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Feb. 16 – 12 p.m. – Info Session: Polsky I-Corps Program Spring 2021: The Polsky Center I-Corps program empowers UChicago scientists, researchers, and students to learn about innovation and entrepreneurship and how to test the potential of their ideas. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the program is designed for teams working on projects related to the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. Teams are not required to have previous experience in business or entrepreneurship. Register for the info…

APPLICATION: 2020-21 POLSKY CENTER I-CORPS PROGRAM The Polsky Center I-Corps Program is a National Science Foundation-funded entrepreneurial program for teams working on ideas in the science, technology, mathematics, and engineering (STEM) fields. Teams including faculty, students, staff and alumni from the University of Chicago, partner institutions, and regional universities may apply for the program. No previous business or entrepreneurship experience is required. Team eligibility requirements include: a minimum of two teammates, co-located in the Chicagoland region, who are committed to attending all…

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…

As mentioned in the lab director’s recent all-hands message, all individuals with Fermilab-issued ID badges are required to complete annual escort training. The training will be added to ITNAs on Oct. 1. Please complete the training by Oct. 31. The public and other visitors without a Fermilab badge will require an escort to visit nonpublic areas. This and other requirements are identified in Fermilab policies, including the Site Access and Events Policies. A Fermilab-badged escort is responsible for monitoring access…

ASME BPV Code, Section IX: Welding, Brazing, and Fusing Qualifications is a 5-day course for Mechanical Engineers, QC Personnel, Welding Supervisors and Welding Inspectors who need to stay in compliance with Section IX requirements. The class runs September 21-25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. via Zoom. The course content includes: Historic perspective of welding and code development Relationship of Section IX to other codes Review of welding processes In-depth review of SMA (shield metal arc welding) Practical aspects Selecting, preparing…

Interpersonal Communication Skills will be held via Zoom on July 27 and 28 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This course provides participants with the tools and techniques for clear and compelling communication and uses techniques to communicate professionally and collaboratively. You will learn to: -Build a trust relationship -Gain self-insight to ensure successful communication -Use assertive communications -Use active listening skills and avoid common misunderstandings -Read non-verbal messages from others -Avoid barriers to effective communication -Resolve conflict and work…

“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…

We continue to make the laboratory’s Inclusion Matters workshop offerings available online, and I encourage all who have not yet fulfilled their annual training requirement to take a look at the opportunities below. Some of you have already taken an Inclusion Matters course and may want to learn more on a particular topic. Sign up to participate to discuss physics and disability, person-first language, imposter syndrome, or allyship and bystander intervention.

Great work! Now that you’ve invented a new technology and understand customer demand, how do you deliver the innovation in the most cost-effective way? In order to address the supply side of business, you’ll have to answer questions such as: Are the components of the invention off-the-shelf or highly customized? What kind of human resources are needed? Do you need to acquire any licenses? While the right side of the Business Model Canvas addressed the demand for a product and…