Boot Camps to Expand Your Online Toolbox

Duke's Administrative Women's Network offers three 'Cyber Boot Camp' sessions

Duke's Administrative Women's Network is offering a Cyber Boot Camp lunchtime series that begins Jan. 16.

The three one-hour sessions are free and open to all Duke University and Duke University Health System faculty and staff. They will focus on online tools that can help manage work and personal life with topics ranging from foiling cyber thieves to collaborating virtually with co-workers.

"Technology is a key part of our everyday lives, but we don't always use it well," said Pam Riley, senior program coordinator for the Duke FOCUS program and member of AWN program committee. "These sessions will be an opportunity to learn from our colleagues in the Office of Information Technology about what tools are available at Duke, and to share with each other about how we are using them."

Each session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in Perkins Library Room 217. No reservations are required, and participants are invited to bring their lunch.

Sessions include:

Jan. 16 - "Stopping Cyber Thieves: What you can do to protect yourself at work and home"Learn more about current security scams and steps to protect Duke data as well as to protect your family and friends' data. Presented by Rachel Franke, Artem Kazantsev and Phillip Batton from the University IT Security Office

Feb. 7 - "Be a Superwoman in the Office"Explore online tools such as Sites@Duke, lyndaCampus, Qualtrics and SharePoint and learn how they can help productivity in your office. Presented by Christine Vucinich, Erin Nettifee and Debrah Suggs of the Office of Information Technology

March 7 - "AnyTime, AnyWhere Collaboration"Discover how to have a face-to-face meeting with a colleague across campus or across town without driving or leaving the office. This session will introduce Concourse, a new enterprise-wide online collaboration platform at Duke. Presented by Laurie Harris and Christine Vucinich from the Office of Information Technology.

The Administrative Women's Network is open to all administrative professionals at Duke, regardless of gender. Annual membership is $15. Membership is not required to attend the Cyber Boot Camps. Membership information will be available at each session.