Professional Development Workshops

Professional Development Workshops  aid UNK graduate students in career planning, managing prospective careers, and developing the skills and knowledge needed for professional and career advancement.

5 Tips and Tricks Every College Student Should Know

College can be overwhelming but with these tips and tricks is can become very manageable. This will be a student lead workshop talking about tips and tricks that have helped students be successful online and in the classroom. Students will provide personal experiences and strategies that they have found along the way and will there will be time for Q/A. Presented by: Breanna Redl, Shelby Hinrichs, and Shelby Webster. Learn more about the 5 Tips and Tricks Every College Student Should Know workshop.

DATE: Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020
TIME: 4:00 – 5:00pm
LOCATION: Live at College Park in Grand Island
Zoom Link: https://unk.zoom.us/j/99365367964

Handling Difficult Conversations in the Workplace

Difficult conversations are a part of every professional career, to be successful with these conversations we must learn, practice, and fine tune these skills needed. Participants in this workshop will learn how to actively bring up their concerns to the table with the goal of working towards the best win-win scenario. Presented by Dr. Bailey Koch. Dr. Koch is a Senior Lecture in the Teacher Education Department. Learn more about the Handling Difficult Conversations in the Workplace workshop.

DATE: November 12th, 2020
TIME: 3:30-4:30
LOCATION: CMCT 101 (eCampus)
Zoom Link: https://unk.zoom.us/j/97541975643

Emergency Remote Support

In conjunction with the Office of Graduate Studies, Dr. Janet Eckerson (Assistant Professor of Spanish) will host a workshop to share her knowledge on best practice in teaching language classes online. This workshop will focus on the following objectives:

  • Use effective strategies for planning and organizing online language learning. 
  • “Transition” face-to-face instruction online by choosing appropriate technology supports, within an LMS or based in the web. 
  • Anticipate and respond to challenges related to engagement, feedback, opportunities for interpersonal communication, assessment, and academic dishonesty.

View the recorded Emergency Remote Support workshop

View the Emergency Remote Support presentation as PDF

Stress Management and Wellness

In conjunction with the Office of Graduate Studies, Dr. David Hof, Professor and Dr. Doug Tillman, Associate Professor (Counseling and School Psychology) will host a workshop focused on better understand stress, developing coping skills and consistently practicing wellness. Dr. Hof and Dr. Tillman have been presenting together for eight years, helping people better understand themselves and finding alternatives to live healthier lives. Learn more about the Stress Management and Wellness workshop.

View the recorded Stress Management and Wellness Workshop

View the Stress Management and Wellness PowerPoint

View the Stress Management and Wellness presentation figure

ePortfolios: A Blueprint for Success

In conjunction with the Office of Graduate Studies, Dr. Martonia Gaskill (Assistant Professor of Education) and Amber Alexander (Online Program Coordinator and Lecturer) will host a workshop on ePortfolios as a powerful tool for students to document and demonstrate cutting edge skills. ePortfolios can elevate the standard resume to a live and descriptive portrait of students sophisticated abilities such as communication, writing and critical thinking skills, and their readiness for the competitive job market. Learn more about the ePortfolios: A Blueprint for Success workshop.

View the recorded ePortfolio Workshop.

How to Write an IRB!

In conjunction with the Office of Graduate Studies, Office of Undergraduate Research, and Division of Research, Dr. Matthew R. Bice (IRB Director) will host a workshop that will guide faculty and students through the process of completing an IRB application. This workshop can be used to facilitate current and future researchers as well as classes that involve research projects. Learn more about the How to Write an IRB! workshop.

View the recorded How to Write an IRB Workshop.

Crafting an Academic Vita: How do I showcase my work?

Accurately presenting academic contributions, acquired skills, and accomplishments is vital for graduate students. Come learn how you can make yourself more marketable! Students attending this workshop will learn how to construct a Vita in their respected discipline and how to market their accomplishments. Students can also attend online via Zoom. Learn more about the Crafting an Academic Vita: How do I showcase my work? workshop.

View the recorded How to Craft a CV Workshop.

Job interviews: What to expect

In conjunction with the Office of Graduate Studies, Dr. Michelle Warren (Assoc. Professor of Spanish) will host a workshop to guide participants through the process of interviewing for a teaching position. Dr. Warren has many years of experience conducting interviews both at the secondary and post-secondary levels. She will include some basic legal and etiquette information, as well as some fun interactive games to review the “dos and don’ts” of job interviewing. Learn more about the Job interviews: What to expect workshop.

 View the recorded Job Interviews Workshop.