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January 2018

Financial Literacy Series: Taxes

January 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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Case Manager for the Office  of  the Dean of Students, Michell Jaworski THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: FINANCIAL LITERACY SERIES: TAXES   Two things are certain in life: death and taxes. And while tax time arrives every year, it often comes with different laws— as well as different financial situations for you. This lesson will simplify taxes to help you prepare for them (even if you’re not the one prepping them). In this lesson, you’ll learn about:  • Basic tax…

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February 2018

Communication and Presence: Finding your Natural Voice in a Professional Environment

February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: COMMUNICATION AND PRESENCE: FINDING YOUR NATURAL VOICE IN A PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT Mary Trotter, Clinical Assistant Professor, CAS WSU Performing Arts Public speaking, interviews, meetings, presentations...these events can be terrifying and nerve-wracking.  Do you ever find yourself out of breath and unable to speak? In this workshop we will explore strategies to put you at ease and help you find strength in these moments.  By working with voice and breath, you will learn to communicate more effectively…

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Leadership Workshop Series: Understanding the Tides of Transition

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: UNDERSTANDING THE TIDES OF TRANSITION   You’ve undoubtedly heard the catchphrase “the only constant is change.”  You’ve likely paid the price when transitions were poorly managed by you or others.  Whether the change is personal (new apartment or different relationship) or professional (institutional, departmental, global), this workshop offers a simple yet profound way to understand and appreciate transitions such that you can move through the next chapter of uncertainty with understanding, empathy and ease. All…

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March 2018

Writing Workshop Series: Literature Reviews

March 23 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: WRITING WORKSHOP SERIES: LITERATURE REVIEWS    Literature reviews provide a framework for critically situating your research in the larger scholarly conversation. This hands-on workshop will review resources and strategies for conducting literature reviews. ***Note the writing workshop series is a year-long initiative! Watch for more sessions in this semester and spring semester. (The computer lab only has 40 computers, computers will be distributed on a first come first served basis. Please bring a laptop)  All PDI…

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