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Summer 2018 Workshops

Summer 2018 Workshop Schedule


June 13 and June 14, 2018 - 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.

To register: go to https://tamu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0Vv2sQ4gJDYeojb

 

June 15, 2018 - 1-day: Teamwork Skills for Careers in Science

Today’s biomedical and clinical researchers work together in research teams, in clinical settings, when teaching classes, and working on committees. In academia, industry, or other professional careers, these researchers must solve complex problems collaboratively, making it essential that they understand the principles of working together as effective members of high-performing teams. The ability to work effectively in teams and lead teams is one of the skills most sought after by employers in today’s job market. In this hands-on workshop you will gain practical teamwork skills with an emphasis on building and optimizing high-performance teams, effective communication, and how to effectively lead and communicate in teams.

To register: go to https://tamu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eV9Jt0R21yb7uQJ

 

June 20, 2018 - 1-day: Preparing for the Job Search

Communicating your expertise and value to a potential employer requires a clear and effective strategy. This workshop will discuss how to prepare many documents associated with job applications, including resumes, CVs, cover letters, teaching philosophies, and research statements. Bring your CV to swap with colleagues and get immediate and actionable feedback. 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 values, 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!

To register: go to https://tamu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cZQbHkSyW0povZz

 

June 21 and June 22, 2018 - 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!

To register: go to https://tamu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4PB4GKXnTzOsV6Z

 

June 27 and July 11, 2018 - 2-day: *How to Critically Evaluate Scientific Literature*-NEW

Current publication processes are faster and more stream-lined than ever, thereby creating an ever-growing body of literature that varies in quality and relevance. As active scientists, reviewers, and colleagues, it is imperative to have both keen analytical skills and a critical eye to assess a publication’s influence and intellectual merit. This two-part workshop will help you to develop these tools. On day one, we will work together to define the qualities and components of well-conceived, well-executed, and clearly reported research studies. Then, we will apply these qualities to actual publications to discuss their relative strengths and weaknesses. On day two, attendees will use their new tool-kit to present a critique of their chosen publication. All participants will practice critiquing the literature by discussing the merits and pitfalls of each publication.

To register: go to https://tamu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_73TLKNENXBCgqQR

 

June 28 and June 29, 2018 - 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.

To register: go to https://tamu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2crrexmr0QSa5iR

 

July 12 and July 13, 2018 - 2-day: Communication and Conflict Management

Conflict is an inevitable part of our daily life. Although conflict is often perceived as negative, when it is addressed constructively, conflict can be a catalyst for improved relationships and increased productivity. 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!

To register: go to https://tamu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bfnCG6VAPXfbbU1

 

July 19 and July 20, 2018 - 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.

To register: go to https://tamu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eEzZKPZWC9fP87H

 

July 25, 2018 - 1-day: Preparing Meeting Abstracts and Posters

Communicating your science through oral and visual media is essential for your career success, inside and outside of academia. How can you explain the results of research that took you years to perform using only 150 words? How much detail should you provide in the text and figures of a poster? What are tried and true design principles that will highlight the important aspects of your work? How can you be ready to recite a crisp and engaging 2-5-minute summary of your poster? If you can’t answer these questions, this workshop is for you! Learn how to turn heads at the next poster session with our actionable tips that will make your ideas and research shine!

To register: go to https://tamu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e3EW7ngJf2DEJAp

 

July 26, 2018 - 1-day: Outstanding Oral Presentations

Oral presentations are a critical way that scientists communicate their research. Whether you’re an invited speaker, attending a conference, or explaining your research to a family member, audiences form opinions of you and your work based upon your oral communication skills. Therefore, it is essential that you can engagingly explain the results of complex research to any audience, from a 10-minute conference talk to a one-hour seminar- without losing your audience. To help you become a more effective communicator, throughout this workshop you will learn how to define your personal narrative, approach your research with confidence and enthusiasm, and manage your audience with grace and empathy. This workshop will provide you with the opportunity to practice these skills by helping you to develop a compelling 2-min elevator pitch that every scientist needs!

To register: go to https://tamu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1ZmeGTkLzEGf0u9

 

July 27, 2018 - 3-hrs Preparing your NIH Biosketch

The National Institutes of Health biosketch is a document that every biomedical scientist should prepare and keep updated so that it is ready when opportunities present themselves. The new NIH biosketch format gives you a valuable opportunity to tailor your biosketch to different needs and generate excitement with your reviewers about your proposal. However, many scientists find it challenging to make the most of the biosketch structure. 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!

To register: go to https://tamu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3yOqJyoi4CBM2rj

 

July 27, 2018 - 3-hrs 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 a clear communication strategy to achieve a high impact with your audience. This workshop provides tools to efficiently prepare compelling slides and deliver engaging presentations. From creating the perfect layout to understanding how effective, simple, and cleanly designed 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.

To register: go to https://tamu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_24PK6JGnjFxylpP