The theme of this year’s meetings is: Listen up!
September 21st: Welcome Event
If you are a returning member please bring a snack or beverage to share.
October: Productive Listening
In meetings or the classroom, active listening techniques, how to facilitate a group discussion
November: Listening to What Works for You
Creating a productive work schedule that maintains a balanced life–bring pen and paper!
December: Getting an earful: Classroom Techniques
Creating a respectful classroom, helping you and your students to feel heard, laying ground rules
January: Ear to the ground: Gendered concerns in the field
How does gender play out in the field? What concerns do you have and who will listen?
February: Presenting yourself on paper
CV, website, cover letters, applications: Maintaining your academic life in print
March: Presenting yourself in person
Conference presentations and interviews: Gendered body language & self-presentation skills
April: Hearing tacit ‘rules’: On being a woman in Geography
What are the ‘rules’? Who makes them? How can we learn them? When should we break them?