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A whole year of live webinars starts next week!

The NCRA Learning Center is excited to present a full year of new and enriching webinars. We’ve got a packed schedule of sessions covering social media, technology, NCRA STRONG, mental health, cybersecurity, legal videography, and more!

Get a head start on your CEUs and register for NCRA’s first webinar of the year, ASL Interpreting in the Courtroom, on Jan. 18. ASL interpreters Melanie DeLeon and Lydia Pickard will share their experiences working alongside court reporters and captioners in the courtroom. “We are so thrilled to be asked to share about our work,” says DeLeon.  “ASL interpreters work alongside CART captioners and court reporters so often, and I am excited to start collaborating more!”

Next up, on Feb. 1 digital media expert and television host Melanie Mendez-Gonzalez presents Branding Yourself on Social Media. Mendez-Gonzalez, who has worked with such Fortune 500 companies as Walmart, Toyota, and Disneyland, will show you how to use social media to build your personal and professional brand, create valuable content for the stenography industry, and increase your engagement with audiences who may be interested in court reporting as a career.

New for students!

NCRA values education for all its members, and that includes our students. In an effort to make NCRA’s vast Learning Center library more affordable, we are happy to announce new deeply discounted prices available on all webinars for student members ($20-$40). As an added benefit, student members are now able to participate in free webinars that are open to the general membership (i.e., Town Halls, mental health webinars, Board meetings, etc.).

Webinars do not have to be viewed live. The Learning Center gives 30 days from the live event to complete all required elements unless otherwise noted.

What’s coming up next?

NCRA and its committees have been working hard to line up a packed schedule of webinars. Watch your email and future issues of the JCR Weekly for registration details. Visit the NCRA Learning Center for on-demand webinars, certification education, events and meetings, article and book tests, and more.

Feb. 8 | How I Survived Court Reporting School | Presenters: Cathy Penniston, RPR, CRI, and Mary Beth Johnson, CRI (free webinar for members for Court Reporting & Captioning Week – $10 for nonmembers)

Feb. 15 | Excel at Work | Presenter: Deanna Marquez (0.1 CEU)

March 1 | NCRA STRONG: It’s Not Just About the Transcript Anymore! | (free webinar for members)

March 15 | Empower Yourself | Presenter: Will Ashcraft (0.1 CEU)

March 29 | American Sign Language and Deaf Culture in a Nutshell | Presenter: Keri November (0.1 CEU)

April 12 | Social Security 101: What Everyone Needs to Know | Presenter: David Melton, SSA Public Affairs Specialist (free webinar for members)

April 19 | Leveraging Life Insurance as a Tax-Free Retirement Pension | Presenter : John Smith (0.1 CEU)

April 26 | How to Effectively Manage Emails in Office 365 | Presenter: Kenya Herring (0.125 CEU)

May 3 | Stress Awareness and Resilience | Presenter: Rebecca Bandy (free webinar for members as part of Mental Health Awareness Month, sponsored by NCRF)

May 10 | Burnout, Secondary, and Vicarious Trauma for Court Staff | Presenter: Timothy Grove (free webinar for members as part of Mental Health Awareness Month, sponsored by NCRF)

May 17 | Proactive Resilience: A Preventative Approach for Self-Care | Presenter: Hilary Cobb (free webinar for members as part of Mental Health Awareness Month, sponsored by NCRF)

May 24 | Tech: Looking Sharp in Your Next Remote Proceeding | Presenter: Hector Cordova, CLVS (0.1 CEU)

May 31 | Computers and Technology: Friend or Foe? | Presenter: Sarah Vaught, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC (0.1 CEU)

June 7 | Tech: Tools to Separate Personal and Work Lives | Presenter: Hector Cordova, CLVS (0.1 CEU)

Aug. 16 | CLVS: Sweetwater Presents Legal Video Audio Mixers and Lapel Mics | Presenter: Tiberius Huiu (0.1 CEU)

Sept. 6 | Sony Cameras and Sony Lapel Mics | Presenter: Tom Cubby (0.1 CEU)

Sept. 20 | Audio and Video Settings to Make the Most of Your Remote Depositions | Presenters: Hector Cordova, CLVS and Alan Peacock, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC (0.125 CEU)

Oct. 4 | Tech: Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Computer and Online Accounts | Presenters: Hector Cordova, CLVS, and Andrea Kreutz, CLVS (0.1 CEU)

Oct. 25 | Staying Safe Online with Password Protection | Presenter: Kenya Herring (0.125 CEU)

Nov. 15 | Tax Strategies for Your Business | Presenter: Michelle Graham, CPA (0.1 CEU)

Dec. 6 | No Present Like the Time: How to Manage Time as a Busy Court Reporter | Presenter: Jennifer Wielage, RPR, CRR (0.1 CEU)

Please note that all dates, titles, and presenters are correct at the time of publication but are subject to change. For up-to-date information, visit the NCRA Learning Center or check the latest JCR Weekly.