Professional Development Workshops

Offered at each of the biannual Society meetings the professional development workshops help to serve our members. These workshops are available to you whether you are a student looking for some help with your resume or a mid-career researcher looking for a refresher on team management.

Attendees can register by adding the session to your registration. Log in to your ECS profile to add one today. For questions or assistance registering, please contact customer.service@electrochem.org.

AiMES 2018 Meeting in Cancun, MX

Essential Elements for Employment Success
Instructor: Michel Foure, Berkeley Interview Consulting
Tuesday, 0900-1200h
Universal 27/28
Landing your next job requires selective and effective networking, developing and submitting specifically targeted resumes and cover letters, locating relevant job opportunities and preparing for and participating in the job interview. This workshop will provide up-to-date information and tips for employment success.

This is a 2.0 hour workshop.

*You will be able to sign-up for a resume review appointment during this session. Appointments are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

Nonmember
$15.00

Member
$10.00

Student Member
$5.00

Strategic Tools for a Successful Career
Instructor: Michel Foure, Berkeley Interview Consulting
Wednesday, 0900-1130h
Saturn 1, 2, 3
Scientists and engineers often find themselves trapped in a career that is far from fulfilling their dreams and aspirations. It is not for a lack of working hard. It is simply because they have not learned or (re)discovered themselves the keys to build a very successful career. In this workshop filled with hands-on exercises, the participants will actively engage these essential principles.

First, we ask what success really means for each of us as we discover that, like for our hobbies or favored dishes, the word “success” hides very different and individual realities which we need to clearly articulate. Having clarified this foundation, we will discuss goals, their importance and the way to work with them. For goals are the blue print of success.

This workshop is adapted from part of the material developed and presented in the Mentoring Program for early-career scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Energy Technology Area.

This workshop is 2.5 hours.

Nonmember
$15.00

Member
$10.00

Student Member
$5.00

Resume Review
Instructors: Michel Foure, Berkeley Interview Consulting
Tuesday & Wednesday 1400-1800h
Exhibit Hall
Bring your resume for a one-on-one session with an industry leader and expert on resume development. You will walk away with a resume that is sure to land you your next interview. To sign-up for a resume review appointment, you must first attend the Essential Elements for Employment Success; registration for a resume review occurs during the Essential Elements for Employment Success workshop. Appointments are 20-minutes in length.
*You must register for Essential Elements for Employment Success in order to participate.

Managing and Leading Teams
Instructor: Dennis Hess, Georgia Institute of Technology
Wednesday 1400-1600h
Universal 27/28
Nearly all engineers and scientists work in teams where a leader oversees and guides process/product development and direction. When technically-trained individuals undertake a leadership role, frustration is a frequent outcome, despite technical competency and good intentions. This workshop will discuss reasons why engineers and scientists often find adaptation into leadership roles disconcerting and will explore ways to smooth the transition.

This is a 2.0 hour workshop.

Nonmember
$15.00

Member
$10.00

Student Member
$5.00

Running an Effective Meeting
Instructor: Dennis Hess, Georgia Institute of Technology
Wednesday, 1630-1730h
Universal 27/28
Meetings are activities that play a critical role in decision-making and change within the successful operation of a team or organization. Unfortunately, meetings are frequently viewed as bad, ineffective, and a waste of time. Such conclusions are often justified because they result from ineffective leadership and unprofessional behavior by attendees. This workshop will explore reasons for the inappropriate conduct displayed and discuss approaches to facilitate effective and productive meetings.

This is a 1.0 hour workshop.

Nonmember
$15.00

Member
$10.00

Student Member
$5.00

View all of the professional development workshops that have been offered by ECS.