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Summer 2017 Workshops

Summer 2017 Workshop Schedule


June 26 and June 27, 2017  -  2-day: Manuscript Writing

Publication is the primary means of disseminating scientific research findings. Clear communication is essential to effectively share knowledge that advances scientific and medical progress, and to ensure that you get proper credit for your research efforts. This workshop training will enable participants to more effectively prepare their research for top-ranked international journals by considering the content, organization, presentation, and flow of your scientific manuscripts.

Max number of participants: 30

 

June 28 and June 29, 2017  -  2-day: Fearless Presentations® Public Speaking Course

Fearless Presentations® public speaking class is absolutely the fastest and easiest way to eliminate stage fright and increase professionalism in front of a group. This course is highly interactive! All participants will give five presentations and have two presentations videotaped.

Learn in a relaxed atmosphere how to connect with your audience, reduce nervousness and design and deliver powerful presentations.

In just two-days, this presentation seminar helps participants gain poise and self-confidence in front of a group! Public Speaking Fear is still the #1 fear in America. And, right or wrong, people form a perception of who we are and what we represent by the self-confidence that we show when we deliver business presentations. A person who can stand in front of a group, with poise and self-confidence, can immediately create the perception of competency. However, a person who is shy and timid in front of a group will have a tough time convincing the audience that he or she is capable. Our public speaking classes are designed to help participants generate this self-confidence when they speak, so that their audiences see them as being the expert!

Max number of participants: 15

 

June 29 and July 19, 2017  -   2-day: *Communication and Conflict Management* NEW

Conflict is an inevitable part of our daily life. Although conflict is often perceived as negative, when handled correctly, conflict can be a springboard for improved relationships. This workshop will introduce you to important skills for communicating more effectively and engaging in difficult dialogues to address the issues at hand. Graduate school is a challenging time in most students’ lives and the dynamics of a mentor-mentee relationship can be difficult to navigate.  Through lessons, interactive group activities and role-playing, this workshop will give you the tools to become more comfortable and effective in dealing with conflict. We strongly encourage all students to make time to participate in this new workshop!

Max number of participants: 30

 

June 30, 2017  -  1-day: *Preparing Meeting Abstracts, Posters, and Oral Presentations- NEW

Communicating your science is essential for your career success. In addition to writing, oral and visual communication are also essential elements of your career success. How can you explain the results of research that took you years to perform when you are only given a 10 min talk?  If you have an hour to present these results, how can you avoid boring people?   How much detail should you give to people who stop to look at your poster?  This workshop will provide answers to these questions and will give you a chance to develop a compelling 2-min elevator pitch that every scientist needs.

Max number of participants: 30

 

July 17, 2017  -  1-day: *Teamwork Skills for Careers in Science-NEW

Today’s health scientists and research professionals must be able to solve complex problems collaboratively, making it essential that they function as effective members of high-performing teams. This need has made the ability to work in teams one of the skills most sought after by employers in today’s job market. In this hands-on workshop you will learn and practice teamwork skills with an emphasis on building and optimizing high-performance teams, effective communication, how to effectively lead and communicate in teams.

Max number of participants: 30

 

July 18, 2017  -  3-hr: Preparing your NIH Biosketch

The National Institutes of Health has recently restructured their biosketch requirements. This new format gives you a valuable opportunity to generate excitement with your reviewers about your proposal. However, many scientists find it challenging to effectively make the most of these changes. This workshop will cover topics related to creating your personal brand, converting your CV to biosketch, tailoring your biosketch to specific grant opportunities, using the new biosketch format with maximal impact and much more!

Max number of participants: 30

 

July 18, 2017  -  3-hr: High Impact Slide Presentations

Other than publications, slide presentations are the most common way to share knowledge with scientific communities. Slides are used for diverse purposes throughout your scientific career and require clear communication strategy to achieve a high impact with your audience. This workshop provides tools to effectively prepare slides and deliver engaging presentations. From creating the perfect layout to understanding how effective, simple, and clean slides can really make the difference. Using clear and effective oral and visual communication will generate enthusiasm for your research, a critical component of your success as a scientist.

Max number of participants: 30

 

July 24 and July 25, 2017  -  2-day: Grant Writing

The ability to clearly and effectively communicate your proposed research ideas is critical for grant funding success. This 2-day workshop will focus on important aspects of grantsmanship that will help you win funding and will also help generate confidence in your ability to execute your plan. We will cover general grantsmanship strategies, new NIH grant requirements, general grant philosophy with specific focus on NIH F- and K- fellowships, organization and research strategy, peer review process, scoring criteria, and much more.

Max number of participants: 30

 

August 8 and August 9, 2017  -  2-day: Fearless Presentations® Public Speaking Course

Fearless Presentations® public speaking class is absolutely the fastest and easiest way to eliminate stage fright and increase professionalism in front of a group. This course is highly interactive! All participants will give five presentations and have two presentations videotaped.

Learn in a relaxed atmosphere how to connect with your audience, reduce nervousness and design and deliver powerful presentations.

In just two-days, this presentation seminar helps participants gain poise and self-confidence in front of a group! Public Speaking Fear is still the #1 fear in America. And, right or wrong, people form a perception of who we are and what we represent by the self-confidence that we show when we deliver business presentations. A person who can stand in front of a group, with poise and self-confidence, can immediately create the perception of competency. However, a person who is shy and timid in front of a group will have a tough time convincing the audience that he or she is capable. Our public speaking classes are designed to help participants generate this self-confidence when they speak, so that their audiences see them as being the expert!

Max number of participants: 15

 

August 15, 2017  -  *3-hr: Maximizing the Mentor-Mentee Relationship- NEW

Mentors will be extremely valuable throughout your scientific career. In this workshop, you will learn what to look for and expect in a mentor, the mentee’s role in the mentor-mentee relationship, finding the right mentor and building a strong relationship, being proactive as a mentee, the value of different mentors for different needs, and much more.  These skills will help you make the most of your mentor-mentee relationships as you build a successful career in science.

Max number of participants: 30

 

August 15, 2017  - *3-hr: Preparing for the Job Search- NEW

Communicating your expertise and value to a potential employer requires a clear and effective strategy. This workshop will discuss the preparation of many documents associated with job applications, including resumes, CVs, cover letters, teaching philosophies, and research statements. In addition to the written portion of your job application, we will provide helpful advice on other aspects of the job search process, from assessing your skills and identifying job opportunities to selecting references and responding to tough questions at an interview. Applying for a job will always be stressful, but knowing what to do (and what not to do) will give you the confidence to land a great job!”

Max number of participants: 30

 

August 16 and August 17, 2017  -  2-day: Manuscript Writing

Publication is the primary means of disseminating scientific research findings. Clear communication is essential to effectively share knowledge that advances scientific and medical progress, and to ensure that you get proper credit for your research efforts. This workshop training will enable participants to more effectively prepare their research for top-ranked international journals by considering the content, organization, presentation, and flow of your scientific manuscripts.

Max number of participants: 30