SIGUCCS Seminar Series – Beta Edition

ACM SIGUCCS is hosting our first virtual Seminar Series (Beta Edition) on November 10, 2020. The theme of this conference is Life Beyond the Lab – information for aspiring or new managers who transition from supervising students to supervising professionals.

Register Now: There is no cost to attend. Once you are registered, you will receive the webinar link. We encourage you to watch together with your colleagues!

Schedule (all times are Eastern):

1:00pmWelcomeAllan Chen, Professional Development Chair
Lisa Brown, SIGUCCS EC Chair
1:15pmSession I: Taking the First StepPhedra Henninger, Muhlenberg College
Nik Varrone, SUNY Geneseo
Tom Wilk, Carnegie Mellon University
2:00pmOpen Discussion
2:30pmSession II: Persuasive Communication SkillsRob Guissanie, Bucknell University
3:15pmOpen Discussion
4:00pmSeminar Wrap-upLisa Brown

Session Details

Session I: Taking the First Step

This panel will share their experiences from their first promotion to manager. They are encouraging your questions before the seminar! Please use this form to submit your questions.

Session II: Persuasive Communication Skills

As IT professionals, communication with our clients is certainly important.  However, establishing a rapport is absolutely ESSENTIAL.  Communication shares information.  A rapport not only creates a relationship–it establishes trust. 

How do you get there?  What do you say, and how do you say it?  What’s important, and what isn’t?  How do keep from being “white noise” and become relevant in the eyes of your campus community?  This session considers ideas and strategies in reaching that end goal.