The University of Kentucky Alumni Association Job Club will meet from 9 to 10:15 a.m. April 12 at Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service, 1140 Red Mile Place. Topic: Green and growing strategies for staying positive. Info: (859) 257-8905 or www.ukalumni.net/jobclub.
The Bluegrass BA Chapter will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. April 20 at ITT Technical Institute, 3020 Old Todds Road. Topic: Creating and using a career coverage matrix. Cost: $5 members and students, $10 others. Registration: Bluegrassiiba.com.
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Women Leading Kentucky Networking After Hours will be 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 13 at The Barrel House, 903 Manchester Street. $20; includes one drink ticket and snacks. Register at Womenleadingky.com/wlk-online-registration/.
The third annual EMERGE Conference will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 19 at Lexington Center’s Thoroughbred Ballroom.
The conference offers networking and education through breakout sessions in the areas of professional development, personal growth and investing in the community. Leading the way will be keynote speaker Paul Wesselmann — The Ripples Guy, an educator, writer, and founder of UnleashRipples, an experiment in nurturing kindness that reaches more than 30,000 people every Monday morning. The conference luncheon will feature an entrepreneur panel with Alex Frommeyer, co-founder and CEO of BEAM Dental; Alli Truttmann, founder and CEO of Wicked Sheets; and J.K. McKnight, founder of The Forecastle Festival and The Forecastle Foundation.
A session titled “Don’t Just Survive: Thrive! Overcoming Adversity” will feature Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer.
The Lexington Human Rights Commission will host a fair housing luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20 at The Carrick House, 312 North Limestone. This year’s theme is Shared Opportunity in Every Community. The luncheon will highlight local successes in the areas of fair housing. Tickets are $45. For more information, call 859-252-4931 or go to Lfuchrc.org.
The East Kentucky Leadership Conference will be April 28 and 29 at the Morehead Conference Center in Morehead. The theme is “The Next Big Thing is Really Small.” MSU’s program developing really small micro-satellites will be featured, along with other technological drivers of the new economy developing in Eastern Kentucky .
The conference begins with registration at 8 a.m. April 28. The cost for early registration is $35 a person or $50 for couples. Early registration for students is $10. Participants may register at Alumni.moreheadstate.edu/ekyl. Additional information is available at Eklf.org.
The Women’s Business & Leadership Conference will be May 5 at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort & Spa. The keynote speaker will be Tiffany Dufu, chief leadership officer for Levo. Breakout sessions will include living in the gap between now and realizing your dreams; from passenger to pilot: empowering women to work their business; and the power of influence: finding your leadership style. Register at Womenleadingky.
Workshops and classes
▪ Tech Night (Lexington Traffic Management Center), 7 p.m. April 11.
▪ Windows 7 – 8.1 & 10, 7 p.m. April 12.
▪ How to Search for Information on the Internet, 1 p.m. April 14, $30.
▪ Macintosh & iPad, 7 p.m. April 14.
▪ Photo Coffee, 9 a.m. April 14 and 21.
▪ Microsoft Access, 7 p.m. April 21.
▪ Database, 7 p.m. April 25.
▪ Digital Photography, 7 p.m. April 26.
▪ U nix / Linux, 7 p.m. April 28.
The Central Kentucky Computer Society offers classes in beginner and intermediate computer subjects at 160 Moore Drive, Suite 107, Lexington. To enroll or for more information, call 859-373-1000 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays or visit Ckcs.org. Fees apply.
▪ Adventures in Photography, starts at 1 p.m. April 11, $60.
▪ Word Processing, starts at 10 a.m. April 18, $60.
▪ Beginning Digital Imaging (PaintShop Pro), 10 a.m. April 19, $60.
▪ Advanced & Independent Digital Imaging (PaintShop Pro), 1 p.m. April 19, $60.
▪ Beginning iPhone, 1 p.m. April 19, $60.
▪ Advanced & Independent Digital Imaging (PaintShop Pro), 10 a.m. April 20, $60.
▪ PC Beginner Basics, 10 a.m. April 28, $60.
The Inventors Council will hold its Workshop for Inventors & Entrepreneurs at 7 p.m. April 12 at the Bluegrass Area Development Center, 699 Perimeter Drive. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for networking and registration. Membership: $40. Information: Kyinventors.org or 859-201-1311.
Bluegrass Community & Technical College’s Workforce Solutions office will offer the following online professional development courses beginning April 13: Introduction to LinkedIn Career Networking; Understanding the Cloud; Computer Skills for the Workplace; Introduction to Windows 10, Mac, iPhone, and iPad Programming; Introduction to Quickbooks, and What’s New in Microsoft Office 2013. Classes are $95 each. Go to Ed2go.com/bluegrass or call 859-246-6666 for more information.
The Procurement Technical Assistance Center/LFUCG will offer the following workshop: 2016 Reverse Tradeshow, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4, Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street, Frankfort. Register by April 18. $100. Call 859-257-7668 or go to Bit.ly/PTACFallWorkshops2.
Bluegrass IIBA Chapter will offer a series of professional development workshops to give participants a look at the role of business analysts. Each workshop will stand on its own, so a person may attend one or more workshops to learn about the IT business analyst role.
Topics will include requirements discovery and specification, business rules, business analysis planning, use cases, process modeling, data modeling and requirements reviews.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo