It’s no secret that people are finding new ways to integrate social media sites into their personal and professional lives.

But what is the best way to use these sites? And what legal liabilities may be involved with their use?

We’re offering two non-credit courses this winter on this hot topic.

Social Networking (Feb. 23; $109) introduces the basic ideas behind social networking and takes a look at sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and others. It will be taught by Janice Hampton.

Creating Legally Sound Social Media, Internet Usage, E-mail, and Search Policies (March 19; $109) covers the legal liabilities associated with the use of social media sites, texting while driving, blogging, and how a good sound policy can prevent potential disasters for your organization. It will be taught by Suzanne K. Roten.

Social media will also be a main topic when we host the 11th annual Administrative Professional’s Day seminar and luncheon (April 20; $59) at Calhoun’s on the River in downtown Knoxville.

Cynthia Moxley, voted East Tennessee’s best blogger in the News Sentinel’s 2009 readers poll, will share tips on using Twitter and blogs. Visit her blog about life in Knoxville:¬†The Blue Streak.

Darrin Devault, UT Professional & Personal Development

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