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Prior OITE  Workshops


The NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) has recently offered the following virtual workshops You can find additional information on our programs on Twitter @NIH_OITE and @SHARONMILGRAM and by visiting our website https://www.training.nih.gov.

Closed-captioning takes a few days. Once it’s completed, videos of these workshops will be posted in a more accessible form on the OITE YouTube channel.

If you wish to join us for the NIH OITE weekly wellness challenge, follow us on Twitter @NIH_OITE and @SHARONMILGRAM. Dr. Milgram is posting wellness tips daily.


Special Event: NIH Career Symposium - At Home Edition

The 2020 NIH Career Symposium is "gone, but not forgotten!" Relive the entire event on the OITE YouTube channel.

While we wait for captioning of the live Career Symposium sessions, you can access them here:

Opening Welcome from the OITE & “Hello” from Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the NIH
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5251792407921334542

Panel 1 (Life as a Faculty Member)
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5155232197258439182

Panel 2 (Careers in Science Administration)
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6295371879192405006

Panel 3 (Careers in Industry R&D)
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4028482367927569678

Panel 4 (Careers in Industry  non-bench)
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5571852546185589262


 Developing Feedback Resilience

Sharon Milgram, PhD, Director, OITE
April 20, 2020, 90 minutes
ONLINE - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5063381194366246157

Being resilient around feedback is a critical skill to learn. Learn how your responses to feedback influence your ability to succeed in your career.

Industry Careers Overview and Job Packages

Brad Fackler, OITE Industry Advisor"
April 21, 2020, 90 minutes
ONLINE -  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/967223193073492749

A key difference between industry and academia is that in industry you are expected to produce something of value to your company and the shareholders - this is the business side of science.  A PhD scientist can assume numerous roles in an industry setting. This session will highlight these career opportunities and provide insight into how to position yourself (including building your resume and cover letters) to be competitive for these jobs.

Picking the Perfect Postdoc

Lori Conlan, PhD, Director, OITE Office of Postdoctoral Services
April 22, 2020, 90 minutes
ONLINE  -https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7418455936444557581

This session is for graduate students pondering postdocs (or postdocs considering an additional postdoc). We will talk about finding research groups, applying, and being successful as a postdoc.

Academic Job Search: Applying

Sharon Milgram, PhD, Director, OITE
April 23, 2020, 2 hours
ONLINE - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3209253845945991693

This session will address preparing early to be ready for faculty positions during the upcoming fall application cycle. We will also discuss the impact of the current emergency on the faculty hiring cycle. Topics covered in this session include: finding job opportunities, assessing your goals, and preparing your application packet.

Traditional Journal Publishing

Chris Gunter, PhD, Senior Advisor to the NHGRI Director on Genomics Engagement
April 24, 2020, 1 hour
ONLINE - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3529116072117091597

Traditional journal publishing: Instead of trying the spaghetti-sticking approach or impact factors, let’s talk about the best ways to identify a journal for your manuscript, and then how to navigate the submission process. We will look at several levels of journals and discuss pros/cons of each, along with the hidden importance of cover letters and how to appeal decisions you don’t agree with.

Essential Leadership Skills for Scientists

Sharon Milgram, PhD, Director, OITE,
April 27, 2020, 2 hours
ONLINE: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6544636662455701517

Gain leadership skills as a scientist. We will discuss understanding yourself and how you relate to others. Good communication skills and developing your emotional intelligence.

CVs, Resumes, and cover letters: Essential Job Search Documents

Lori Conlan, PhD, Director, OITE Office of Postdoctoral Services
April 30, 2020, 1 hour
ONLINE: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2703558761517900045

This workshop will highlight the critical elements and structure of CVs and resumes and cover letters. These important job documents serve as the foundation for all job searches, and knowing how to create them based on the employment sector and published position description is essential.

Pre-/post-publication peer review

Chris Gunter, PhD, Special Assistant to the NHGRI Director for Genetics Engagement
May 1, 2020, 1 hour
ONLINE: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2887543340728422413

Pre-/post-publication peer review: You do a study, you write up the paper, and then you publish it. That’s it, right? Not so fast: peer review has always been a recurring step in the scientific process, but methods to do so are even more widespread than ever. We will talk about benefits and challenges of using preprint sites like bioRxiv, and the wide world of peer-reviewed feedback after publishing your manuscript.

Informational Interviews: What? How? Why?

