All sessions held in Hewett Centre, UCV Saturdays from 1 – 4 pm.
February 23, 2019 – Topic: How to access our website and post news items.
March 16, 2019 – Topic: How to create events on the website.
June 1, 2019 – Topic: respond to needs expressed from those attending the first two sessions.
(Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find links to the events on the web.)
Learn the Basics:1-3 pm with instructor and 3- 4 pm Practice with volunteer coaches.
For Intermediate Level: 3-4 pm in Biddle for experienced web users to ask questions and work on a project with instructor and volunteer support. Instruction with Luke 3-3:30 pm and practice with volunteer coach 3:30 .- 4 pm
Who is this aimed at? How many people from each group can attend?
The sessions are aimed at volunteers of UCV Committees/Teams/Groups who would like to be able to post their committee information and events to the website. Each group can designate a maximum of two persons from within their group to attend the workshops. Computer knowledge level is basic but you must know how to log in to the UCV website. Before attending you will be given sign in access.
What must I bring?
Your own electronic device (laptop, tablet or smart phone).
The text for something you’d like to post to the website. (You’ll likely post as a draft and can add to it later)
Your sign-in user name and password (This will be sent to you prior to the class).
What can I do to prepare?
Try signing in at home to make sure you have access. (Login button is at the very bottom on the right)
There are videos and instruction sheets on posting to the website.
If you have ever posted to wordpress before, these would be helpful to look at for a review.
If you are absolutely brand new, look over these materials and decide whether it’s worth your time or you’d rather wait for the in-person training.
Must I attend all three workshops in this series or can I sign up for workshops separately?
Preferable to sign up for all three sessions.
How and when can I register?
Contact Aurora Eyolfson, Congregation Administrator, at 604-261-7204 or [email protected] .
Registration is open now.
Priority for intermediate level will be given to those who are currently posting to the web and want additional training and practice.
There is a maximum of 12 attendees per workshop.
Who will provide the instruction?
Instruction provided by Luke Zukowski of RevealMax.
John Henderson and Galen Elfert are volunteer assistants
Future sessions will include
Social Media Basics & Intermediate – dates tba
Web Posting Advanced (for those who have completed the basic sessions) – dates tba – likely late spring
Posters and Brochures – Basic and Intermediate – Marcus Hynes – dates tba. Likely basics in May and Intermediate in early fall.
These workshops are funded by the Robert Koerner Fund.
(Step One of a Planned Three-Year Initiative in Becoming More Computer Literate as a Congregation)
Yes, our first computer training series was well received. Thanks to funding from the Robert Koerner fund, the Connect & Engage Team was able to provide training to 12 Unitarian volunteers. Luke Zukowski, technology consultant from RevealMax, facilitated four sessions in October/November at the Hewett Centre.
Our goal was to train more committee members to become proficient in the use of social media and, in particular, in navigating our website. Learning how to post articles and events would provide more up-to-date information of our numerous UCV activities. Having more folks acquire these skills will decrease the current demand on our very limited resources (namely, our staff and limited volunteers with advanced computer skills).
So, how did we do? On the whole, the training went very well, as illustrated by feedback from some participants:
…thanks for the first social media workshop, Sheila. I thought Luke (the instructor) was very skilled and responsive to our circumstances.
Luke is amazing!
I thought it went very well apart from the technological hitch which usually occurs anyway!
Excellent session – pleasant and valuable. Luke was knowledgeable and clear.
The instructor was on the whole very good and I definitely learned some valuable things. The last two sessions though were too fast for a ‘real’ beginner… mixing levels was problematic.
Our success was due to the efforts of dedicated volunteers. Thank you to John Henderson who worked tirelessly in providing valuable background information to Luke and gave up three Saturday afternoons to help out during the sessions (and who is volunteering to do it again for Phase Two). To Galen Elfert who got us back on track after a technological glitch. To Cathy Sevcik who assisted participants.
We learned a lot from this first step toward enhancing the computer literacy of our hard-working volunteers. We are hoping to build on this success and offer a second year of training. It would include a more advanced wordpress series as well as a social media/instagram series.
Stay tuned for further news as we move toward Step Two.