Engagement Professional Development

Meaningful partnerships are the framework of engagement. A diverse skill set is needed to initiate partnerships and help them thrive.

To support faculty, staff, students and their community partners in building meaningful partnerships, a portfolio of Outreach and Engagement professional development events and resources is available.


August

Poverty Inc.: Fighting Poverty is Big Business But Who Profits the Most?

August 16, 2018 I 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

The West has made itself the protagonist of development, giving rise to a multibillion-dollar poverty industry. From TOMs Shoes to international adoptions, from solar panels to U.S. food aid, the film challenges each of us to ask the tough question: Could I be part of the problem?

Location: Room 170, Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, Davis Heart&Lung Research Institute

Contact: Wanda Dillard, dillard.19@osu.edu or 614-293-5972

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Working through Difficult Conversations

August 22, 2018 I 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Do you sometimes avoid difficult or challenging conversations? 
Is it hard to decide where to start?  
Do you have the same conversation more than once with the same person?

This 3-hour instructor-led workshop provides tools and practice to help you increase your skill and comfort in engaging in difficult conversations.  Learn how to prepare in advance, start the conversation effectively, and maintain a productive environment. We will also discuss handling conversations that become difficult in the moment. 

Location: Gateway C, Suite 430, 1590 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201

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Ethics of Social Media

Tuesday, August 22, 2018 I 9:00 am - 12:15 pm

The College of Social Work is offering Ethics of Social Media training. This training will cover the recent changes to the NASW Code of Ethics pertaining to social media. There are 19 new standards and additional revisions to the code to address the ethics of using technology. The use of social media in practice as well as common mistakes will be covered. Target audience: Social Workers, Counselors, MFTS, Supervisors, and students. 3 CEUs CEU/clock hours.

Location: 115 Stillman Hall, 1947 College Road Columbus, OH 43210

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Speak with Ease! Simple Strategies to Improve Your Communication

August 28, 2018 I 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

In this 4-hour interactive workshop, you will learn practical speaking and communication skills for every day work life. Working with a mentor in a small group, you will practice proven techniques for common situations such as introducing yourself in a group setting or expressing your ideas effectively in meetings.  This workshop builds confidence in a safe and fun environment.  We can’t wait to hear what you have to say.

Location: 660 Ackerman Rd, Room 318, (1st floor-walk thru glass walkway)

Sponsor: Wexner Medical Center

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Dynamic Teams

Aug 29, 2018 I 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

There are many choices to be made in the workplace. The workplace can be a breeding ground for conflict due to different personality and communication styles. We can choose to ignore or accelerate conflict with others, or we can choose to allow conflict to make the positive changes within our organization. On the other hand, we can choose to work collaboratively, or cooperatively together to further the goals of our organization. It's a choice we make, so what will it be today?

Cost: $95 ($75 for OSU employees).
Location: 4-H Building 2201 Fred Taylor Dr. Columbus, OH 43210
Contact: Beth Flynn, flynn.61@osu.edu

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Tableau Desktop Basic

August 30, 2018 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

When you have completed this course you will be able to: 1) Review the Tableau product line; 2) Create a simple worksheet; 3) Enhance worksheets with sorting and filtering; 4) Add calculated fields to visualizations; 5) Work with maps; 6) Create a dashboard; 7) Review publishing and sharing

Location: Suite 030A, Mount Hall, Mount Hall, The Ohio State University

Sponsor: Wexner Medical Center

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September

Implicit Bias

September 5, 2018 I 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM

This program is designed to increase knowledge of implicit or unconscious bias and enhance conscious awareness in self when dealing with critical health care issues. The workshop participant will be able to discuss the science and research of unconscious bias; identify how bias and the processes of the unconscious mind can impact critical healthcare decisions and results; become aware of your own background, and its impact on your perceptions so you are better able to advocate for inclusion in your organization; and apply new strategies for practicing more conscious awareness individually and organizationally.  2 CE Credits.

Contact:  Milly Valverde, Valverde.4@osu.edu, 614/293-2904

Location: Graves Hall, Room 1187, 333 W 10th Ave, Columbus, OH 43210

Sponsor: Wexner Medical Center

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IRB Training for Graduate Students (Workshop)

September 5, 2018 | 3:00 pm – 4 :00 pm

The Office of Responsible Research Practices is offering a workshop for graduate students on how to navigate the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process. The workshop will focus on the following key topics: - Understanding why we have an IRB process - Exploring types of research and levels of review - Reviewing application components - Tips for successful application completion - Finding out where to go for help – Q&A.

Audience: OSU Graduate Students

Location: Research Commons (3rd floor, 18th Avenue Library), 175 W. 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210

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GIS for Research I: An Introduction to GIS Concepts and Data (Workshop)

September 6, 2018 | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be a powerful research tool for solving problems in and across a wide range of disciplines. If your research question has a geographic component, GIS data and tools can be integral to informing your analysis and communicating spatial patterns to your audience. In this workshop, participants will: 1) Be introduced to key concepts for using GIS in research, 2) Learn more about common GIS data formats, 3) Explore OSU Libraries’ and public databases where GIS data can be retrieved.

