Professional Development Workshop Series

Events are open to everyone, including postdocs, faculty, and staff. Only graduate students can register through GIMS. If you are not a graduate student, please register by sending an email to Amanda Catron, OGPD Program Coordinator.

Registration Instructions

  1. Login to GIMS using your GatorLink ID and Password
  2. Once you login, on the top of the page click on the “Workshops” tab
  3. Under “Register” click the box and then “Submit”
  4. After you complete this process, you will receive an email confirmation.
  5. 24 hours before the workshop, you will be sent the Zoom link and password

If your schedule changes and you are unable to attend the event, repeat the steps above to remove yourself from the list of workshop attendees.

Tentative Fall 2020 Workshop Series 

Date, Time and Location

Session Title

Speaker

Description

Webinar Recordings, Transcripts, and Materials

Core Skill

September 8, 2020

2pm-3pm

Zoom

Writing Teaching Statements

Alex Bitton-Bailey

Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

Career Advancement

September 17, 2020

3pm-4pm

Zoom

Finding a Thesis/Dissertation Topic

David Schwieder

Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

Research Skills and Knowledge

September 24, 2020

3pm-4pm

Zoom

How to Ace Zoom Interviews for Faculty Positions Antonio Faciola  Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

Career Advancement

September 30, 2020

10am-11am

Zoom

Giving Effective Oral Presentations

Scott Morgan

Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

Communication

October 6, 2020

2pm-3pm

Zoom

Careers in Non-Profits for Humanities PhDs

Djurdja Trajkovic

Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

Career Advancement

October 13, 2020

2pm-3pm

Zoom

My World is Not My Doctoral Program

Cliff Haynes

 Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

Effectiveness and Purpose 

October 22, 2020

10am-11am

Zoom

Finding Scholarly Information

David Schwieder 

Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

Research Skills and Knowledge 

October 27, 2020

2pm-3pm

Zoom

Writing Diversity Statements

Alex Bitton-Bailey

Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

Career Advancement

November 3, 2020

2pm-3pm

Zoom

Academic Writing Part 1

Martin Simpson

Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

Communication

November 10, 2020

2pm-3pm

Zoom

Academic Writing Part 2 Martin Simpson Coming Soon! Coming Soon! Communication

November 17, 2020

2pm-3pm

Zoom

Academic Writing Part 3 Martin Simpson Coming Soon! Coming Soon! Communication

Questions? Contact Amanda Catron, Program Coordinator at catron@ufl.edu

Past Workshop Series

2020 Professional Development Workshops

Date, Time, and LocationSession TitlePresenterRecordings, Transcripts, and MaterialsCore Skills
February 5, 3pm-4pm
McKnight Brain Institute DeWeese Auditorium, LG101A
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Submission 
Stacy Wallace, Assistant Director of the Graduate Editorial Office 
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Submission Workshop Recording
Research Skills and Knowledge
February 10, 12pm-1pm
McKnight Brain Institute DeWeese Auditorium, LG101A
The Role of External Funding in Educational Research and Building Collaborations with HBCUs
Dr. Caesar Jackson, Interim Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Physics, North Carolina Central University 
The Role of External Funding in Educational Research and Building Collaborations with HBCUs Workshop Recording
Research Skills and Knowledge, Professionalism
March 18th, 11:30am-12:30pm
Zoom
Effective Posters and Figures: Minimize Processing to Maximize Clarity​  
Dr. Scott Thourson, Post-Doc in the Deparment of Biomedical Engineering 
 
Professionalism and Communication 
March 25th, 3pm-4pmZoom
All Work and No Play: How to Manage Work/Life Balance as a Graduate Student​ 
Gabby Woodard, MS, Psychology Intern for the Counseling and Wellness Center  
 
Effectiveness and Purpose 
April 8, 12pm-1pmZoom
Academic Conference Tips: Delivering a Great Paper and Maximizing Your Conference Experience
Dr. Kristen Galvin, Assistant Director for Graduate Engagement, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere 
Academic Conference Tips: Delivering a Great Paper and Maximizing Your Conference Experience Workshop RecordingLink to Academic Conference Tips Google Doc
Communication 
June 2, 20202 p.m. - 3 p.m.Zoom 
Managing Public Speaking Anxiety 
Dr. Diana Nagy, UF Dial Center for Written and Oral Communication 
Managing Public Speaking Anxiety Webinar Recording
Webinar Transcript
June 2 2020 PPT
Effectiveness and Purpose, Communication 
 
