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February 2019

NYAS: Using Informational Interviews to Find Your Dream Job

February 5, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

The Informational Interview is one of the most valuable, and perhaps least utilized, tools for networking and career exploration.  An informational interview is conversation with someone who is working in a career that you find interesting and you would like to know more about.  It is a great way to learn more about that field, get advice on pursuing a similar career, and learn about opportunities to gain experience to fill out your resume or CV. In this Webinar, we…

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NYAS: Build Your All Star Resume and LinkedIn Profile

February 11, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm

What does a hiring manager look for in a resume? What is the best way to communicate technical and transferable skills to a mixed audience? Does your resume showcase not just what you do, but who you are and why an employer should want to hire you? A good resume tells an interesting story that is customized to the employer’s needs. The more intriguing the resume, the more likely an employer will schedule an interview and make a job offer. The key is…

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March 2019

NYAS: Thinking About Teaching?

March 8, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Undergraduate and graduate students, post docs, and mid career science professionals: Have you considered the range of jobs available in education? Come hear about the myths, realities and options available to those who are thinking about teaching and how one may change their focus research and industry to education. This panel will highlight the realities of a career change and the opportunities available to scientists who are thinking about a career in teaching. Our guests will include scientists who have…

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NYAS: Grantsmanship for Students and Postdocs: Pathways to Individual Fellowship

March 20, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The ability to write successful research grants is now more important than ever, as university budgets are shrinking and external funding sources are becoming more and more competitive. Therefore, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and scientists should gain experience in this critical skill of successful grant writing early in their careers by applying for extramural funding, especially individual fellowships.  Yet, grant writing is not necessarily a skill that is easy to learn without guidance and advice from those who have…

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April 2019

NYAS Webinar: Finding Your Side Hustle: Redefining the PhD

April 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Are you wondering how you can apply your scientific knowledge outside the lab while still staying on track with your PhD? What are the opportunities available to you that you may never have considered? This event, the first in a series, will introduce you to young scientists just like you who have redefined their traditional PhD experiences by starting a side hustle based on their interests and passions. Each of these one-on-one talks will be moderated by Alejandro de la…

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September 2019

NCFDD: Overcoming Academic Perfectionism

September 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Do you struggle to share your writing at early stages because it’s not perfect? Do you find yourself devastated by criticism of your work? Do you beat yourself up every time the tiniest thing goes wrong? Is it difficult for you to celebrate other people’s success because it reminds you of your own shortcomings? If any of these things sound familiar, CONGRATULATIONS! You’re a perfectly normal perfectionist! The only problem is that the nature of the Academy is likely to…

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NYAS Webinar: A Recruiter’s Perspective- “Why We Need People in STEM”

September 26, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Your STEM expertise is a highly valuable asset — one that companies large and small are actively investing in, no matter their core business. These days, organizations need to find and retain top talent who can identify emerging trends to propel the business forward. They also need to position themselves as desirable workplaces that foster creativity and innovation. In a new webinar series, “A Recruiter’s Perspective,” you’ll have the chance to hear from companies on why they’re recruiting talented STEM…

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October 2019

NCFDD: How to Engage in Healthy Conflict

October 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Do you often feel drained by departmental drama? Do feel unclear how to handle conflicts that arise in your department? Are you unsure when, where, and how to manage conflict with people who will be voting on your tenure? Academics are notoriously conflict avoidant and the inability to manage conflict can result in negative physical, emotional, and relational consequences for tenure-track faculty. So why not learn early in your career to master the SKILL of healthy conflict so that you…

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NYAS Webinar: Insights on Effective Lab Management (panel)

October 15, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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 Do You Have the Skills to Run Your Own Lab Effectively? Since lab management training is not explicitly taught in the graduate curriculum, scientists often face the challenge of running their own lab. They must manage staff, develop and manage projects and track budgets. This panel will provide you with crucial insights on: How lab management work is structured The top management skills for effective lab management Figuring out the strategic direction of the lab Determining project assignment, managing timelines…

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NCFDD: Twitter – How to Manage Stress, Rejection and the Haters in Your Midst

October 30, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

  Have you dreamt of disseminating your research out to a public audience via Twitter? Join me to explore how to effectively communicate your knowledge in 280-character-chunks. I will share different tools to help you reach a larger audience (e.g. live-tweets, threads, hashtags, gifs, and memes). Finally, I will discuss how to curate a Twitter feed unique to your expertise and build a vibrant community with academics, journalists, and folks who share your interests.  Free Individual Memberships for the National…

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NYAS Webinar: Science Beyond Borders–How to Get Involved in International Science Policy

