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Professional Productivity with ChatGPT + AI Bootcamp:
Practical and Effective Use of Artificial Intelligence at Work

3 x 1-hour live online sessions with non-expiring access to recordings


This practical "bootcamp" on the use of ChatGPT and Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the workplace is designed to equip professionals with a deep understanding of artificial intelligence and its use for workplace efficiency, productivity, and professional development. It can be for general staff training, for individuals wanting to be an AI specialist in their workplace, for those looking to advance their careers, or for solo entrepreneurs.

AI, particularly "generative AI" such as ChatGPT and other large language models (LLMs), offers powerful tools that can significantly enhance work processes, creative output, and professional achievement. In the bootcamp we will focus on the technical and practical aspects of AI, providing participants with a solid foundation in understanding how LLMs and AI tools work and how to use them effectively for a variety of professional tasks.

Participants will learn how to improve written communication, deepen subject knowledge, acquire new skills, personalize professional training plans, and set goals. We will also spend time outlining ethical, privacy, and copyright guidelines that are important for business use of AI. Participants also have access to over three hours of recorded walkthroughs and tutorials, plus prompt engineering examples and custom GPT instruction documents.

"The development of AI... will change the way people work, learn, travel, get health care, and communicate with each other. Entire industries will reorient around it. Businesses will distinguish themselves by how well they use it."
- Bill Gates
"Over time, AI... will touch every sector, every industry, every business function, and significantly change the way we live and work."
- Google CEO, Sundar Pichai
"AI is placing tools of unprecedented power, flexibility, and even personalization into everyone's hands, requiring little more than natural language to operate. They'll assist us in many parts of our lives, taking on the role of superpowered collaborators."
- Silvio Savarese, Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist at Salesforce AI Research
"AI is not just another technology. It's a new way of thinking about problem-solving. It's a tool that can help us augment our own intelligence and creativity, allowing us to tackle complex challenges with greater speed and precision than ever before."
- Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft


Participants in this bootcamp will receive training on how to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of AI, particularly LLMs like ChatGPT
  • Critically evaluate AI's capabilities and limitations
  • Select and use particular AI tools depending on the tasks and desired outcomes
  • Craft effective prompts to get the most out of ChatGPT and other generative AI tools
  • Collaborate effectively with AI tools
  • Develop business plans, vision statements, professional training, and product designs with AI assistance
  • Draft effective emails, project descriptions, and grant proposals
  • Create budget proposals, project reports, and administrative forms
  • Analyze user data, identify trends, enhance processes, and create data visualizations
  • Use AI to acquire new skills, identify specific and relevant learning opportunities, and personalize professional development plans
  • Navigate AI's potential risks and understand important ethical issues
  • Use AI to support a culture of innovation, experimentation, and continuous learning.


The three one-hour sessions will include Q&A time which may go beyond the hour. All sessions can be attended live and will be fully recorded for later (non-expiring) review or in case you cannot attend any or all of the sessions live.

FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2024, 2:00 - 3:00 PM US-EASTERN TIME: "The Basics: An Overview Of ChatPT, LLMs, And AI"

    • Why AI Represents Such A Significant Moment In Human History
    • How AI Likely To Have A Dramatic Impact On Many, If Not Most, Of Our Professional Activities
    • An Overview Of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, “Generative AI,” Large Language Models (LLMs), And The Larger AI Landscape
    • Why AI Productivity Enhancement Has Become a Reality So Suddenly
    • Text, Image, Music, Speech, and Video Generators
    • How LLMs Actually Work And Their Capabilities And Strengths
    • The Different LLM Tools: ChatGPT, Google Gemini, Claude, and Others
    • The Limitations Of LLMs That Are Important To Understand
    • Customizing ChatGPT Interactions To Specific Needs, And Preferences
    • ChatGPT-4o and What Is Coming
    • Drill-Down: Getting the Most Out of ChatGPT and LLMs: from Crafting Good "Prompts" to Expert Techniques
    • CustomGPTs
    • Walk-throughs and Tutorials

FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2024, 2:00 - 3:00 PM US-EASTERN TIME: "Professional Productivity With AI"

    • The Importance Of Individual Professional Productivity
    • Impacts Of AI On Individual Productivity
    • AI Literacy
    • Communication, Data Analysis, And Business Administration
    • Emails And Written Communication: Style, Tone, Writing Help, Proofreading, and Translation
    • Blog Posts, Articles, And Advertisements: Analyzing, Customizing, and Personalizing
    • Meeting Preparation, Notes, Project Descriptions
    • Product Design: Research, Feedback, and Opportunities
    • Budget and Grant Proposals: Formatting, Customizing, and Systematizing
    • Project Reports
    • Procedural Documents And Administrative Forms
    • Enhancing Work Processes: Analyzing, Organizing, and Systematizing.
    • Task Automation: Pluses and Minuses
    • AI Agents
    • Automation vs. collaboration
    • Consumption vs. integration
    • ChatGPT For Personalized Topic-Specific Inquiry, Deep Learning, And Expanding Subject-Matter Expertise
    • ChatGPT To Acquire New Skills, Identify Relevant Learning Opportunities, and Improve Contributions
    • Building Personalized Learning And Professional Development Plans
    • Goal Setting, Competence, and Mastery
    • Developing Structured AI Training And Professional Development
    • Building A Culture Of Innovation And Continuous Learning
    • Inspiring Creativity, Fostering A Culture Of Experimentation, And Driving Continuous Improvement
    • Analyzing User Data, Data Summaries, and Data Visualization
    • Identify Trends and User Preferences
    • Enhancing Processes
    • Developing And Managing Resources

FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2024, 2:00 - 3:00 PM US-EASTERN TIME: "ChatGPT and AI for Business Development And Training"

