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Courses & Workshops

 

Aug-18
Job Hunting in Academia: Preparing your application package Reviews how to prepare an Application package: Letters of reference, Teaching statement, Resume 1-Aug Bill Lindstaedt
Crafting a Scientific Presentation (Half Day Workshop for 30 participants) Full Day for 12 Postdoc Slam Finalists Hands-on workshop focused on how to present scientific research results to the general public using various displays and appropriate language for non-science audience. 22-Aug Dr. Jean Luc Doumont
PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS
 December 2017
C.A.R.E.E.R. Development Workshop Led by a professional career development counselor, this interactive workshop was developed to help postdocs create an Individual Development Plan (IDP) and align short term and long-term goals. 5-Dec Dr. Elayne Chou
Negotiating your Faculty Compensation and Start up Package Reviews how to negotiate a salary in Academia, what you can ask for/ not ask for from future employer 7-Dec Bill Lindstaedt, UCSF Assistant Vice Chancellor
Writing in Science This interactive four (4)-hour workshop on science writing will train scientists and engineers to become more effective and confident writers. The workshop will  include a combination of lectures, and individual and group exercises. 11-Dec Dr. Jennifer Huber
 January 2018
Writing in Science This interactive four (4)-hour workshop on science writing will train scientists and engineers to become more effective and confident writers. The workshop will  include a combination of lectures, and individual and group exercises. 11-Jan Dr. Jennifer Huber
Informational Interviewing This lunch time workshop will cover Informational Interviewing. What is information interviewing, how often should you be doing this? Could this be a strong New Year’s Resolution.. 18-Jan Dr. Peter Fiske
February 2018
Intellectual Property and the Commercial Value of Research Berkeley Lab IP specialists will share insights on how to apply for a patent and other related guidelines. 14-Feb Elsie Quaite Randall, Russel Carrington
The Berkeley Lab Financial Management Overview for Postdocs This course provides the context needed by individuals with, or aspiring to, lead projects to successfully execute their financial management and stewardship responsibilities.  The course explains the Lab’s structure, business model and related ‘operating rules’; clarifies financial management roles and responsibilities; summarizes key aspects of conducting business at the Lab, and provides additional resources. 22-Feb Kim Williams, Minh Heubner
March 2018
Strategic Career Planning 2.0 Take an advanced approach and strategize your next move in your Career. 28-Feb Dr. Josh Henkin
Elevator Pitch 2.0 Learn how to do an elevator pitch and what are next steps after you do an elevator pitch. Get tips on building your network! 1-Mar Dr. Josh Henkin
PITCHFEST Come Practice your Elevator Pitch and get feedback from experienced Scientists! 1-Mar Dr. Josh Henkin
Dr. Peter Fiske
Leveraging LinkedIn Leverage your LinkedIn profile to help you network and increase your career opportunities! 2-Mar Dr. Josh Henkin
Introduction to Pedagogy Part 1: The Science of Learning This workshop series is presented by the Director of Research in Career Education and the Program Director of Academic Career Development at UCSF. 12-Mar Dr. Laurence Clement
Introduction to Pedagogy Part 2:  This workshop series provides an introduction to pedagogy for future faculty, with an emphasis on undergraduate and graduate education. In this course, we will cover the evidence-based strategies of the “scientific teaching” approach developed by Jo Handelsman, Sarah Miller and Christine Pfund and apply these strategies in class. 19-Mar Dr. Laurence Clement
Transforming the classroom
April  2018
Careers at a National Lab Panel workshop includes our local National Lab representatives from : Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Sandia National Lab, and SLAC National Accelorator 10-Apr LLNL, Sandia, SLAC, LBNL
 The Three Laws of Communication Lecture focused on how to present scientific research results to the general public using various displays and appropriate language for non-science audience. 13-Apr Dr. Jean Luc Doumont
May 2018
Job Hunting in Industry: Resume Writing For postdocs interested in a corporate career, a subject-matter-expert from UCSF will share tips on resume and CV writing for a research position in a corporation 1-May Bill Lindstaedt
Job Hunting in Industry : Interviewing & Salary Negotiations For postdocs interested in a corporate career, a subject-matter-expert from UCSF will share tips on resume and CV writing for a research position in a corporation 8-May Bill Lindstaedt
C.A.R.E.E.R. Development Workshop Led by a professional career development counselor, this interactive workshop was developed to help postdocs create an Individual Development Plan (IDP) and align short term and long-term goals. 9-May Dr. Elayne Chou
May 2018
The Art & Science of Communication: Telling your Story In this workshop, Dr. Fiske examines some of the science of persuasion, and the underlying neuroscience that explains why people receive some forms of communication well and react negatively to other forms and styles. Fiske reveals how some of the most important technical communication you do may be more effective when you appreciate things from the listener’s perspective.  And he discusses why “selling skills” are important to understand and master, even if you never plan on leaving the bench. 31-May Dr. Peter Fiske
June 2018
Grant Writing 101 Whether your career takes you to Industry, a National Lab, Entrepreneurship or Academia, chances are that you will be intimately involved in writing research grant proposals. In fact, your career growth may largely hinge on your ability to raise funding. While each proposal is unique, lying at the intersection of the funding agency needs and your technical idea, there are very important guidelines that must be observed in order to maximize the probability of success. The workshop covers the basic principles, best practices and provides numerous tips. Each workshop also features a ‘real life’ interactive exercise that will deeply engage the participants in a very concrete way.

Dr. Michel Fouré is the founder of BerkeleyGrant Writing LLC (http://www.berkeleygrant.com), a firm devoted to help companies and research organizations to write extremely effective research proposals. In this capacity, he offers a lifetime experience of both writing very successful grant proposals during his industry career as well as reviewing over six hundred research proposals during his tenure at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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22-Jun

 Dr. Michel Foure
Informational Interviewing (Part 2) This is a follow up to our Informational Interviewing Introduction workshop held earlier in the year. Informational Interviewing is one of the most effective ways of uncovering job opportunities, identifying new research sponsors and projects, and expanding your network. Sadly, most postdocs know little about the Informational Interview process or how to make it effective for them. In this lively and entertaining workshop, Peter will conduct a follow up with our informational interview challenge participants and highlight the experiences and lessons learned from the group. 13-Jun Dr. Peter Fiske