October 30, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Are You Interested in a Career in Science Policy or Diplomacy? If so, you might want to consider engaging in activities that support the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). And the great news is, there are careers that allow you to do this while still working alongside academia. This webinar will feature three scientists involved in the world of international science policy. Through their stories, you’ll learn how to: Mobilize young scientists and youth around the world to engage…

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November 2019

NCFDD: How to Manage Stress, Rejection and the Haters in Your Midst

November 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Are you stressed? Do you feel devastated when your articles and/or grant proposals get rejected? Is the pressure of publishing/funding your work making you sick? If any of this sounds familiar and you have difficulty managing the negative energy and rejection in your environment, please join us to learn: The impact that stress and negativity can have if they are not managed Identify the most common areas of stress in academic life Concrete strategies for managing the physical, emotional, and…

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January 2020

NCFDD Webinar: Every Semester Needs a Plan

January 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Do you often start the semester or term with high hopes for your writing projects, but end disappointed by your actual productivity Do you desperately want (or need) to write a lot this semester? Do you want to figure out how to be more productive AND enjoy your life this semester? We offer this planning webinar at the beginning of each semester so that you can take time out of your schedule to identify your personal and professional goals, create…

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NCFDD: Managing Chronic Illness and Academic Life

January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Maintaining professional productivity while managing a chronic illness has several particular challenges. At times, the scheduling and culture of the academy actively ignores the needs of the body/mind in its demand for scholarly and professional productivity. Drawing on her scholarship and professional experiences, Therí Pickens will discuss strategies for living and working with chronic illness. The webinar begins by addressing the common challenges and triumphs of living with a chronic illness. Then, participants learn strategies for how to negotiate the…

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February 2020

Versatile PhD: Cultivating Resilience- How to Call Out Self-Doubt And Lean on Your Values During Career Transition

February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Contemplating your exit from academia can be stressful, scary, and complex. Stepping into a new career identity brings with it many difficult emotions as well as intense confusion about career goals and trajectories. This webinar will teach you how to turn into your difficult emotions, identify the painful beliefs you hold about yourself, shed the prison of self-doubt you have created for yourself, and begin a new leg of your career journey with a greater sense of freedom. Danielle De…

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Versatile PhD: Working for Education Technology Companies After Your PhD

February 11 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

J The rapid development of education and learning technologies around the world can offer many career opportunities for PhDs.  But what kind of knowledge and skills are applicable? And how might PhDs build a meaningful career in this growing industry? Dr Brian Johnsrud completed his PhD in Stanford University’s interdisciplinary Program in Modern Thought and Literature, and subsequently worked with several leading education technology companies and institutions.  In this PhD Pathways webinar, Brian will talk about his experience transitioning from a PhD program…

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NCFDD: How to Align Your Time with Your Priorities

February 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Grab your strategic plan and learn the secret to making it work day-to-day and week-to-week! How to Align Your Time with Your Priorities is a step-by-step guide to holding a weekly planning meeting (aka The Sunday Meeting). In this webinar you'll learn: What works…and what DOESN'T work when it comes to weekly planning Why weekly planning is the bridge between your strategic plan and getting control of your workday The 30-minute technique that will help you make sure that the…

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NCFDD: Resting to Rise

February 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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We all hear about the importance of self-care and, in particular, sleep. But many of us continue to struggle finding our internal place of deep rest and renewal. This place is not only where our nervous system resets, but also where our creativity, zest, truest voice, and zone of genius dwell - boons to any academic writer, teacher, and change-maker. It is also from this place that clarity of purpose arises about our role in social transformation. In this workshop…

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March 2020

NCFDD: How to Develop a Daily Writing Practice

March 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Are you sick of working all the time without making progress on your writing projects? Are you tired of your deadline-driven, binge-and-bust writing routine? Do you wish you could develop a healthy, consistent, daily writing routine that would allow you to meet your department’s expectations for tenure and promotion? In this webinar you'll learn: The three biggest myths about writing that hobble new faculty productivity The surprising difference between struggling new faculty members and those who are designated as "rising…

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NCFDD: How to Challenge Race and Gender Bias in Student Evaluations

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Studies consistently show that student evaluations are biased against women faculty and faculty of color. Yet, higher education institutions continue to lean heavily on students’ evaluations of teaching for hiring and promotion decisions. This webinar is designed for faculty and administrators to better understand how student biases become transformed into institutional inequalities based on race and gender. The webinar provides administrators and faculty in leadership positions with a range of potential solutions for eliminating or minimizing the negative impacts of biased…

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NCFDD: Turbulent Times Q and A

