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November 2020

How Purposeful Play leads to Innovation

November 17, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

  Register Here Details Jill Callinan and Michelle Broadbent will walk us through a guided LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® activity to showcase and share how engaging in purposeful play is invaluable for innovation. Get ready to bring an open mind, trust the process, and see beings come to life. Where will I get LEGO bricks? You can join in with some LEGOs you may have lying around at home all you need is a dozen LEGO bricks and maybe some eyes/google…

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December 2020

Standards Matter. Optimizing your telecommunications infrastructure

December 8, 2020 @ 10:10 am - 10:40 am EST

Standards Matter. Optimizing your telecommunications infrastructure with certified structured cabling in a post pandemic world Overview: In a post pandemic world, now more than ever, connecting to each other matters. How we connect to each other is steadily moving from in-person to remote presence. Having a solid telecommunications infrastructure supports the low voltage technology system solutions that allow us to safely connect. This presentation will review the standards to follow when designing and installing structured cabling so your low voltage…

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January 2021

The Power of Microsoft Teams and Secure Collaboration

January 12 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 pm EST

The Power of Microsoft Teams and Secure Collaborations Come to an interactive demo where you will learn about the power of Microsoft Teams. Learn how to collaborate more effectively and how your whole day including telephony can be incorporated into one platform.In the second session we will go over the new features of Microsoftteams, how to have an effective team in Teams as well as the applications of forms, planner, and Onenote. About the presenter:Abby Hanson is a Microsoft Teams…

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Microsoft’s no-code Power Automate can Streamline Business Process

January 13 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EST

Go with the Flow. Understanding how Microsoft’s no-code Power Automate can streamline business processes. In this introductory session, we will explore the benefits of no-code automation using Microsoft’s Power Automate. Power Automate is an Office 365 tool that permits business users to create no-code workflows called flows. Flows automate repetitive tasks and processes resulting in efficiencies and standardization. Flows enable businesses to do more with what they have. What participants can expect to gain Participants will gain an understanding of…

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Getting Started with AI

January 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Free

REGISTER HERE Looking to get started with AI and not sure how? Dial into this talk to learn how you can start leveraging AI/ML in your organization: common use cases, approaches (buy, build), who and what you will need, best practices, and more. A lot has been written about the promise of AI, from “killer apps for your business” to apps that will kill your job. But little is being said about how to get started. Most organizations do not…

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CompTIA Security+ Certification Training

January 22 @ 2:00 pm - February 26 @ 4:00 pm EST

CompTIA Security+ Certification Training About your presentation: This interactive training will prepare participants to take CompTIA’s SYO-501 Security+ certification test. Participants must purchase the ExamCram CompTIA Security + SYO-501 book on their own. It's $35.48 on Amazon. Purchase of the book includes a 10% discount voucher on the $339 CompTIA exam from Pearson. The cost of this class is for instruction only. Each week we will cover a different security objective that will be included on the exam:· Threats, Attacks,…

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Accelerate Impact: Aim Your Strengths Towards Your Goals

January 27 @ 10:00 am - February 10 @ 11:30 am EST

Accelerate Impact: Aim Your Strengths Toward Your Goals Pricing:Members: $350 per person /Nonmembers: $450 per person(Multi person discount of $50 per person available for organizations. Contact Monica.Kwarta@tech-collective.org for more information)Price includes : personalized Clifton Strengths report, two 90 minute strength coaching sessions, pre, mid and post session guidance.As you look ahead to 2021, what matters most to you? What are your professional aspirations? The short- and long-term goals you are eying? The career gains you most want to achieve?Did you…

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Let’s Build some Flows and Get Stuff Done with Power Automate

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm EST

Let’s Build some Flows and Get Stuff Done with Power Automate About your presentation: Power Automate allows business uses to create automated workflows between their favorite applications and services. In this session, we will explore using Microsoft’s Power Automate Tool to create three basic workflows. 1) an automated Flow to Save email attachments into a document library 2) an instant Flow to Request Approval for a selected item 3) a scheduled Flow to Send an email report of outstanding items…

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Customer Service Virtual Training

January 28 @ 10:00 am - March 18 @ 12:00 pm EST

Customer Service Virtual Training The cost of this training is only $400 for Tech Collective members. Please contact Monica.Kwarta@tech-collective.org for promo codeDates of Training: Thursdays 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 2/11, 3/18Time: 10 am -12 pmRequired: students will require a good internet connection, a computer with a microphone, speakers, and a camera Training provided in partnership with New England Institute of TechnologySean Trainor of NEIT has provided this highly rated interactive training for the Tech Collective on several occasions.…

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February 2021

Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

February 24 @ 9:00 pm - February 26 @ 5:00 am EST

Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Pricing- nonmember:$1400, member $1,100 About your presentation: The Certified Scrum Master (CSM) class is geared toward students who have little to no prior experience with Agile Development and/or the Scrum framework. In this class we focus on the skills that the student will need to handle the basic needs of a Scrum team. There is an online exam, administered by the Scrum Alliance and taken by the student after the class is complete; this exam must…