    • An AI Literacy Framework
    • AI Feasibility
    • Appropriate AI Tool Selection: Goals, Functions, Knowledge, Time, and Audience
    • Multimodal Tools and Workflows: One Tool Versus Multiple Tools
    • Responsible AI Use
    • Access, Accessibility, And Equity: Challenges And Opportunities
    • Privacy Risks And Considerations: Data Collection, Potential Harms, Education, Transparency, and Accountability.
    • Copyright Law And AI: Inputs and Outputs, Fair Use, and Best Practices
    • Misinformation, Disinformation, and Malinformation
    • Business Plans, Vision and Mission Statements, and Goals and Objectives
    • Product Templates and Designs
    • Obtaining and Analyzing Feedback
    • How AI Will Change Training
    • Developing Structured Training, Professional Development, and Collaborative Learning
    • Supporting A Culture Of Innovation, Experimentation, And Continuous Learning
    • Guidelines For Creating Custom AI Tools
    • Providing And Structuring Tool System Prompts: Goals, Preferences, Strategies, and Design
    • Implementation Teams
    • Innovation Versus Practicality
    • Management Decisions
    • AI Knowledge And Career Success
    • Evaluating Commons AI Fears and Reasonable Concerns
    • Cautious Optimism and Learning to Collaborate with AI
    • The AI Revolution


Register for this event and you will have immediate access to over ten hours of recorded "Practical AI" tutorials and walkthroughs, led by Reed Hepler. These tutorials take a more technical and detailed approach than the bootcamp sessions will, and so they are good complementary material for those who want to dive deeply with step-by-step walkthroughs. As well there are written documentation articles.

The "practical AI" tutorials bonus series includes:

  • Practical AI Tutorials Introduction
  • AI Use as an Individual and Organization
  • Analyzing Qualitative and Quantitative Data
  • ChatGPT in Lit Reviews - Locating Resources
  • ChatGPT in Lit Reviews - Summarizing Research Findings
  • Collaborating with AI Tools
  • Create Meeting Notes with AI
  • Creating a Blog Post with ChatGPT
  • Creating Audiovisual Material with AI
  • Creating Custom GPTs
  • Creating Custom GPTs Walkthrough
  • Creating Custom Instructions
  • Creating Data Analyzers with AI
  • Creating Policy Communicators with AI
  • Creating Procedure Guides with AI
  • Designing Internal Work Product with AI
  • Developing a Personalized Learning Experience with AI
  • Developing AI Implementation Plans
  • Developing Business Procedures
  • Developing Structured Business Vision/Mission Statements
  • Generating Marketing Copy with AI
  • Intro Music Speech with Suno 
  • Intro to Audio Generation with T-t-S Online
  • Intro to Audio Generation with Udio
  • Intro to Image Creation with ChatGPT
  • Intro to Image Generation with Ideogram
  • Intro to Text Generation with ChatGPT
  • Intro to Text Generation with Groq
  • Optimize Customer Support with AI
  • Project Management
  • Risk Management with AI
  • Role Playing with AI
  • Semantic Scholar.
  • Structuring the Lit Review
  • Writing Budget and Grant Proposals with AI
  • Writing Product Descriptions with AI
  • Writing Professional Emails with AI


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Cost includes live attendance, any-time access to the recordings, tutorials, sample documents, and the presentation slides, as well as receipt of a participation certificate. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you paid for an individual (not institutional) registration for the 2023 or 2024 ChatGPT Bootcamp for Libraries and Librarians, or for the 2023 ChatGPT Bootcamp for Teaching and Learning, this event is available at a discounted cost ($99) to you. Please select carefully below.

  • $149/person single participant (entitles you to subsequent repeats of this bootcamp at no charge)
  • $129/person for 2 - 4 participants from the same organization
  • $599 Institutional License I (up to 100 staff)
  • $799 Institutional License II (up to 500 staff)
  • $999 Institutional License III (unlimited staff)


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Steve is the founder and director of the Learning Revolution Project and Library 2.0, the host of the Future of Education and Reinventing School interview series, and has been the founder and chair (or co-chair) of a number of annual worldwide virtual events, including the Global Education Conference and the Library 2.0 series of mini-conferences and webinars. He has run over 100 large-scale events, online and in person.

Steve's work has been around the democratization of learning and professional development. He supported and encouraged the development of thousands of other education-related networks, particularly for professional development, and he pioneered the use of live, virtual, and peer-to-peer education conferences. He popularized the idea of "unconferences" for educators, and for over a decade, he ran a large annual ed-tech unconference, now called Hack Education (previously EduBloggerCon).

Steve himself built one of the first modern social networks for teachers in 2007 (Classroom 2.0), developed the "conditions of learning" exercise for local educational conversation and change, and inherited and grew the Library 2.0 online community. He may or may not have invented an early version of the Chromebook which he demo'd to Google. He blogs, speaks, and consults on education, educational technology, and education reform, and his virtual and physical events and online communities have over 150,000 members.

His professional website is


Reed Hepler is a digital initiatives librarian, instructional designer, artificial intelligence practitioner and consultant, and M.Ed. student at Idaho State University in the Instructional Design and Technology program. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science, with emphases in Archives Management and Digital Curation, from Indiana University. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in History with minors in Anthropology and Religious Studies as well as a Museum Certificate. He has worked at nonprofits, corporations, and educational institutions encouraging information literacy and effective education. Combining all of these degrees and experiences, Reed strives to promote ethical librarianship and educational initiatives.

Currently, Reed works as a Digital Initiatives Librarian at a college in Idaho and also has his own consulting firm, His views and projects can be seen on his LinkedIn page or his blog, CollaborAItion, on Substack. Contact him at for more information.


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