Communication Skills

Think Like an Actor, Present Like a Pro

8 am to 10 am, October 19, 2017

This workshop is open to faculty and staff.

It’s conference season, and you’ve once again been asked to share your expertise by giving a breakout session at a regional, national or international conference. The thought makes you both smile and shiver. The pressure to deliver a presentation to a group of your professional colleagues that is clear, confident and memorable is undeniable. As you prepare, you start to wonder:

“How do I make my presentation more interesting?"

Making the Most of Your Presentation

11 am to 1 pm, October 09, 2017

Strong presentation skills are a key to success for researchers and other professionals, yet many speakers are at a loss to tackle the task. Systematic as they otherwise can be in their work, they go at it intuitively or haphazardly, with much good will but seldom good results. In this talk, Dr Doumont proposes a systematic way to prepare and deliver an oral presentation: he covers structure, slides, and delivery, as well as stage fright.

Facilitated by: Jean-luc Doumont, PhD

Communicating the Value of Your Research to a Broad Audience

11 am to 1 pm, November 09, 2017

Finding the right researcher, clinician, or industry partner is the first step for a successful research collaboration, but it’s only half the challenge. Most failed connections are a result of a disconnect when trying to communicate the value in a partnership. This workshop will address this challenge by teaching the importance of value propositions and communicating research in a way that makes it compelling for every audience.

Crucial Conversations

10 am, March 22, 2018

This will be a two-day workshop on Crucial Conversations, held one week apart. Participants must attend both days.

November 1  |  8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
November 8  |  8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

A crucial conversation is a discussion between two or more people where the stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong. These conversations—when handled poorly or ignored—lead to strained relationships and dismal results. In this workshop, participants will learn to: 

Kick A$$ Scientific Presentations

11 am, January 02, 2020

As physicians and scientists we are often given the opportunity to present our work or speak at scientific meetings, but there are very few resources on how to give a great scientific talk. Scientists often overwhelm their audience with data-heavy cluttered slides that detract from the message rather than enhancing your work. Audiences remember information better if the speaker is engaging and can make them care about the data, a task that has become more difficult with the sudden "new normal" of virtual presentations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  
    

Beyond the Feedback Sandwich: Giving Effective Feedback

4 pm, February 24, 2021
Originally offered as part of our Early Career Kickstart program, we are happy to announce this interactive and highly participatory workshop is now available to all faculty. This session will focus on giving effective feedback to learners, beyond the standard strategies you may have heard before. Join us for a workshop that includes breakout sessions where you will brainstorm with other participants about how to effectively give feedback to different learners.
 

Get That Grant – Planning, preparing, and writing your best proposal

9 am, March 12, 2021

This 90-minute workshop co-sponsored by the Office of Research is designed to help faculty plan and prepare a competitive grant application, with a focus on the NIH R01.
   
The first part of the workshop will present topics relevant to developing successful grant proposals including: strategic preparation, effective writing, and grantsmanship. The second half of the workshop will focus on constructing the scientific components of an NIH R01 grant application (i.e., Specific Aims and Research Strategy).
   

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