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2020 Workshop Schedule

2020 Workshops

Note* All Workshops are 4-5 pm AZ time

Month Date Workshops Presenter(s) Links
January 2020 Tuesday, January 21st; 8-9 pm (ET) "The Seven Habits of Highly-Successful Doctoral Students" 

Audience: All UOPx and CDS students 

 Dr. Kimberly Underwood The video can be found here.

The PowerPoint can be accessed here.

Jan 23; 7-8 pm (ET)

How to Conduct Interviews

This presentation provides an overview on how to conduct interview for qualitative studies.

Audience: All interested researchers including faculty, staff, students, and alumni. 

Dr. Herman van Niekerk

The video can be found here

The PowerPoint slides can be accessed here

 

Jan 29; 12 noon (ET)

How to Apply for Fulbright Grant 

This presentation explains how to apply for Fulbright grant.

Audience: All interested researchers including faculty, staff, students, and alumni. 

 

Kimberly Williams, Fulbright representative; Host: Dr. Louise Underdahl.  

The video can be found here

The  PowerPoint slides can be accessed here

February 2020 Thursday, February 20th; 6-7 pm (ET)

How to Prepare an IRB Application

This presentation explains how to successfully prepare and submit an IRB application using IRBnet.org.

Audience: All interested researchers including faculty, staff, students, and alumni. 

 

Dr. Andrew Maus

 

The video can be found here

The PowerPoint slides can be accessed here 

Feb 27; 7-8 pm (ET) How to Analyze Qualitative Data I

Introduction to qualitative data analysis process including chunking, coding, clustering, interpretation and themes, qualitative data representation, and trustworthiness strategies.

Audience: All interested researchers including faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
 

Dr. Mansureh Kebritchi;  Dr. Ryan Rominger

The video can be found here

The PowerPoint slides can be accessed here.

March 2020 March 19; 7-8 pm (ET) Academic and Professional Publishing

This presentation focuses on discussing differences between academic and professional publishing.

Audience: All interested researchers including faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

 

Dr. Erik Bean and Dr. Liz Johnston

#1 Slide deck can be found here.

#2 Slide deck can be found here.

No video for this presentation.

March 26; 7-8 pm (ET) How to Modify and Use Quantitative Surveys

This presentation provides an overview on how to use existing quantitative surveys and modify them to fit your quantitative studies without compromising reliability and validity of the surveys.

Audience: All interested researchers including faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

 

Dr. LauraAnn Migliore

The video can be found here.

The slides can be found here.

April 2020

April 9; 7-8 pm (ET)

Developing a Rigorous Literature Review

This workshop provides an overview about conducting rigorous literature reviews for research studies.  Tips and best practices are shared. 

Audience: All interested researchers including faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

 

Dr. Erik Bean 

The video can be found here.

The Power Point slides can be downloaded here.

April 16; 7-8 pm (ET)

How to Create and Present a Scholarly Presentation 

In this interactive workshop, participants will gain tips and best practices on how to create and present academic presentations. Participants will recognize the difference between effective and ineffective presentations. There will be a brief discussion about oral defense presenation as well. 

Audience: All interested researchers including faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

Dr. Pat D'Urso and Dr. Jay Familant

The video can be found here

The Power Point slides can be found here

The handout for oral defense presentation can be found here 

April 23; 7-8 pm (ET)

How to Analyze Quantitative Data (introduction) 

Introduction to quantitative data analysis process including selecting statistical analysis, software, data entry, sample size, and basic descriptive and inferential analysis.  

Audience: All interested researchers including faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
 

Dr. Mansureh Kebritchi

The video can be found here

The Power Point slides can be found here

May 2020 Thursday, May 7th; 7-8 pm (ET)

The "Write" Habits

In this workshop, we will explore the benefits of a daily writing practice.  Research shows that writing everyday contributes to better self-discipline, expanded vocabulary, a sense of achievement, increased productivity and frankly, better writing.  As summer draws near, this workshop focuses on proven tactics for remaining productive through distractions, writer’s block, and any other reason that keeps you from developing the “write” habits.

 

Drs. Hilary Johnson-Lutz, and Joy Taylor

The video can be found here.

The transcript can be found here.

