Supporting Neurodivergent Students Part 1: Wednesday, November 8; 11:00am to 1:00pm (Online) Part 2: Monday, November 20, 11:00am to 1:00pm -OR- Monday, November 27, 11:00am to 1:00pm (Online) Learn about common forms of neurodiversity, the obstacles that neurodiverse students might encounter in academia, and teaching strategies to overcome those obstacles in this two-part workshop.
Your Voice is Powerful: Building Confidence in Public Speaking Thursday, November 16, 2:30pm to 3:30pm (Online) Do you often have to present your work, ideas, and progress, but dread it? This workshop will cover tips and tricks for memorization, reading from a script, and connecting with an audience. Through a series of exercises, we will practice preparing for public speaking and addressing the emotions that come with it. By the end, participants will have tools to help them speak with clarity and confidence.
Creating Accessible Teaching and Research Documents in STEM Friday, November 17, 11:00am to 12:30pm (Online) How can you make your teaching and research documents accessible to neurodiverse individuals and individuals with disabilities?
Apply Now for January 2024 Dissertation Writing Camp Applications due Wednesday, November 15 *Note: To start your application, use the Sign In button at the top of the page (at Apply Now link above). The Dissertation Writing Camp, run during the week of Jan. 8‐12, offers an opportunity for dissertators to make significant progress on their dissertations by drafting a substantial amount of writing in a structured, collegial environment. Develop writing strategies, receive feedback, build peer support, and reserve uninterrupted time to focus on your dissertation. Applications require an advisor endorsement. Visit the Graduate School Dissertation Help webpage for detailed descriptions and application information.
Beyond Graduate School – For Master’s Students Beyond Graduate School events are free to anyone with a UW-Madison NetID, due to our university subscription. Advance registration is required: If it’s your first time using Beyond Graduate School, you’ll be guided to create your free account when you click on the event link below. If you have already created your UW-Madison account, click on the event link and sign in. Stuck in Your Job Search? Here’s What To Do Next Wednesday, November 8th, 6:00pm (Online) OR Wednesday, November 15, 3:00pm (Online) Master’s students are BUSY. There’s so much to do NOW that it’s hard to think long term. But the truth is that it takes 6 or more months to land a job. This interactive workshop will help you start your job search (or get it going again if it’s stuck) in a clear, step-by-step way that will lead to success.
Beyond the Professoriate – for Doctoral Students Beyond Prof events are free to anyone with a UW-Madison NetID, due to our university subscription. Advance registration is required: If it’s your first time exploring Beyond the Professoriate, you’ll be guided to create your free account when you click on an event link below. If you have already created your UW-Madison account, click on an event link and sign in. How to Identify New Career Fields Where You’ll Thrive Wednesday, November 8, 11:00am (Online) This virtual workshop is designed for doctoral students from all academic disciplines who are wondering: What non-academic careers will be intellectually engaging and rewarding for someone from my discipline? What careers will offer me the same flexibility and independence as a career in academia? How to identify specific job titles worth pursuing? First-Round Academic Job Market Interviews Wednesday, November 15, 11:00am (Online) This virtual workshop is designed for doctoral students from all academic disciplines who are wondering: What questions am I likely to be asked in a first-round academic interview? What are the differences between an in-person interview and one conducted over Zoom? How can I best prep my interview answers without coming off over-rehearsed? What should I wear to my interview?
National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Use the event links below to create/activate your free (UW-Madison) NCFDD membership or to sign in to register. Knowing Your Worth: How to Approach Negotiations in Academia Thursday, November 2, 1:00─2:00pm (Online) Learn how to negotiate salaries, leave, and other elements of employment at an academic institution. Also: how to assess academics' leverage, what elements might constrain possibilities for obtaining a better offer, and how to know when you've exhausted the negotiating process. Skill #10: How to Manage Stress, Rejection, & the Haters in Your Midst Thursday, November 9, 1:00─2:30pm (Online) In this NCFDD webinar, you will learn to identify common areas of stress in academic life; the impact that stress and negativity can have if they are not managed; and concrete strategies for managing the physical, emotional, and attitudinal effects of stress.
Please see the Graduate School Events Calendar for a campus-wide list of professional development events for graduate students: http://grad.wisc.edu/pd/events/.