Professional Development Webinar Series

In addition to providing training in state-of-the-art technologies and instrumentation for graduate students and beyond, we emphasize professional development training targeting skills needed both in and out of academia. These live interactive webinars provide transferable skills for all early career scientists and will be archived on the website for those unable to “attend” the live events.

Do you have questions like:

  • How do I put together (or understand) a budget?
  • How do I improve my work-life balance?
  • How can I use social media to help my science career?

If so, then this webinar series is for you!

Professional Development Webinar #13: How to Use the Broader Impact Wizard: A Tool to Help Advance the Impact of Research in Society

Are you new to the world of Broader Impacts? Do you need to write a Broader Impacts statement and don’t know where to start? Check out our next C-DEBI professional development webinar!

  • Led by: Janice McDonnell, Science Agent, Department of Youth Development, Rutgers University
  • Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 12-1pm PDT

Professional Development Webinar #12: Broadening your thinking and your impact: Tips on how to develop effective outreach programs

  • Led by: Pete Girguis, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
  • Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 12-1pm PST

Professional Development Webinar #11: Adventures in Online Teaching and Trying to Balance Research & Teaching

  • Led by: Jason Sylvan, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M
  • Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 12-1pm PST
Discussing:
  • Some strategies for successful online lectures
  • Time commitments necessary for online teaching
  • Comparisons between online and in-person teaching
  • Is it worth it?
  • Examples of how I failed at balancing teaching and research and how you can hopefully not fail in the same way

Professional Development Webinar #10: Scientific editing as a career

    • Led by: Delphine Defforey, Associate Editor, Nature Communications
    • Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 9-10am PST (5-6pm London time)

Professional Development Webinar #9: Work-life Balance is Essential and also it can’t Possibly Exist

  • Led by: Drew Steen, C-DEBI Assistant Professor of Environmental Geology, University of Tennessee
  • Date: Friday, August 31, 2018, 12-1pm PST

Professional Development Webinar #8: What I wish I knew before I knew it: Surviving the early years of tenure-track faculty

  • Led by: Brandi Kiel Reese, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
  • Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 12-1pm PST

Professional Development Webinar #7: The Joys of Open Science

  • Led by: Ben Tully, C-DEBI Bioinformatic Specialist
  • Date: Wednesday, April 25th, 2018, 12-1pm PST

Professional Development Webinar #6: Surviving (and Maybe Even Thriving!) in a Soft Money Position

  • Led by: Julie Huber, C-DEBI Associate Director, Associate Scientist, WHOI
  • Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 12-1pm PST

Professional Development Webinar #5: Speaking as a Scientist with Press, Politicians, and the Public

  • Led by: Andy Fisher, C-DEBI Co-PI, professor UCSC
  • Date: October 24, 2017, 12-1pm PST

Professional Development Webinar #4: How to Negotiate in Academia

  • Led by: Karen G. Lloyd, Assistant Professor, Microbiology Department, University of Tennessee
  • Date: August 24th, 2017, 11am PST
  • Why negotiation is essential
  • Tips for how to do so successfully
  • What to expect from post-doc and assistant professorship job negotiations

Professional Development Webinar #3: Proposal Writing, Management, and Budget Planning

  • Led by: Donna Blackman (Scripps Institution of Oceanography) and Beth Orcutt (Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences)
  • Date: June 15, 2017 12:00pm PST
  • C-DEBI teamed up with the Consortium for Ocean Leadership’s Marine Geoscience Leadership Symposium (MGLS) for this comprehensive webinar on proposal preparation June 15, 2017. The webinar focused on topics related to preparing research proposals by providing advice on writing, constructing planning timelines, managing a team through the process, and preparing a budget.  In addition to the 1 hour 20 minute video (see below), PDFs are available of the presentation slides and a supplemental question answered from the extensive Questions and Discussion at the end of the webinar.

Professional Development Webinar #2: Leveraging Social Media

  • Led by: Jen Biddle, Assistant Professor, College of Earth, Ocean, & Environment, University of Delaware
  • Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:00pm PST
  • Are you using social media to network and promote your science?
  • Learn why you should and how to do it

Professional Development Webinar #1: Elevator Talk

See the inaugural 2013 science communication “Elevator Talk” webinar presented by Dr. Myrna Jacobson-Meyers (USC), David Bader, Emily Yam, and Jenny Lentz (Aquarium of the Pacific).

 

Future webinars are expected to be held every other month.  If you have any questions, please contact: Gwen Noda (gnoda@usc.edu), C-DEBI Education & Diversity Director.

Call for Nominations

Know someone who can share their knowledge of essential skills not learned in graduate school, like developing a syllabus, how to choose what professional service committees to serve on or how to transition to a career in industry? C-DEBI seeks nominations for its Professional Development Webinar series. In addition to providing training in state-of-the-art technologies and instrumentation for graduate students and beyond, we emphasize professional development training targeting skills needed both in and out of academia. These live interactive webinars provide transferable skills for all early career scientists and will be archived on the website for those unable to “attend” the live events. Potential speakers can be nominated by colleagues, mentors, or those mentored by C-DEBI participants; they can also self-nominate. Selected C-DEBI Professional Development Speakers will make a presentation online, using video conferencing tools, with assistance from the C-DEBI main office at USC. Nominated C-DEBI Professional Development Speakers should be capable of combining compelling visual materials with the ability to communicate effectively to a broad audience.

Please send nominee name, contact info/description, and subject topic to Education & Diversity Director, Gwen Noda (gnoda@usc.edu)

 


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