 

May 21; 7-8 pm (ET)

"The Rebrand": Transitioning from Student to Scholar

This presentation will share the experiences and lessons learned from alumni and faculty about the transition students face upon completing their programs.  For some, this looks like entering or advancing in academia, and for others advancement in industry.  But whatever path selected, there are strategies to improving your presence in the world as a scholar and subject matter expert.  The post-graduation process, mindset changes, and ten rebranding strategies will be discussed.  Such strategies include website development/social media and publishing opportunities.  This presentation will also include a list of programs and resources offered to students from the University of Phoenix.  Additional tools (most of which are free) from outside of the university will also be shared.

 

 

Drs. Jane Schumacher, Jay Familant, Dr. Kristina McGaha

The video can be found here.

The transcript can be found here.

May 28; 7-8 pm (ET)

How to Develop and Use Open-Ended Surveys/Questionnaires 

This workshop provides an overview about quantitative and qualitative survey data and tips for creating good surveys and using software such as Survey Monkey.

Audience: All interested researchers including faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

 

Dr. Ryan Rominger

The video can be found here.

The transcript can be found here.

The slides can be found here.

June 2020 Thursday, June 11th, 7-8 pm (ET)

Impact of Social Distancing and Covid-19 on Research Methods and Topics: Panel Presentation

Panel members who are leaders within the Research Hub and Research and Methods SIG will discuss how social distancing and Covid-19 have impacted the use of different research methods. Additionally, members will discuss the emergence of potential topics unique to our current time of dealing with Covid, specifically topics related to education. leadership studies, and diversity and inclusion will be discussed. Please join us for this discussion, where the second half will be open for viewers to ask questions of the panel to promote further dialogue.

Drs. Rodney Luster, Mansureh Kebritchi, Erik Bean, Jim Lane, Liz Johnston, Ryan Rominger

The video can be found here.

The transcript can be found here.

Thursday, June 18th, 7-8 pm (ET)

Writing White Papers People Actually Want to Read

While writing a white paper is no easy task, well-written and well-researched white papers can be powerful tools for building credibility in communities of practice. In other words, if you can address the problems that leaders are trying to solve, they will likely read your paper for a solution!  This workshop will discuss how to effectively write and successfully market a white paper that gets results.

Audience: All interested researchers including faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

Dr. Kimberly Underwood

The video can be found here.

The transcript can be found here.

June 25; 7-8 pm (ET)

How to use Excel for Descriptive and Inferential Statistics 

This workshop provides introduction of using Excel for data analysis. The presentation topics include entering data and conducting descriptive and some basic inferential statistics such as correlation and t-test in Excel.   

Audience: All interested researchers including faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
 

Dr. Brian Sloboda

The video can be found here.

The transcript can be found here.

The Slides can be found here.

July 2020 July 16; 7-8 pm (ET)

How to Write Grant Applications 

The workshop provides operational guidance on getting started, identifying potential funding, application, pre-award and award process, and post-award monitoring and reporting. Designed as an introductory webinar to a 4 part training, this webinar allows students, faculty, and alumni to explore the world of grant funding for research in the following ways:

  • Expanding your knowledge of grant writing
  • Basic best practices for acquainting yourself with the grant seeking and writing process
  • Finding the "right fit" for grant funding opportunities
  • Understanding the platform of Grants.gov and the basics of navigating the site
  • Developing your first grant proposal 

 

Dr. Louise Underdahl; Dr. Rodney Luster  

The video can be found here

The transcript can be found here

Top 10 Common Elements

Needs Statement

Needs Statement Example

Making the Match Worksheet

Idea Generator

Grant Workshop Slides

July 23; 7-8 pm (ET)

How to Access and Use Existing Publisher-Based Assessments 

Many studies using existing questionnaires. This presentation will discuss issues related to gaining access to existing questionnaires, approaching publishers or authors for permissions, pencil and paper versus digital data collection, an example accessing a publisher-based questionnaire within an online data collection system hosted by the publisher, and, when permissions allows, using a questionnaire within your own chosen online data collection system.

Audience: All interested researchers including faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
 

Dr. Ryan Rominger

The video can be found here

The transcript can be found here

August 2020

Thursday, August 13th;

7:00-8:30 pm (ET)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Series: Understanding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

In the first of a series of workshops on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), this interactive workshop will examine each concept and how they impact individuals, higher education, and organizations.

 

Audience: All interested researchers including faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

Dr. Kimberly Underwood  
Aug 27; 7-8 pm (ET)

How to Analyze Qualitative Data II

This presentation expands upon our first presentation on how to analyze qualitative data. In this session we dive deeper into specific data analysis such as descriptive, in-vivo, emotion, narrative, holistic, and hypothesis coding as well as differentiating between codes, categories, and themes. Additionally, time permitting we may review coding within a qualitative data analysis software program. Finally, we will discuss moving from analysis to identifying specific results.