Audience: OSU Faculty, Staff, and students from all disciplines

Location: Research Commons (3rd floor, 18th Avenue Library), 175 W. 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210

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Tableau Desktop Basic

September 6, 2018 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

When you have completed this course you will be able to: 1) Review the Tableau product line; 2) Create a simple worksheet; 3) Enhance worksheets with sorting and filtering; 4) Add calculated fields to visualizations; 5) Work with maps; 6) Create a dashboard; 7) Review publishing and sharing

Location Suite 030A, Mount Hall, Mount Hall, The Ohio State University

Sponsor: Wexner Medical Center

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Speak with Ease! Simple Strategies to Improve Your Communication

September 11, 2018 I 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

In this 4-hour interactive workshop, you will learn practical speaking and communication skills for every day work life. Working with a mentor in a small group, you will practice proven techniques for common situations such as introducing yourself in a group setting or expressing your ideas effectively in meetings.  This workshop builds confidence in a safe and fun environment.  We can’t wait to hear what you have to say.

Location: Gateway C, Suite 430, 1590 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201

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Introduction to Data Visualization (Presentation)

September 12, 2018 | 3:00 pm – 4 :00 pm

Data visualization (or data viz for short) has rapidly developed into a huge area of interest for a broad group of users including researchers, businesses, and anyone looking to effectively communicate a large amount of information to a specific audience. If you have a research question that utilizes data, data visualization and its associated tools can help you analyze and make sense of the information you have gathered. In this presentation, participants will: 1) Be introduced to what data visualization is and why it is both an important and relevant skill to learn in this day and age; 2) Learn more about the types of data visualizations available to choose from and reasons for using specific types of visualizations; 3) Take a look at some resources available for learning more about different types of data visualizations and how to create them; 4) Explore some of the tools used to create data visualizations in a variety of fields; 5) Watch a video showcasing what a great visualization and presentation can look like; 6) Gain some useful tips on how to better design your next visualization; 7) Find out what the Ohio State University Libraries has to offer in terms of data visualization support.

Audience: OSU Graduate Students

Location: Research Commons (3rd floor, 18th Avenue Library), 175 W. 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210

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Find Your Voice

September 12, 2018 I 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Join the Office of Alumni Career Management for “Finding Your Voice”, an interactive session designed to help you overcome the fear of speaking out and empower you to give full expression to your true self! Registration opens August 13.

Cost: $20 per person includes appetizers and parking

Location: Longaberger Alumni House – Sanders Grand Lounge; 2200 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43210

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Beyond Regulations: Ethics in Human Research - Neurology Grand Rounds by Dr. David Strauss

September 18, 2018 | 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Description coming soon.

Location: Room 170, Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, Davis Heart&Lung Research Inst, The Ohio State University

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Emotional Intelligence: Don’t be a Sheldon – Online

September 19, 2018 I 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM 

Emotional Intelligence is the awareness of our emotions that drive our behavior, and how it impacts others (both positively and negatively), and then learning how to manage these emotions.

Your Emotional Intelligence has a huge impact on your success as a leader. Research shows that people with strong emotional intelligence are more likely to succeed than those with high IQs or relevant experience. Therefore, Emotional Intelligence affects everything you do as you lead your team. Having a high Emotional Intelligence allows you to help drive yourself and your team to your highest success

Sheldon Cooper is the lead character in the hit TV show “Big Bang Theory.” A child prodigy, Sheldon is now a physicist at Cal Tech. Although, he has a high IQ, Sheldon has trouble dealing with social situations and relationships. Using references to Sheldon, this workshop will help you learn more about Emotional Intelligence, so you will avoid being a Sheldon.

Cost: $95 ($75 for OSU employees)

Contact:  OSU Leadership Center at 614-292-3114 or e-mail Beth Flynn flynn.61@osu.edu

Location: Online

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Implicit Bias

September 19, 2018 I 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM 

This program is designed to increase knowledge of implicit or unconscious bias and enhance conscious awareness in self when dealing with critical health care issues. The workshop participant will be able to discuss the science and research of unconscious bias; identify how bias and the processes of the unconscious mind can impact critical healthcare decisions and results; become aware of your own background, and its impact on your perceptions so you are better able to advocate for inclusion in your organization; and apply new strategies for practicing more conscious awareness individually and organizationally.2 CE Credits.

Contact:  Diane Moyer, Moyer.4@osu.edu, 614-293-3191

Location: Graves Hall, Room 1167, 333 W 10th Ave, Columbus, OH 43210

Sponsor: Wexner Medical Center

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GIS for Research II: Essential Skills for GIS Data Management and Visualization (Workshop)

September 20, 2018 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are becoming increasingly recognized by researchers across a wide range of disciplines for their use in answering questions, solving problems, and making decisions. Despite the powerful tools and potential benefits associated with GIS, researchers often perceive barriers to entry when it comes to learning new skills in this area, similar to challenges encountered when trying to learn any new software or technology. The aim of this workshop is to lower those barriers for researchers new to GIS by focusing on some of the most common tasks and essential skills for getting started with GIS data management and visualization. In this workshop, participants will: 1) Gain hands-on experience using ArcGIS Desktop, the industry-leading GIS software; 2) Learn best practices for describing, preparing, organizing, and managing their GIS data; 3) Perform fundamental GIS tasks including acquiring data, projecting data, joining data, and creating map layouts for visualization.

The software that will be used during this workshop is available in the Research Commons Computer Lab. Due to the lab’s capacity, this workshop will be limited to 12 participants. A second session of this workshop is offered on October 24. 

