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Professional Development Workshop Series

Each academic year, The Graduate School conducts a series of professional development workshops. These free workshops, led by FSU faculty and administrators, are designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.  Many professional development workshops listed below are approved for credit towards the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Graduate Certificate or the Preparing Future Professionals (PFP) Graduate Certificate.  In addition to the professional development workshops offered by The Graduate School, many academic departments and units on campus offer workshops that may provide credit towards the PFF and PFP Certificates.  Click here for a list of other campus-wide professional development opportunities.

 Click here to visit the Career Center's workshop page to see all past and upcoming workshops and events.

Click here to see all workshops being presented by the University Libraries in the Scholars Commons.

 

Summer 2014 Workshops:

Do you want your thesis/dissertation published AND your research will involve human subjects? Apply for Human Subjects approval ASAP! [PFF/PFP/PIE]

June 12, 2014, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

5A Scholars Commons, Strozier Library (basement)

Presenter: Julie Haltiwanger, Human Subjects Committee

Description: Clear away the confusion and simplify the Human Subjects application process by attending this workshop. When do you need Human Subjects approval? Why do you need to apply prior to conducting your research? What information is needed when you apply? You will leave the workshop ready to apply online for Human Subjects, or IRB, approval.

Please register. https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_e3sQjmGER06JU8J

 

Slaying the Dragon: The Top Ten Enemies of Writing a Successful Dissertation/Thesis, & How You Can Vanquish Them [PFF/PFP]

June 24, 2014, 1:00-2:30 PM

5A, Scholars Commons, Strozier Library

Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Wells, Department of English

Description: In this workshop, graduate students will identify common obstacles to writing a dissertation/thesis and will receive tools, including apps for mobile devices, for overcoming them.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0U1wNNwrGKVtKYd

 

Part I of You Want Me to Do What Now?: Writing in Your Field (Papers, Prospectus, Thesis/Dissertation) [PFF/PFP/PIE]

July 1, 2014, 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Scholars Commons, 5A, Strozier Library

Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Wells, Director of the FSU Writing Center

Description: Since every academic field has its own language, customs, values, and beliefs, graduate school can often feel like traveling to a new country.   Initially, many graduate students feel like tourists in their new discipline: they know where they want to go, but aren't quite sure how they will get there.  In this two-part workshop  (July 1 and July 8, 2014), participants will develop a personalized "guidebook" to help them understand the genres of writing their own field of study will require, and to locate on-campus resources specifically targeted to the needs of graduate student writers.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eCCq52Au6UNwZrD

 

Part II of You Want Me to Do What Now?: Writing in Your Field (Papers, Prospectus, Thesis/Dissertation) [PFF/PFP/PIE]

July 8, 2014, 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Scholars Commons, 5A, Strozier Library

Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Wells, Director of the FSU Writing Center

Description: Since every academic field has their own language, customs, values, and beliefs, graduate school can often feel like traveling to a new country.   Initially, many graduate students feel like tourists in their new discipline: they know where they want to go, but aren't quite sure how they will get there.  In this two-part workshop  (October 4 and 18, 2013), participants will develop a personalized "guidebook" to help them understand the genres of writing their own field of study will require, and to locate on-campus resources specifically targeted to the needs of graduate student writers.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3DlzxMLrP8tO9mZ

 

Need Funding? Use the University’s pivot Database! [PFF/PFP/PIE]

July 17, 2014, 10:00-11:30 AM

Scholars Commons, 5A, Strozier Library

Presenter: Beth Hodges, FSU Office of Proposal Development

Description: This workshop will provide training to equip FSU graduate students, postdocs and faculty with the skills needed to locate funding through the pivot database hosted by ProQuest®.  Pivot focuses on what matters most: the ability to identify and connect with funding opportunities and with other researchers—locally and globally. It combines the most comprehensive, editorially maintained database of funding opportunities worth an estimated $33 billion with a unique database of over three million scholar profiles. Sign up today for this valuable workshop!

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6hFg11ersuN1PHT

 

*PFF = Preparing Future Faculty Certificate Program

*PFP = Preparing Future Professionals Certificate Program

*PIE = Program for Instructional Excellence Advanced Certificate

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