March 26 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Join Mindi Thompson, PhD, HSP, for a live question and answer (Q&A) session related to the current happenings around COVID-19 and ways to focus on your physical and mental health and wellness. In a recent piece published in Inside Higher Ed, Dr. Thompson addressed the following concerns How do I make sense of all of the information regarding the COVID-19 virus and its impact? This is causing major disruptions to my schedule, and I am being asked to do a lot of…

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April 2020

NCFDD: Mastering Academic Time Management

April 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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New faculty members commonly describe: Working long hours but making little progress on their research and writing A sense of loneliness that stems from limited mentoring and community Feeling unsupported in their desire for work-family balance and without the skills to achieve it Wondering whether the academic path is the right career choice This webinar is specifically designed to address these issues and provide participants with concrete skills to successfully transition from graduate student to professor. Specifically, participants will learn:…

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Versatile PhD: Publish & Pivot- Turning Your PhD Skills into Careers in the Private, Non-Profit and Government Sectors

April 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join Dr. Mrim Boutla for an interactive webinar that will help you become more aware and fluent in the transferable skills, knowledge and value you have gained through your Ph.D., and how to translate those into industry- and sector-specific talking points to increase your credibility and competiveness as an emerging professional.  This webinar will review critical skill sets, career options and trends as well as practical exercises and resume guidance you can immediately use to clarify and reach your own…

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NCFDD: Wellness and Technology

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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We’re spending more time on social networks, viewing media, and checking our notifications, “likes”, and text messages… and it’s making us feel unhappy, stressed, and lonely. So how do we “outsmart our smartphones”? How do we stop using our phones in ways that hurt our happiness, start using our phones in ways that boost our happiness, and build the skills we need to cultivate happiness in the context of an increasingly digital world? In this webinar you’ll discover seven science-based steps for…

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May 2020

NCFDD: Every Summer Needs a Plan

May 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Do you often start the summer with high hopes for your writing projects, but end disappointed by your actual productivity? Do you desperately want (or need) to write a lot this summer? Do you want to figure out how to be more productive AND enjoy your life this summer? Join us for a hands-on planning webinar! We offer our planning webinar at the beginning of each term so that you can take time out of your schedule to identify your…

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June 2020

NCFDD: From Project to Publication—the Art of Manuscript Revision

June 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Despite an ever-escalating emphasis on publication, few of us receive formal training in how to craft and revise our academic writing. From Project to Publication lays out an array of practices and frameworks that support academic writers in transforming a manuscript-in-process into a submitted article. Drawing on my work with NCFDD and my own research on how academics write, this multi-week course is designed to complement faculty members’ expertise in their own fields, and is open to scholars across the disciplines. Across…

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Beyond the Professoriate: Working from Home Full-Time

June 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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When remote work and working from home became a reality for many this spring, we were asked about tips and strategies for navigating this new work environment. The Beyond Prof team has always been remote and we’re happy to share some of our best practices. Join founder L. Maren Wood, PhD, Ping-Yuan Wang, PhD and Cameron Stockdale EdD for a discussion on strategies for working from home full-time and collaborating in virtual spaces.

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NCFDD: Moving from Resistance to Writing

June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Have you been putting off your writing all year by promising yourself that summer is when you'll buckle down and get it done? Are you finding yourself continuing to procrastinate and avoid your writing even though summer has arrived? Have you ever wondered why it is that you really want to write, but just don't do it until there's a looming external deadline? In this webinar, you will learn: What resistance is and why academic writers experience it in pursuit…

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NCFDD: From Project to Publication—the Art of Manuscript Revision

June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Despite an ever-escalating emphasis on publication, few of us receive formal training in how to craft and revise our academic writing. From Project to Publication lays out an array of practices and frameworks that support academic writers in transforming a manuscript-in-process into a submitted article. Drawing on my work with NCFDD and my own research on how academics write, this multi-week course is designed to complement faculty members’ expertise in their own fields, and is open to scholars across the disciplines. Across…

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NCFDD: From Project to Publication—the Art of Manuscript Revision

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Despite an ever-escalating emphasis on publication, few of us receive formal training in how to craft and revise our academic writing. From Project to Publication lays out an array of practices and frameworks that support academic writers in transforming a manuscript-in-process into a submitted article. Drawing on my work with NCFDD and my own research on how academics write, this multi-week course is designed to complement faculty members’ expertise in their own fields, and is open to scholars across the disciplines. Across…

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July 2020

NCFDD: From Project to Publication—the Art of Manuscript Revision

July 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Despite an ever-escalating emphasis on publication, few of us receive formal training in how to craft and revise our academic writing. From Project to Publication lays out an array of practices and frameworks that support academic writers in transforming a manuscript-in-process into a submitted article. Drawing on my work with NCFDD and my own research on how academics write, this multi-week course is designed to complement faculty members’ expertise in their own fields, and is open to scholars across the disciplines. Across…

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Beyond the Professoriate: Building Professional Relationships Online

July 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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If you’ve been with Beyond Prof for a while, you know that we often talk about how critical networking is to a post-academic job search. But given social distancing and our uncertain times, how do you build a professional network from home? Join Beyond the Professoriate founder L. Maren Wood, PhD in this webinar for a discussion on how to build professional relationships online, grow your network, and build a foundation for a post-academic job search.

