NCFDD Webinars

Cultivating Your Network of Mentors, Sponsors, and Collaborators Webinar

Date and Time: Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 11:30 am-1:00 pm
410 Kuhlin Center

  • Do you have a reliable and strong network of mentors?
  • Are you struggling to cultivate mentoring relationships?
  • Do you know the difference between a mentor and a sponsor?
  • Are you moving to a new stage of your career and wondering how to find new mentors and sponsors that are appropriate to the next level?

If so, join us for a webinar that will help you:

  • Map your current mentoring network
  • Identify your unmet needs
  • Plan how to expand your existing network to meet your current need
Every Semester Needs a Plan Webinar

Date and Time: Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Location: 410 Kuhlin Center

  • Do you often start the semester of term with high hopes for your writing projects, by end disappointed by your actual productivity?
  • Do you desperately want (or need) to write a lot this semester?
  • Do you want to figure out how to be more productive AND enjoy your life this semester?

We offer this planning webinar at the beginning of each semester so that you can take time out of our schedule to identify your personal and professional goals, create a strategic plan to accomplish them, and identify the types of community, support, and accountability you need to make this your most productive and balanced semester ever!

The Art of Saying No Webinar

Date and Time: Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Location: 410 Kuhlin Center

  • Do you often feel drained by departmental drama?
  • Do you feel unclear how to handle conflicts that arise in your department?

Academics are notoriously conflict avoidant and the inability to manage conflict can result in negative physical, emotional, and relational consequences for faculty. So why not learn early in your career to master the SKILL of healthy conflict so that you can effectively manage conflicts as they arise and avoid carrying around all of the negative energy, anger, and resentment in your mind and body. In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How conflict-management is an essential part of thriving in the Academy.
  • How to decide when to push-back and when to pull back in the face of conflict.
  • The difference between healthy and unhealthy conflict.
  • How to get clear about the role that power plays in resolving departmental conflicts.
  • Ten tips for engaging in healthy conflict.

Register for the Art of Saying No Webinar  

How to Speak to and Engage Nonacademic Audiences Webinar

Date and Time: Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Location: 410 Kuhlin Center

Are you interested in presenting your work to new audiences? Do you desire to engage broader audiences beyond refereed journal subscribers and academic conference attendees? Would you like to share your work with the public, including practitioners, policymakers and advocacy groups? You may be a graduate student or a seasoned faculty member who is ready to take your research outside of the academy to the public, and needs help getting started.

There’s an art to effectively translating your research to the public and engaging nonacademic audiences. Get alignment with your audience and add value to their work and yours. In this training, you will learn:

  • How to understand why and what public audiences want to hear from you
  • Potential formats for reaching your desired audience
  • Common mistakes of academic presentations to the public
  • How to maintain your voice yet be accessible to diverse audiences

Register for the How to Speak to and Engage Nonacademic Audiences Webinar