June 16, 2020
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Zoom
Your Own Worst Enemy: Imposter Syndrome and Perfectionism
Dr. Spurty Surapaneni and Dr. Sneha Pitre, UF Counseling and Wellness Center
Not Recorded
Imposter Busting Strategies Worksheet
Effectiveness and Purpose 
 
June 24, 2020
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Get Stuff Done: Taking Control of Your Time and Managing Leisure Guilt 
Amanda Catron, UF Office of Graduate Professional Development 
Get Stuff Done: Taking Control of Your Time and Managing Leisure Guilt Webinar Recording 
Webinar Transcript
Get Stuff Done: Taking Control of Your Time and Managing Leisure Guilt PPT
Effectiveness and Purpose 
 
July 8, 2020
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Zoom
Taking a Gator Chomp Out of Social Anxiety
Dr. Brian A. Zaboski, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University
 
Taking a Gator Chomp Out of Social Anxiety Webinar Recording
Webinar Transcript
Taking a Gator Chomp Out of Social Anxiety PPT PDF
Effectiveness and Purpose
 
July 14, 2020
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Zoom
Test Anxiety: Classes, Comps, and Quals
Dr. Rosa West, UF Counseling and Wellness Center
 
Test Anxiety: Classes, Comps, and Quals Webinar Recording
Test Anxiety Workshop PPT PDF
Webinar Transcript
Effectiveness and Purpose
 
July 22, 2020
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Zoom
Effectively Coping with Writing Anxiety and Procrastination: Support for Students Writing Proposals, Comps, Articles, Theses, Quals, and Dissertations 
Dr. Alison Miller, The Dissertation Coach
 
Effectively Coping with Writing Anxiety and Procrastination Webinar Recording
Webinar Transcript
Effectiveness and Purpose, Communication
 
July 28, 2020
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Zoom
When to Ask for Help- DRC Resources 
Beth Roland, UF Disability Resource Center 
When to Ask for Help- DRC Resources Webinar Recording
When to Ask for Help-DRC Resources PPT
Webinar Transcript
Effectiveness and Purpose 

2019 Professional Development Workshops

Date, Time and LocationSession TitleCore SkillsRecordings
1/23/2019, 3:30 PM, Turlington Hall L007
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Submission
Research Skills and Knowledge
Access Recording Here
1/30/2019, 3:30 PM, Turlington Hall L007
Who is Getting Hired and How to Be That Person
Career Advancement
Access Recording Here
2/6/2019, 3:30 PM, Turlington Hall L007
Pathways to Teaching Excellence
Communication
Access Recording Here
2/13/2019, 3:30 PM, Turlington Hall L007
How to Become an Expert in Your Field 
Research Skills and Knowledge, Professionalism
 
2/27/2019, 3:30 PM, Turlington Hall L007
Gen X to Gen Z: Navigating Generational Differences in the Workplace 
Effectiveness and Purpose, Communication
Access Recording Here
3/13/2019, 3:30 PM, Turlington Hall L007
Scholars Speaking to the Public in the Age of Internet Noise
 
Professionalism, Communication
Access Recording Here 
3/20/2019, 3:30 PM, Turlington Hall L007
Effective Poster Presentations
Professionalism, Communication
Access Recording Here 
3/27/2019, 3:30 PM, Turlington Hall L007
Leading from the Middle: Leadership Style and Strategy for Young Professionals 
Management and Leadership 
Access Recording Here 
4/3/2019, 3:30 PM, Turlington Hall L007
Opportunities for International Engagement 
Management and Leadership 
Access Recording Here 
4/10/2019, 3:30 PM, Turlington Hall L007
The Non-Academic Job Search 
Effectiveness and Purpose, Career Advancement
Access Recording Here 
4/17/2019, 3:30 PM, Turlington Hall L007
Networking and Building Professional Connections for Graduate Students 
Professionalism, Career Advancement 
Access Recording Here 
9/11/2019, 3:30 PM, Bartram Hall 211 
Expert Scholarly Information Search: Finding the Sources You Need in the Library and on the Web
Research Skills and Knowledge
 
