APECS Webinar: Making a Good Meeting a Great Meeting: Secrets to Success in Event and Project Planning

Event Type: Webinars and Virtual Events

When: 20 March 2013

Where: Online, 1700 GMT

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In the world of polar science, meetings are a part of our everyday work lives, especially as collaboration and cooperation become the norm. Whether it’s a small team meeting, a planning teleconference, or a large science meeting, the difference between success and failure relies on techniques and skills that most of us are not taught in school. Knowing how to plan and execute a successful meeting can greatly improve productivity and can serve you no matter what your career path.

This webinar will provide tips for a successful meeting, including: setting goals and agendas, facilitating discussion, preparing participants, dealing with group dynamics, and maintaining momentum; and how to utilize these project planning skills in a science career.

Register for webinar or join as it begins: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/930363264

APECS works with mentors and partners to develop webinars to assist APECS members and other early career scientists with their career development goals. The webinars give early career scientists a venue to learn valuable career skills that are usually not covered in their academic training. The webinar audience consists of graduate students, post-docs, and early career faculty across several disciplines. Since its inception in 2010, hundreds of people from around the world have participated in the webinars.

A recording and archive of each webinar is available on the APECS Vimeo site so that anyone can watch the videos anytime.

If you have any questions, potential topics, or potential presenters to suggest, please contact the APECS Webinar Coordinator, Kristin Timm at webinars [at] apecs.is.