them can be like trying to crack a secret code. Now YOU can be a LinkedIn Wizard!

    Alice Heiman, nationally-renowned speaker, coach and LinkedIn pro, is offering a 2-hour, hands-on workshop to help us make the most of this powerful tool. She’ll share her five very best secrets for using LinkedIn effectively. Bring your laptop or tablet and work as you go to learn and improve your networking ability. read more

    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Marketing from University of Nevada, Reno

    Coursework and grades (3.965 GPA):


    • MKT 312- Buyer Behavior- A
    • MKT 316- Intermediate Marketing Management- A
    • MKT 380- Principles of Internet Marketing- A-
    • MKT 400- Marketing Research- A
    • MKT 422- Integrated Marketing Communication- A
    • MKT 456- International Marketing- A
    • MKT 492- Advanced Seminar in Marketing (Brand Management)- A
    • MKT 495- Advanced Marketing Management- A


  • SCM 352- Operations Management- A
  • MGT 321- Effective Business Writing- A
  • MGT 323- Organizational & Interpersonal Behavior- A
  • MGT 325- Legal Environment- A
  • MGT 462- Changing Environments- A-
  • MGT 496- Strategic Management/Policy- A
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    Thriving in a World of Change


    CUPA-HR Nevada Chapter
    2016 Annual Conference
    Thriving in a World of Change

    March 22, 2016
    University of Nevada, Reno

    Ayesha L Kidd“Thriving in a World of Change”  is an interactive presentation facilitated by Ayesha L. Kidd, M.Ed and designed to discuss change management and will focus on the responsibilities of institutions and individuals to sponsor, communicate, embrace, promote, and effect change.

    Social Media Management & Marketing Series


    Presenter: Cody Glenn

    • 7 p.m. (Central) – Saturday, November 21 – [Subject: Facebook / Google+]
    • 7 p.m. (Central) – Saturday, November 28 – [Subject: Instagram / Periscope]
    • 7 p.m. (Central) – Saturday, December 5 – [Subject: Pinterest / Snapchat]
    • 7 p.m. (Central) – Saturday, December 12 – [Subject: Twitter / Tumblr]
    • 7 p.m. (Central) – Saturday, December 19 – [Subject: Vine / YouTube]

    We live in an age where human beings are connected like never before. People are sharing memories, thoughts, and media instantaneously, across the globe. Because of this, it’s vital to not only know how to operate each social media network, but to operate in such a way as to make sure that your posts aren’t getting lost in the crowd.

    Each course is designed to teach you how to manage your account, optimize your account for maximum exposure, and get the highest analytics that you possibly can for each account that you manage. read more

    Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED

    american_heart_association_logo_3408Description: The Heartsaver First Aid Course teaches how to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. Course content includes Rescuer Safety, Recognition of Emergencies, General Principles, Medical Emergencies, and Injury Emergencies. CPR and AED, and Environmental Emergencies will also be covered in this course.

    Intended Audience:For those who have a duty to respond to a first aid or cardiac emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements or anyone interested in learning how to respond to various illnesses and injuries. read more

    Evaluation of Social Media Platforms

    social media extensionPresenter: Amy Cole

    This session will address identifying “if” and/or “what” social media tools may assist with effective Extension outreach and education of target audiences. Participants will learn what research reflects regarding audience demographics for key social media sites and the implications for Extension educators. Strategies and successful current practices from multiple organizations will be shared to assist participants in identification of effective social media methods that can be replicated. read more

    Program/Personal Branding

    Program/Personal Branding: This series of four-hour sessions will help you begin to learn the principles and practices of program/personal branding. The courses will help you to identify, document and communicate your value, what you can do uniquely well to help others address opportunities or solve problems that matter to them.

    You must attend the first session in order to attend the entire series. Sessions will move very quickly, and “homework” will be assigned at each session to be completed before the next session. read more

    2015 Government Social Media Conference & Expo

    Sessions Attended

    I. How to Train Government Staff on Social Media

    Jennifer Davies, City of Las Vegas, NV and Derek Chan, California DMV

    Social media training within your agency should be an integral aspect of your ongoing program. Learn how the City of Las Vegas and the California Department of Motor Vehicles have trained their employees and elected officials to effectively use social media.

    II. Risky Business: Creating Viral Social Media Campaigns & the Influence of Public Policy

    Amy Norris, Lindsay Buckley, TC Clark and Jorge Moreno of the California Environmental Protection Agency

    Hear from CalEPA’s social media specialists as they reflect on their experiences after their first year in newly-created positions. Speakers will discuss everything from managing day-to-day operations to how departments are breaking down silos to collaborate and share best practices, challenges faced, successes seen and future possibilities on the horizon. read more

    Elevate Your #PRactice

    Sessions Attended:

    I. Embracing and Leading Change

    Bret Simmons, UNR

    II. Mentoring at All Levels

    Chuck Alvey

    III. Best Practices in Digital Marketing

    Lauralie Ezra, Crowd Siren

    IV. Email Marketing Strategies & Tactics

    Candice Bellittera, PRSA National

    Conference Description

    elevate-header1Join us for “Elevate Your #PRactice” catered for professionals of all levels on April 29 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. Wherever you are in your career, this full-day workshop is designed to help you reach the next level.

    Three distinct tracks offer something for every practitioner, whether entry level or decades deep. This workshop will be just that: an opportunity to delve deeper into the nitty-gritty of specific topics, lifting you from the standard PowerPoint fare so common in lectures. read more

    Talk To Me Not At Me: Testing for a Better Customer Experience


    In today’s data-driven world, consumers tell you what they want every time they engage with your brand. Encouraging audience engagement through a personalized approach will not only create more customers, but will also compel them to shop more frequently, and eventually turn them into advocates.

    Join Dan Toubian of Maxymiser and Kristen Kaighn of Marketo to discover how to use digital behaviors to personalize the customer journey and earn more business.

    Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015
    Time: 10am PT / 1pm ET read more

    Creating Content Your Subscribers Will Love


    An exclusive Q&A webinar for Constant Contact All Stars

    Thursday, March 5, 2015, 1-2 p.m. EST

    Hosted by Dave Charest and Ryan Pinkham


    Learn to create compelling content your subscribers will love. You’ll walk away knowing:

    • How to get more clicks from your email newsletters
    • Where to find ideas for compelling content
    • How to set up systems to speed up content creation

    Accessibility for Web Design


    If you create or maintain University websites (including faculty personal websites), did you know you’re required to make them fully accessible to people with disabilities? This 2-hour workshop will help you get familiar with current accessibility guidelines, steps you should take to make your websites accessible, and demonstrate some tools available to help you verify your site’s compliance. The workshop will cover the practical and technical aspects of making a website accessible for all. read more

    Successful Email Marketing Boot Camp: A skill-building workshop by Constant Contact

    August 21, 2014, Reno, NV

    Facilitator: Freddie Sabbs, Constant Contact Employee & Training Expert


    What is it?

    Local handsIn one information-packed day, this hands-on workshop will show you how to create and send an effective email marketing campaign that gets the bottom-line results you’re looking for. You’ll learn the fundamentals to developing professional emails that complement traditional and social media marketing efforts, support your organization’s goals, and strengthen your customer relationships. An expert from the Constant Contact team will demonstrate how to apply what you are learning, while you follow along in your own account and answer any questions you have. You will be able to apply your new knowledge and skills as soon as you return to the office! read more