Audience: OSU Faculty, Staff, and students from all disciplines

Location: Research Commons (3rd floor, 18th Avenue Library), 175 W. 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210

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Ohio Ethics Law

September 24, 2018 I 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

This two-hour in-person case study based workshop covers the major requirements of the Ohio Ethics Law which applies to all faculty and staff. This workshop is led by ethics experts from Academic Affairs, Medical Center Compliance, and University Compliance and Integrity.

Location: Gateway C, Suite 430, 1590 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201

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Mission Possible: Positive Leadership

September 26, 2018 I 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Are you a positive leader? Do you wonder how others think about your attitude as a leader? A quick test is to observe the way people react to you when you walk into a room. Are people happy to see you? Do they want to talk to you? Or do they quickly make themselves scarce? If they run when they see you, it's time for an attitude check.

Negativity in organizations is costing US businesses $300 billion/year. It is imperative that leaders establish a culture of positive leadership. As a leader, others look to you to set the tone for your team/organization. Being engaged and committed to a positive culture is a priority for the leader, and also every employee in the organization. Organizations that have a positive culture are more productive, have happier employees and most importantly, happy and satisfied customers.

Leaders have a choice about their attitude - and no matter what the situation, you have a choice to make about how you are going to react. No matter what the current situation is, or who is causing the negativity in your organization/team, it is vital that you create positive strategies that keep the team/organization strong.

Cost: $95 ($75 for OSU employees)

Contact:  OSU Leadership Center at 614-292-3114 or e-mail Beth Flynn flynn.61@osu.edu

Location: 4-H Building 2201 Fred Taylor Dr. Columbus, OH 43210

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Working through Difficult Conversations

September 27, 2018 I 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Do you sometimes avoid difficult or challenging conversations? 
Is it hard to decide where to start?  
Do you have the same conversation more than once with the same person?

This 3-hour instructor-led workshop provides tools and practice to help you increase your skill and comfort in engaging in difficult conversations.  Learn how to prepare in advance, start the conversation effectively, and maintain a productive environment. We will also discuss handling conversations that become difficult in the moment. 

Location: Gateway C, Suite 430, 1590 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201

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Introduction to Excel for Data Visualization (Workshop)

September 27, 2018 | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Microsoft Excel is a basic, but powerful spreadsheet program that is often used as the starting point for data visualization because of its ease of use. Using data in a table format allows for an organized way of entering your data, cleaning, processing, and analyzing it, and even visualizing it. While there may be other, more specialized data analysis and statistical tools available, Excel provides a basic foundation for visualizing data that then can be refined in other programs such as Adobe Illustrator or imported into more visualization- focused tools like Tableau. In this workshop, participants will: 1) Learn about the interface of Excel and the power of spreadsheets for organizing and manipulating data; 2) Explore the variety of data visualizations that you can create with Excel’s graphical tools; 3) Customize your visualization with the appropriate legend, labels, title, colors, and other adjustments; 4) Learn how to save and export visualizations for printing or further editing in other programs such as Adobe Illustrator.

Audience: OSU Faculty, postdocs, and graduate students

Location: Research Commons (3rd floor, 18th Avenue Library), 175 W. 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210

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Engagement Scholarship Consortium 2018 Meeting: Transforming Higher Education through Engaged Scholarship

September 30 – October 3, 2018

Defined by the Kellogg Commission: “An engaged institution is responsive to the needs of today’s students and tomorrow’s. It enriches the student experience by bringing research into the curriculum and offering practical experience in the world they will enter. It forms partnerships of faculty, students and communities to put knowledge and skills to work on today’s most critical problems.”

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

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October

Tracking and Enhancing Your Research Impact (Workshop)

October 2, 2018 | 1:00 pm – 2 :00 pm

Measuring your impact is an important step in the research process, especially for applying for positions, for promotion and tenure, and for grant funding. This may include traditional factors such as citation counts and journal reputation, and new measures that look at the reach and visibility of the work through downloads, saves, and views, as well as mentions in blogs and other social media. This introductory workshop will provide an overview of the following topics: 1) Establishing your author identity using ORCID and researcher IDs; 2) Understanding and tracking common metrics such as journal impact, factors, h-index, and times cited; 3) Understanding and tracking altmetrics (alternative metrics) such as views, downloads, and mentions in online media; 4) Enhancing your impact through journal choice and open access, and promoting your work via research profiles and online media.

Audience: OSU Faculty, postdocs, and graduate students

Location: Research Commons (3rd floor, 18th Avenue Library), 175 W. 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210

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Tableau Desktop Basic

October 3, 2018 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

When you have completed this course you will be able to: 1) Review the Tableau product line; 2) Create a simple worksheet; 3) Enhance worksheets with sorting and filtering; 4) Add calculated fields to visualizations; 5) Work with maps; 6) Create a dashboard; 7) Review publishing and sharing

Location Suite 030A, Mount Hall, Mount Hall, The Ohio State University

Sponsor: Wexner Medical Center

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Implicit Bias (CE-2017-0407-0620)

Nursing Continuing Education

October 3, 2018 | 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

This program is designed to increase knowledge of implicit or unconscious bias and enhance conscious awareness in self when dealing with critical health care issues. The workshop participant will be able to: discuss the science and research of unconscious bias; identify how bias and the processes of the unconscious mind can impact critical healthcare decisions and results; become aware of your own background, and its impact on your perceptions so you are better able to advocate for inclusion in your organization; and apply new strategies for practicing more conscious awareness individually and organizationally.

