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January 2018

New Graduate TA Orientation

January 10 @ 8:00 am - January 29 @ 5:00 pm

This workshop gives TAs the opportunity to meet and talk with new and experienced TAs from across many disciplines, and to help them manage their dual role as both graduate student and instructor. This workshop is held online through Sakai. Click below to register and learn more. Facilitated by the Center for Faculty Excellence. Register Here

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Self-Assessment/Career Exploration Series for Graduate/Professional Students – Strengths Finder

January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Take your self-assessment and goal setting to the next level by learning about techniques and resources for exploring your career options - registrants will be contacted to take Gallup StrengthsFinder and results will be discussed in a group setting at the workshop. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/yado79fp

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Resiliency, Imposter Syndrome, and Optimism

January 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

As graduate students, it’s critical to learn how to deal with challenges and set-backs to progress and advance personally and professionally. Participants will learn evidence-based strategies to develop a growth mindset, reduce ANTs, minimize imposter fears, increase optimism and how to use feedback constructively. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/ydam7jdj

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Self-Assessment/Career Exploration Series for Graduate/Professional Students – Using Career Navigation Tools

January 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Learn about online tools designed to further assess, explore, and set career development goals. Individual Development Plans (IDPs) will be highlighted. Students from all disciplines are welcome. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/ydavb3gj

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Dissertation Writing Boot Camp

January 29 @ 9:00 am - February 2 @ 1:00 pm
The Writing Center, 0127 SASB North

Boot camp is a week-long opportunity for students currently writing dissertations to set writing goals, practice disciplined writing habits, learn new strategies, and connect with other dissertation writers. Each day will include a writing strategy or activity led by a Writing Center staff member and several blocks of uninterrupted writing time. Debriefing and informal conversations with fellow graduate students over lunch, which will be provided. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/y93egcrm

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Personal financial literacy with Richard Blankenship, CFA of Franklin Street Partners

January 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Murray Hall G201 Chapel Hill, 27599 United States

Want to prepare for a secure financial future?  Join Mr. Richard Blankenship, CFA, of Franklin Street Partners, as he answers your personal financial literacy questions including how to maintain a household budget, managing debt (e.g. student loans) and planning for retirement. Register here:  http://tinyurl.com/ycnxtcn4

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Self-Assessment/Career Exploration Series for Graduate/Professional Students – Career Compass Exploration

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Take your self-assessment and goal setting to the next level by learning about techniques and resources for exploring your options. Lunch provided. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/y9jusl7l

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Getting Ready to Teach in the American Classroom: Cross-Cultural Analysis

January 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn how to work with undergraduate students in this workshop designed for international teaching assistants (ITAs) who are getting ready to teach in the American classroom. The workshop will cover important actions ITAs can take before the semester begins and learn about expectations of American undergraduate students in order to more effectively interact with students. Cross-sharing of cultural norms and expectations from participants’ home countries will provide reflective opportunities to determine how best to interact with American undergraduate students. Offered…

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February 2018

Communication Styles and Conflict Resolution

February 1 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Effective communication is critical to success in our professional careers as well as daily interactions. This workshop will provide opportunities to assess your communication style, learn strategies on how to best interact with others who may not share your style, determine issues that are impacting your progress and how to respond to conflict in constructive ways. Lunch provided. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/y84jcxdf

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Improvisation training to improve communication and active listening with Bianca Casusol

February 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Murray Hall G201 Chapel Hill, 27599 United States

https://thepit-chapelhill.com/bianca-casusol/ Improv training has been shown to be effective at improving communication, teamwork and active listening.  Join Bianca Casusol (Magnet Theater People and The PIT Chapel Hill) in an interactive introduction to improvisation.  No experience necessary - just show up prepared to have fun!  Note that limited slots are available for this experience. Register here:  http://tinyurl.com/yc942lda

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