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    • May 24, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Description of the Workshop:

    In “From Passion to Purpose: Using Your Experiences to Advance or Pivot Careers,” undergraduate and graduate students will learn how to leverage their experiences to create or land career opportunities outside of academia. Participants will describe important qualifications of a future job or career opportunity using a Brainstorming graphic organizer. Using one quality from the graphic organizer, participants will use the problem-solving strategy, “5Ws and 1H”, to describe one past or current job that reinforced critical skills necessary to that role outside of academia. Last, participants will discuss how their current experiences support the qualifications for their future career opportunity. By the end of the workshop, participants will apply the strategies to craft their CV/résumé or prepare for an interview before landing their dream job.

    Intended Audience:

    Undergraduate students, Graduate students

    Intended Experience Level:

    Beginner

    Presenter Bios:

    Dr. Cletis Allen is a professional educator with over 12 years of experience in multiple roles in education, including elementary classroom educator, professional learning facilitator, curriculum auditor and writer, and governing board member for a local charter high school. Currently, Dr. Allen serves as a Curriculum and Instructional Specialist for Amplify, Inc. and owner of elementary education consulting firm, CLETIS Education Consulting. Dr. Allen supports both novice and veteran educators, educational leaders, and college students with cultivating “Instructional Equity and Excellence” within careers inside and outside the field of education. Outside of education, Dr. Allen is a crochet designer and owns Crochets by Kenya.

    Follow Up:

    A Zoom link will be provided to everyone who registers to this event via email when you sign up.

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    NOTE: This workshop series will be audio and video recorded.

    • May 31, 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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    Description of the Workshop:

    We don’t write simply to get PhinisheD; instead, we write to be read, to expose and share, to make a change. Therefore, this interactive workshop will aim to provide you with hands-on experience in strengthening academic writing to better communicate your message. During the session, you will be able to experiment with your own written pieces, or provided model sentences, to practice the strategies discussed. Potential topics may include avoiding long sentences, using punctuation (commas and dashes) for clarification and pace, reducing wordiness and repetition, and using transition words to guide the reader. By the end of the workshop, you will walk away with 1) both practiced and practical strategies to apply to your own writing, 2) a developed awareness for writing with the reader in mind, 3) insight into the mind of a professional copy editor, and 4) an improved confidence for communicating via the written word. 

    Intended Audience:

    Graduate students, Professional students, Faculty

    Intended Experience Level:

    Beginner, Intermediate

    Presenter Bios:

    A native of Mississippi, Dr. Price is a clinical instructor in teaching and learning at the University of Central Arkansas, where he trains future teachers. He owns and operates Price Stamp of Approval, an academic editing and writing consulting business. Through this service, he has assisted numerous graduate students and professors improve and finalize their writing. He enjoys traveling with his wife and tap dancing.

    Follow Up:

    A Zoom link will be provided to everyone who registers to this event via email when you sign up.

    Join us now for this FREE online event for all members!

    NOTE: This workshop series will be audio and video recorded.

    • May 31, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    We welcome all BDN members to join us for a virtual writing retreat. Come write with us and learn from others. 

    A Zoom link will be provided to everyone who registers to this event via email when you sign up.

    Join us now for this FREE online event!

    • June 07, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Description of the Workshop:

    There is a significant need to foster enhanced collaborative partnerships between community colleges and four-year minority-serving institutions such as HBCUs. Black social work students are often disproportionately impacted by high student loan debt and a loss of college credits while transferring to four-year universities without established articulation agreements or partnership programs. This presentation will focus on how transfer equity pipeline programs support Black social work students who are often affected by the long-term effects of high student loan debt. This workshop will also explore ways in which community colleges and four-year universities can eliminate such racial equity gaps through the utilization of community partnerships and local resources. 

    Intended Audience:

    Undergraduate students, Faculty, Industry Professional, Other

    Intended Experience Level:

    Beginner, Intermediate

    Presenter Bios:

    Dr. Christopher Robinson, advocate, educator, and licensed social worker currently serves as BSW program director and assistant professor of social work at Pennsylvania State University. Before joining Penn State, Professor Robinson previously served eleven years at the Community College of Allegheny County where he led the Associate of Science in social work degree program at South Campus. Robinson also serves as manager of cultural competency in the UPMC Center for Engagement and Inclusion where he collaborates and develops strategic diversity initiatives that focus on culturally competent patient care, eliminating health disparities, enhancing language access services, and reducing community trauma. A native of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Professor Robinson earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from historically Black Jackson State University, a master’s degree in social work from the University of Pittsburgh, and a doctorate in education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is co-founder of the Western Pennsylvania Council of HBCU Alumni and the greater Pittsburgh Alumni Chapter of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. Dr. Robinson is a 2020 recipient of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence in Teaching Award, the 2021 Pittsburgh Courier Men of Excellence Award, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Distinguished Alumni Award for Social Work Education. 