Location: Room 1187, Graves Hall, Graves Hall, The Ohio State University

Sponsor: Wexner Medical Center

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Communication and Conflict Management

October 4, 2018 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Conflict is a part of our daily lives at work or at home. How we manage conflict has a direct impact on how fulfilled we feel about our work, the quality of work, and the quality of work from our respective teams or units. Effectively dealing with and using conflict as a positive tool is a major component of success in current or future leadership roles.

Leaders of organizations and units also realize the impact of conflict on an organization's or team's culture. Do we have an environment that allows for differences of opinion to be openly shared? Do you or your team members have the knowledge and skills to work through conflict situations rather than allowing conflict to undermine the team's or unit's effectiveness?

Cost: $95 ($75 for OSU employees)

Location: 4-H Building 2201 Fred Taylor Dr. Columbus, OH 43210

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Leadership Institute: Effective Coaching and Emotional Intelligence

October 4, 2018 | All Day

Over the past decade a growing body of literature has documented the importance of social and emotional effectiveness as well as effective coaching (how we take good people and make them the best they can be) and feedback skills.  As leaders face times of increasingly rapid changes within their respective organizations, teams, and/or laboratories they must proactively work with others to lead them through these challenging times while continuing to meet the changing needs of stakeholders and clientele.  

Understanding and applying the dynamics of emotional intelligence and increasing one’s capacity as a leader, manager, and coach will be a distinguishing characteristic of successful individuals, teams, and organizations in the future. 

Cost: $415 ($395 for OSU employees)

Location: 4-H Building 2201 Fred Taylor Dr. Columbus, OH 43210

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Web Mapping Basics with ArcGIS Online (Workshop)

October 4, 2018 | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Want to make a map for your research, teaching, outreach, or just for fun? ArcGIS Online (AGOL) is the premier platform for easily and efficiently creating interactive web mapping applications. In this workshop, participants will: 1) Sign-up for access to ArcGIS Online using their OSU username and password; 2) Learn the basics of making web maps with ArcGIS Online, including adding layers to a map, changing layer styles, and configuring pop-ups; 3) Be introduced to spatial analysis and visualization techniques based on a real-world scenario.

BYOD: Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptops or tablets for hands-on participation, and our presenters will be available afterward for consultations.

Audience: OSU Faculty, Staff, and students from all disciplines

Location: Research Commons (3rd floor, 18th Avenue Library), 175 W. 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210

Sponsors: This workshop is offered through a collaboration between the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis and the University Libraries.

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Business of Science Program

October 9-11, 2018

Unlike other research related programs, you will learn about leadership and team management, but not in the ways these are usually presented. At the Business of Science, you will hear from experts at The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business who will give you research-based information and practical tools you can take back to your lab and apply immediately.

Through NIH funding, the Center for Clinical & Translational Science has partnered with Fisher College of Business Executive Education to present, The Business of Science, a three-day workshop designed to provide faculty conducting clinical and translational research with enhanced skills in the areas of innovation, project management and team leadership.

The program will give you the knowledge and tools that researchers like you need to succeed in research, professional advancement and translating your observations into impactful interventions.

Sponsor: CCTS

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Discover Your Personal Leadership Brand

October 9, 2018 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Learn why creating a professional brand is important, and how to create a brand that goes beyond your strengths, skills and character to convey your leadership ability. This 2-hour instructor-led interactive workshop includes reflection on your personal presence, how you use your strengths in your role, how you engage others, and your outcomes and results. Use a Leadership Brand Worksheet to record your reflections, and then create a brief brand statement.

We will also consider attitudes or behaviors that may tarnish your brand. Leave with ideas to continue your branding effort after the workshop. This workshop is most effective if you attend with a colleague so you can share ideas on each other's strengths and brand.

Location: Suite 430, 1590 N High St, Gateway C, The Ohio State University

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Propel Ohio Collegiate Leadership Summit 2018

October 12, 2018 (Register by September 14)

At the upcoming fourth annual Propel Ohio Collegiate Leadership Summit, network with students across the state who are passionate about becoming Ohio's future civic leaders. Propel Ohio will actively engage students on issues that affect childhood poverty, provide workshops on ways to get involved in their communities, and bring together organizations from across the state for an internship fair. Students – along with Senator Brown and guest speakers – will discuss how college students can tackle our state's challenges in their Ohio communities.

Location: Cleveland St. University

Audience: Students

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Implicit Bias (CE-2017-0407-0620)

Nursing Continuing Education

October 17, 2018 | 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

This program is designed to increase knowledge of implicit or unconscious bias and enhance conscious awareness in self when dealing with critical health care issues. The workshop participant will be able to: discuss the science and research of unconscious bias; identify how bias and the processes of the unconscious mind can impact critical healthcare decisions and results; become aware of your own background, and its impact on your perceptions so you are better able to advocate for inclusion in your organization; and apply new strategies for practicing more conscious awareness individually and organizationally.

