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Professional Development Program

Welcome to the Professional Development Program’s web page! During COVID-19, we are all wondering how we can manage our personal and professional lives to the best of our ability. The Professional Development Program (PDP) is here to serve you during this time with online classes in Mentoring & Leadership, CIRTL College Teaching, LEAD (Leadership and Professional Development Graduate Certificate), Research Laboratory Management, and Research Communication

We have classes, events, office hours, information sessions, a dissertation writing bootcamp through our Accelerate Your Dissertation series, and a writing group to help with everything from:

  • managing your time;
  • becoming a more adept online teacher; 
  • preparing job materials for a post-doctoral or faculty job search; 
  • communicating your important research more clearly and effectively, 
  • and more!

The PDP is here to serve graduate students, UAB employees seeking development opportunities, and post-doctoral fellows. Don’t see something that would help you in terms of your professional development during COVID-19? Reach out to us with ideas, suggestions, and questions. We’d love to hear from you!

Summer 2020 Classes Still Available

SUMMER 2020

CRN

Subj

Crse

Sec

Credit Hours

Title

Days

Time

PDP Contact(s)

Graduate Certificate(s) Credit

45978

GRD

617

VT

3

Critical Thinking & Integrity

T

03:00 pm-05:30 pm

Lisa M Kerr (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

42200

GRD

701

QL

3

Presentation & Discuss. Skills

 

TBA

Sarah R Creel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Mentoring & Leadership

CIRTL

Research Communication

Research Lab management

46360

GRD

703

VT

1

ST: Conflict Management

S

09:00 am-05:00 pm

Lisa M Kerr (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Mentoring & Leadership

CIRTL

46361

GRD

703

VTA

2

Develop & Deliver Leader Wkshp

R

03:30 pm-05:00 pm

Lisa M Kerr (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Mentoring & Leadership

46008

GRD

713

QL

1

Mentoring 101

 

TBA

Kellie R Carter (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Mentoring & Leadership

CIRTL

43781

GRD

716

QL

2

Dev. a Teaching Portfolio

 

TBA

Nancy G Abney (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

CIRTL

Mentoring & Leadership

46768

GRD

727

QL

3

Writing & Reviewing Research

 

TBA

Sarah R Creel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Research Communication

Mentoring & Leadership

CIRTL

Research Lab Management

44501

GRD

735

QL

1

Leadership 101

 

TBA

Kellie R Carter (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Mentoring & Leadership

45208

GRD

739

01

3

Science Comm. Practicum

 

TBA

Sarah R Creel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Research Communication

45437

GRD

744

QL

1

Leadership Survival Skills

 

TBA

Kellie R Carter (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Sarah R Creel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Mentoring & Leadership

45979

GRD

750

QL

1

CIRTL Sem. Teaching & Learning

 

TBA

Kellie R Carter (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Nancy G Abney (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

CIRTL

46763

GRD

760

QL

3

CIRTL TAR Project

 

TBA

Kellie R Carter (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Nancy G Abney (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

CIRTL

46764

GRD

764

1

1-5

CIRTL Indv.Tching Experience I

 

TBA

Nancy G Abney (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

CIRTL

46765

GRD

766

QL

1

Intro to Online Teaching

 

TBA

Nancy G Abney (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

CIRTL

46843

LEAD

500

NF

3

Intro Leadr Beh & Theory

MWF

12:20 pm-13:15 pm

Lisa M Kerr (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

LEAD

46467

LEAD

540

VT

2

Team Development and Dynamics

S
S

09:00 am-05:00 pm
09:00 am-05:00 pm

Lisa M Kerr (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

LEAD

46366

LEAD

544

1

1

Conflict Negotiation

S

09:00 am-05:00 pm

Lisa M Kerr (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

LEAD

46367

LEAD

560

1

2

Dev & Delvr Presentation/SL

R

03:30 pm-05:00 pm

Lisa M Kerr (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

LEAD

46465

LEAD

570

N6

2

The Resilient Leader

S

09:00 am-05:00 pm

Lisa M Kerr (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

LEAD

Mentoring & Leadership

 

PDP Calendar 2020

Would you like to learn more about the LEAD certificate in Leadership and Professional Development?

Join Dr. Lisa Kerr for the LEAD Information Sessions on the following dates:

Tuesday, May 5

12 noon – 12:30 pm

Zoom Link: Click Here    Meeting ID: 979 994 167
Password: 534905

Wednesday, May 6

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Zoom Link: Click Here   Meeting ID: 133 213 591
Password: 307795

 

Contact Us

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