Professional Development Workshops (PDWs)
represent an important component of our IPSERA 2018 conference. They will offer unique opportunities to inspire each other and learn from each other.
The idea behind the delivery of a PDW is to serve the personal and professional needs of the IPSERA members and students and to develop and update their practical, professional, and intellectual skills. Part of this is that IPSERA members will engage in continuous professional improvement.
Good PDWs are innovative, interactive, integrative and developmental, valuable, provocative, and logistically sound. PDWs at IPSERA are now put through a competitive process.
Proposals for workshops with a faculty development objective (i.e. developing a new research skill) as well as a professional thematic orientation (i.e. learning about an emerging technology or research theme) are welcome.
Before submitting an idea for a PDW consider the following:
- Does the workshop offer a high quality and high level learning experience that has a significant positive impact on the professional development of the participants?
- Does the workshop provide participants with clear "take away"? (e.g. learn a new skill; develop a new research plan)
- Does the workshop have a theme and a group of participants that will draw a strong audience regardless of competing sessions or scheduling restrictions?
- Does the workshop encourage multi-way conversation and interaction among participants from multiple areas, disciplines, regions, career stages, or demographic backgrounds?
- Is the workshop creative and innovative in all of its elements?
When developing the PDW proposal, please follow these guidelines:
a. Page 1: Title page which contains:
- title of the workshop (in Title Case)
- name of sponsor (if there is one) and name(s) of people that are managing the PDW
- up to 250-word abstract of the workshop
b. Page 2: One-page explanation as to why the workshop should be of interest to the members of IPSERA
c. Page 3: One-page description of the workshop’s format and participants in the workshop (facilitators/group leaders)
d. Page 4: A description of the PDW. What will happen during the time allotted? What topics will be covered during the time allotted. What is the PDW about?
Deadline: 15 December 2017