Location: Room 1187, Graves Hall, Graves Hall, The Ohio State University

Sponsor: Wexner Medical Center

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Managing Multiple Generations online

October 17, 2018 | 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

How are you managing the multi-generational workplace? The American workforce is much more diverse today than ever before in history, with the age range of employees spanning 60 years. Each generation has its own unique values and behavior which can sometimes cause misunderstanding in the workplace.

Our current workplace has at least three generations working together. Each generation has unique characteristics, strengths and values that are a result of the shared historical events that occurred during their generation. It is important to learn about each generation, to help avoid workplace conflict.

The impact of a multigenerational workplace has a tremendous impact on the success of the organization. Positively, the combination of the different generations allows for new ideas, technology and solutions to workplace issues.

When organizations fail to understand the generational differences, it has a huge impact on many levels. From lower performance to higher turnover rates are just a few issues an organization may face. A better understanding of each generation, its workplace needs and how each generation can effectively interact in the workplace can minimize some of the negative impacts on organizational performance

Cost: $95 ($75 for OSU employees)

Location: 4-H Building 2201 Fred Taylor Dr. Columbus, OH 43210

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Stewardship of Endowment and Gift Funds

October 18, 2018 | 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

This one day workshop explains how to manage endowment and gift funds from the perspectives of Development and Endowment Administration.   This session is targeted to any university employee who works with endowment and gift funds.  There will be a 30 minute lunch break.

Location: Innovation Lab, PRSM, 2650 Kenny Rd, Stores and Receiving, The Ohio State University

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Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities Annual Conference

October 22-24, 2018

The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities Annual Conference is highly regarded as a vibrant platform to explore and share new ideas. The conference is focused on CUMU member institutions, their community partners, and their work addressing contemporary challenges through dialogue and presentations delivered in a variety of formats that allow for in-depth conversations and actionable next steps.

Location: Chicago

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Effective Meetings

October 24, 2018 | 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Do you spend too much time in unproductive meetings?  In this 3 hour instructor-led workshop, participants will identify barriers to effective meetings, brainstorm solutions and discuss best practice strategies to implement. Participants will gain practical tools and ideas for determining appropriate meeting membership, structuring agendas and facilitating and evaluating meetings.

Location: Room 318, 660 Ackerman Rd (1st floor-walk thru glass walkway), Ackerman Rd, 660, The Ohio State University

Sponsor: Wexner Medical Center

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Working Through Difficult Conversations

October 24, 2018 | 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Do you sometimes avoid difficult or challenging conversations? Is it hard to decide where to start?  Do you have the same conversation more than once with the same person?

This 3-hour instructor-led workshop provides tools and practice to help you increase your skill and comfort in engaging in difficult conversations.  Learn how to prepare in advance, start the conversation effectively, and maintain a productive environment. We will also discuss handling conversations that become difficult in the moment. 

Video examples, discussion, and practice provide a rich and interactive environment.

Location: Suite 430, 1590 N High St, Gateway C, The Ohio State University

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GIS for Research II: Essential Skills for GIS Data Management and Visualization (Workshop)

October 24, 2018 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are becoming increasingly recognized by researchers across a wide range of disciplines for their use in answering questions, solving problems, and making decisions. Despite the powerful tools and potential benefits associated with GIS, researchers often perceive barriers to entry when it comes to learning new skills in this area, similar to challenges encountered when trying to learn any new software or technology. The aim of this workshop is to lower those barriers for researchers new to GIS by focusing on some of the most common tasks and essential skills for getting started with GIS data management and visualization. In this workshop, participants will: 1) Gain hands-on experience using ArcGIS Desktop, the industry-leading GIS software; 2) Learn best practices for describing, preparing, organizing, and managing their GIS data; 3) Perform fundamental GIS tasks including acquiring data, projecting data, joining data, and creating map layouts for visualization.

The software that will be used during this workshop is available in the Research Commons Computer Lab. Due to the lab’s capacity, this workshop will be limited to 12 participants. A second session of this workshop is offered on October 24. 

Audience: OSU Faculty, Staff, and students from all disciplines

Location: Research Commons (3rd floor, 18th Avenue Library), 175 W. 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210

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StrengthsFinder

October 24, 2018 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

As a leader it is important to know what talents you possess, that you bring to the leadership table. Do you know what strengths you possess? Every leader possesses her/his own unique set of talents. According to the Gallup Organization, "we spend too much time focusing on our weaknesses, trying to make them stronger rather than recognizing our strengths." When you focus on your weaknesses, you miss out on utilizing what you do best for your organization.

Participants in this workshop will take the Clifton StrengthsFinder inventory to learn their five strongest talents. By focusing on your strengths you increase your effectiveness as a leader.

What is the Clifton StrengthsFinder inventory? "Marcus Buckingham, coauthor of the national bestseller First, Break All the Rules, and Donald O. Clifton, Chair of the Gallup International Research & Education Center, have created a revolutionary program to help readers identify their talents, build them into strengths, and enjoy consistent, near-perfect performance. At the heart of the book is the Internet-based StrengthsFinder(r) Profile, the product of a 25-year, multimillion-dollar effort to identify the most prevalent human strengths. The program introduces 34 dominant "themes" with thousands of possible combinations, and reveals how they can best be translated into personal and career success." 

