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September 2018

Data Literacy: Busting Myths of Big Data Part 1

September 24 @ 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: 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 about…

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October 2018

Submitting Your Thesis and Dissertation

October 3 @ 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? 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…

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Learning to thrive, not just survive: Developing resiliency in grad school- Vancouver Campus

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
VSCI 19, 14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98686 United States
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: LEARNING TO THRIVE, NOT JUST SURVIVE: DEVELOPING RESILIENCY IN GRAD SCHOOL Vancouver Campus Denise Yost, Director of CTLL With the many demands and challenges of graduate school, most students find themselves trying to survive.  What if this chapter could be more than just surviving?  In this workshop, we offer you valuable tools and skills that acknowledge the demands and challenges of graduate school and help you to shift your perspective to address them in a more…

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Learning to thrive, not just survive: Developing resiliency in grad school- Spokane Campus

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
SAC 30 (WSU Spokane Campus), 600 N Riverpoint Blvd
Spokane, WA 99202 United States
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: LEARNING TO THRIVE, NOT JUST SURVIVE: DEVELOPING RESILIENCY IN GRAD SCHOOL  Spokane Campus Caitlin Bletscher, Clinical Assistant Professor With the many demands and challenges of graduate school, most students find themselves trying to survive.  What if this chapter could be more than just surviving?  In this workshop, we offer you valuable tools and skills that acknowledge the demands and challenges of graduate school and help you to shift your perspective to address them in a more…

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Networking and Building Your LinkedIn Presence

October 26 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
SAC 245 (Spokane Campus), 600 N Riverpoint Blvd
Spokane, WA 99202 United States
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: Networking and Building Your Linked In Presence 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…

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November 2018

Stress Relief and Mindfulness

November 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: STRESS RELIEF AND MINDFULNESS WORKSHOP Presentation by: Anne Cox, Associate Professor, Kinesiology Program and Eleanor Dizon, PhD Candidate in Prevention Science 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 and how to realistically incorporate these…

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Writing Workshop Series: Critical Reading Strategies

November 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: WRITING WORKSHOP SERIES: CRITICAL READING STRATEGIES Lorena O'English, WSU Librarian and Tenured Faculty Elitza Kotzeva, Graduate Writing Center Outreach Coordinator 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 annotation strategies, research techniques, and critical thinking exercises. ***Note the writing workshop series is a year-long initiative! Watch for more sessions in…

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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 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…

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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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