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.

Summer 2020 Workshop Series "Managing Stress and Anxiety as a Graduate Student"

Date, Time and Location

Session Title

Speaker

Description

Webinar Recordings, Transcripts, and Materials

Core Skill

June 2, 2020

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Zoom

Managing Public Speaking Anxiety

Dr. Diana Nagy, UF Dial Center for Written and Oral Communication

Oral presentations can be especially challenging for graduate students that feel nervous or anxious when speaking in front of audiences, whether that be in class, at a conference, or with your thesis or dissertation committee. In this workshop you will learn techniques to manage and reduce public speaking anxiety.

Managing Public Speaking Anxiety Webinar Recording

Webinar Transcript

June 2 2020 PPT

Effectiveness and Purpose, Communication

June 10, 2020

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Zoom

Get Stuff Done: Taking Control of Your Time and Managing Leisure Guilt

Amanda Catron, UF Office of Graduate Professional Development

Put aside your overloaded to-do list and join this time management workshop where you will learn real steps to take towards increased productivity, decreased stress, and improved schedule organization. Common pitfalls of time management will also be discussed including: the work/life balance myth, overcoming procrastination, and feelings of guilt when not working.

Coming Soon!

Effectiveness and Purpose

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

Do you ever feel like others expect you to be the expert on something, but internally you feel like you have no idea what you are doing? Or when good things happen to you, you find yourself actively negating those experiences? Do you strive to be flawless in everything you do and have unrealistically high expectations for yourself? If any of these questions resonated with you, you are not alone!  Come join this interactive online workshop for an open and honest exploration/dialogue of how imposter syndrome and perfectionism impacts you.

Will not be recorded 

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

In this workshop, you will learn what social anxiety is and the common ways it is managed. Then you will learn practical ways to challenge social anxiety if these coping skills fail. Finally, you will receive resources about where to go if you need additional support.

Coming Soon!

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

High-stakes testing is an integral part of your graduate studies. Class exams, comprehensive exams, and qualifying exams often cause stress and anxiety that can hinder your ability to show what you have learned. This workshop will present practical tips you can use to manage test anxiety.

Coming Soon!

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

Please join Alison Miller, PhD, owner of The Dissertation Coach to learn a fresh approach to effectively cope with writing anxiety and procrastination. Participants will learn specific skills, tactics, approaches, and mindsets they can use to work more effectively, increase productivity, and be better able to focus, concentrate, and get meaningful work done on a day-to-day basis.

 

Students who participate in this workshop will have the opportunity to participate in a 2-hour virtual writing retreat facilitated by Dr. Miller immediately following the workshop (Zoom link will be provided during the workshop). Students who wish to participate in the writing retreat should come prepared with a research/writing activity. In this writing retreat, students will be supported to practice what they learned in the workshop.

Coming Soon!

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 

Many graduate students often do not identify as disabled (and may be) and/or may not know about the resources that the DRC offers. This presentation will cover the scope and context of disability at UF, the resources and services offered by the DRC, and how to connect with the DRC to set up accommodations and supports.

Coming Soon!

Effectiveness and Purpose 

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

Past Workshop Series

2020 Professional Development Workshops

Date, Time, and LocationSession TitlePresenterCore Skills
February 5, 3pm-4pm
McKnight Brain Institute DeWeese Auditorium, LG101A
Click here to stream the presentation
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Submission 
Stacy Wallace, Assistant Director of the Graduate Editorial Office 
Research Skills and Knowledge
February 10, 12pm-1pm
McKnight Brain Institute DeWeese Auditorium, LG101A
Click here to stream the presentation
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 
Research Skills and Knowledge, Professionalism
March 18th, 11:30am-12:30pm
Online
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-4pm
Online
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-1pm
Online
Click here to stream the presentation
Academic Conference Tips: Delivering a Great Paper and Maximizing Your Conference Experience
Link to Academic Conference Tips Google Doc
Dr. Kristen Galvin, Assistant Director for Graduate Engagement, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere 
Communication 

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