Cost: $95 ($75 for OSU employees)

Location: 4-H Building 2201 Fred Taylor Dr. Columbus, OH 43210

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Troubleshooting Informed Consent (Workshop)

October 25, 2018 | 11:00 am – 12 :00 pm

The Office of Responsible Research Practices is offering a workshop on common informed consent screening and IRB review findings, and consent issues that arise during ongoing research projects. The session will: 1) Identify common submission screening questions; 2) Examine IRB-required modifications related to the consent process; 3) Discuss common post-approval monitoring findings; 4) Review best practices and available resources.  

Audience: OSU Faculty, postdocs, and graduate students. While the session will be tailored to social and behavioral sciences researchers, anyone preparing IRB submissions is welcome

Location: Research Commons (3rd floor, 18th Avenue Library), 175 W. 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210

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Cost-sharing on Sponsored Programs

October 25, 2018 | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

In this 1.5 hour session geared toward staff and presented by The Office of Sponsored Programs, we review how to budget cost-sharing in proposals and gain approval from department and college to budget cost-sharing. The mechanics of booking cost-sharing after an award is made are discussed.

Location: Ackerman Rd, 660 > Room 318, 660 Ackerman Rd (1st floor-walk thru glass walkway), OSU

Sponsor: Wexner Medical Center

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November

Introduction to Tableau for Data Visualization (Workshop)

November 1, 2018 | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Tableau is a data visualization program that offers both quick and flexible methods of visualizing your data in a variety of ways, including through interactive dashboards. Offering ways to explore your dataset as well as explain it, Tableau combines ease of use and powerful options for engaging your audience with interesting visualizations. In this workshop, participants will: 1) Learn about the different types of Tableau that exist and how they can access the program; 2) Discover the Tableau interface and learn how to import and connect data to Tableau itself; 3) Explore how to quickly visualize data with different chart types and through dashboards; 4) Interact with other resources like Tableau Public’s Gallery and knowledge bank to help learn about Tableau beyond this workshop.

Audience: OSU Faculty, postdocs, and graduate students.

Location: Research Commons (3rd floor, 18th Avenue Library), 175 W. 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210

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Tableau Desktop Basic

November 6, 2018 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

When you have completed this course you will be able to: 1) Review the Tableau product line; 2) Create a simple worksheet; 3) Enhance worksheets with sorting and filtering; 4) Add calculated fields to visualizations; 5) Work with maps; 6) Create a dashboard; 7) Review publishing and sharing

Location Suite 030A, Mount Hall, Mount Hall, The Ohio State University

Sponsor: Wexner Medical Center

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Increasing the Visibility of Your Research (Workshop)

November 7, 2018 | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This workshop will discuss the strategies and outlets for making your research more visible, including open access, scholarly profiles, social media, and The Conversation.

Presenters include: Nancy Courtney, Research Impact Librarian, University Libraries; Jeff Grabmeier, Senior Director, Research Communications

Audience: OSU Faculty, postdocs, and graduate students.

Location: Research Commons (3rd floor, 18th Avenue Library), 175 W. 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210

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Implicit Bias (CE-2017-0407-0620)

Nursing Continuing Education

November 7, 2018 | 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

This program is designed to increase knowledge of implicit or unconscious bias and enhance conscious awareness in self when dealing with critical health care issues. The workshop participant will be able to: discuss the science and research of unconscious bias; identify how bias and the processes of the unconscious mind can impact critical healthcare decisions and results; become aware of your own background, and its impact on your perceptions so you are better able to advocate for inclusion in your organization; and apply new strategies for practicing more conscious awareness individually and organizationally.

Location: Room 1187, Graves Hall, Graves Hall, The Ohio State University

Sponsor: Wexner Medical Center

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MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING: SESSIONS 1

November 7, 2018 | 9:00 am – 4:15 pm

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence based practice developed to increase people’s motivation to change through collaborative conversations in an environment of compassion and empathy. The primary objective of this training series is to teach individuals the technical and relational skills of MI within the framework of the latest 3rd edition of William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnicks’; Motivational Interviewing; Helping People Change.

Audience: Social Workers, Counselors, MFTS and Students

Location: 115 Stillman Hall

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Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Annual Meeting

November 11-13, 2018

Register today for APLU's 2018 Annual Meeting, the premier gathering of senior leaders from public research universities, land-grant institutions, and state university systems. No other meeting in higher education brings together such a diverse array of public university presidents, chancellors, and other senior leaders.

Join APLU November 11-13 in New Orleans as they tackle the challenges facing public universities. The theme of this year's Annual Meeting is Resilience. The meeting sessions will explore the capacity of universities, their communities, and partners to adapt and thrive no matter what stresses or acute shocks they experience.

Location: New Orleans

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InterACT—Outside the Four Walls: Teaching Beyond the Traditional Classroom

November 13, 2018 | 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

As educators, we engage our students not just in classroom spaces, but in other learning environments like clinicals, labs, office hours, and studios. Beyond the inherent challenges of these environments, we also see the ways that students may be challenged intersectionally, and interculturally, in these spaces. In this workshop, participants will be given the opportunity to interrogate and re-imagine several kinds of learning interactions as they may occur. InterACT is a theatre-based ensemble that uses interactive techniques to assist participants in developing success strategies and problem-solving common classroom scenarios.

