SEED Workshops

2020 Fall Semester Course Listing and Class Schedule

All professional development experiences below are open to undergraduate and graduate student employees.

Graduate-student specific career and professional development advising, workshops and events are offered by Texas Career Engagement and the Faculty Innovation Center.

If you need accommodations to attend a SEED workshop, please contact us at seed@austin.utexas.edu.

Effective Communication and Problem-Solving

Non-Violent Communication*presented by the Office of Student Ombuds

What does empathy feel like? How do we listen with more empathy? Are these questions you’ve thought about in your everyday life? If so, come join us in this session as we engage in developing skills for effective listening and growing our capacity for empathy.

Register for this workshop on UT Learn

Dates:

Public Speaking, Presented by the Sanger Learning Center

Are you presenting for a class, conference, or student organization meeting? This free workshop developed by UT’s Public Speaking Center will help you meet the requirements of the assignment and the needs of your audience. We will provide strategies for every stage of the process, from planning and rehearsing to delivering with confidence.

Register for this class on the Sanger Learning Center Events webpage.

All workshops will be presented virtually on Zoom, and all workshops are free. When students RSVP to the event, they will be emailed the Zoom link to the workshop

Dates:

  • Monday, September 21, 2020, 6:00 p.m.;
  • Tuesday, October 6,  2020, 5:00 p.m.; or
  • Thursday, October 29, 2020, 5:00 p.m.

Rapport & Networking, presented by the Sanger Learning Center

Have you been in a room with people you want to meet but don’t quite know how to approach them or what to say? Do you find that when you try to strike up a conversation, it feels superficial and ends faster than you had wanted? In this free workshop developed by UT’s Public Speaking Center, you will practice introductions for both professional and casual settings, shifting conversations, and concluding exchanges effectively.

Register for this class on the Sanger Learning Center Events webpage.

All workshops will be presented virtually on Zoom, and all workshops are free. When students RSVP to the event, they will be emailed the Zoom link to the workshop

Date:

  • Tuesday, October 15, 2020, 4:00 p.m.

First-Generation Town Hall: Career Stories from First-Generation Alumni (Undergraduate), presented by the Texas Career Engagement Center

Register for this class using the link above. This workshop is intended for undergraduate students.

Date:

  • Tuesday,  November 10, 2020, 12:00 p.m

Unlock the Next Step: Identify, Connect, and Articulate Your Skills Beyond the Resume (Undergraduate), presented by the Texas Career Engagement Center

Register for this class using the link above. This workshop is intended for undergraduate students.

Date:

  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 1:00 p.m.

Other Professional Development Experiences include:

Public Speaking Appointment: Visit with a speech consultant at the Public Speaking Center to get individual or group assistance at the preparation or rehearsal phase of any upcoming speaking engagement. Consultants are trained to assist with speaker notes, outlines, and visual aids as well as provide feedback on verbal and nonverbal delivery in a welcoming and nonjudgmental environment. Attend 1-2 workshops offered by your College or School’s Career Services Department as well as events hosted by Texas Career Engagement . Attend Managing Conflict as a Leader hosted by the Dean of Students’ Leadership and Ethics Institute.  Participate in online learning through LinkedIn Learning:

For these options, for the Level 1 and Level 2 certifications, include a synopsis of the activity and the date you completed it as well as 3 things that you learned CoachUT Program: CoachUT offers, free to student employees, the opportunity to work on and develop their personal goals with the support of executive-quality leadership coaches. For more information about CoachUT and how to enroll in the program please contact utlei@austin.utexas.edu.

 

Work / Life Balance 

Time & Procrastinationpresented by the Sanger Learning Center.

We all have the same amount of time in a day, but how we allocate it can make the difference between success and stress. In this free workshop, we’ll show you how to better use your time to make the most out of every minute of your day and find a balance between work and play.

Register for this class on the Sanger Learning Center Events webpage.

All workshops will be presented virtually on Zoom, and all workshops are free. When students RSVP to the event, they will be emailed the Zoom link to the workshop

Dates:

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 6:00 p.m.;
  • Monday, October 5,  2020, 4:00 p.m.; or
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
Other Professional Development Experiences include:

Attend Success Through Resilience hosted by the Dean of Students’ Leadership and Ethics Institute.  Participate in online learning through LinkedIn Learning:

 

Ethics and Leadership

Title IX Basics (2020)*

Presented by the Title IX Office – various dates throughout the semester

Other Professional Development Experiences include:
  • Attend True Colors: Find Your Leadership Style hosted by the Dean of Students’ Leadership and Ethics Institute. 
  • Watch 5 videos on the McCombs’ Ethics Unwrapped series, Concepts Unwrapped
  • For this option, for the Level 1 and Level 2 certifications, include a synopsis of the activity and the date you completed it as well as 3 things that you learned

Diversity and Inclusion

disABILITY Advocate 101* - Presented by Services for Students with Disabilities

Register for this workshop on UT Learn
Dates: Thursday, October 8, 2020, 2:30 p.m.

Course Description: The disABILITY Advocate Program provides knowledge and skills to be ABLE to work more effectively and confidently with people with disabilities. This workshop uses discussion and activities to learn about disabilities and accessibility at UT and to prepare student employees to work toward a more accessible and inclusive campus. During the course of the workshop, you will learn:

  • the prevalence of disability in the US and at UT Austin (visible and invisible);
  • respectful and empowering language to use to talk about disability;
  • how to recognize and reduce barriers for people with disabilities; and
  • how to work effectively with people with disabilities.
Other Professional Development Experiences include: