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Professional Development Initiative

September 2020

Writing Workshop Series: Critical Reading Strategies

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   WRITING WORKSHOP SERIES: CRITICAL READING STRATEGIES         Lorena O'English, WSU Librarian and Tenured Faculty, and Intissar Yahia and Bill Engels, Graduate Writing Center Consultant   This –VIRTUAL– event is free for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as for faculty The Critical Reading Strategies seminar will focus on active reading techniques in order to improve reading comprehension and facilitate practical application of sources into the writing process. This seminar will feature information on…

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October 2020

Writing Lock-In I

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: VIRTUAL-WRITING LOCK-IN I   Are you writing your dissertation, thesis, a journal article, or other writing project? This event offers virtual accountability that can keep you motivated during writing. Consultants from the Graduate Writing Center will be available, via Zoom-breakout rooms, to help with goal setting, accountability, writing habits, grammar, and structure in writing.   **This event will be offered via Zoom only  Please register for this virtual event by clicking the link below. The…

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Goal Setting and Project Management

October 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   WRITING WORKSHOP SERIES: GOAL SETTING AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT Lorena O'English, WSU Librarian and Tenured Faculty, and Mohammad Shafqat & Christopher Duke, Graduate Writing Center Consultants   This –VIRTUAL– event is free for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as for faculty The Goal Setting/Project Management seminar will cover strategies for setting and meeting research, writing, and revision goals and will provide tips and suggestions for maintaining control of a project throughout the entire process.…

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

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   Communication and Presence: Finding your Natural Voice in a Professional Environment     Dr. Allison Coffin, Associate Professor, Neuroscience Department   This --VIRTUAL-- event is free for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as for faculty Public speaking, interviews, meetings, presentations…these events are important professional opportunities, but they can also be scary!  In this workshop we will explore strategies to help you project energy and confidence and to get your message across with ease.…

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November 2020

Panel Discussion: A view of Entrepreneurship & Patents Outside Academia

November 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   Panel Discussion: A view of Entrepreneurship & Patents outside Academia   This –VIRTUAL– event is free for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as for faculty The PDI and the Office of Research are hosting a great panel who will talk about their experiences in entrepreneurship and patents. The panelists will share their pathways to their current occupations, as well as their advice during their journey. Additionally, attendees will have a chance to interact…

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December 2020

Writing Lock-In II

December 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 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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