Location: 150 Younkin Success Center

Sponsor: UCAT

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MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING: SESSION 2

November 14, 2018 | 9:00 am – 4:15 pm

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence based practice developed to increase people’s motivation to change through collaborative conversations in an environment of compassion and empathy. The primary objective of this training series is to teach individuals the technical and relational skills of MI within the framework of the latest 3rd edition of William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnicks’; Motivational Interviewing; Helping People Change.

Audience: Social Workers, Counselors, MFTS and Students

Location: 115 Stillman Hall

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Leadership Compass

November 15, 2018 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

“If knowing yourself and being yourself were as easy to do as to talk about, there wouldn't be nearly so many people walking around in borrowed postures, spouting secondhand ideas, trying desperately to fit in rather than to stand out.” - Warren G. Bennis

How well do you know yourself, what defines you as a leader? Knowing yourself is essential to being a good leader. When you understand who you are; your talents, beliefs, and skills, you are better prepared to not only lead yourself, but others too. When individuals know their qualities, they become a stronger team member, as they know exactly what and how they can contribute to team success.

The Leadership Compass draws from the Native American Indian tradition of the Medicine Wheel or the Four-Fold Way. In the Four-Fold Way, the four directions are described as warrior (north), healer (south), teacher (west), and visionary (east). All directions have profound strengths and potential weaknesses, and every person is seen as capable of growing in each direction. Each person can learn the gifts associated with each direction -- through practice and self-awareness.

Cost: $95 ($75 for OSU employees)

Location: 4-H Building 2201 Fred Taylor Dr. Columbus, OH 43210

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Implicit Bias (CE-2017-0407-0620)

Nursing Continuing Education

November 21, 2018 | 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

This program is designed to increase knowledge of implicit or unconscious bias and enhance conscious awareness in self when dealing with critical health care issues. The workshop participant will be able to: discuss the science and research of unconscious bias; identify how bias and the processes of the unconscious mind can impact critical healthcare decisions and results; become aware of your own background, and its impact on your perceptions so you are better able to advocate for inclusion in your organization; and apply new strategies for practicing more conscious awareness individually and organizationally.

Location: Room 1187, Graves Hall, Graves Hall, The Ohio State University

Sponsor: Wexner Medical Center

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Sharing Your Research with Story Maps (Workshop)

November 27, 2018 | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Want to make a map that will help you share the stories being uncovered through your research and make them accessible to a broader audience? ArcGIS Story Maps combine maps, data, and multimedia content - text, photos, videos, and audio - to communicate information effectively through interactive and user-friendly web mapping applications. In this workshop, participants will: 1) Sign-up for access to ArcGIS Online using their OSU username and password; 2) Explore the Story Maps gallery and learn more about the wide range of web app templates available; 3) Build a Story Map to illustrate an example of their use in communicating research topics

BYOD: Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptops or tablets for hands-on participation, and our presenters will be available afterward for consultations.

Audience: OSU Faculty, Staff, and students from all disciplines

Location: Research Commons (3rd floor, 18th Avenue Library), 175 W. 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210

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University Expenditures Policy

November 29, 2018 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This two-hour workshop ensures that expenditure decisions are consistent with the university’s mission, applicable law, and ethical practice, departments must comply with the university’s Expenditures Policy. This session is targeted to fiscal and financial professionals throughout the University.

Location:  Innovation Lab, PRSM, 2650 Kenny Rd, The Ohio State University

Sponsor: Wexner Medical Center

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December

Process Improvement for Operations Leaders

December 3, 2018 | 8:00 pm – 12:00 pm

In this five-hour class, participants will learn the OSUWMC approach to process improvement (DMAIC - define, measure, analyze, improve, control), understand the roles involved in process improvement projects and learn to use a variety of process improvement tools.  

Location: James Cancer Hospital, Room B050, The Ohio State University

Sponsor: Wexner Medical Center

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Implicit Bias (CE-2017-0407-0620)

Nursing Continuing Education

December 5, 2018 | 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

This program is designed to increase knowledge of implicit or unconscious bias and enhance conscious awareness in self when dealing with critical health care issues. The workshop participant will be able to: discuss the science and research of unconscious bias; identify how bias and the processes of the unconscious mind can impact critical healthcare decisions and results; become aware of your own background, and its impact on your perceptions so you are better able to advocate for inclusion in your organization; and apply new strategies for practicing more conscious awareness individually and organizationally.

Location: Room 1187, Graves Hall, Graves Hall, The Ohio State University

Sponsor: Wexner Medical Center

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Tableau Desktop Basic

December 6, 2018 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

When you have completed this course you will be able to: 1) Review the Tableau product line; 2) Create a simple worksheet; 3) Enhance worksheets with sorting and filtering; 4) Add calculated fields to visualizations; 5) Work with maps; 6) Create a dashboard; 7) Review publishing and sharing

Location Suite 030A, Mount Hall, Mount Hall, The Ohio State University

Sponsor: Wexner Medical Center

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Team Strengths

December 6, 2018 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

As a leader it is important to know what talents you possess, that you bring to the leadership table. Do you know what strengths you possess? Every leader possesses her/his own unique set of talents. According to the Gallup Organization, "we spend too much time focusing on our weaknesses, trying to make them stronger rather than recognizing our strengths." When you focus on your weaknesses, you miss out on utilizing what you do best for your organization.

