professional development

“When careers get knocked off track, the most common reason (75%) is that people lack crucial emotional competencies – they can’t deal effectively with interpersonal problems, guide teams through conflicts and other turbulence, and adapt to change or gain trust.” – The Center for Creative Leadership Emotional intelligence is an individual’s capacity to recognize their feelings and those of others and manage their own feelings in a way to positively guide their actions, thinking and how they engage those around…

The Everything DiSC Workplace assessment helps you gain insight into your own behavior and that of others. Understand and appreciate the styles of the people you work with. Learn how to communicate and influence others more effectively, and create strategies for overcoming obstacles when working with those whose DiSC style is different from yours. The half-day workshop led via Zoom comes with a 20-page workplace-specific report that focuses on your priorities and strengths as well as those of others and…

Are you managing WordPress content for your area? This course teaches the essentials of editing web pages using WordPress. You will learn: dashboard navigation content management using WordPress Editor to add/delete pages, images, photo galleries and create links how to update versus publish content when to use a post rather than a page This class will be held via Zoom, and all participants will need VPN access and a laptop, smartphone, or tablet to participate. To enroll, visit the Professional Development…

What is your most important commodity in the workplace? Time. Sign up for the Professional Development and Learning course: Working Smart: Time Management and Organization Skills to master your time and maximize your effectiveness. You will learn: how you manage your time and how to improve interactions with others by recognizing different time management styles the real reasons for procrastination and how to overcome them how to identify which priorities are truly urgent and important ways to manage distractions and interruptions. This…

At Fermilab we mentor postdocs to become full-fledged scientists, supporting both the scientific development and the career advancement of postdocs so they can lead our field into the future. The postdoc mentoring program in the CMS Department has served as a model for similar programs throughout the lab. It relies on three basic elements to guide the postdoc to success: a balanced and ambitious research plan, a personal team of supporting scientists, and regularly scheduled mentoring events.

Editor’s note: This WordPress training is postponed indefinitely. WordPress training – March 25 and April 16 from 8:30 a.m. – noon at the Training Center. Are you managing WordPress content for your area? This course teaches the essentials of editing web pages using WordPress. You will learn: dashboard navigation content management using WordPress Editor to add/delete pages, images, photo galleries and create links how to update versus publish content when to use a post rather than a page To enroll…

Just a few seats remain: Presentation Skills for Scientific and Technical Professionals, December 11 & 12 In this powerful two-day workshop technical and scientific professionals will develop presentation skills to make clear and persuasive presentations. Participants will learn the basics of, and gain practice in delivering effective presentations with a special emphasis on: understanding the needs and interest of different audiences with varying levels of technical expertise focusing on the “big picture” rather than the technical and scientific details converting…

Limited Seating: Presentation Skills for Scientific and Technical Professionals, December 11 & 12 In this powerful two-day workshop technical and scientific professionals will develop presentation skills to make clear and persuasive presentations. Participants will learn the basics of and gain practice in delivering effective presentations with a special emphasis on: understanding the needs and interest of different audiences with varying levels of technical expertise focusing on the “big picture” rather than the technical and scientific details converting jargon and technical…

What is your most important commodity in the workplace? Time. Sign up for the Professional Development and Learning course: Working Smart: Time Management and Organization Skills to master your time and maximize your effectiveness. You will learn: how you manage your time and how to improve interactions with others by recognizing different time management styles the real reasons for procrastination and how to overcome them how to identify which priorities are truly urgent and important ways to manage distractions and interruptions….

“When careers get knocked off track, the most common reason (75%) is that people lack crucial emotional competencies – they can’t deal effectively with interpersonal problems, guide teams through conflicts and other turbulence, and adapt to change or gain trust.” – The Center for Creative Leadership Emotional Intelligence is an individual’s capacity to recognize their feelings and those of others and manage their own feelings in a way to positively guide their actions, thinking and how they engage those around…