With so many different social media options available, deciding which channels are right for you and how to maintain them all can seem overwhelming.That's why Mumsnet Academy has teamed up with Dr Sue Black at #techmums to bring you a comprehensive social media workshop, perfect for complete beginners.
Run at the impressive Honda training Institute this course aims to simplify the social media process, beginning with an introduction to all the different social media channels right through to setting up your own profile and generating content. This course will give you the foundation you need to maintain your social media presence and exploit the opportunities that social media can bring.
The course explores:
-An introduction to the different social media channels -Exploring social media success stories -Why should you use social media and what it can do for you -Deciding which social media channels will work best for your needs -Setting up social media profiles, how to use them and generating content
Sue Black is an award-winning computer scientist and radical thinker, who brings people together to solve complex issues. She's a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Computer Science at University College London and is a champion for women in computing.
Sue founded the #techmums training programme and enterprise for social good Savvify with the aim to empower people through technology. Sue is a frequent public speaker, a social media-holic, and dedicated Bletchley Park campaigner.
The Honda Institute is based in Colnbrook, Slough and is the home of people development for Honda in the UK. This 45,000 square foot facility is a shining light both in and beyond the automotive industry, with its acclaimed Apprenticeship Programme rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted last year. The Institute delivers a staggering 25,000 people-training days each year, and recently celebrated the recruitment of its one thousandth apprentice.
There is parking available free of charge and Honda can also provide a shuttle service to the Institute from Slough, Windsor, Langley or Datchet train stations upon request. All refreshments and lunch will be provided.
We're very excited to be launching The Mumsnet Academy - a brand new enterprise which aims to curate a portfolio of fantastic courses to fit around family commitments and busy working lives.
A while back we asked you what courses you would like and the programme of masterclasses, workshops, and events we've come up with is a reflection of your responses.
To help us deliver the programme we have enlisted some fabulous experts in a range of fields as well as teaming up with some great partners who have a reputation for delivering high-quality, life-changing courses.
This collaborative approach allows us to offer a programme across a range of different subjects including entrepreneurship, business, technology, social media, blogging, history of art, creative writing, publishing, gardening, philosophy, finance, fashion as well as courses concerned with self-improvement and the concept of learning to live wisely and well. Some of these courses will be skill-based, while others will explore concepts, theory and ideas.
If we've missed something you think is a must, fear not, we will be adding classes to our portfolio all the time so please drop us a line or complete the suggestion box on our website.
One of the things that we felt was important was to ensure our Academy courses are available across the UK and we are pleased to announce that we will be running events in Birmingham, Edinburgh, London and Manchester from day one. We are also keen to develop some online courses and hope to announce the first of these later this year.
While our courses are scheduled at times which are more convenient for those with young children, they are absolutely open to everyone. Ultimately, the overall aim of the Mumsnet Academy is to bring people together in a thought-provoking and fulfilling environment where there is a universal willingness to explore ideas, develop skills, and learn from experts as well from each other.