Speaker, Amanda Langer, NCC
May 4, 2020, 1 hour
ONLINE: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2973887989168105739

While focusing on networking generally, this workshop will specifically outline steps you can take to begin conducting informational interviews now. These networking conversations can be an effective research tool and often help give you the most current and specific information about a field. Come learn tips on how to get the most out of your informational interviews!

Managing Up to Maximize Mentoring Relationships

May 6, 2 hours
Speaker, Sharon Milgram, Director. NIH OITE
ONLINE: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5846474266919261195

This workshop will explore the relationship between trainees and research mentors/supervisors with the goal of providing strategies for improving communication and interpersonal interactions. The workshop will help participants clarify what they need from their supervisors and mentors and how to ensure that they get what they need.

Industry Careers in Maryland

May 12, one hour
Speaker: Brad Fackler, OITE Industry Advisor
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2779431661369457679

Our industry advisor will discuss the landscape of the bio industry in Maryland. What companies are here, how do you find them, and how do you position yourself for a job in these companies.

Sharpening Your Mentoring Skills

May 13, 2020, 2 hours
Speaker: Sharon Milgram, PhD, Director, OITE
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5436328942107035152

Though mentoring can be a very rewarding experience, it also has its challenges. This workshop will provide you with insights into ways to enhance students learning and to help you set your student up for success. We will discuss setting expectations providing feedback, setting boundaries and assessing student learning. We will also talk about psychosocial issues impact student learning and provide you will tools to assist students in dealing with their imposter fears and other barriers to success.

Industry Careers in Maryland

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 4:00, one hour
Speaker: Brad Fackler, OITE Industry Advisor
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2779431661369457679

Our industry advisor will discuss the landscape of the bio industry in Maryland. What companies are here, how do you find them, and how do you position yourself for a job in these companies.

Sharpening Your Mentoring Skills

Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 2 hours
Speaker: Sharon Milgram, PhD, Director, OITE
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5436328942107035152

Though mentoring can be a very rewarding experience, it also has its challenges. This workshop will provide you with insights into ways to enhance students learning and to help you set your student up for success. We will discuss setting expectations providing feedback, setting boundaries and assessing student learning. We will also talk about psychosocial issues impact student learning and provide you will tools to assist students in dealing with their imposter fears and other barriers to success.

Workplace Dynamics I and II: Gaining Self-awareness and Communication Skills

Friday, May 15, 2020, 90 minutes
Speaker: Lori Conlan, PhD, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Services
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/894485001787568400

Let's explore themes of self-awareness and self-management. We will discuss your preferences, work, and communication styles that influence interactions you encounter in any research group or workgroup. 

Sharpening Your Mentoring Skills - PART 2 


May 18, 2020, 2 hours
Speaker: Sharon Milgram, PhD, Director, OITE
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/217951099340356875

This session did not quite finish in Part 1 (watch part 1 here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5436328942107035152), We will wrap up this workshop here in Part 2 (https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/217951099340356875)

Though mentoring can be a very rewarding experience, it also has its challenges. This workshop will provide you with insights into ways to enhance students learning and to help you set your student up for success. We will discuss setting expectations providing feedback, setting boundaries and assessing student learning.We will also talk about psychosocial issues impact student learning and provide you will tools to assist students in dealing with their imposter fears and other barriers to success

Networking


May 21, 2020, 45 minutes
Amanda (Dumsch) Langer, MA, OITE Career Counselor
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1547411290397239054

Did you attend the Career Symposium and now know you need to network, but just do not know how? Find out how to expand and maintain your network. This session will also explore using social media, especially LinkedIn, to advance your job search.

Workplace Dynamics III-Conflict and Feedback

May 22, 2020, 90 minutes
Lori Conlan, PhD, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Services
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6229511132976427787

This workshop provides an accessible framework for conflict management and giving and receiving personal feedback.

Moving from Bystander to Upstander: Take Action to Combat Harassment and Aggression


May 26, 2 hours
Speaker: Terrence Winston
https://videocast.nih.gov/watch=37765

We are excited to provide a virtual bystander training program to empower trainees and other members of the research community to speak up and intervene when we witness bullying, incivility, microaggressions, or hate speech. We will address issues experienced in research groups, specifically the rise of microaggressions and hate speech related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Resilience in the Job Search, Work, and in Life


May 27, one hour
ONLINE: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1921138591367707660
Speaker: Denise Saunders, PhD, OITE Career Couselor

Finding ways to stay positive, optimistic, and productive are important characteristics of an effective job seeker.  This workshop focuses on building confidence during your search, enhancing optimism and resilience, and challenging yourself to find value in experiences that don’t go as planned.  We will share strategies and resources for maximizing successes, reducing uncertainty and minimizing disappointments in the job search, at work, and in all areas of life.

