Friday, Oct 26th ,12 - 1 PM.
Location: SEH 2000.
Our social event for this month is slightly different. We have invited our GW
Psychology postdocs Abby LePage and Melanie Soilleux back to talk to us
about Mindfulness. This practice which has its roots in Buddhist meditation,
means to maintain a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts,
feelings, bodily sensations and surrounding environment, without judging
them. Among other benefits, mindfulness helps focus, fosters compassion,
enhances relationships and fights obesity.
Lunch will be provided!
Perfecting your Profile - Optimizing LinkedIn to Land your Dream Job
Oct 31st @ 11 AM - 1 PM
Location: Ross Hall 602.
Now more than ever, we rely on social media and peer connections to
network, exchange best practices, and make business decisions.
Consequently, developing a strong social media presence is critically
important and LinkedIn is a virtual goldmine, offering endless opportunities
and thousands of job listings in multiple specialties! Grab your laptop and
JOIN US for this interactive workshop where you’ll learn from Kelly
Leonard - author, keynote speaker, consultant, award-winning CEO, and
former Fortune 100 Executive.
GW Postdoc Appreciation Day 9/21
GWPA Ice Cream Social part 2
August 23rd at 1:00pm.
Since our first ice cream social was so popular, please meet us again on the 5th floor of SEH (in the West Kitchenette- signs will be posted on the 5th floor) for a free bowl of ice cream, this time with even MORE flavors and toppings! Please RSVP with a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stress Management Seminar
Wednesday August 29th 12:00 – 1:00pm
Location: SEH 2000
Learn how to manage your stresses and anxiety for a more productive lifestyle! This seminar will feature a speaker from the Colonial Health Center. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP with a quick email to email@example.com
GWPA Summer Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, July 11th @ 1 PM
SEH, 5th Floor South Research Garden (Space with Tree)
Summer is in full spring and it’s time for our first Ice Cream social. Come join us after lunch on the 11th and pick your favorite flavors of ice cream to chill and make new friends. The South Research garden is the common space area with the indoor tree.
Networking for Scientists
Wednesday, July 18th @ 11.30 - 12.30 PM
Networking and navigating social situations may feel like an insurmountable obstacle to progressing down a career track. However, it is critical to understand that building your network is about building relationships. Because of this, it is critical to be strategic about developing the relationships that comprise your network. Join us to learn from Tracy Costello, Director of Postdoc Affairs at Moffitt Cancer Center. Lunch will be provided. Participants will engage in interactive activities to:
* Understand that building a network is about building relationships * How to start a conversation and engage in small talk * Master a perfect handshake * Create a 5 word introduction * Construct a 30 second elevator pitch* Leverage social media to build your network
Communication and Negotiation Skills Workshop Monday, Apr 30th @ 12 - 1.30 PM SEH, Room B1220 Negotiations aren’t always an easy conversation but come learn how to navigate such situations at the workplace at the next workshop in the GWPA’s professional development series. Let’s learn from Dr Evangeline J Downie, Associate Dean for Academic Assessment and Support, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, GWU, the tips and tricks to negotiate at the workplace.
About the Workshop/Seminar:
In every aspect of life and career, negotiation is necessary and unavoidable. To ensure appropriate terms in negotiating a new position, or addressing challenging behavior by supervisors, peers and others can be particularly difficult. This seminar is designed to teach us skills and techniques for handling these difficult issues. It will focus on understanding instinctual responses and developing strategies to maximize the potential for a successful outcome in negotiations.
The workshop will be delivered in a highly interactive mode: come along prepared to engage, discuss, and help yourself and your colleagues to better communication in challenging situations.
Participate in the first ever GW Postdocs Survey. Please take about 8 - 10 minutes of your time to tell us about your Postdoc Experience at GW and what you'd like to see from your GWPA
SMHS teaching program
SMHS is proposing the development of a teaching program for post-docs and others who are interested in earning a university credit-bearing certificate. No prior teaching experience is necessary; individuals across GW would be eligible for admission. The attached description provides an overview of the content and requirements. GW requires a minimum of 12 credits for a certificate. Consistent with Middle States accreditation, each 3-credit course requires a minimum of 112.5 hours of classroom and individual work. The credits would be earned across 2 semesters, 6 in the fall and 6 in the spring, largely online or self-paced. Please let Dr. Goldman know if you are interested by March 23. Since further development of the program is based on having a significant number of potential participants, she needs to know if you are:
1. considering or 2. considering and have your advisor's support. Questions can be addressed to her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy hour/networking social:
To keep the good mood up and at the same time warm up on our networking skills, join the George Washington Postdoc Association on Friday, March 2, at 5:30pm at Tonic At Quigley's for a casual happy hour and networking social! Tonic is located in the heart of the GW campus, so we cannot accept excuses that it is too far away 🙂 Happy hour lasts till 7pm and includes treasures like $4 Drafts, Rails, & House Wine, $4 Tater Tots, $6 Flights, $6 Nachos, $7.50 Totchos, $.75 Wings (Spicy, BBQ, Old Bay, Mambo). For more infos: http://tonicrestaurantd
And then, on March 8th at 11am join us as we hear from Dr Philip Clifford from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Dr Alison Hall from GWU about Individual Development Plans (IDP). We'll meet at SEH 2000 (Science and Engineering Hall, 2nd floor conference room) at 11 AM. Dr Clifford, who is one of the original authors of the myIDP system, will guide us through the process of creating an IDP and Dr Hall will discuss the importance of setting SMART goals and finding good mentorship to guide you through the process. So bring your computers with you and let’s get started on our IDPs. It is recommended that your take a quick minute ahead of the workshop to create an account at http://myidp.sciencecareers.
We will have to reserve space and food and need to estimate the size of our group so please RSVP for both events by a quick email to email@example.com. Feel free to bring significant others to the happy hour!
Power Point slides kindly offered by Dr Clifford and Dr Hall: