It was such a tremendous pleasure to work with you! To follow up on our workshop, I have some information, additional resources, and a few gifts to use along in your academic journey.
New Faculty Conference
Thriving in the academy: how to win tenure and have a life
Tenure-track faculty members commonly describe minimal mentoring, struggling to make progress on their research agenda in the midst of competing demands on their time, and a lack of work-life balance. This session is designed to teach faculty members the proven strategies to: 1) effectively manage work time, 2) align time with institutional and personal priorities, and 3) develop a thriving network of mentors, sponsors and collaborators. All attendees will receive a complimentary individual membership to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.
INSTITUTE ON TEACHING AND MENTORING
Solo success: how to thrive in graduate school when you're the only _________ in your department
Under-represented graduate students often report difficulty navigating the politics of academic departments and finding the kinds of mentors, sponsors, and collaborators that will lead to completion of the PhD and success on the academic job market. This session is specifically designed to clarify: 1) the three biggest mistakes under-represented graduate students make when navigating department politics, 2) the most effective strategies for completing the PhD and getting an academic job, and 3) how to build the kind of broad mentoring network that will sustain you throughout your academic career. All attendees will receive a complimentary one-year membership to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.
A Few gifts for you!
GIFT #1: The Sunday MeetingIf you would like to start having a Sunday Meeting to plan your week, you can follow along here (this is a hands-on workshop):
GIFT #2: Cultivating a Network of Mentors, Sponsors, and Collaborators
For those of you who were unable to attend, I've included an audio and slides of one of our workshops describing our mentoring model.
GIFT #3: The Art of Saying "NO"Many faculty (pre and post-tenure) find it incredibly difficult to sort out when, why and how to say "NO." In this monthly training call, you will learn: 1) the biggest mistakes faculty make in responding to requests, 2 ) how to identify and disrupt problematic patterns, and 3) our favorite strategies that you can implement immediately so you can add "no" to your vocabulary this semester.
GIFT #4: Free One Year NCFDD Individual Membership
As you know, every participant who attended my workshop received an individual membership to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (12 month mentorship that includes our signature tools, training, and online community). Please look out for our formal welcome email explaining how to set up your new membership and the benefits.
Resources & Referrals
Below is a number of supportive resources and referrals that you can use to support your writing (nags, coaches, online writing groups, etc...). All of them can be found by clicking on the "Resources and Referrals" button in the left hand navigation bar.
Here's some that you specifically requested:
The workshop you experienced was an example of the types of workshops we offer each month to our individual and institutional members. Our monthly training and guest expert workshops are a benefit of NCFDD membership. Once your account is set up, feel free to register and review our Upcoming Tele-Workshops Calendar.
Faculty Success Program
Some of you expressed interest in our 15-week Boot-Camp that runs every Fall, Spring, and Summer Semester. You can read more about the program by clicking here. It's not for everyone, but if you need to make some radical changes in your productivity and/or work-life balance AND you know that you'll be most effective working within an intense community of support and accountability, then consider enrolling in our next session.
I greatly enjoyed working with you and am looking forward to hearing about all of your success.