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A RESOURCE AND OPPORTUNITY NEWSLETTER

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GRADUATE SCHOOL OFFICE OF GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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April 24, 2019

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Navigating the Barriers to Getting your STEM Grant Funded 

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ROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Mentoring for Career Development
Communicating Science to Diverse Audiences 
Every Summer Needs a Plan 
Create Presentation Visuals Worthy of a the TED Stage (Thrive @UF series) 
Communicate Assertively (Thrive @UF series)
Relationship Strategies (Thrive @UF series)
Email Effectiveness (Thrive @UF series)
Grammar Game (Thrive @UF series)
Powerful Public Speaking (Thrive @UF series)

RESEARCH SKILLS

Power Writing (Thrive @UF series)

CAREER CONNECTIONS CENTER EVENTS

Statewide Job Fair

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT

UF CTSI Translational Workforce Development Program 

 

Navigating the Barriers to Getting your STEM Grant Funded 

Thursday, May 9, 2019
2 p.m. – 3:30 pm
Online Event  


Expert panelists will share diverse perspectives (agency, applicant, mentor) about the current disparity in STEM research grant funding. Panelists will discuss real and perceived barriers-- including bias in peer review, provide an overview of the innovative steps NIH is taking to make the grant application process more equitable, and reflect on the personal and professional consequences when minority STEM faculty fail to obtain funding for their research. 


Panelists will also offer practical strategies and advice to encourage and empower potential applicants when submitting their STEM grant proposals for peer review. Although the panelists will highlight their experiences with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), the strategies and advice will be useful regardless of the applicant’s choice of funding agency. 


Discussion panel participants: 

ˇ         Mary Harris, PhD, Founder & CEO, GrantArtisans and BioTechnical Communications, Inc. 

ˇ         Richard Nakamura, PhD, former Director, Center for Scientific Review (CSR), National Institutes of Health (NIH) 

ˇ         Shirley Malcom, PhD, Senior Advisor and director of SEA Change, American Association for the Advancement of Science 

ˇ         Lovell Jones, PhD, Research Professor, Texas A & M University Corpus Christi, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Health Promotion & Community Health Sciences, Texas A&M School of Public Health 

ˇ         Manu Platt, PhD, Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruiting, Georgia Tech and Emory University 

 

Click here to register: Navigating the Barriers to Getting your STEM Grant Funded

Provided by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. UF has an institutional membership, which gives you access to a free membership. To activate it, please click here:  National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity 

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Mentoring for Career Development

Course: EDA 6931, 3 Credit Hours, In-Person or Online

Studies have shown that those who are mentored earn higher salaries, receive more promotions, and have greater career and job satisfaction than those who are not mentored. This course will be beneficial to those who are getting ready to launch a career, or already working. Mentoring is for everyone!

Learn how to set smart career goals, how to identify and seek the best mentor for yourself, be a mentor, and guide a mentoring program. You will develop greater self-understanding as you prepare to be an effective protégé and mentor. This course has received outstanding student reviews! This course is open to graduate students from any major.

Click here to request more information:
Dr. Linda Searby   

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Communicating Science to Diverse Audiences 

Friday, May 10, 2019
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Communicore Building C1-15
UF Health Main Campus

Presented by: Janice Krieger, PhD, Director STEM Translational Communication Center, Professor, Department of Advertising, College of Journalism & Communications


Click here to register: Communicating Science to Diverse Audiences   


The “Learn – Discover – Lead” seminar series is designed to provide practical advice for PhD and dual degree scientists, who will be managing and leading research teams of their own. The target audience is graduate students, combined degree students, postdoctoral research trainees, and junior faculty, but everyone who may benefit from these seminars is welcome to attend! 
 

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Every Summer Needs a Plan 

Thursday, May 16, 2019
Online Event


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 personal and professional goals for the summer, create a strategic plan to accomplish them, and identify the types of community, support, and accountability you need to make this your most productive and balanced summer ever! Get ready to create a work-plan for your summer that you can immediately share with your mentors.

Click here to register: Every Summer Needs a Plan
 

Provided by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. UF has an institutional membership, which gives you access to a free membership. To activate it, please click here:  National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity


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Create Presentation Visuals Worthy of a the TED Stage (Thrive @UF series)

Presenter: Scott Blades, Assistant Director, UF Training and Organizational Development

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunshine Skyway Meeting Room, UF Enterprise Systems 
UF East Campus

 

Imagine you are giving the best presentation of your career. Your verbal delivery is captivating and masterfully choreographed with slide visuals and props that are attention grabbing, easy to understand, and even moving. This is what it means to use presentation visuals in a way that is “worthy of the TED stage.”

In this course, participants will learn about the common mistakes presenters make with their presentation visuals, gain insights into the way the human brain best processes information while experiencing a presentation, leverage visual techniques for making your content resonate and stick, use next-level techniques to plan a visual presentation, analyze examples from some of the world’s best presenters, and apply key design principles. This course is helpful for both novice and even highly seasoned presenters.

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop to this session to engage in hands-on design work activities in small groups.

