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Professional Development Initiative

December 2019

Stress Relief and Mindfulness

December 4 @ 5:10 pm - 6:00 pm

The Professional Development Initiative and University Recreation present: STRESS RELIEF AND MINDFULNESS WORKSHOP   Presentation by: Dr. Cecilia Richards Professor School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering & UREC Group Fitness Instructor   Graduate school can be stressful, competitive, and extremely demanding. Graduate students experience high rates of burnout and mental health problems from unrelenting workloads and pressure. It takes time and practice to learn to slow down, do less, and take care of yourself. Learn the basics of mindfulness and meditation training…

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Writing Lock-In II

December 5 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: WRITING LOCK-IN II   Are you writing your dissertation, thesis, a journal article, or other writing project? This event offers a quiet space for writers to work without distractions. Consultants from the Graduate Writing Center will be on hand to help with goal setting, accountability, writing habits, grammar, and structure in writing. Bring your laptop!   Coffee, tea, and water will be available while you write. Lunch will be provided from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.…

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January 2020

Tax Help for Graduate and Professional Students

January 27, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   Tax Help for Graduate and Professional Students Date and time: TBD   Dr. Richard Toolson, Professor of Accounting  This workshop will look at the basics of federal income taxation as it applies to graduate and professional students who file a 1040 (not a 1040 NR) and who are not claimed by a parent on the parent’s tax return. Some of the topics to be covered are the tax treatment of revenue sources such as…

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How to Communicate to a non-technical audience

January 31, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   How to Communicate to a non-technical audience: Constructing your Elevator Pitch Dr. Mary Sánchez Lanier, Assistant Vice Provost Event description coming up soon. In this workshop, Brandon Chapman will provide an overview of the WSU Three Minute competition and highlight the requirements necessary to create an effective presentation.   **Lunch will be provided Please register for this event by clicking the link below: Event Live-streaming: Please make sure to register using the link above. The…

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February 2020

Data Literacy: Busting Myths of Big Data Part 1

February 5, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   DATA LITERACY: BUSTING MYTHS OF BIG DATA -PART 1 Dr. Nairanjana Dasgupta, Boeing Science/Math Education Distinguished Professor in Mathematics and Statistics In this workshop we will focus on learning about the what, when, how and whys of data.  Data is pervasive these days and like it or not we have to use data to make decisions or others will make them for us.  In this workshop we will start from the basics and talk…

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Data Literacy: Busting Myths of Big Data Part 2

February 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   DATA LITERACY: BUSTING MYTHS OF BIG DATA -PART 2 Dr. Nairanjana Dasgupta, Boeing Science/Math Education Distinguished Professor in Mathematics and Statistics In this workshop we will focus on learning about the what, when, how and whys of data.  Data is pervasive these days and like it or not we have to use data to make decisions or others will make them for us.  In this workshop we will start from the basics and talk…

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Understanding Diversity in the Workplace and in Academia

February 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: Understanding Diversity in the Workplace and in Academia Office of Civil Rights Compliance & Investigation   The Office of Civil Rights Compliance & Investigation will provide an introduction to various federal civil rights regulations that impact faculty, staff, and students at universities. This workshop will include information about accessibility, discrimination, Title IX, and affirmative action, and specifically, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments of…

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Green Dot Training: Reducing Gender-Based Violence

February 14, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   Green Dot Training: Reducing Gender-Based Violence What is Green Dot? Green Dot is a violence prevention program that focuses on making our campus safer by empowering bystanders, like you, to become active members in reducing gender-based violence (intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual assault). Green Dot will equip you with tools and strategies for taking action to help someone at risk of experiencing gender-based violence. During this workshop, we’ll also talk about how you…

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Stress Relief and Mindfulness

February 18, 2020 @ 5:10 pm - 6:00 pm

The Professional Development Initiative and University Recreation present: STRESS RELIEF AND MINDFULNESS WORKSHOP   Presentation by: Dr. Cecilia Richards Professor School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering & UREC Group Fitness Instructor   Graduate school can be stressful, competitive, and extremely demanding. Graduate students experience high rates of burnout and mental health problems from unrelenting workloads and pressure. It takes time and practice to learn to slow down, do less, and take care of yourself. Learn the basics of mindfulness and meditation training…

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Creating Assessment

February 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   Creating Assessment Dr. Donelle Posey, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychology   Event description coming up soon……   **Lunch will be provided Please register for this event by clicking the link below: Event Live-streaming: Please make sure to register using the link above. The PDI will email you a web link before the event.    

