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 non-members. Registration: Bluegrassiiba.com.
The University of Kentucky Alumni Association Job Club will meet from 9 to 10:15 a.m. April 26 at Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service, 1140 Red Mile Place. Topic: Exploring government employment options. Info: (859) 257-8905 or www.ukalumni.net/jobclub.
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, as well as 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.
Businesses, nonprofits and community groups interested in participating in the Summer Youth Job Training Program are invited to attend a free breakfast April 20 to hear more information about the program, talk to youth services staff and learn how to participate. The event will be 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Lyric Theatre, 300 East Third Street.
The 2016 Summer Youth Job Training Program, which will have 300 participants, will run for six weeks, from June 13 to July 22. Youth worker trainees will work 20 hours a week and earn $8.20 an hour (paid by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government). Participating employers are not responsible for compensation.
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 for this year’s conference 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 two-day conference begins with registration at 8 a.m. April 28. Early registration is $35 a person or $50 for couples, $10 for students. Participants may register at Alumni.moreheadstate.edu/ekyl. Additional information is available at Eklf.org.
The Lexington Area Postal Customer Council will present a Small Business Seminar from 1 to 3 p.m. May 4 at Lexington’s main post office, 1088 Nandino Boulevard, Room 230. Learn to understand Postal Service regulations, and the tools available to grow a business by reaching more customers and making mailings more effective. Postal experts will teach you how to determine the correct postage according to size requirements for letters, flats and parcels. $10. Parking is in the employee lot, behind the fencing near the Thornton’s entrance. Questions: Eric Thornsburg, 859-231-6765 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Business & Leadership Conference will be May 5 at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort & Spa. Keynote speaker is Tiffany Dufu, chief leadership officer for Levo. Breakout sessions 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.com/wlk-online-registration/.
Workshops and classes
▪ Photo Coffee, 9 a.m. April 21.
▪ Microsoft Access, 7 p.m. April 21.
▪ Database, 7 p.m. April 25.
▪ Digital Photography, 7 p.m. April 26.
▪ Unix / 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 in 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.
▪ 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 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. To register, 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 analyst. Each workshop will stand on its own; a person may attend one or more of the 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