Career Planning for International Scientists

June 02, 2020,  one hour
ONLINE: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/728655559037778701
Speaker: Lori Conlan, PhD, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Services

This session will touch on career planning topics specific to international trainees. We will talk about how to get the most out of your time at the NIH, how to plan your transition to a position after your NIH stay ends, and common concerns that we hear in the OITE from our international fellows. We will cover topics for visiting fellows wanting to stay in the US and those looking for a job outside of the US (i.e., returning to their home country or another country).

Collaboration Skills for Scientists

June 03, 2020, one hour
ONLINE: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1374754979798034701
Speaker: Sharon Milgram, PhD, Director, OITE

Navigating collaborations means your research can span disciplines and leverage diverse talent and resources. This session will discuss communication and logistics strategies to manage effective collaborations.

Navigating Transitions

June 05, 2020, 90 minutes
ONLINE: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6270346995145099533
Speakers: Sharon Milgram, PhD, Director, OITE; Laurie Chaikind McNulty, OITE Wellness Advisor

Transitions abound in life, from starting new projects and joining new research groups or schools to coming back to work after the stay at home orders lift. Learn to manage your stress and expectations as you move ahead in life

Becoming a Resilient Scientist Series: I. An Introduction to Resilience and Wellness

June 9, 2020, 90 minutes
ONLINE: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7691069949837368848
Speaker: Sharon Milgram, PhD, Director, OITE

We all experience setback and disappointments in school, work and life. In this webinar we will look at seven key elements of resilience with a focus on building habits that promote healthier responses and resilient behaviors in the face of set-back in educational and work environments.
This is part of our summer Becoming a Resilient Scientist Series 9 Week—the full schedule is pasted below.

Essential Leadership Skills for Future Scientists and Health Care Professionals

June 11, 2020, one hour
ONLINE: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/439209123003589904
Speaker: Lori Conlan, PhD, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Services

Gain leadership skills as a scientist. We will discuss understanding yourself and how you relate to others. Good communication skills. Developing yourself as a leader without power.  This session is specifically for scientists at the undergraduate level.

Virtual Interviews

June 12, 2020, one hour
ONLINE: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2961034698923073291
Amanda (Dumsch) Langer, OITE Career Counselor

This session will help you to navigate the interview process, and will focus on how to succeed in virtual interview formats. We will discuss common interview questions and how to succeed using the Situation-Action-Response method.

NIH Career Development Series fo High School Studens and Recent Graduates: I. Applying to College 

June 15, 2020, 90 minutes
Speaker: Kristen Zukosky, PhD, College and Curriculum Adviser, OITE
Event Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8554791309036914448

As you start thinking about applying to college, there are clear ways to make your applications—and yourself—stand out. Learn how to plan for and succeed at the application process. We will discuss how to choose and apply to colleges, find scholarships, write personal statements, and prepare a college interview.

Note: Students who attend at least five workshops will be eligible to receive a certificate of completion.

Read more about the NIH Career Development Activities/Resources for High School Students.

What You Can Do in College to Enhance Your Chances of Getting into Medical or Graduate School

June 16, 2020, one hour
Speaker: Natasha Lugo-Escobar, PhD, Program Analyst, OITE
Event Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2075396774343651088

If you are heading back to school soon, you may be asking yourself how to use that time wisely. What should you do during those 4 years of college to make yourself competitive for medical (or dental) school or graduate school?  Make certain you are prepared for your future career decisions.

NOTE: High school students (and recent graduates) are encouraged to participate in the NIH Career Development Series for High School Students and Recent Graduates, Part VI: Success in College on July 27, 2020, instead of this workshop.

Career Planning for Scientists

June 18, 2020, one hour
Speaker: Amanda (Dumsch) Langer, OITE Career Counselor
Event Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6518637611395788560

Understand how your personal interests, skills, and values contribute to your future career success. Topics to be covered include the importance of career decision making, learning styles, self-assessment, transferrable skills, defining success, personal needs, work/life balance, and articulating short-term and long-term goals.

NIH Career Development Series for High School Students and Recent Graduates: Ii. Leadership: Self Awareness and Relationships with Others

June 22, 2020, 90 minutes
Speaker: Erika Barr, PhD, Director, Community College Programs
Event Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2341000300707406096

We each bring our unique personalities and work styles to the classroom, lab, workplace, and home. Understanding your style and appreciating that others have different styles can enhance your interactions and help you succeed. This workshop will explore differences in personalities and work styles that impact the way we communicate, take in information, make decisions, engage in conflict, learn, and plan our day. The workshop will include group activities and hands-on experiences related to working successfully in educational and research team environments.

