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Up your professional game with NCRA webinars in May

Are you looking to level up your professional game? Whether you work from home or in an office, NCRA is here to help. The NCRA Learning Center is proud to offer two new webinars this month that will provide you with valuable tips and insights on how to present yourself in the best possible light and equip yourself with top-notch tools. This is your opportunity to take your career to the next level.

“We are all used to dressing professionally, but professional dress is not enough when it comes to remote proceedings,” says Hector Cordova, CLVS, a videographer based in Orlando, Fla., who presents Looking Sharp in Your Next Remote Proceeding on May 24. “You must manage your camera, lighting, audio, and face a new set of rules for what to wear. This webinar will show you everything you need to look your best, remotely.”

On May 31, Sarah Nageotte, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC, an official based in Jefferson, Ohio. presents Computers and Technology: Friend or Foe? providing insight and tips on all things computer-related. “Our profession prides itself on being the gold standard in converting the spoken word to text,” says Nageotte. “To live up to that standard, we must have up-to-date, functional, and reliable equipment and technology at our fingertips. My goal is to instill in each attendee a comfort level and confidence in the computer technology we use each day.”

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.

Mental Health Awareness Month

Your mental health is important. NCRA is offering the following sessions free of charge to members as part of Mental Health Awareness Month. The sessions are sponsored by NCRF and will be recorded and archived for later viewing in the Free Content section of the NCRA Learning Center. No CEUs will be awarded.

Burnout, Secondary, and Vicarious Trauma for Court Staff
May 10 | 5 p.m. Eastern
Timothy Grove introduces or reinforces what secondary and vicarious trauma are, what they look like, and how they contribute to burnout, diminished wellness, and impaired professional capacity.

The following sessions were presented earlier in the month and can be found at the links provided and on Free Content section of the NCRA Learning Center.

Be a Stronger Professional: Stress Awareness and Resilience
This presentation looks at the mental health, wellness, and addiction issues plaguing the legal profession. Rebecca Bandy explores the ways stress can impact individuals in positive and negative ways, and will help attendees identify their own personal stressors.

Proactive Resilience: A Preventative Approach to Self-Care
In this session, clinical social worker Hilary Cobb discusses the importance of using a preventative approach to self-care planning as well as the common conditions that can interfere with this process such as compassion fatigue, burnout, vicarious trauma, and secondary traumatic stress.

What’s coming up next?

See what we’ve got lined up for the rest of the year! Registration is open now for these live webinars. Visit the NCRA Learning Center for on-demand webinars, certification education, events and meetings, article and book tests, and more.

June 7 | Tools to Separate Personal and Work Lives | Presenter: Hector Cordova, CLVS (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 | 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.