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Calendar of Workshops

Calendar of Workshops

Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Workshops – by Unit/Organization

Center for Teaching & Learning

To pre-register: http://ctl.gatech.edu/events

Georgia Tech Library

To see a full listing and register for workshops please visit: http://library.gatech.edu/events

Center for Career Discovery & Development

No pre-registration needed.
For additional information: http://www.careerdiscovery.gatech.edu/workshops

Communication Center - SPRING 2019 DATES

**All sessions held in The Communication Center located in Clough Commons 447**

Starting a Written or Oral Communication Project

(No sessions planned at this time)

In this workshop, you will learn the basic elements that go into a communication project: planning and conducting research, note-taking, brainstorming, outlining, drafting, creating graphics, conversing with sources, revising, and presenting. You will learn the benefits of developing a preliminary research question and statement of purpose before writing. Your facilitator will offer examples of effective and ineffective questions and statements; share creative techniques for exploring and developing your research question; demonstrate good practices in organizing your research and writing; and suggest key resources for support during your composition process. As a result of this workshop, you will be able to begin your written or oral project with the confidence that you are making the most of your time. Please contact Brandy Ball Blake (brandy.blake@gatech.edu) if you need more information. *This workshop is directed towards graduate students. Postdocs are welcome as walk-ins as space allows.

Pitching Your Work to the Public

Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 3 pm
Wednesday, March 27 at 6 pm

In this workshop, we will discuss the importance of being able to communicate your research to those outside of your field. Included in this workshop, you will learn how to develop an elevator pitch about your research, emphasizing how to clearly and briefly explain your research (and why it matters) to non-specialists. Your facilitator will offer examples of effective and ineffective statements; share techniques and tips for developing your pitch and communicating with non-specialists; and work with you on a draft of your own pitch. Please contact Brandy Ball Blake (brandy.blake@gatech.edu)  if you need more information. *This workshop is directed towards graduate students. Postdocs are welcome as walk-ins as space allows.

Preparing a Poster Session

Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 4 pm - IC215
Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 1 pm  
Thursday, Mar. 7 at 5 pm  
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In this workshop, we will discuss strategies for creating academic posters, focusing on design elements, and for presenting posters (at conferences, in competitions, etc.). There will be a question and answer segment following the presentation. As a result of attending this workshop you will better understand how different visual elements combine to make a poster clearer or more confusing, how to prioritize information for the space allotted in a poster, and how to succinctly discuss your research in a poster presentation. Please contact Brandy Ball Blake (brandy.blake@gatech.edu)  if you need more information. *This workshop is directed towards graduate students. Postdocs are welcome as walk-ins as space allows.

Writing a Literature Review (The Writing Process/Research Process)

(No sessions planned at this time)

In this workshop, we will discuss the process for preparing, writing, and revising a Literature Review. Your facilitator will offer an overview of considerations and help you understand how to provide information about organizing resources; to explain disciplinary conventions; to clarify source citation techniques; and to engage with source materials rather than summarize. There will be a question and answer segment following the presentation. As a result of attending this workshop you will understand the purpose of a literature review and the various approaches for writing one. Please contact Brandy Ball Blake (brandy.blake@gatech.edu) if you need more information. *This workshop is directed towards graduate students. Postdocs are welcome as walk-ins as space allows.

Grant Writing

Monday, Mar. 11 at 4 pm 

In this workshop, we will consider the basic strategies for and practical approaches to writing grants. Specifically we will discuss working with available resources (program officers, rubrics, templates, etc.) as well as proposal research, preparation, and submission. We will also discuss grant writing in collaborative situations. There will be a question and answer segment following the presentation. As a result of attending this workshop you will understand how to plan, submit, and follow-up on a grant proposal. Please contact Karen Head (karen.head@lmc.gatech.edu) if you need more information. *This workshop is directed towards graduate students. 

Global Communication Issues

Wednesday, March 6 at 4 pm  

In this workshop, you will learn how to take into account not only the content and structure of your communication but also the ways in which context plays an important role in communication. We will discuss the conventions for professional communication in different cultures, particularly cultures where you are likely to present your work, and how awareness of these conventions is essential to make you an effective global communicator, particularly in professional settings. Please contact Brandy Ball Blake (brandy.blake@gatech.edu) if you need more information. *This workshop is directed towards graduate students. Postdocs are welcome as walk-ins as space allows.

Public Speaking

Thursday, Feb. 28 at 5 pm  

In  this workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of public speaking including how to capture and maintain audience attention and deliver speeches that create a positive and lasting impression. Your facilitator will focus on content and delivery strategies that are specific to the oral portion of any presentation situation, and will also discuss techniques like projection, inflection, vocal emphasis, and non-verbal signals. There will be a question and answer segment following the presentation. As a result of attending this workshop you will understand how to plan and execute the oral and non-verbal elements of a presentation. Please contact Brandy Ball Blake (brandy.blake@gatech.edu) if you need more information. *This workshop is directed towards graduate students. Postdocs are welcome as walk-ins as space allows.

Visual Rhetoric

(No sessions planned at this time)
In  this workshop, we will examine the rhetorical uses of images, focusing on the process of interpreting images, the social connotations of images, the incorporation of images into design, and the balance between images and text in visual-based projects. There will be a question and answer segment following the presentation. As a result of attending this workshop you will better understand the impact that visuals have on interpretation and the complications associated with incorporating visuals into projects. Please contact Brandy Ball Blake (brandy.blake@gatech.edu) if you need more information. *This workshop is directed towards graduate students. Postdocs are welcome as walk-ins as space allows.

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