Professional Development Workshop Series

Events are open to everyone, including postdocs, faculty, and staff. Only graduate students can register through GIMS, though all others can register in person on the day of the event.

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.

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.

Spring 2020 Workshop Series

Date, Time and Location
Session Title
Speaker
Description
Core Skill
February 5, 3pm-4pm
McKnight Brain Institute DeWeese Auditorium, LG101A
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Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Submission 
Stacy Wallace, Assistant Director of the Graduate Editorial Office 
Submission time is here again, and we want to help you graduate! We will help you walk through exactly what you need to do to make sure that your submissions pass through our office as smoothly as possible.
Effectiveness and Purpose
February 10, 12pm-1pm
McKnight Brain Institute DeWeese Auditorium, LG101A
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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 expectation of garnering external funding is weaved-in, ingrained, and integral part of the teaching, research, and service expectations for faculty. Scholarship in research includes the generation of research proposals, research protocols, working papers, journal articles, research reports, book chapters, and books. However, the expectations is publication without external funding is not acceptable; and external funding without publication is not acceptable. Therefore, let’s explore funding opportunities available to support educational research,  specifically STEM education research. In addition, we will identify value and opportunities in building research collaborations with historically black colleges and universities especially in STEM education research.
Research Skills and Knowledge, Professionalism
March 18th, 11:30am-12:30pm
McKnight Brain Institute DeWeese Auditorium, LG101A

Effective Posters and Figures: Minimize Processing to Maximize Clarity​ 
Dr. Scott Thourson, Post-Doc in the Deparment of Biomedical Engineering
Posters are an important medium through which research is communicated to experts and the general public. A clear understanding of research is imperative for public trust and knowledge building. This workshop will go over best practices for designing posters and figures through discussion and examples. Scientific poster examples will be used, but the principles will be applicable to all fields.
Professionalism and Communication 
April 8, 12pm-1pm
McKnight Brain Institute DeWeese Auditorium, LG101A
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
 
TBA
 
Communication
 

Past Workshop Series

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
 
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
 
11/28/2018, 3:30 PM, McKnight Brain Institute DeWesse Auditorium LG101-A
An Overview of Literature Review Types
Research Skills and Knowledge