    Follow Up:

    A Zoom link will be provided to everyone who registers to this event via email when you sign up.

    Join us now for this FREE online event for all members!

    NOTE: This workshop series will be audio and video recorded.

    • June 13, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    We welcome all BDN members to join us for a virtual writing retreat. Come write with us and learn from others. 

    A Zoom link will be provided to everyone who registers to this event via email when you sign up.

    Join us now for this FREE online event!

    • June 14, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Description of the Workshop:

    A person leaving the workshop should have a sense if they are ready to test the labor market before graduation, learn highlights of the interviewing/hiring culture, and some tools they can use to reference later. The objectives are for people to be able to identify what are their transferable skills, assess their previous work experience to decide what to share on paper on in an interview and decide for themselves if they are ready or not test the labor market. A person will leave with some tips and materials to reference to really assess are they ready to start interviewing or strive for a job, position, or career they might never have thought of before. A new degree does represent a new part of you in your own personal and professional evolution in one's educational journey. 

    Intended Audience:

    Graduate students, Professional students, Industry Professional

    Intended Experience Level:

    Beginner, Intermediate

    Presenter Bios:

    Reagan S. Williams DBA is workforce development professional with 14 years of experience in managerial, business development, training coordination, and quality assurance roles throughout different counties in SE PA. She has bachelors of science degree in communications media with minors in history and journalism and public relations and a masters of arts degree in Adult and Community Education with a concentration in communications technology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Also, she holds professional certificate in instructional technology. She completed her doctorate of business administration in 2021 from William Howard Taft University. Reagan is originally from northwestern PA and resides in Philadelphia working at Per Scholas as a Sr.. Manager, Admissions & Site Operations. Her passion is promoting lifelong learning for anyone at any age or career stage.

    Dr. Brian H. Sprowal, D.C.J., is a decorated law enforcement leader with three decades of experience. He is an author of, The Effect of Federal Consent Decrees on Community Policing and is a subject matter expert on community policing and federal consent decrees. Previously, he served as an adjunct professor at Harcum College (2014-2018), teaching criminal justice undergraduate courses: Police Community Relations, Policing and Police Practices, Corrections, and the Principles of Investigations.

    Dr. Sprowal’s higher educational journey includes a degree in business administration with a concentration in organizational management from Gwynedd-Mercy College and a graduate degree earned at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in organizational development and leadership; in May 2020, Dr. Sprowal received his doctoral degree from California University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Sprowal is married and a father of twin boys. He enjoys long walks, swimming, and reading leadership and self-development texts to them before bedtime, not the usual Spider-Man or Dr. Seuss stories. Lastly, he looks forward to collaborating and engaging with the Black Doctoral Network Community.

    Follow Up:

    A Zoom link will be provided to everyone who registers to this event via email when you sign up.

    Join us now for this FREE online event for all members!

    NOTE: This workshop series will be audio and video recorded.

    • June 21, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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    We welcome all BDN members to join us for a virtual writing retreat. Come write with us and learn from others. 

    A Zoom link will be provided to everyone who registers to this event via email when you sign up.

    Join us now for this FREE online event!

    • June 27, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • ONLINE
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    Welcome!



    We welcome all BDN members to join us for a virtual writing retreat. Come write with us and learn from others. 

    A Zoom link will be provided to everyone who registers to this event via email when you sign up.

    Join us now for this FREE online event!