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NCFDD: The Art of Saying No

July 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Are you confused about when to say "yes" and "no" to other people's requests? Do you often say "yes" to requests without realizing the impact that response will have on your time and productivity? Do you find yourself feeling angry and resentful during the academic year because you've said "yes" too often? You're not alone! Many faculty (pre and post-tenure) find it incredibly difficult to sort out when, why and how to say "NO." In this webinar, you will learn:…

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Beyond the Professoriate: Making the Most of Graduate School

July 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Are you just starting your PhD? Or are you in your first few years and Covid-19 has drastically chanced your graduate school experience? Are you trying to get back into a groove and continue your research now that things have changed? Join faculty and recent graduates in this panel on making the most of graduate school as we head into a new (and different) academic year. After attending this webinar, you will be able to: -Develop a strategy to prevent…

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August 2020

NCFDD: Cultivating Your Network of Mentors, Sponsors & Collaborators

August 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Do you have a reliable and strong network of mentors? Are you struggling to cultivate mentoring relationships? Do you know the difference between a mentor and a sponsor? Are you moving to a new stage of your career and wondering how to find new mentors and sponsors that are appropriate to the next level? If so, join us for a webinar that will help you: Map your current mentoring network Identify your unmet needs Plan how to expand your existing…

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NCFDD: Developing Anti-Oppressive Communities: Supporting Black Students and Mentees

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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In this Guest Expert Webinar by Wanda Swan, Founder of Swan Center for Advocacy and Research, participants will learn strategies for identifying and combatting anti-black racism in classrooms, how to most effectively support black students and colleagues, and how to proactively contribute to diverse and inclusive campus communities. Free Individual Memberships for the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) Available to all Cornell students, postdocs, faculty, and staff Cornell is an institutional member of the National Center for…

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NCFDD: Creating an Inclusive Classroom: Students with Disabilities

August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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In this Guest Expert Webinar by Dr. Sara Schley, Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, participants will learn high impact plus-one strategies to make courses more inclusive without redesigning them entirely. Free Individual Memberships for the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) Available to all Cornell students, postdocs, faculty, and staff Cornell is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD), a nationally recognized, independent organization providing online career development and mentoring resources.…

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Lessons Learned from 10,000 Proposal Reviews: Top Reviewer Criticisms and How to Avoid Them

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This free, live webinar will summarize the insights we’ve gained from our work reviewing thousands of science and engineering proposals each year for national, state, and university-system grant competitions. We’ll present the 10 most frequent reviewer criticisms and the strategies we’ve seen adopted in successful proposals to avoid those criticisms. Our work has spanned proposals in all fields of the sciences, engineering, technology development, and mathematics. The proposals that we have experience with range from small project development grants to…

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September 2020

NCFDD: Overcoming Academic Perfectionism

September 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Do you struggle to share your writing at early stages because it’s not perfect? Do you find yourself devastated by criticism of your work? Do you beat yourself up every time the tiniest thing goes wrong? Is it difficult for you to celebrate other people’s success because it reminds you of your own shortcomings? If any of these things sound familiar, CONGRATULATIONS! You’re a perfectly normal perfectionist! The only problem is that the nature of the Academy is likely to…

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NCFDD: Building and Leading Successful Research Teams

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Are you wondering how to build your research group or lab to be a productive, happy working environment? Do you have an existing research team and are feeling overwhelmed trying to manage the work of the team? Do you wish there was a way to help your research team work better together? This webinar will provide attendees with skills for developing a productive and successful research team, group, or lab, managing the work of the team, and creating a collaborative…

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October 2020

NCFDD: How to Engage in Healthy Conflict

October 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Do you often feel drained by departmental drama? Do feel unclear how to handle conflicts that arise in your department? Are you unsure when, where, and how to manage conflict with people who will be voting on your tenure? Academics are notoriously conflict avoidant and the inability to manage conflict can result in negative physical, emotional, and relational consequences for tenure-track faculty. So why not learn early in your career to master the SKILL of healthy conflict so that you…

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