Apologies for cross-postings Join our new train-the-trainer online course with Rebecca Jones and Juanita Richardson as its instructors- starts October 24! For frequent updates, news and trends follow us on Twitter @iSchoolInst and join on FB. NEW! Engaging Adult Learners: Strategies for Information Professionals <http://www.plc.ischool.utoronto.ca/coursedescription.asp?courseid=257> Mon. 24 Oct 2011 - Sun. 27 Nov 2011 6 Weeks Instructor: Rebecca Jones and Juanita Richardson Fee: $445.00 Cert: optional Those working in information-intensive organizations, including libraries, records and information management, consultancies, legal and health research, IT and other functions, are increasingly helping clients or colleagues learn to “use” or “do” something. Life-long learning isn’t just a slogan, it’s critical for all adults in their jobs, or finding a job, or expanding their personal or professional options. Information professionals, with their specialized knowledge of all types of content, tools, images, the Internet and processes, are well placed to play key roles as learning leaders. This six week course guides you through the whole training process, from assessing learning needs of the targeted learners to selecting the right delivery method (face-to-face? E-learning? Blended?), to designing an engaging program, whether it’s an hour or multi-week. Working with the instructor and other students, you learn and practice strategies for making learning for adults interactive and relevant and gaining decision-maker support for learning programs. January 2012 Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection <http://www.plc.ischool.utoronto.ca/coursedescription.asp?courseid=176> Mon. 16 Jan 2012 - Mon. 5 Mar 2012 7 weeks Instructor: David Hopkins Fee: $435.00 Cert: optional All corporations and organizations in Canada must comply with legislation concerning how they collect, use and disclose information about identifiable individuals and third parties. Public-sector institutions are also legally obligated to provide public right of access to their information resources. Ignorance of and/or failure to comply with legislative provisions concerning the use of these resources may expose an organization to financial, legal and public relations risks. This instructor-led online course discusses, in practical terms, best management and protection of personal and sensitive information as well as access to public-sector information. Participants are provided with knowledge and tools to ensure proper control over organizational information resources and compliance with legislative requirements. "The course was extremely beneficial at explaining all components of FIPP….I now feel confident in applying what I have learned in my job" For more information and to register go to: institute.ischool.utoronto.ca <http://institute.ischool.utoronto.ca> or call (416) 978 7111.