This strengths-based workshop will help teams go further in understanding how their strengths help the team achieve success. Our individual talents help influence how a team cooperates and communicates to reach success. The more that teams collaborate and utilize the partnerships when strengths are combined can move a good team to a great one.

No one person works in a silo, therefore, we need to together, by tapping into each person’s strengths. Finding teammates who have strengths that complement yours, and you can team up together, you will accomplish more than if you work independently.

Cost: $95 ($75 for OSU employees)

Location: 4-H Building 2201 Fred Taylor Dr. Columbus, OH 43210

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Implicit Bias (CE-2017-0407-0620)

Nursing Continuing Education

December 19, 2018 | 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

This program is designed to increase knowledge of implicit or unconscious bias and enhance conscious awareness in self when dealing with critical health care issues. The workshop participant will be able to: discuss the science and research of unconscious bias; identify how bias and the processes of the unconscious mind can impact critical healthcare decisions and results; become aware of your own background, and its impact on your perceptions so you are better able to advocate for inclusion in your organization; and apply new strategies for practicing more conscious awareness individually and organizationally.

Location: Room 1187, Graves Hall, Graves Hall, The Ohio State University

Sponsor: Wexner Medical Center

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January 2019

2019 Community Engagement Conference

The 2nd annual Ohio State Community Engagement Conference will take place on January 23 and 24, 2019, with a theme of Partnering for a Resilient and Sustainable Future. Mark your calendars now, and stay tuned for more information coming soon!


 

May 2019

Midwest Campus Compact Conference

May 30-31, 2019

Join Campus Compact in Minnesota, May 30-31, 2019, for their next regional conference for networking, learning, and building the field of community engagement in higher education. More details will be released in the fall of 2018. 

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ON REQUEST

Archiving and Sharing Data


By Request

In this 1.5 hour in-person session, we focus on the last part of the data management cycle: preparing data for sharing data outside of the research team, depositing data into repositories, and archiving. Amanda Rinehart will discuss the difference between archiving and sharing, when and what to share, best practices for protecting respondent confidentiality, and how to find an appropriate repository. Jessica Logan will share her experience with depositing Sit Together and Read data sets into the ICPSR repository and provide best practices on how to get data ready to be deposited.

Sponsor: College of Education and Human Ecology - Office of Research
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ONLINE

Being a PI at OSU – Roles and Responsibilities

This workshop will discuss the roles and responsibilities of principal investigators. An introductory overview of the various Office of Research support units (Office of Sponsored Programs, Office of Responsible Research Practices, University Laboratory Animal Resources, and Office of Research Compliance) and the services they provide to researchers.

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Facilities and Administrative (Indirect) Costs at The Ohio State University

Tom Ewing, Associate University Controller, provides an overview of facilities and administrative (F&A) costs including how rates are calculated and how F&A is distributed back to colleges.

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Opportunities and Challenges in University-Industry Partnership

Online Video

Our speaker, Dr. Susan Butts, is a national leader in the promotion of successful university-industry research collaborations in support of American competitiveness. She has provided testimony to Congress and the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
This program is part of the Research Symposium Series on The Changing Environment for Academic Research.

Sponsor: Office of Research

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Human Participants in Research

Online Video

This educational video from the Office of Responsible Research Practices provides investigators, research staff, and students with an overview of federal and university requirements for human subjects research and Institutional Review Board review. Note: This presentation is introductory and will not satisfy the OSU training requirements for investigators and key personnel.

Sponsor: Office of Research

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Universities, Entrepreneurs, and Economic Development: Lessons from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Online Video

Tim Mulcahy addresses Ohio State's research community regarding this academic year's theme of "Faculty as Entrepreneurs and Innovators." Dr. Mulcahy is Vice President for Research at the University of Minnesota and also serves as the President of the University Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP) under the National Academies.

Sponsor: Office of Research

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Removing the Barriers to Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Interdisciplinary collaboration takes finesse and perseverance. Panelists from three colleges will share their successes in removing barriers and achieving integrated academic goals that cross college boundaries. Carol Whitacre, Vice President for Research, will moderate the panel discussion. This workshop was originally offered by the Office of Human Resources – Academic Leader Development program.

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Service-Learning 101

Designing Service-Learning into your course.

Presentation


 

Community Engagement Resources

Explore community engagement resources for community partners and researchers

Sponsor: CCTS

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Responsible Research Practices

Standard Operating Procedures for Good Clinical Research Practice

All clinical research investigators and staff are subject to review of their clinical research practices by local, regional, and/or federal regulatory authorities as well as sponsors, as appropriate.  The documents below contain standards operating procedures (SOPs) for clinical research investigators and research teams.  While these SOPs reflect sponsored and FDA regulated research, they can guide or inform processes associated with other types of clinical research (e.g., investigator-initiated).  Please read Introduction for additional information.

Sponsor: CCTS

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Project Management for Research

The tools you need to make your research project a success

This toolkit includes a variety of tools for managing your research projects including recommendations for general project management software and tools to help you and your team manage activities from grant writing to implementation and project closeout.

Sponsor: CCTS

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Research Resources

This educational resource is for staff, both new and experienced, at The Ohio State University who are seeking research training resources from around the University, including written material, classes, and computer-based learning modules.

Audience: Education and training resources for clinical research coordinators and staff

Sponsor: CCTS

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For more information, please contact engage@osu.edu.