Webinars

Webinars are 1-2 hour long sessions, usually held once a month, via our GoToWebinar account that can either be stand-alone topics or a series of topics that connect from one to the next. The sessions can be taken independently, but for a webinar series, the material builds on itself as the year goes on so we encourage people to take the whole series.

Each webinar costs $10 for IACA members, $20 for non-members. If a session is free, it will be noted in the description. All students who participate live will receive a Certificate of Attendance. All IACA members who register for a webinar will receive Continuing Education credits for that session, regardless if they attend live or receive the recording. 

Some (but not all) webinars are recorded and can be viewed by IACA members after 45 days have passed from the original air date.

Course

How to Say "No"

Language

English

Difficulty Level / Intended Audience

Anyone

Description

Thursday, February 9th, 2023 @ 1400 Eastern Time; 1 hour

Instructor: Angela Backer-Hines

What do you do when you hit a wall? What do you do when you have way too much on your plate? What can you do when you do not have time to complete everything in your queue/inbox? In this webinar we will discuss ways to manage your ever-growing task list by balancing your workload, potential obstacles you might face, and when and how you can say “No” to requests. 

 
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Course

Incels: A New Form of Terrorism?

Language

English

Difficulty Level / Intended Audience

Anyone

Description

Tuesday, April 4th, 2023 @ 1500 Eastern Time; 1.5 hours

Instructor: Natasha Esmail

The increasing number of incel-related attacks across North America and Europe have prompted governments and law enforcement agencies to take action and declare inceldom a burgeoning terrorist threat. Incel-motivated terrorism represents a novel and challenging form of terrorism that requires a collaborative and sophisticated approach by law enforcement agencies, policy makers, academia and mental health professionals to combat. However, what we have noticed is that the traditional, legal definition of terrorism is severely outdated, and its rigid guidelines are ill-equipped to effectively mitigate incel-related terrorist threats, namely its decentralization and sparse networks of lone actors that carry out these attacks.

This webinar will discuss the inception of inceldom and why the incel-motivated attacks should be labeled terrorism. We will deconstruct the incel movement in the modern age and introduce solutions that will aid analysts in the identification and prevention of major incel-related attacks, such as the incorporation of threat assessment management and strategies such as covert tech operations that infiltrate and target digital spaces, where incel-related violence is first conceptualized. The analyst occupies a unique and pivotal position, as the application of efficient strategic and tactical practices could result in the dismantling of this tangible threat to international public safety.

 
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Course

Power Series 2023

Language

English

Difficulty Level / Intended Audience

Anyone

Description

Instructor: Svetlana Gubin

Microsoft Power Bi is a powerful application for data visualization and reporting that can handle millions of rows of data. Power Query is a data transformation and preparation engine that can help you clean and process data from any source, and then repeat those steps when you get updated data. The data can then be passed to other applications such as Microsoft Excel or Power BI.

This webinar series will walk you through using Power Query and Power BI using live demonstrations in the applications with open source crime data.

All Power Series webinars will be recorded; if you cannot attend the live session, we will provide the recording the next day. All registrants who are IACA members will receive Continuing Education Credits and you may request a certificate if you want one. For non-registrants, the recordings will be posted to the webinar library after 45 days.

Click here for a detailed outline and all the class materials (each presentation will be added as the year progresses). 

Sessions

All sessions are held at 1200 Eastern time

  • February 15th-Transforming data in Power Query
  • March 15th-Cleaning data in Power Query
  • April 19th-Combining data from multiple sources
  • May 17th-Intro to Power Query M Formula Language
  • June 21st-Intro to Power BI
  • July 19th-Simple Visualizations in Power BI
  • August 16th-Power BI Visualizations Cont'd
  • September 20th-Mapping in Power BI
  • October 18th-Temporal Analysis
  • November 15th-Modeling
  • December 20th-Introduction to the DAX

Previous sessions available in the webinar library for IACA members:

  • January 18th-Intro to Power Query (available around March 4th)
 
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If you have questions about the webinar program, visit Webinar FAQs.

Visit the Webinar Library to view previous webinars (requires member login).

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