Past events

May 23, 2022 Virtual Writing Retreat
May 17, 2022 BDN Workshop Series: Beyond Academia: Leveraging Your Doctoral Degree for Maximum Impact
May 16, 2022 Virtual Writing Retreat
May 10, 2022 BDN Workshop Series: The 10 Interpersonal Skills Everyone Needs
May 10, 2022 BDN Workshop Series: Using Your Advanced Degree for Economic Development
May 09, 2022 Virtual Writing Retreat
May 03, 2022 BDN Workshop Series: Understanding the Dissertation Process
May 02, 2022 Virtual Writing Retreat
April 26, 2022 BDN Workshop Series: Making the Move from Grad Student to the Professoriate
April 20, 2022 BDN Western Regional Conference 2022
April 05, 2022 Virtual Writing Retreat
March 22, 2022 Virtual Writing Retreat
March 09, 2022 Black Business Showcase
February 16, 2022 My Black History
December 15, 2021 BDN Virtual Holiday Mixer
November 23, 2021 Native American Heritage Month Trivia Night
November 17, 2021 Virtual Bingo Night
November 10, 2021 The Doctoral Toolkit Series: Pitching with Excellence
November 02, 2021 BDN Workshop Series: Black Women Leaders: How to Secure a Seat at the Table (Part II)
October 28, 2021 9th Annual Black Doctoral Network Virtual Conference
October 26, 2021 BDN Workshop Series: Developing a Conceptual Framework, the Blueprint for Qualitative Research
October 19, 2021 BDN Workshop Series: Postdocs 2.0: A Premier Option to Chart an Academic Career
October 14, 2021 BDN Virtual Graduate School and Career Fair 2021
October 13, 2021 Zoom Around The Room
October 12, 2021 BDN Workshop Series: From Schoolhouse to the Publishing House: Taking your writing to the next level
October 05, 2021 BDN Workshop Series: Social Justice Activism in the Academy and Beyond in the Age of Black Lives Matter
September 29, 2021 The Doctoral Toolkit: Advice on Selecting the "Right" Program
September 28, 2021 BDN Workshop Series: Black Excellence in Practice: Trusting the Leadership Process
September 21, 2021 BDN Workshop Series: The Benefits of Diversity in the Workplace
September 14, 2021 BDN Workshop Series: Beyond Academia: Leveraging Your Doctoral Degree for Maximum Impact
September 08, 2021 Virtual Writing Retreat
August 12, 2021 Building Your Doctoral Toolkit
August 05, 2021 Virtual Writing Retreat
July 08, 2021 Summer Mixer Event
July 01, 2021 Virtual Writing Retreat
June 10, 2021 Summer Mixer Event
June 08, 2021 BDN Workshop Series: The Power of Intentionality: Becoming Aware of High Impact Careers through Internships
June 03, 2021 Virtual Writing Retreat
June 01, 2021 BDN Workshop Series: Considering Opportunities Outside of Academia: What to Know and What to Do
May 25, 2021 BDN Workshop Series: Turning Research into Revenue
May 20, 2021 Graduation Celebration
May 18, 2021 BDN Workshop Series: The Dissertation: What Happens When I'm Finished?
May 13, 2021 Zumba Night
May 11, 2021 BDN Workshop Series: Writing for Publication: Principles and Strategies
May 06, 2021 Virtual Writing Retreat
May 04, 2021 BDN Workshop Series: Nice is Not Enough: Unmasking Microaggressions in Higher Education
April 29, 2021 Bridging The Gap: Networking Night
April 27, 2021 BDN Workshop Series: Black Women Leaders: How to Secure a Seat at the Table
April 22, 2021 Zoom Around The Room
April 20, 2021 BDN Workshop Series: Networking and Sisterhood: Keys to Building a Supportive Professional Community
April 15, 2021 D9 Networking Mixer
April 08, 2021 BDN Networking Social
April 08, 2021 BDN Western Regional Conference 2021
April 01, 2021 Online Speed Networking
March 25, 2021 BDN Diaspora & Drinks
March 18, 2021 Women's History Trivia Event
March 11, 2021 Wine Mixer
March 04, 2021 Zoom Around The Room
February 11, 2021 The Scholars Mixer Event
February 04, 2021 Black History Trivia Event
January 14, 2021 Scattergories Game Event
January 07, 2021 Online Speed Networking Event
December 17, 2020 BDN Virtual Holiday Mixer
December 10, 2020 Zoom Around The Room
December 03, 2020 2 Truths and A Lie Networking Event
November 12, 2020 Scattergories Game Event
November 05, 2020 Roundtable Discussion Event
October 31, 2020 Virtual Bingo Night
October 30, 2020 Hot Seat Game Night
October 29, 2020 Online Speed Networking Event
October 29, 2020 8th Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference
October 22, 2020 Zoom Around The Room
October 15, 2020 Roundtable Discussion Event
October 15, 2020 BDN Virtual Graduate School and Career Fair
October 08, 2020 Online Speed Networking Event
October 01, 2020 Hot Seat Game Night
September 24, 2020 Virtual Bingo Night
September 17, 2020 Dance Party Icebreaker
September 10, 2020 Zoom Around The Room
September 03, 2020 Online Speed Networking Event
April 04, 2020 BDN Western Regional Conference 2020 - Recruiter Registration
October 24, 2019 7th Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference
October 24, 2019 7th Annual BDN Conference - Recruiter Registration
March 30, 2019 Black Doctoral Network Western Regional Conference
March 30, 2019 BDN Western Regional Conference - Recruiter Registration
October 25, 2018 6th Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference
October 25, 2018 6th Annual BDN Conference - Recruiter Registration
October 26, 2017 5th Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference
October 26, 2017 2017 BDN Conference - Recruiter Registration
February 25, 2017 Collegiate Diversity Recruitment Fair
October 27, 2016 4th Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference
October 08, 2015 3rd Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference
July 02, 2015 BDN UK: Summer Social
June 30, 2015 BDN Chicago: Meet & Greet
June 29, 2015 BDN DC: Happy Hour
May 21, 2015 BDN Happy Hour Networking Mixer (NYC Area)
April 20, 2015 BDN's Happy Hour - Spring Mixer (DC Area)
December 18, 2014 BDN Holiday Mixer (NYC)
October 23, 2014 2nd Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference

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