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Writing Lock-In I

February 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: WRITING LOCK-IN I   Are you writing your dissertation, thesis, a journal article, or other writing project? This event offers a quiet space for writers to work without distractions. Consultants from the Graduate Writing Center will be on hand to help with goal setting, accountability, writing habits, grammar, and structure in writing. Bring your laptop!   Coffee, tea, and water will be available while you write. Lunch will be provided from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.…

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Workshop and Panel Discussion: The Academic Job Application

February 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   WORKSHOP AND PANEL DISCUSSION: THE ACADEMIC JOB APPLICATION Dr. Zach Heiden, Department of Chemistry   With recent government budget cuts throughout the United States and limited funds going to higher education, the availability of faculty positions have been few and far between. When a faculty position does open up, competition is high. Although many applicants are qualified, many applicants do not succeed in their search for a faculty position because they are simply not…

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Submitting Your Thesis and Dissertation

February 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:  SUBMITTING YOUR THESIS AND DISSERTATION   You’ve spent years on your dissertation and it’s time to turn it into the Graduate School. What happens then? Daniel Vickoren and Kelly Caraher from the Graduate School will teach students how to understand and navigate WSU’s thesis and dissertation formatting requirements. Daniel will also debut a new thesis/dissertation template and give additional tips on the title page, abstract, chapter headings, using previously-published work, and much more. The WSU…

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March 2020

Building A Publishing Pipeline

March 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

The Professional Development Initiative and ADVANCE present:   BUILDING A PUBLISHING PIPELINE Erin Furtak, PhD from the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity   As academics, we have been told to write often and as much as we can, but no one teaches us how to keep track of the many different projects that we may be working on at any given time. As a result, we are pulled in multiple directions, and incremental progress made on multiple manuscripts…

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Writing Workshop Series: Writing Strategies & Writer’s Block

March 4, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   WRITING WORKSHOP SERIES: WRITERS BLOCK AND WRITING STRATEGIES Consultants from the Graduate Writing Center   For this highly hands-on workshop, expect to learn strategies to employ while pre-writing, writing, and revising documents, such as journal articles, your thesis, or even a short email. This workshop is intended for students who know what they need to write and have done the necessary research but may be struggling with getting words on paper or making sure…

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Event and Online Networking

March 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   Event and Online Networking Dr. Isaiah Hankel (The Cheeky Scientist) This section is created based on the networking strategies of some of the most strategic networkers in the world and also goes into the science of building rapport and why this is important for the job seeking professional. While this topic tends to be popular, it seems people are still not using it effectively and thus we have detailed specific action steps job seekers can take, and specific scripts to use…

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Imposter Syndrome

March 9, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: Imposter Syndrome Dr. Wipawee "Joy" Winuthayanon, Professor School of Molecular Biosciences Event description coming up soon……   **Appetizers will be provided Please register for this event by clicking the link below: Event Live-streaming: Please make sure to register using the link above. The PDI will email you a web link before the event.

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Data Privacy and Security

March 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:    DATA PRIVACY AND SECURITY Event description coming up soon……     **Lunch will be provided Please register for this event by clicking the link below: Event Live-streaming: Please make sure to register using the link above. The PDI will email you a web link before the event.

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Teaching Philosophy

March 24, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:  TEACHING PHILOSOPHY Event description coming up soon……     **Lunch will be provided Please register for this event by clicking the link below: Event Live-streaming: Please make sure to register using the link above. The PDI will email you a web link before the event.

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Writing Workshop Series: Reference Management Software

March 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   WRITING WORKSHOP SERIES: REFERENCE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE  Lorena O’English (WSU Librarian and Tenured Faculty) and consultants from Graduate Writing Center Staff   Reference management software enables users to collect, organize, manage, and cite sources in a methodical and sustainable process. This workshop will focus on the free, open source Zotero reference management tool, but will briefly discuss alternatives such as EndNote and Mendeley.   (The computer lab only has 40 computers, computers will be distributed on a…

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April 2020

Writing Lock-In II

April 27, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: WRITING LOCK-IN II   Are you writing your dissertation, thesis, a journal article, or other writing project? This event offers a quiet space for writers to work without distractions. Consultants from the Graduate Writing Center will be on hand to help with goal setting, accountability, writing habits, grammar, and structure in writing. Bring your laptop!   Coffee, tea, and water will be available while you write. Lunch will be provided from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.…

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Stress Relief and Mindfulness

April 28, 2020 @ 5:10 pm - 6:00 pm

The Professional Development Initiative and University Recreation present: STRESS RELIEF AND MINDFULNESS WORKSHOP   Presentation by: Dr. Cecilia Richards Professor School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering & UREC Group Fitness Instructor   Graduate school can be stressful, competitive, and extremely demanding. Graduate students experience high rates of burnout and mental health problems from unrelenting workloads and pressure. It takes time and practice to learn to slow down, do less, and take care of yourself. Learn the basics of mindfulness and meditation training…

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