Developing Your Core Competency in:
Presentation and public speaking skills are required of all graduate students and postdoctoral scholars for success in their programs and chosen career fields. For English language learners, additional resources are available to help address the challenges of communicating in a non-native language.
Workshops and Events
*** registration not required
Fall 2019 Workshops and Events
Improv for Academics Part 1 10/29 Please Register Engaging the Hard Conversations: Effective Communication for Graduate Students & Post Docs 11/05 Please Register Improv for Academics Part 2 11/05 Please Register Grad Slam Info. Session 11/19 *** Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety & Creating Your Elevator Talk and Improving Presentations 12/04 Please Register
Winter 2020 Workshops and Events
Rock the Talk: Creating an Effective and Memorable Presentation 1/22 Please Register Improv for Academics Part 1 2/04 Please Register Improv for Academics Part 2 2/11 Please Register Grad Slam Qualifying Rounds 2/13 Please Register Lights, Camera, Action: On Camera Media Training Clinic for Researchers 3/12 & 3/13 Please Register by Dec. 15
Courses and Programs
To develop and gain a deeper understanding, consider signing up for courses, seminars, and programs offered through GradPathways and other on and off campus units.
Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety and Improving Presentations - Now on iTunes U Returning Soon 2 - P/NP Courses for English Language Learners Varies Varies
One-on-One mentoring or specialized programming to meet your individual needs is available. Consider the following offered through GradPathways and other on and off campus units.
Advising for English Language Learners
One-on-one language tutoring is available for graduate student teaching assistants and instructors through the Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE). This free service is offered to all UC Davis graduate students and faculty members. For more information, contact Barbara Mills.
Available through partnership with the Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE), receive feedback to make your presentations more engaging and better learning experiences for your audience.
Teaching and Presentation Anxiety
A common fear, but highly treatable! Receive tips for controlling teaching and presentation anxiety by making an appointment with a counselor at Counseling Services.
The UC Davis Language Center has program designed to help native speakers of one language find native speakers of another to help one other in language learning. Through the Tandem Exchange Program you can conduct a search available language partners on the website. The Pal Program through the the Office of Undergraduate Eduction, International and Academic English, pairs up UC Davis students for intercultural conversation experiences. Participants can use these sessions to practice their target language, acquire intercultural competence, explore campus, and enrich their college experience.
Community Building and Activities
Participate in these opportunities to connect with others and practice your presentation skills:
A competition to find the best three-minute research presentation given by a UC Davis graduate student. The winner of the campus-wide competition will compete in the UC system-wide competition in spring quarter! Prizes are awarded at both competitions.
Interdisciplinary Graduate and Professional Student Symposium
UC Davis has a variety of research being done by graduate and professional students and this is a great opportunity for them to share their work with each other, the campus, and the wider community. Many prizes are awarded at this annual event to both seasoned and novice presenters.
The UC Davis Postdoctoral Research Symposium is a great opportunity to UC Davis postdoctoral researchers from all fields to present their work, to learn about other work performed throughout UC Davis, and to network across disciplines. Prizes are awarded for the best talks and posters in each session.
Scientific Communication Workshop developed and led by Professors for the Future Fellow Sara Kross