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NCFDD Webinar: Every Semester Needs a Plan

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Every Semester Needs A Plan

  • Do you often start the semester with high hopes for your writing projects, but end disappointed by your actual productivity?
  • Do you desperately want (or need) to write a lot this semester?
  • Do you want to figure out how to be more productive AND enjoy your life this semester?

Then join us for a hands-on webinar! We offer this planning webinar at the beginning of each semester so that you can take time out of your schedule to identify your personal and professional goals, create a strategic plan to accomplish them, and identify the types of community, support, and accountability you need to make this your most productive and balanced semester ever!

Go ahead and register, mark your calendar, and get ready to create a work-plan for your semester that you can immediately share with your mentors.

About the Facilitator:

Rachel McLaren, PhD, is a professor at the University of Iowa. Her research focuses on interpersonal communication in families, romantic relationships, and friendships. Specifically, she examines issues related to emotions, conflict, and how people make sense of and talk about difficult experiences in their relationships. Rachel’s current work examines hurt feelings between parents and adolescents.

Rachel teaches undergraduate courses in the areas of conflict, small group communication, and issues in relationships that are typically considered problematic or dysfunctional. She teaches graduate courses on theory as well as the intersection of communication, cognition, and emotion. Rachel works hard to squeeze the most out of her work hours so she can enjoy time with her husband, three kids, and two dogs. She enjoys hosting get-togethers at her home, working out, reading fiction, and using technology to keep in touch with her friends and family that live far away.

Rachel is also a Faculty Success Program Coach and a certified Campus Workshop Facilitator for the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. Rachel’s participation in the Faculty Success Program transformed her connection to her work and writing and resulted in explosive productivity, reduced stress, and more work-life balance.

If you are a faculty member or postdoctoral scholar who would like to begin accessing NCFDD resources, please contact Samantha Anderson-Mekhail at sanders2@uci.edu.  


Thursday, Jan 12, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm