*One-on-one consulting with individual participants is also available.

Writing (and Implementing) a Five-Year Plan*

Goals are more easily accomplished when they are clearly articulated and written down. In this workshop, participants engage in reflective activities to design their next five years of scholarship activities, professional development, and skill development. Examples of five year plans are provided as well as some best practices for making sure the plan is effectively implemented. Participants leave with a first draft of their five year plan.

Juggling Multiple Projects: Strategies and Tips for Success*

It can be easy to get overwhelmed when we have multiple projects on our plate. In this workshop, participants learn strategies for getting their ideas and action items out of their heads to create space for creative thinking, explore tips for how to share the load and create accountability for their projects, and receive examples of organizational habits that keep project details at their fingertips. Participants also conduct a project audit and reflect on how best to prioritize their current projects.

Leading Effective Collaborations

Although many academics are not trained to be effective collaborators or leaders of collaborative projects, more team-based work is now required for successful grant writing, research projects, and cross-institutional partnerships. In this workshop, participants have the opportunity to reflect on their leadership skills, communication strategies, organizational strengths, and areas that may need additional development so that they can prepare themselves to be successful while engaging and leading collaborative projects. Concrete tips and strategies for management collaboration are provided and demonstrated throughout the session.

Preparing for the Academic Job Market: Faculty, Administrative, and ‘Alt-Ac’ Positions*

This workshop explores some of the differences between faculty, administrative, and “alt-ac” positions that are available to graduate students entering the job market. I discuss the diverse skills and abilities required by the various positions as well as the different kinds of documents that might be requested in job ads. Participants have time to ask questions and discuss a variety of components of the job market such as the job search process, drafting cover letters, crafting CVs and resumes, interviewing via phone and face-to-face, and the negotiation process.

Cover Letters and CVs for the Academic Job Search*

In this workshop, participants learn the best practices and common mistakes in the preparation of cover letters and CVs for the academic job market. I provide a variety of examples to review and discuss. Participants also have time to ask questions and discuss additional components of the job market such as the job search process, interviewing via phone and face-to-face, and the negotiation process.

Self-promotion for Academics

Many academics feel uncomfortable with self-promotion and have never received formal training in how to share about their work and projects. In this interactive workshop, participants learn about a range of ways to promote their work and projects via social media, an intentional web presence, public speaking, media engagement, and more. Workshop participants will leave the session with a concrete action plan for promoting their portfolio of work using strategies that fit their career stage and professional goals.

(See also 30+ Ways to Promote Your Book & Increase Sales in Writing & Publication workshops)

Building a Professional Brand*

The concept of branding no longer applies just to higher education institutions. As the marketplace becomes more and more cluttered, academics need to differentiate themselves in important ways. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn about the components of an individual professional brand, identify aspects of their own personal brand, and leave the session with an action plan for clarifying and communicating their brand to a range of stakeholders.

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