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Stay On Top of New Technologies & Best Business Practices

New Horizons offers you free, educational webinars to keep you up to date on the latest technologies and best business practices. Stay informed with live presentations on a variety of IT and business topics. Subject matter experts with real world experience host each presentation.

Each highly interactive session allows you to ask questions and gain clarification in real time. Can't attend on the scheduled date? No problem. New Horizons archives its webinars, allowing you to analyze topics at a later date.

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You may choose to sign up for one or many of our free webinars, depending on your individual interests. If you know of others who would benefit from attending, please forward this free opportunity to them as well.

Upcoming Webinars

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To review recordings of previous webinars, visit our archive page.

How to Build a Cybersecurity Program based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework

DATE:  06/20/2018

TIME:  9:00 am PDT / 12:00 pm EDT / 4:00 pm GMT

PRESENTER:  Larry Wilson, Chief Information Security Officer, University of Massachusetts President's Office

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) provides a prioritized, flexible, repeatable, performance-based, and cost-effective approach to managing cybersecurity risk at all levels in an organization. It is applicable to organizations of all sizes and sectors. This webinar will address using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and the following topic areas:

  • Today’s cybersecurity landscape and cyber risks
  • Considerations for building a cybersecurity program (engineering, technology and business)
  • Adopting the NIST Cybersecurity Framework
  • Cyber-Risk Assessments, executive scorecards, and roadmaps to remediate control gaps
  • Resources

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Keys to Career Advancement

DATE:  06/22/2018

TIME:  8:00 am PDT / 11:00 am EDT / 3:00 pm GMT

PRESENTER:  Gary O'Neal - Recruiting & Corporate Hiring Consultant

Getting hired and succeeding in a great job is about much more than skill and experience. It’s about having the mindset of a professional. Being a team player, making a difference and becoming indispensable and irreplaceable. Becoming clearly worth far more than you’re paid.

Join as we discuss:

    • How your Professional Mindset makes all the difference
    • Employers hierarchy of needs and how to become indispensable
    • Effectively highlighting transferable skills in a way you may not have considered
    • Positioning your past experience to demonstrate your future potential
    • Aligning mindset, skills and experience to solve problems and create results that matter

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Leadership & Development: Communicating Across Your Organization

DATE:  06/26/2018

TIME:  9:00 am PDT / 12:00 pm EDT / 4:00 pm GMT

PRESENTER:  Brian Ackles, Executive Leadership Coach and Professional Development Consultant

This webinar identifies some of the key skills needed to more effectively communicate across all levels of an organization. The advent and rapid adoption of social networking and advances in presence technologies make these skills crucial to be effective in today's workplace.

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Leadership & Development: Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

DATE:  07/11/2018

TIME:  9:00 am PDT / 12:00 pm EDT / 4:00 pm GMT

PRESENTER:  Crystal Bessix - Executive Leadership Coach & Professional Development Consultant

It is important that employees be responsible for maintaining harmonious relationships in the workplace. This includes identifying the standards and boundaries for appropriate and inappropriate behavior. By maintaining harmonious relationships, you can prevent harassment and help to create a better and safer workplace.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Definition of Sexual Harassment
  • Types of Harassment
  • The Effects of Sexual Harassment on the Workplace
  • How to maintain A Better/Safer Work Environment

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Become a Transformational Leader with DevOps

DATE:  07/12/2018

TIME:  9:00 am PDT / 12:00 pm EDT / 4:00 pm GMT

PRESENTER:  Jayne Groll - CEO, DevOps Institute

While all good leaders must possess proven qualities to direct their teams forward, there are cultural considerations, organizational designs and specific techniques that have emerged as being critical to successful DevOps leadership. This session will explore the unique characteristics of a DevOps transformational leader including a discussion of some of the most innovative and successful approaches that real organizations have introduced with tangible benefits.

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Leadership & Development: Building Successful Work Relationships

DATE:  07/17/2018

TIME:  9:00 am PDT / 12:00 pm EDT / 4:00 pm GMT

PRESENTER:  Brian Ackles, Executive Leadership Coach and Professional Development Consultant

This webinar introduces the important competency of relationship building – a critical behavior for success in the workplace. At work, we are required to work in a productive way with a wide variety of people. The more competent we are at relationship building, the better we will be at communicating who we are, what we need, and why we need it in a way that builds trust and respect and enhances our image and relationships.

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10 Brainstorming Techniques That Get Great Results

DATE:  07/24/2018

TIME:  8:00 am PDT / 11:00 am EDT / 3:00 pm GMT

PRESENTER:  Eric Bloom - Executive Director, IT Management and Leadership Institute

Ever heard someone say "Let's do a brainstorming session on . . . " and you thought oh no, not another one of these? Even worse, have you ever scheduled a brainstorming meeting and people said that about you? Your brainstorming meetings can be fun, productive, innovative and worthwhile using various less-known concepts and techniques. This webinar explains how.

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Modernizing IT Service Management

DATE:  07/25/2018

TIME:  9:00 am PDT / 12:00 pm EDT / 4:00 pm GMT

PRESENTER:  Phil Hearsum, ITSM Portfolio Manager, AXELOS

Join Phil Hearsum, AXELOS ITSM Portfolio Manager, for an overview of IT service management and its growing importance to modern organizations. The session will cover the practical application of ITSM and how to deliver value to customers using the guiding principles of ITIL. Whether you’re new to ITIL or a certified expert, this webinar will give you practical advice on how to enable and support continual experimentation, learning and improvements using ITIL, the worlds most adopted ITSM best practice guidance.

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The Benefits of Managing Generational Diversity in the Workplace

DATE:  08/07/2018

TIME:  9:00 am PDT / 12:00 pm EDT / 4:00 pm GMT

PRESENTER:  Jill Schichter - President, Forté Leadership Group

  • Characteristics of the five generations (Traditionalists, Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y, Gen Z)
  • Understanding generational perspectives – likes, dislikes, motivators, learning styles, relationship with technology, working styles, etc.
  • Getting along – exploring the best ways to build relationship and communicate with the different generations.
  • Understanding/appreciating the strengths that each generation brings to the workplace.

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Leadership & Development: Transitioning into Leadership for an IT Manager

DATE:  08/14/2018

TIME:  9:00 am PDT / 12:00 pm EDT / 4:00 pm GMT

PRESENTER:  Brian Ackles - Executive Leadership Coach and Professional Development Consultant

Moving into a leadership role as an IT Manager means taking on a whole new set of challenges and responsibilities. Your responsibilities are to the team and making sure that they succeed. The tools and skills to do this can be learned and this webinar will introduce some of the key areas that new leaders can focus on to be successful such as developing your leadership style, building high performing and collaborative teams and identifying delegation best practices.

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