Several professional development workshops and exciting special sessions are planned for the upcoming ISTR Conference in Amsterdam this year. We want to make sure to draw your attention to these events as some of them request advance registration.
Story Collider Storytelling Workshop
Tuesday July 10, 2018 9am-12pm
50 spots available by registration only. Sign up by completing this short registration form.
The best available science tells us that for most audiences, stories are more interesting, understandable, convincing, and memorable than evidence‐focused communications. However, scientists are unfamiliar with this literature and often resist or distrust storytelling approaches. This storytelling workshop explores how to develop and tell personal stories about science with intellectual honesty and ethical consideration. Lecture and discussion will share research on storytelling and narrative persuasion and highlight the value of personal stories in science. Participants will learn how to find, develop, and perform their own deeply human stories of science. This workshop will be facilitated by Story Collider.
Wednesday July 11, 2018 5:00-6:30pm
Taco Brandsen & Ruth Simsa, Editors, Voluntas
Susan Phillips, Editor, NVSQ
Rob Macmillan, Editor, Voluntary Sector Review
Hakan Seckinelgin, Editor, Journal of Civil Society
Filip Wijkstorm, Editor, Nonprofit Policy Forum
Moderator: Jeffrey Brudney, Former Editor NVSQ
Tuesday July 10, 10:30-11:30am
Please complete this short form to register to attend this event.
In this session, panelists will discuss how to secure a (funded) post doc, what to expect from a post doc, and how to best use the years spent in a post doc position and plan ahead for the next stages of your career.
Teaching AND Learning: Perspectives on Engaged Scholarship in the Third Sector
Wednesday July 11, 9:00 to 10:30 am
This instructional, demonstrative and interactive workshop will present best practices and lessons learned about teaching in a nonprofit graduate program where a comprehensive model of engaged scholarship has been refined over the last 14 years. Faculty and current students will present how they have used cases and applied consulting projects to teach and study nonprofit management topics. Impact data and examples of finished projects will be presented. Systems for managing student team dynamics, fairly assessing group projects, and strategies for ensuring a good experience for “client” organizations will be shared as well as a detailed applied project guidebook that was written by and for students.
Laura Deitrick, University of San Diego, USA
Hans Peter Schmitz, University of San Diego, USA
Lyn Corbett, MA, University of San Diego, USA
Ashley Nadar, University of San Diego, USA
Bethany Gilbert, University of San Diego, USA
The Non-Academic Job Market
Thursday July 12, 2:00 to 3:30pm
A range of non-academic career paths are available for researchers in the Third Sector. Speakers in this session will discuss how they found their current position, what the position requires, and how a PhD could/should present themselves as a possible candidate for similar positions.
Rachel Wimpee, Rockefeller Archive Center, USA
Inés M. Pousadela, CIVICUS/ Institute of Communication and Development, Uruguay
Navigating Job-market and Career Strategies
Thursday July 12, 2:00 to 3:30 pm
This discussion will identify pathways to different career opportunities for those in the early stages of their career development and those considering a transition mid-career. What types of career opportunities are available for those in the Third Sector? What types of jobs might be a good fit for ISTR members seeking work? What are the main factors that should be considered in choosing a career path?
Angela Bies, University of Maryland, USA
Debbie Haski-Leventhal, Macquarie University, Australia
Marlei Pozzebon, HEC Montréal & FGV-EAESP Brazil
Academic job interviews
Friday July 13, 12:30 – 2:00pm
This session will offer perspectives on the academic job interview process from those who have participated in search committees in Europe, the United States, South America, and Australia. Participants will hear insights on what is expected during academic job interviews and what faculty are looking for from candidates.
Marc Jegers, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium
Elizabeth Dale, Seattle University, USA
Gabriel Berger, Universidad San Andres, Argentina
Ruth Phillips, University of Sydney, Australia