We want you to learn and grow in your role as a marketing professional, to become more creative, more skilled and more effective at your job. To further these goals, we gathered ideas from our team and built this list of free, readily available professional development opportunities.
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- Access University
An accessibility training product offered by Level Access that provides training for digital accessibility topics including websites, electronic documents, general law, policy and disability types.
- Adobe Max, October 2020
A uniquely immersive and engaging digital experience, guaranteed to inspire. Three full days of luminary speakers, celebrity appearances, musical performances, a global collaborative art project, and 350+ sessions — and all at no cost.
- Analytics Training
A comprehensive guide to everything analytics from beginner to advanced expert.
- Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language
Language is humanity's most spectacular open-source project, and the internet is making our language change faster and in more interesting ways than ever before. In this book, internet linguist Gretchen McCulloch explores the deep forces that shape human language and influence the way we communicate with one another.
Note: A copy is available in JCK 860.
- Behance Daily Creative Challenge
A series of challenges designed to improve your Photoshop skills.
- Bobcat JEDI Program
The Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion program offers faculty and staff the opportunity to build competencies that will support a more inclusive environment at Texas State.
- Conscious Style Guide
A website created to help writers and editors think critically about how they use language. The articles and guides available on the site touch on issues like age, disability, race, gender and more.
- Copy for Marketing and Advertising
A collection of LinkedIn Learning courses focused on writing.
- Creating Accessible PDFs
A LinkedIn Learning course that covers accessibility basics and how to create PDFs from software including Word, PowerPoint and InDesign.
In-person and online gatherings of creative professionals, as well as blog posts highlighting talented illustrators, monthly playlists and more.
- Digital Marketing Training
A comprehensive digital marketing training overview.
- Facebook for Business
Explore self-paced and step-by-step tutorials that can help you build your digital marketing knowledge and bring your business online.
- Free Hubspot Courses
A variety of courses addressing social media, SEO and digital marketing, inbound marketing and more.
- General Assembly Free Courses and Events
Free workshops and events on subjects that range from web development and design to digital marketing and mindfulness.
- HighEdWeb 2020
Free live access to HighEdWeb's 2020 online conference. HighEdWeb is the international organization of professionals working to design, develop, manage and map the future of digital in higher education.
- Hootsuite Blog
Social media news and strategy tips.
- LGBTQiA Allies Training
Allies training provides participants with information and resources that will help eliminate myths, misconceptions and stereotypes often associated with LGBTQiA persons. Any person who attends an Allies training and signs and adheres to the Ally contract automatically becomes an official Ally of Texas State.
- Marketing Strategy
Collection of LinkedIn Learning courses about researching and creating marketing plans.
- OHO U 2020 Virtual Conference, Sept. 22 to Oct. 13
Marketing experts from colleges and universities will join OHO’s team of strategists to share their expertise on improving website UX to drive conversions, tactics for recruiting students with digital channels, and tips for elevating your content strategy. Expect engaging presentations, workshops, and panel discussions that provide you with actionable next steps.
- SEMrush Academy
Free online digital marketing courses.
- SEO Training Resources
A collection of search engine optimization LinkedIn Learning courses.
- Skillshop with Google
Master the Google tools you use at work with free online training.
- Social Media Marketing
A collection of LinkedIn Learning courses about social media marketing.
- Social Media Today
The latest social media news, tools and tips, and upcoming industry events.
- Sprout Social Blog
Tips and tricks to improve your social media presence.
- Supporting Transgender/Non-binary People in Higher Education Settings
A workshop that will introduce you to terminology and issues related to the transgender community.
- SXSW Sessions On Demand
A series of online programming with speakers sharing their expertise and experience.
- That’s What They Say
That's What They Say is a podcast available on NPR that explores our changing language with University of Michigan English Professor Anne Curzan, who studies linguistics and the history of the English language.
- The Allusionist
A podcast about language.
- Twitter Flight School
Master advertising on Twitter’s platform.
Some of the best information about writing for the web, plain language, user experience, and general content strategy comes from usability.gov.
- Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries
With wit and irreverence, lexicographer Kory Stamper cracks open the obsessive world of dictionary writing, from the agonizing decisions about what to define and how to do it to the knotty questions of ever-changing word usage. Filled with fun facts—for example, the first documented usage of “OMG” was in a letter to Winston Churchill—Word by Word is an endlessly entertaining look at the wonderful complexities and eccentricities of the English language.
Note: Ask Nicole H. if you want to borrow her copy, or request a copy through the library's interlibrary loan program.
- Word Document Accessibility
A Canvas course that covers the basics of Word document accessibility.
- Wordstream Blog
Tips and tricks about online advertising.