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Create Presentation Visuals Worthy of a the TED Stage    

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Communicate Assertively (Thrive @UF series)

Presenter: Nikki Lyons, Instructional Designer for Training & Organizational Development

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunshine Skyway Meeting Room, UF Enterprise Systems 
UF East Campus

Assertiveness is a skill you can acquire, not a personality trait that some people are born with and others are not. When we communicate assertively, we express our feelings, thoughts, and wishes--standing up for our legitimate rights without violating the rights of others.

In this workshop, you'll learn to:

ˇ         Distinguish between assertive, aggressive, and non-assertive (or passive) behaviors. Include the three parts of an assertive message in your communication approach.

ˇ         Listen assertively by concentrating your attention on the other person.

ˇ         Respond appropriately to criticism

Building on the topics discussed in "Communication Confidence," this workshop highlights communication skills that are essential in many day-to-day situations. Improve your relationships and personal effectiveness at work and at home: Attend "Communicate Assertively!" 

Click here to register:
Communicate Assertively

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Relationship Strategies (Thrive @UF series)

Presenters: Ronda Mitchell and Sarah Hanson, Training & Organizational Development

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunshine Skyway Meeting Room, UF Enterprise Systems  
UF East Campus

Would you like to substantially increase your ability to communicate with other people? Can you imagine the ways this might benefit you in your career, your day-to-day dealings with people, and in your personal relationships? "Relationship Strategies" assembles a number of simple tools that can be easily applied to improve both business and interpersonal relationships.

This workshop offers guidelines for understanding and adjusting to the differences in people, through observation of their behavior. The tools presented here will enable you to see yourself and your world through someone else's eyes--and that can go a long way toward increasing communication effectiveness! This workshop counts as an elective in the Supervisory Challenge certificate program. 

Click here to register: Relationship Strategies

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Email Effectiveness (Thrive @UF series)

Presenter: Jenny Seitz, Training System Administrator, Training and Organizational Development

Thursday, May 2, 2019
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Dodge Island Meeting Room, UF Enterprise Systems
UF East Campus

Do you control your email or does your email control you? Most of us spend a good part of our day using this powerful medium. Yet, navigating through threads, jargon and acronyms sometimes leads to some nasty flames! Attend this interactive session to learn how to make the most of your electronic mail. 

Click here to register: Email Effectiveness  

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Grammar Game (Thrive @UF series)

Presenter: Holly Sprinkle, Instructional Designer, Training and Organizational Development

Friday, May 3, 2019
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sunshine Skyway Meeting Room, UF Enterprise Systems 
UF East Campus

Can business grammar be fun? Absolutely. This fast-paced and interactive class is designed to help you catch common grammar mistakes that can hurt your professional image and your credibility. During this course, participants will explore those essential grammar rules that every professional must know such as: 

ˇ         Subject/verb agreement 

ˇ         Who vs. whom; me vs. myself (You’ll never be confused again! ) 

ˇ         How to correct writing without changing the meaning 

ˇ         If you would like to strengthen your writing skills (and have fun in the process), this class is for you! 


Click here to register: Grammar Game  

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Powerful Public Speaking (Thrive @UF series)

Presenter: Irma Alvarez, Training and Organizational Development


Wednesday, May 8, 2019
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Sunshine Skyway Meeting Room, UF Enterprise Systems 
UF East Campus

Have you ever been in a meeting or making a presentation and wished you had prepared more fully? Has stage fright ever had an impact on your effectiveness? This program can help! Attend this program and learn how to: 

 

ˇ         Reduce stage fright 

ˇ         Deliver with professionalism. 

ˇ         Apply the basics of public speaking by focusing on situation, purpose, audience, and methods. 


Click here to register: Powerful Public Speaking  


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Power Writing (Thrive @UF series

Presenter: Holly Sprinkle, Instructional Designer, Training and Organizational Development

Thursday, May 2, 2019
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Dodge Island Meeting Room, UF Enterprise Systems 
UF East Campus

Make your writing fast, fun, and fabulous! Come to Power Writing and learn how to design power-packed documents that your readers will actually enjoy. In this class we will focus on preparing professional business documents, including a review of grammar, tone, stressing the positive, saying "no" gently, and doing a little more than you need to in order to get your message across.

You will learn to:  

ˇ         Define your purpose

ˇ         Target your reader

ˇ         Reduce writer's block

ˇ         Organize your writing

ˇ         Eliminate "clutter"

ˇ         Edit for accuracy and grammatical correctness 

Click here to register: Power Writing

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Statewide Job Fair

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
CFE Arena
Orlando, FL 


Florida Career Centers are pleased to announce the upcoming Statewide Job Fair. This is an excellent opportunity to meet employers recruiting students and alumni for full-time and part-time professional opportunities. The Statewide Job Fair is open to Florida's ten universities students and alumni only.

Use the All Employers tab to filter by School Year to designate whether you are searching for employment as a Masters student, PhD student, or Post-Doc. You can also filter to find the employers that are willing to sponsor international students.

Click here for more information:
Career Fair Description
 

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UF CTSI Translational Workforce Development Program 

The CTSI Translational Workforce Development Program provides educational opportunities that facilitate the training of clinical and basic science investigators and other related personnel required to establish and support multi- and interdisciplinary researchers and research teams. They offer a variety of resources including several grant writing toolkits and courses, professional development programming for graduate students and postdocs, and much more.

Click here for more information:
Grad Student & Postdoc Career and Professional Development (GradDev) 

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