Audience: All interested researchers including faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
 

Dr. Ryan Rominger and Dr. Jim Lane  
September 2020 Sept 17; 7-8 pm (ET)

How to Publish a Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

This workshop provides an overview about major steps for successfully publishing manuscripts in peer reviewed journals.  The topics include strategies and tips for manuscript preparation, identification, evaluation, and selection of appropriate journals, and tips for addressing journal editors’ feedbacks.

Audience: All interested researchers including faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
 

Dr. Mansureh Kebritchi  
Sept 24; 7-8 pm (ET)

How to Collect Data from Social Media-Panel of Discussion

This workshop provides an overview about issues and strategies for collecting data from social media, A panel of experts share their insights about effective practices for using social media as data collection sources. In addition, challenges and issues related to using social media as data collection source will be discussed.     

Audience: All interested researchers including faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
 

Dr. Erik Bean, Dr. LauraAnn Migliore, Dr. Phil Davidson; Dr. Liz Johnston   
October 2020 Thursday, October 8th; 7-8 pm (ET)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Series: Effectively Conducting Diversity-Focused Research

There are unlimited research opportunities in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Diversity demographics are present in all organizations and there is an ever-growing call for organizations to examine their efforts to create inclusive organizational cultures and equitable practices. 

This interactive workshop will explore opportunities for research surrounding DEI and examine how DEI research impacts organizations. 

 

Audience: All interested researchers including faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

 

Dr. Kimberly Underwood  
Oct 15; 7-8 pm (ET) Alignment in Research Triad and Research Method and Design

A typical research study includes a problem to be investigated (problem statement), why the study  is being conducted (purpose of the study), the questions the study seeks to answer (research questions) and the methodology (how will the study be completed).  Each of these basic elements must be aligned to guarantee a well-designed and “methodologically sound” research study. 

During this presentation, we will discuss the concept of alignment, and how to ensure that the key elements- problem statement, purpose statement, research questions and methodology - are clearly aligned throughout the study – from the start to the conclusion of the study.

Dr. Diane Archer-Banks

Dr. Ashraf Esmail 

 
Oct 22; 7-8 pm (ET)

How to analyze correlational studies using Pearson r and other correlational analysis tests

This workshop provides an overview about correlational statistical analyses including Pearson r. Issues and assumptions related to correlational analyses will be discussed. 

Audience: All interested researchers including faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
 

Dr. Brian Sloboda; Host: Dr. Ryan Rominger   
November 2020 Nov  5;  7-8 pm (ET)

Understanding Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks 

This workshop explains how to prepare an appropriate framework to support research studies. In addition, the difference between theoretical and conceptual frameworks will be discussed.

Audience: All interested researchers including faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

Dr. Karen Johnson   
Nov 12; 7-8 pm (ET)

How to Write up Quantitative Research Results in Chapter 4

This workshop explains how to prepare and write results of your quantitative study in the chapter 4 of dissertation. The main required components are explained.  

Audience: All interested researchers including faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

Dr. Stephanie Ferguson  
Nov 19; 7-8 pm (ET)

How to Conduct Focus Group Interviews 

This workshop provides an overview about conducting focus group interviews. Strategies, best practices, and challenges related to conducting focus group interviews are discussed. 

Audience: All interested researchers including faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
 

Dr. Phil Davidson  
December 2020 No Workshops      

2020 Speaker Series

Date Title and Information Host Group Links
Jan 30, 2020,

6-7 pm (ET) 

UOPX doctoral graduate guest speaker: Dr. Franda Clay

Host: Dr. Louise Underdahl

Join this webinar to learn about doctoral journey of the speaker and how the doctoral degree from UOPX impacted career development of the speaker.

Audience: All interested participants including faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

 CDS Alumni SIG The video can be found here
Saturday, February 22nd, 12-1 pm (ET) CDS STUDENT COFFEE CHAT:

Chat Topic: "Does "Doctor" Make a Difference???"

Bring your beverage and come chat with these industry leaders as we examine the impact of the doctorate on organizations and explore how practitioners in various industries can use their degrees to make meaningful impacts in the workplace!

