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Workshops

Workshops

Make sure to register for these free workshops when you register for the meeting!

Sunday, October 20, 9 am - 12 pm

Introduction to IONiC/VIPEr: Using and Sharing Inorganic Chemistry Education Resources

This workshop will describe the use of the Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource, a cyber-enabled community of practice for improving inorganic chemical education. As a participant in this workshop you will learn how to become an active member in the IONiC/VIPEr community, how to find teaching resources/learning objects on VIPEr, and how to write a learning object and post it to VIPEr for use by the teaching community. The goals of IONiC/VIPEr are to share knowledge and develop materials to bring current research into the classroom, support these changes through broad assessment, and build a stronger community among teaching faculty.Will help participants utilize networking to enhance their job search.  Participants will also learn which types of questions to create a natural flow in a networking conversation.   The course will also help you create a networking plan to locate and obtain your ideal job in the federal government. 

Sunday, October 20, 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

ACS Leadership Development Course – Leading Change

Everyone can use the skills taught in this interactive workshop. If you are involved in projects that continually change—or are soon to face changes—in direction, member involvement, and objectives, you will find this workshop valuable. If you are leading projects such as change initiatives, projects requiring working with other groups, or new initiatives that will likely experience changes in the course of completion, plan to attend this program. Leading Change provides practical tools and an approach that you can apply immediately in your work, school projects, and leadership roles.

Monday, October 21, 8:30 am - 5:00 pM

ACS Workshop - Outreach Training Program

The Outreach Training Program (OTP) is designed to help ACS members passionate about science outreach fully maximize Society resources through in-person workshops at regional meetings. The OTP includes seven sessions on the history of ACS Outreach, safety, event planning, communication, marketing, leading volunteers, and monitoring success. Attendees will learn to successfully plan and execute outreach events, as well as have an opportunity to network and build a community with others passionate about science outreach and ACS.

Monday, October 21, 8:00 am - 11:00 am

ACS Career Pathways Workshop – Finding Yourself: Identifying a Career that Matches your Strengths and Values

Finding Yourself: Identifying a Career that Matches Your Strengths and Values allows you to self-assess your career values and strengths.   Participants will also learn how the four sectors of chemistry employment compare and contrast.  This course will also help you determine which sector best aligns to your values and strengths and plan your next steps to obtaining an ideal position.

Monday, October 21, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

ACS Career Pathways Workshop – Networking: How to Get Started

Will help participants utilize networking to enhance their job search.  Participants will also learn which types of questions to create a natural flow in a networking conversation.   The course will also help you create a networking plan to locate and obtain your ideal job in the federal government. 

Monday, October 21, 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

ACS Career Pathways Workshop – Resume Review

Your resume is a summary of your experience, knowledge and skills. It should show an employer what you’ve done, not just what you are capable of. Because your resume should cater to the position you are seeking, you may need several versions that are specific to the jobs you are applying to.  ACS Career Consultants will work with you to make sure your resume shines to potential employers.

Tuesday, October 22, 8:00 am - 10:00 am

ACS Career Pathways Workshop – Setting Yourself Up for Interview Success

Breaks down the interview process into navigable stages.  Participants will also learn how to identify critical performance factors from job announcement media.  The course will also help interviewees to develop a plan to relate their experience and values to the job requirements and organization values of their potential employers.

Tuesday, October 22, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

ACS Career Pathways Workshop – Making the Most of Your Interview:  Outshining the Competition

Offers strategies and techniques to develop an extremely effective interview. Participants will also learn how to anticipate questions; develop thoughtful, robust responses; and, handle difficult questions.  The course will not only provide critical proactive interview scenarios, but will also help participants leave a lasting impression with hiring staff to secure the position well-aligned to their strengths and values.

Tuesday, October 22, 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

ACS Career Pathways Workshop – Mock Interviews

A mock interview is the best way to prepare to speak with a potential employer. It is a 30 minute meeting with a Career Consultant via phone or in person with experience in hiring and retaining chemists in the workforce. During this time, you will have time to practice answering difficult questions as well as receive feedback on how you present in interviews. You will also be able to ask your consultant about their background, and how he or she obtained their job.

ACS Leadership Development Course – Coaching and Feedback

The Coaching and Feedback course is for individuals who are developing their leadership skills, have some experience in leadership roles and are seeking to increase their success and effectiveness in their leadership assignments. We encourage those who are currently leading or who are planning to lead a new project and need assistance in gaining the most from team members, project groups and volunteers to attend this course. You’ll gain skills that are highly transferable in coaching your staff or team members in your professional role.

Wednesday, October 23, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

EChem in a Box – Incorporating experimental electrochemistry into your curriculum

Adding experimental electrochemistry to the undergraduate laboratory curriculum can be accessible when you have the right products and proper preparation.  EChem in a Box is the cost-effective, impactful tool that enables teaching electrochemistry, a timely and important aspect of physical and analytical science, broadly to undergraduates for a fraction of the cost of other major instrumentation.  In this workshop, you will conduct a representative cyclic voltammetry experiment where you will gain a fundamental understanding into the potentiostat and its software, electrodes, and conducting electrochemical experiments.  The workshop fee includes lunch.

 Price:     $30 for Faculty, Staff, Professionals

               $20 for Students and Post-Docs