Note: Students who attend at least five workshops will be eligible to receive a certificate of completion.

Choosing and Applying to Medical School

June 23, 2020, 90 minutes
Speaker: Elena Hernandez-Ramon, MD/PhD, Director, Pre-medical Program, OITE
Event Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4870773146568853008

Make your application to medical (or dental) school the best it can be. This workshop will address deciding where to apply, tips for completing the application, asking for references, and developing your timeline.

Research Careers in the NIH Intramural Research Program

June 23, 2020, one hour
Speakers: Roland A. Owens, PhD, NIH/OIR Director of Research Workforce Development; Charles Dearolf, PhD, NIH/OIR, Director of Program Development and Support
Event Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/838946471367771405

Explore doctoral-level biomedical research career opportunities within the NIH Intramural Research Program (http://irp.nih.gov/).  A large portion of the talk will focus on tenure-track principal investigators. Other job opportunities, such as staff scientist, staff clinician, associate clinical investigator, biologist, contract positions, and others will be discussed. We will highlight where advertisements can be found, application timelines, and evaluation criteria.

This session will not cover training (summer interns, postbacs, grad students, postdocs, research fellows, clinical fellows)

Summer Lecture Series I: The Connective Tissue Connection

June 23, 2020, one hour
Speaker(s): Helene Langevin, MD, Director, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
First in the series of lectures specifically arranged for trainees in the NIH Summer Internship Program.

Event Link: https://nih.webex.com/nih/onstage/g.php?MTID=e555b045c460dcf580c440da7e0707e97

Becoming a Resilient Scientist Series: Ii. Exploring Our Self-talk: Cognitive Distortions and Imposter Fears

June 24, 2020, 90 minutes
Speaker: Sharon Milgram, PhD, Director, OITE
Event Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2321688478477168912

We tell ourselves stories about what is happening to us and around us. In this webinar we will explore how our self-talk is generated and look at ways our self-talk can either help us be more resilient or how it can hurt us and hold us back. We will look at two important elements of our self-talk, cognitive distortions and imposter fears and explore ways to recognize internal messages and input from others that distorts our views of our abilities and accomplishments.

Industry: The Organization of Business

Monday, June 29, 2020, one hour
Speaker: Brad Fackler, OITE Industry Advisor
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/225392594771868940

Are you thinking about a career in industry but do not know how businesses operate? This workshop examines the critical functions common to all companies and how those companies are organized to optimize the performance of these functions. We will cover the various positions and roles, specifically within R&D organizations, to illustrate where the job titles that you see in job advertisements fit into the overall organizations of the companies. In addition, you will be introduced to common terminology used within each of the organizational functions (such as defining a matrix team). This workshop will help you be more prepared and savvier during your interviews for industry positions by having a better comprehension of the terms and organizational structures used in business environments.

NIH Career Development Series for High School Students and Recent Graduates: III. Effective Communication in Research Environments

Monday, June 29, 2020,  90 minutes (EDT)
Speaker: Laura Marler, PhD, Student Services Coordinator, NIH GPP
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1731939028640466448

Good communication is a key success factor in science and all careers. The workshop will cover both written (such as effective email) and verbal (networking and elevator talks) forms of communication. Communication also includes listening skills, such as receiving feedback without feeling criticized. Join us to learn both valuable skills to enhance your professional image and strategies for meeting NIH expectations for professional behavior.

Note: Students who attend at least five workshops will be eligible to receive a certificate of completion.

Choosing and Applying to Graduate School

Tuesday, June 30, 2020, two hours
Speaker: Sharon Mlgram, PhD, Director, OITE
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2856600885390236944

This workshop will provide tips on choosing and applying to a graduate school/program.  This workshop does not cover the GRE or interviewing. Writing personal statement will be the subject of a later workshop.

Networking, Informational Interview, and Using LinkedIn for Career Advancement 

Thursday, July 2, 2020, one hour
Speaker: Phil Ryan, PhD, Deputy Director, GPP
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1604415471027782160

Networking, including both online (important when you don't live close) and in-person networking, is an important component of successful career building. A second key component is managing your network. We will dive deeper into managing networks, covering topics that include identifying career advocates, interacting with colleagues, and building meaningful long-term communication. Additionally, we will discuss how to building your mentoring network.