For the 2022 annual SERA meeting, there are two virtual training sessions. 

Training Session 1 ($30) OPEN
P.O.W.E.R.ful Hour Full”
Presenter: Wendi Zimmer
Wednesday, 3:00pm-5:00pm

You know your subject matter. But do you know which writing processes are optimal for you to communicate your expertise? The ones that yield productivity, publications, and promotions? The P.O.W.E.R. system will save you years of trial and error. Pat Goodson pioneered the “Promoting Outstanding Writing for Excellence in Research” system at Texas A&M University. During this 2-hour workshop based on P.O.W.E.R. principles, we will survey the most effective practices from leading writers (academic and non-academic) and peak performance theory that you can apply to your writing work. Show up to this workshop with a device on which you can compose and edit text, one of your works in progress, and your top three writing goals in mind. You will leave with strategies, techniques, templates, resources, reading lists, and new accountability partners for your academic writing career.

Training Session 2 ($30) OPEN
Do MORE than Just Finish: How to Thrive During the Dissertation Process and Write a Well-Funded, Award-Winning Dissertation that Propels You into A Sustainable Research Agenda and Career
Presenter: Emma P. Bullock 
Wednesday, 12:30pm-2:30pm

As the winner of five major dissertation awards and six additional graduate student research awards while procuring over $20,000 in funding to support her dissertation scholarship, Dr. Emma Bullock, Ph.D. (2018 SERA Bruce Thompson Outstanding Paper Award) knows how to approach the dissertation process so you earn multiple job interviews (Dr. Bullock had 25 phone interviews and 10 on-campus interview requests in her last year of grad school) and propel your career. From conceptualization to defense and the job interview, Dr. Bullock will share how to effectively and efficiently select your committee, select your topic and research question(s), hone your research skills, write a literature review, pilot your ideas, build your academic network, procure funding, use the resources your school and professional organizations offer, write in 30-minute increments, present and defend your findings, solicit spectacular letters of recommendation, and apply for awards that will propel you into a successful job interview process that promotes your research agenda and future career. You do not need to settle for just finishing. Bring YOUR dissertation ideas and learn how to use the dissertation process as the means toward accomplishing your academic and professional dreams in this interactive and fun workshop.

Pending availability, tickets for the training session may be purchased on-site (check or cash only).