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June 2021

ITIL 4®Foundation Training, Simulation, and Certification Course​

June 1 @ 8:30 am - June 3 @ 4:30 pm EDT

ITIL 4®Foundation Training, Simulation, and Certification Course​About this Event Certificate: ITIL ® Foundation with Simulation Duration: 4 Day Course Delivery: Delivery: 3 days virtual instruction June 1-3 , 1 day in person simulation TBD, Exam on your own virtually Language: English Credits: 2 Credits to ITIL Expert PMI® PDUs: 18 Course Description: This exciting and dynamic 4-day course, fully updated for ITIL 2021, introduces learners to the lifecycle of managing IT services to deliver to business expectations. As well as…

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Advanced Excel Concepts: Connecting, Transforming and Leveraging Data

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Advanced Excel Concepts: Connecting, Transforming and Leveraging Data from Diverse Sources In this Advanced Excel session, we will learn how to use Power Query to import and transform data from diverse sources into Excel. We will use the data with Pivot Tables and Conditional Formatting to create useful reports. What participants can expect to gain? Participants will gain an understanding of how and when to use Power Query to connect to diverse data sources including text or csv files, SQL…

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Enabling Remote Work with Microsoft

June 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Enabling Remote Work with Microsoft Remote work can be a stressful time. Come to this session to learn some tips and tricks as well as the security behind what keeps us safe. We will cover how Microsoft can enable you to work remotely and securely while protecting sensitive information in the remote workplace. You will gain knowledge about the features Teams provides to engage your workforce and/or audience. After the presentation you will be able to understand the following: What…

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Advanced Excel Concepts: Connecting, Transforming and Leveraging Data

June 16 @ 1:00 pm - June 28 @ 2:30 pm EDT

Advanced Excel Concepts: Connecting, Transforming and Leveraging Data from Diverse Sources In this Advanced Excel session, we will learn how to use Power Query to import and transform data from diverse sources into Excel. We will use the data with Pivot Tables and Conditional Formatting to create useful reports. What participants can expect to gain? Participants will gain an understanding of how and when to use Power Query to connect to diverse data sources including text or csv files, SQL…

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The Application of Data Analytics Where the Data Source is Not Available

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

The Application of Data Analytics Where the Data Source is Not Readily Available If you’ve been looking for an introductory look at Power BI and Data Analytics, or if you have been searching for a way to present on the value of data to your management team, this session is for you. Sometimes the data we want to analyze isn’t easily accessible. You may not have access to the underlying database, or maybe the application you need to pull from…

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Telephone Systems, End-of-Life Notifications & What to Do Next

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

Telephone Systems, End-of-Life Notifications & What to Do Next Telephone Systems, End-of-Life Notifications & What to Do Next Learning that your telephone system has been discontinued is always disconcerting. Hear from our experts on what an end-of-life notification actually means, how quickly (or not) you need to act and what options you have moving forward. This talk is especially relevant for companies with Samsung or Panasonic phone systems, the most recent companies to discontinue systems. We'll cover: What an end-of-life…

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Advanced Excel Concepts: Working with Power Pivot

June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Advanced Excel Concepts: Working with Power Pivot to Create Multi-table Reports and Charts In this Advanced Excel session, we will learn how to use Power Pivot to create pivots from two or more sources of data. We will learn how to define relationships between multiple data tables and data sources to create complex pivots. We will build on this and use slicers and timelines to create interactive reports and charts. What participants can expect to gain? Participants will gain an…

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Blockchain: What is it?

June 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
District Hall Providence, 225 Dyer Street, Providence, RI 02903
Providence, RI 02903 US
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Blockchain: What is it? Why is it relevant? How does it work? Blockchain is a “digital ledger” that has revolutionized how transactions of all kinds are recorded and tracked. Blockchain is, technically speaking, “digital, distributed, and decentralized.” Digital because it’s electronic-only, distributed because it is stored on devices around the world, and decentralized because additions or “blocks” are added and tracked collectively. The absence of a single, responsible entity for this ledger is Blockchain’s primary strength. Blockchain became famous in…

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July 2021

Leadership Skills That Can Change Your Life and Your World

July 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT

Leadership Skills That Can Change Your Life and Your World In the last 50 years, the world has changed more than ever in recorded history. Leadership skills, however, continue to be taught the same way today they were over 50 years ago. Many of today’s leaders lack the updated skills necessary to continue to be successful in their roles. The tipping point has been reached: today’s leaders, whether they lead small teams, companies, or govern at the state or federal…

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Nonprofits & Cryptocurrency

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
District Hall Providence, 225 Dyer Street, Providence, RI 02903
Providence, RI 02903 US
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Nonprofits & Cryptocurrency With Bitcoin being the best appreciating asset in the world for the last 10 years, donations are on the rise as well. From a tax perspective, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are treated like stock donations, meaning the donor doesn’t have to pay capital gains tax and gets a nice tax write off. In this talk, we’ll discuss how nonprofits are positioning to capture this next wave of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency donations. We’ll also discuss what nonprofits…

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