Wayne State presents lecture on cyberbullying: The Wayne State University School of Social Work presents the 25th annual Edith Harris Endowed Memorial Lecture, “Understanding and Responding to Cyberbullying in a Cyberworld,” delivered by Faye Mishna on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Community Arts Auditorium at Wayne State.  Mishna is dean and professor at the University of Toronto Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, where she holds the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Chair in Child and Family. She is cross-appointed to the Department of Psychiatry. Mishna worked in children’s mental health for more than 20 years, was clinical director of an agency serving children with learning disabilities, and maintains a small private practice in psychotherapy and consultation. Her current research includes bullying, cyberbullying, cybercounseling and technology in counseling. She wrote Bullying: A Guide to Research, Intervention, and Prevention (Oxford University Press). Copies will be available for signing and purchase at the event. During the lecture, Mishna will discuss how ubiquitous and significant cyberinteractions are for children and youth. Material presented will include both the benefits and risks of the cyberworld for children and youth, with the goal of participants gaining a better understanding of cyberbullying and its impact (e.g., definition, similarities to and differences from traditional bullying, prevalence), as well as getting further insight into the controversies of this current topic that has gleaned national attention. The lecture is free and registration is not required. This program is approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative for 2 CE Clock Hours. A $10 fee is required to process CE credit; cash, checks and major credit cards will be accepted at the event.  For further information and ADA accommodation information, contact Julie Alter-Kay at 313-577-4464 or ae8440@wayne.edu.

Responding to Current Threats in an Enterprise Environment: Join Troy-bsaed Creative Breakthroughs Inc. for an exclusive free Webinar and engage in a point-counterpoint discussion on the current threat landscape, how it affects the enterprise, and some strategies to combat issues that organizations deal with every day. You will hear first-hand some of the strategies a local financial services firm uses to respond to these threats from John Beeskow, CISSP, SVP, Chief Information Security Officer at Flagstar Bank and what is on the horizon from Jeff Warson, Senior Principal Security Strategist at Symantec. Join us for this free live Webinar as we discuss the importance of responding to current threats and hear first hand how a financial institution is doing just that. The Webinar runs from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern time Thursday, Nov. 8. Register at this link.

Social Media: Are You Listening?: The Macomb-OU INCubator at Velocity Center will sponsor a Lunch and Launch on social media marketing Thursday, Nov. 8 from noon to 1 p.m. at the incubator, 6633 18 Mile Road, Sterling Heights. In this Lunch and Launch, Nicole Sunstrum, Michigan state government social media specialist and chiar of the Statewide Social Media Board, will conduct a presentation regarding the importance of proper social media dialogue and will specifically touch on the question of “Are You Listening?” More specifically, you will learn tactics on how to gain insight into the conversations of customers, advocates and your competition. Identify strategies for communicating that will benefit you and your bottom line. Determine how you can engage the available social media audience in a way that will maximize your time and efforts. Sunstrum is responsible for coordinating a unified presence and strategy for state departments, agencies and programs on social media. Her role includes policy creation, consulting and training aimed at ensuring all accounts provide additional value to Michigan citizens. Nicole also serves as content and community manager for the enterprise MIGov social media accounts, ranked as the third largest state government presence in the nation, in addition to the state economic development agency profiles and also niche community, Pure Michigan Car Culture. Sunstrum has a bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University and a master’s degree from Aquinas College. Please bring your lunch; beverages and dessert will be provided.For more information on this Lunch and Launch program, or to register for this free event, call Joan Carleton at (586) 884-9324 or email macINC@oakland.edu.