9/18/2019 3:30 PM, Bartram Hall 211
Tips to Finding Funding For Your Graduate Education
Management and Leadership, Professionalism
 
9/25/2019 3:30 PM, Bartram Hall 211
Oral Presentations
Professionalism, Communication
 
10/2/2019, 3:30 PM, McKnight Brain Institute LG101A
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Submission
Research Skills and Knowledge
Access Recording Here 
10/9/2019, 3:30 PM, Bartram Hall 211
What You Need Before You Proceed: Finding and Filling the Gaps in Your Academic Training
 
Research Skills and Knowledge, Professionalism
 
Access Recording Here 
10/15/2019, 3:00 PM, McKnight Brain Institute LG101A
Maximize Your Mentoring Relationships in Graduate School
 
Management and Leadership, Professionalism
 
Access Recording Here 
10/29/2019, 3:00 PM, McKnight Brain Institute LG101A
Graduate Funding Opportunities with the UF Center for European Studies
 
Management and Leadership, Professionalism
 
Access Recording Here 

2018 Professional Development Workshops

Date, Time and LocationSession TitleCore SkillsRecordings
2/27/2018, 4:00 PM, McKnight Brain Institute DeWesse Auditorium LG101-A
Awesome Scholarly Information Search: Finding What You Need in the Library and on the Web
Research Skills and Knowledge
 
3/13/2018, 4:00 PM, McKnight Brain Institute DeWesse Auditorium LG101-A
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Submission
Research Skills and Knowledge
 
3/20/2018, 4:00 PM, McKnight Brain Institute DeWesse Auditorium LG101-A
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants and Graduate Research Fellowships
Management and Leadership, Professionalism 
 
3/27/2018, 4:00 PM, McKnight Brain Institute DeWesse Auditorium LG101-A
Think and Act Like an Entrepreneur: Leveraging Entrepreneurial Competencies in Your Life and Career
Management and Leadership
 
4/10/2018, 4:00 PM, McKnight Brain Institute DeWesse Auditorium LG101-A
How to be an Expert in Your Field
Research Skills and Knowledge, Professionalism
 
4/17/2018, 4:00 PM, McKnight Brain Institute DeWesse Auditorium LG101-A
National Institute of Health Fellowship Application
 
Management and Leadership, Professionalism
 
8/31/2018, 4:00 PM, McKnight Brain Institute DeWesse Auditorium LG101-A
Dr. Sandra Johnson
Career Advancement
 
9/11/2018, 3:30 PM, McKnight Brain Institute DeWesse Auditorium LG101-A
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GFRP)
Management and Leadership, Professionalism
Access Recording Here
9/19/2018, 4:00 PM, McKnight Brain Institute DeWesse Auditorium LG101-A
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Submission
Research Skills and Knowledge
Access Recording Here
9/26/2018, 4:00 PM, McKnight Brain Institute DeWesse Auditorium LG101-A
Oral Presentations
Professionalism, Communication
Access Recording Here
10/3/2018, 3:30 PM, McKnight Brain Institute DeWesse Auditorium LG101-A
Writing Personal Statements
Communication, Career Advancement
Access Recording Here
10/10/2018, 3:30 PM, McKnight Brain Institute DeWesse Auditorium LG101-A
Finding Funding
Management and Leadership, Professionalism
Access Recording Here
10/16/2018, 3:30 PM, McKnight Brain Institute DeWesse Auditorium LG101-A
Finding a Good Dissertation or Thesis Topic
Research Skills and Knowledge
 
10/24/2018, 3:30 PM, McKnight Brain Institute DeWesse Auditorium LG101-A
Excellent Scholarly Information Search: Finding the Sources You Need in the Library and on the Web
Research Skills and Knowledge
 
11/7/2018, 3:30 PM, McKnight Brain Institute DeWesse Auditorium LG101-A
Financial Management: Now and Throughout Your Career
Effectiveness and Purpose, Career Advancement
Access Recording Here 
11/14/2018, 3:30 PM, McKnight Brain Institute DeWesse Auditorium LG101-A
More than Brains on Sticks: Staying Well in Graduate School
Effectiveness and Purpose
Access Recording Here  
11/28/2018, 3:30 PM, McKnight Brain Institute DeWesse Auditorium LG101-A
An Overview of Literature Review Types
Research Skills and Knowledge
Access Recording Here