Clemson Graduate School

Clemson Graduate School


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Friday, November 7, 2014
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Skills for Improving Time Management

As a future faculty member you will be faced with juggling different tasks on a day-to-day basis while working toward future goals of the tenure process. Learn how manage your time effectively with cognitive and behavioral strategies and understand the impact of poor time management in this workshop.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Finding Funding and the Life Cycle of the Grant Process

This presentation is an overview of how to find research funding, the grant application process at Clemson University, and the lifecycle of a grant.

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Test Anxiety

Are you a student who doesn’t test well? Well, it might simply be a case of excessive test anxiety. Most students experience some anxiety during an exam but excessive test anxiety can cause mental blocking, difficulty in organizing your thoughts, forgetting course material, even headache and upset stomach. Learn how to assess your own level of nervousness while taking tests, as well as relaxation techniques and how to control negative or worrisome thoughts during exams.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Midweek Meditations

Bring your Zafu (meditation pillow) or blanket and sit in the Rotunda for 30 minutes of meditation. Meditations will either be guided relaxation or mindfulness meditation. Take this time to learn how to decrease your stress with this scientifically proven stress reduction technique.

Friday, November 14, 2014
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Communicating With Your Manager (Advisor)

Learn to develop a plan to effectively communicate with your manager or advisor.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Advanced Research for the Dissertation

Want to make sure you’re covering all the bases when you’re asked to complete a comprehensive literature review in your subject area? Need to make sure you know where to go when a faculty member asks you for information? Attend this workshop and walk away with new methods for conducting research using both library databases and advanced Google searches that will ensure your future success as a faculty member or researcher.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Midweek Meditations

Bring your Zafu (meditation pillow) or blanket and sit in the Rotunda for 30 minutes of meditation. Meditations will either be guided relaxation or mindfulness meditation. Take this time to learn how to decrease your stress with this scientifically proven stress reduction technique.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Organizational Skills

Tired of being unorganized? Learn how to be more efficient with your time and projects in this workshop.

Friday, November 21, 2014
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Take a Tour of Versatile PhD

Are you in a doctoral program and considering a career outside of the academe? Don’t know what your options are? Are you a master’s student considering a doctoral program but aren’t interesting in pursuing faculty positions? We have a resource to help you! It’s called VersatilePhD. We want you to understand how to use this resource to help you determine the next steps of your career. Take a tour of the resource and hear from Clemson students currently utilizing the resource to aid in their job search preparation.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Midweek Meditations

Bring your Zafu (meditation pillow) or blanket and sit in the Rotunda for 30 minutes of meditation. Meditations will either be guided relaxation or mindfulness meditation. Take this time to learn how to decrease your stress with this scientifically proven stress reduction technique.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
11:45 am to 1:45 pm
Turn the Ship Around! How to Create Leadership at Every Level

Former nuclear submarine commander David Marquet's leader-leader model breaks with the old school of thinking that humanity has carried since the advent of farming; that there are leaders and there are followers. According to that model large portions of humanity are relegated to following. This saps energy, initiative, and curiosity - our most valuable contributions.This is no longer the most effective model for human interaction. As work becomes more cognitive and less physical our ideas of leadership need to evolve. Leader-leader champions the collaboration of equals. It moves organizations into a new evolutionary model that increases effectiveness AND fosters additional leaders within the organization. After implementing his approach on the USS Santa Fe, not only did the ship go from worst to first within 2 years but created a highly disproportionate number of subsequent leaders.

This revolutionary approach rests on the following pillars: Control. Give control, do not take control; Competence. Create technical competence in the workplace; Clarity. Be honest, public, and clear about the organization's goals; Courage. Resist the urge to follow cultural stereotypes of the in charge leader.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Midweek Meditations

Bring your Zafu (meditation pillow) or blanket and sit in the Rotunda for 30 minutes of meditation. Meditations will either be guided relaxation or mindfulness meditation. Take this time to learn how to decrease your stress with this scientifically proven stress reduction technique.

Friday, December 5, 2014
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Powerful and Effective Leadership

Leadership is vital in the academic setting. Being a faculty member requires a sense of leadership whether it is inside the classroom, in your own research, or collaborating with other faculty members. In this workshop you will learn about communication styles, empathy, stress, how to motivate others and much more!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Midweek Meditations

Bring your Zafu (meditation pillow) or blanket and sit in the Rotunda for 30 minutes of meditation. Meditations will either be guided relaxation or mindfulness meditation. Take this time to learn how to decrease your stress with this scientifically proven stress reduction technique.