Engagement Professional Development

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.


A Leader's Voice: Communication Skills to Achieve Results

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Ӏ 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Without a good communication process your ability to influence people drops considerably. A key component of leadership is intentional influence. This seminar explores advanced communication strategies which directly affect your effectiveness as a leader. You'll learn how to establish a vision, goals and how to communicate your leadership thinking, to ultimately increase your success.

This Seminar is Designed to Help You:

  • Become a "conscious communicator"
  • Develop your leadership communication persona
  • Build dynamic collaborative partnerships
  • Create a productive work environment

Location: The Ohio Union, 1739 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43210
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The 2018 International Town & Gown Association's City & University Relations Conference

May 29, 2018 - June 1, 2018

INVESTING IN THE FUTURE: TOWN-GOWN RELATIONSHIPS AND THE FUTURE OF OUR COMMUNITIES. The comprehensive theme and tracks allow for a broad range of discussions around the challenges and opportunities common to institutions of higher education and their host communities.

Location: The Ohio Union, The Ohio State University
Sponsors: The Ohio State University, Experience Columbus, The City of Columbus
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Strategic Doing 301: Leading Complex Collaborations

June 4 - 6, 2018 Ӏ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

In this 2.5 day training, participants will learn how to guide and accelerate complex collaborations in non-hierarchical networks. Strategic Doing enables people to cross organizational and political boundaries to form action-oriented collaborations quickly, move them toward measurable outcomes, and make the inevitable adjustments along the way. Strategic Doing turns conversations into action!

Location: Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr., Columbus OH 43210
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Broader Impacts Workshop

June 6, 2018 Ӏ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Center for Applied Plant Sciences is sponsoring a Broader Impacts Workshop for the CAPS community. The workshop will be facilitated by trainers from the National Alliance for Broader Impacts. Topics Include: Developing BI activities; BI resources; Evaluation; Broadening participation. The workshop is free to attend, but space is limited. Priority placement will be given to current CAPS members, TPS fellows, PIs and postdocs.

Location: 102 Rightmire Hall, 1060 Carmack Rd, Columbus OH, 43210
Sponsor: Center for Applied Plant Sciences
Questions: Contact Courtney Price at price.1217@osu.edu.
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2018 APLU CEO - CICEP Joint Summer Meeting

June 25-28, 2018

Join the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)'s Council on Engagement and Outreach (CEO) and Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness & Economic Prosperity (CICEP) in Richmond, VA to explore the intersections of the arts, health and innovation that our universities leverage to create positive impacts in our communities and economies.

Location: Richmond, Virginia
Sponsor: Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)'s Council on Engagement and Outreach (CEO) and Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness & Economic Prosperity (CICEP)
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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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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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For more information, please contact engage@osu.edu.