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Professional Development Initiative

November 2018

Work and Wellness Discussion Series: How We Work

November 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bundy Reading Room, Avery 111
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE  and THE ASSOCIATION FOR FACULTY WOMEN PRESENT: WORK AND WELLNESS DISCUSSION SERIES A discussion on: How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind by Leah Weiss   A special Skype discussion with: Author, Leah Weiss Moderator: Dr. Anne Cox, Associate Professor, Kinesiology Program The Work and Wellness Discussion Series is hosted by the Professional Development Initiative (PDI) in partnership with the Association for Faculty Women (AFW) as a means for students,…

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January 2019

Tax Help for Graduate and Professional Students

January 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: Tax Help for Graduate and Professional Students   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 grants, student loans, scholarships and…

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February 2019

Interviewing and Negotiating

February 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 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: INTERVIEWING AND NEGOTIATING Dr. Isaiah Hankel (The Cheeky Scientist) This topic discusses the strategy of interviewing beyond just answering questions. There is an entire process of preparation for an interview, beside learning how to answer interview questions. We will detail the entire interview preparation that is required for professionals to demonstrate they are invaluable to a company; from the research to the categories of interview questions, and the best ways to respond. Most jobseekers don’t negotiate even though companies expect them to negotiate. We…

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#MeTooPhd: Sexual Harassment in the Academy

February 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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The Professional Development Initiative Presents: #MeTooPhd: Sexual Harassment in the Academy   In this presentation, I will discuss some things I learned from the experience of creating the Sexual Harassment Crowdsource Survey, including the range and scope of sexual harassment in academic settings (including departments, labs, research centers, campuses, academic conferences, etc.), patterns of predation, options for victims, and recommendations to institutions wishing to combat this scourge in the #MeTooPhD moment. I will discuss the profiles of predators that emerged…

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Human Subject Research and Institutional Review Board Workshop

February 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: HUMAN SUBJECT RESEARCH AND INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD WORKSHOP   This session will address: ethical principles surrounding human subjects research, history on human subjects protection, federal regulations, consent requirements, subject recruitment, and the review process. All PDI events will be available to sites other than Pullman through a web link that will be emailed to you before the event. Please make sure to register on the link below and indicate at which WSU site you are…

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Writing Workshop Series: Literature Reviews

February 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: WRITING WORKSHOP SERIES: LITERATURE REVIEWS  Lorena O'English, WSU Librarian and Tenured Faculty 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…

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 SUBMITTING YOUR THESIS AND DISSERTATION

February 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:  SUBMITTING YOUR THESIS AND DISSERTATION   You’ve spent years on your dissertation and it’s time to turn it in to the Graduate School. What happens then? The Graduate School’s Daniel Vickoren, Programs and Graduations Supervisor, 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…

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March 2019

Work and Wellness Discussion Series: Braving the Wilderness

March 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bundy Reading Room, Avery 111
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE  and THE ASSOCIATION FOR FACULTY WOMEN PRESENT: WORK AND WELLNESS DISCUSSION SERIES A discussion on: Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown Author Brené Brown The Work and Wellness Discussion Series is hosted by the Professional Development Initiative (PDI) in partnership with the Association for Faculty Women (AFW) as a means for students, faculty and staff to read a book for pleasure, rather than what is assigned for…

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Writing Workshop Series: Writer’s Block and Writing Strategies

March 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: WRITING WORKSHOP SERIES: WRITERS BLOCK AND WRITING STRATEGIES Elitza Kotzeva, Graduate Writing Center Outreach Coordinator 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 the…

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