Dr. Simone Arnold, First Data Corporation

Dr. Christopher Sigle, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Dr. Victor Raymond, xmStrategist

Dr. Kimberly Underwood, Center for Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Research

 

CDS Student Coffee Chat  
March 3, 2020

7-8 pm (ET)

UOPX doctoral graduate guest speaker: Dr. Gwendolyn Avington, Doctor of Health Administration

Host: Dr. Louise Underdahl

Join this webinar to learn about doctoral journey of the speaker and how the doctoral degree from UOPX impacted career development of the speaker.

Audience: All interested participants including faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

 CDS Alumni SIG

The video can be found here

The PowerPoint Slides can be accessed here

Saturday, April 4, 2020

(2 Sessions), (ET)

Coffee Chat #1: Social Distancing, Perseverance, and the “New Normal”

COVID-19? Teleworking? Coronavirus? School Closures? Social Distancing? During this time of rapid and continuous change, many may find it difficult (if not impossible) to refocus on coursework, dissertation writing, research, or other tasks related to program completion.  In this Student Coffee Chat, we will discuss how to regain focus as we examine the true meaning of being a student within the “new normal.”  This session includes strategies for minimizing distractions, goal setting, seeking social connections, and practicing self-care. (Students are encouraged to bring questions)

 

Coffee Chat #2: Conducting Research and Program Progression During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As many of our nation’s employees are finding themselves impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers are scrambling to generate quality scholarship within the “new normal.” How does the Covid-19 pandemic impact the many ways to develop research projects and conduct research?  How do these changes impact future or existing IRB applications?  How do personal decisions impact program progression during times of crisis?  Please join us as we examine these questions (and others) and provide guidance and clarity as we seek to better understand the true impacts of the “new normal.”  (Students are encouraged to bring questions)

 

CDS Student Coffee Chat

VIDEO: Student Coffee Chat (Session #1)

Transcript: Student Coffee Chat (session #1)

 

VIDEO: Student Coffee Chat (Session #2)

Transcript: Student Coffee Chat (session #2)

 
May 14, 2020

7-8 pm (ET)

UOPX doctoral graduate guest speaker: Dr. Manuel Barbosa, Doctor of Health Administration

Host: Dr. Louise Underdahl

Join this webinar to learn about doctoral journey of the speaker and how the doctoral degree from UOPX impacted career development of the speaker.

Audience: All interested participants including faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

 CDS Alumni SIG

The video can be found here.

The transcript can be found here.

 

Saturday, June 20, 2020

12:00 - 1:00 PM (ET)

CDS Student Coffee Chat is back!  Our topic for June will focus on a phenomenon that impacts many in academia: Impostor Syndrome

Impostor Syndrome (IS) is a pattern where one often questions the validity of personal successes and accomplishments and has a persistent, internalized fear of being exposed as a "fraud” or belief that successes are attributed only to luck or timing.  This session will explore the links of IS to perfectionism and other crippling behaviors, such as avoidance and procrastination. We will also examine strategies to overcome IS and thrive as competent and capable students, scholars, and practitioners.

 

CDS Student Coffee Chat

The video can be found here.

The transcript can be found here.

July 7, 2020

7-8 pm (ET)

UOPX graduate guest Speaker: Dr. Kristina McGaha, Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, honoring Dr. Diana Hart

Host: Dr. Louise Underdahl

Join this webinar to learn about doctoral journey of the speaker and how the doctoral degree from UOPX impacted career development of the speaker.

Audience: All interested participants including faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

 CDS Alumni SIG

The video can be found here

The transcript can be found here

Saturday, August 22nd; 12:00 - 1:00 pm 

Students, have you ever wondered what occurs within an oral defense? 

During this Student Coffee Chat, please join us as we hold a "mock" oral defense and discuss the process of successfully preparing for and navigating through this critical benchmark in your academic careers.

 

 

CDS Student Coffee Chat  
Sept 1, 2020

7-8 pm (ET)

UOPX doctoral graduate guest speaker: Dr. Maria Dominguez, Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership

Host: Dr. Louise Underdahl

Join this webinar to learn about doctoral journey of the speaker and how the doctoral degree from UOPX impacted career development of the speaker.

Audience: All interested participants including faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

 CDS Alumni SIG  
October 2020 TBA CDS Student Coffee Chat  
Nov 3, 2020

7-8 pm (ET)

UOPX doctoral graduate guest speaker: Dr. Jose Masip, Doctor of Health Administration

Host: Dr. Louise Underdahl

Join this webinar to learn about doctoral journey of the speaker and how the doctoral degree from UOPX impacted career development of the speaker.

Audience: All interested participants including faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

 CDS Alumni SIG  

 

Thursday, February 20th; 6-7 pm (ET)