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January 2018

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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DMV Mobile Unit

February 6 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

The goal of the NC DMV Mobile Unit (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKT3RCpDR00&feature=youtu.be) is to get individuals REAL-ID compliant. We will offer REAL ID compliant DL’s and ID Cards both duplicate ($13.00) or renewal if within 180 days of expiration ($40.00).  https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/driver/realid/ for full details about what IDs are required to bring with you. We are not offering any road testing, motorcycle, CDL, learner’s permits, or vehicle registrations. Guest transferring drivers licenses from other states need to bring a hard copy proof or insurance…

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Getting Ready to teach in the American Classroom: Building Rapport and Effective Communication Skills

February 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Develop and practice your own strategies for effective communication in this case-study-based workshop focused on building and maintaining rapport with students. The workshop will include a facilitated case study discussion. In that discussion, participants will investigate sources of mis-communication between students and instructors, and discuss tangible strategies to increase effective communication (verbal and non-verbal) with others in and out of the classroom. Participants will: • Propose strategies to build rapport with undergraduate students • Generate a list of compensation strategies…

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Facilitation Training for Graduate Students

February 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Monday, repeating until Monday, February 26, 2018

Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This series of facilitation training workshops is designed to help develop individual's gain a greater understanding of facilitated dialogue techniques. These techniques can  be employed in group settings and within classroom management. This immersive experience will allow participants to reflect on personal experiences, beliefs, and identities that influence facilitated dialogue and apply tangible methods of facilitation to situations. Additionally, participants will gain peer feedback and practical facilitation skills to enhance classroom management and facilitation.Co-sponsored with the Office of Student Life…

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Financial Literacy: Taxes and Savings

February 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

What do taxes and savings have to do with each other? We will discuss a few taxes and the entities that collect your money (hint: it is not just the federal government). And walk through a basic tax return so you can see how the various types of income impact what you will owe Uncle Sam. BONUS: info about how you might be able to file your taxes for free! Learning outcomes: Understanding how income, debt, and risk are related…

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Facilitation Training for Graduate Students

February 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Monday, repeating until Monday, February 26, 2018

Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This series of facilitation training workshops is designed to help develop individual's gain a greater understanding of facilitated dialogue techniques. These techniques can  be employed in group settings and within classroom management. This immersive experience will allow participants to reflect on personal experiences, beliefs, and identities that influence facilitated dialogue and apply tangible methods of facilitation to situations. Additionally, participants will gain peer feedback and practical facilitation skills to enhance classroom management and facilitation.Co-sponsored with the Office of Student Life…

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Financial Literacy: Investments and Retirement

February 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This interactive workshop is intended to provide participants with information about knowledge of investments and setting themselves up for success in preparation for retirement. Co-sponsored by The Graduate School and The Office of the Dean of Students. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/y9tf7d7n

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Facilitation Training for Graduate Students

February 26 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Monday, repeating until Monday, February 26, 2018

Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This series of facilitation training workshops is designed to help develop individual's gain a greater understanding of facilitated dialogue techniques. These techniques can  be employed in group settings and within classroom management. This immersive experience will allow participants to reflect on personal experiences, beliefs, and identities that influence facilitated dialogue and apply tangible methods of facilitation to situations. Additionally, participants will gain peer feedback and practical facilitation skills to enhance classroom management and facilitation.Co-sponsored with the Office of Student Life…

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March 2018

Preparing for the Academic Job Market

March 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This hands-on workshop will provide participants with strategies for effective academic job searches, writing cover letters and CVs that get noticed, as well as teaching and research statements that illustrate skills and readiness for academic careers. REGISTER:http://tinyurl.com/y8uhm7ul

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DMV Mobile Unit

March 15 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

The goal of the NC DMV Mobile Unit (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKT3RCpDR00&feature=youtu.be) is to get individuals REAL-ID compliant. We will offer REAL ID compliant DL’s and ID Cards both duplicate ($13.00) or renewal if within 180 days of expiration ($40.00).  https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/driver/realid/ for full details about what IDs are required to bring with you. We are not offering any road testing, motorcycle, CDL, learner’s permits, or vehicle registrations. Guest transferring drivers licenses from other states need to bring a hard copy proof or insurance…

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April 2018

L.E.A.D. Workshop Series: Values-Based Leadership

April 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Student Life & Leadership (SLL) L.E.A.D. Certificate workshop series provides UNC students with the opportunity to participate in leadership workshops throughout the year that focus on leadership development within the context of academic, personal, and professional environments. Come out and join us! REGISTER: https://heellife.unc.edu/event/1672732

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L.E.A.D. Workshop Series: Implicit Bias

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Student Life & Leadership (SLL) L.E.A.D. Certificate workshop series provides UNC students with the opportunity to participate in leadership workshops throughout the year that focus on leadership development within the context of academic, personal, and professional environments. Come out and join us! REGISTER: https://heellife.unc.edu/event/1672731

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