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Professional Skills Development workshops are designed to provide women physicists with professional training in effective negotiation, communication and leadership skills, as well as a special opportunity for networking. The primary workshop goal is to produce more women leaders in physics and to help these women achieve their full potential in the top ranks of their profession. Workshops are usually hosted in conjunction with APS meetings.
For students, APS offers Communication and Negotiation Skills Seminars.
This video series provides helpful tips that align with the topics covered in many of the Professional Skills Development seminars and workshops.
Becoming a thoughtful mentor
This video will provide information on becoming the kind of mentor and advisor that is a success leader.
Communicating your research and career goals
Learn tips for effectively communicating your research and career goals.
Know your worth...and negotiate for it
This video will provide information on factors to consider when negotiating a starting salary and what impact these negotiations can have on your future.
Negotiating a tenure track faculty start-up package
Learn some tips for making your first professional negotiations.
Participants are responsible for making their own travel and hotel arrangements and may receive reimbursement for 1 night in the conference hotel. Please consult the APS Meetings website for information about hotels near the meeting site, many of which will offer special rates.
Because the workshops are funded by the National Science Foundation, you must be affiliated with a US institution/facility to be eligible for funding consideration. Professional Skills Development Workshops at division meetings or elsewhere are subject to different arrangements.
The APS Professional Skills Development Program acknowledges the contributions of COACh at the University of Oregon, for developing the materials and facilitating many of the PSDW workshops.
Support for this program has been received from the National Science Foundation under Award Nos. PHY-0752540 and PHY-1419913.