Video Archive

Welcome to the Professional Development Workshop Series Video Archive. The Professional Development Workshop series is organized by the Practice Office and led by BUSPH faculty members. The series is open to all students, faculty and BUSPH collaborators who wish to improve or expand their public health skills. Funding for the recording of these sessions has been provided by the New England Alliance for Workforce Development.

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The Writing Process: A Fresh ViewClick to play video

The workshop addresses important professional writing skills including, recognizing common pitfalls in the typical writing process, critiquing early drafts, understanding the philosophy behind “free writing,” and knowing when to seek help from a tutor.

Program Evaluation in a Nutshell

This workshop addresses key aspects of program evaluation including distinguishing between various levels of program evaluation, understanding the difference between internal and external validity, identifying common threats to validity and comprehending the interplay between formative, process, and outcome evaluation.

Research findings and Legislative hearings: Mixing oil and water

This seminar is designed to help public health professionals, identify the purposes for presenting research findings to legislative committees, analyze the environment in which legislative testimony will be heard, craft effective legislative testimony to meet the legislative environment and distinguish between federal and state legislative hearings.

  • Alan Sager, PhD, Dept. of Health Policy & Management
  • Recorded: 01/27/09, 5-6pm, BUSM Rm R115
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Communicating your ideas: Designing and delivering technology-enhanced presentations – Click to play video

Public speaking can make anyone nervous, but when it is combined with PowerPoint, video displays and other digital media it can inspire butterflies in even the most accomplished public health professionals. This workshop seeks to answer the questions: How can you use PowerPoint to its best advantage? And what are the verbal and non-verbal behaviors that impact the delivery of your message?

  • Rob Schadt, EdD, Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology
  • Recorded: 02/26/09, 5-6pm, BUSM Rm 115
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Global / International Field Research – Click to Play Video

Practicing public health across borders and cultures can be daunting, but it’s an essential element in promoting health in our global community. This workshop focuses on implementing strategies for developing global health projects, identifying mentors, funding travel expenses and preparing for work abroad.

Networking: Skills and Perspectives for Success – Click to Play Video

Creating and maintaining professional networks has always been important for public health professionals, but in the current economic environment it is essential. This workshop will focus on; what networking is and where to do it; how to organize contacts, make in-person and email introductions, ask for referrals and leave telephone messages; how to identify personal attitudes and beliefs that can impede effective networking and how the ethical use of influence can lead to opportunities and mutual benefit.

How to Conduct a Successful Job SearchClick to Play Video

This workshop will focuses on: organizing and executing a successful job search in public health, locating sources for informational interviewing, making the most of networks and identifying the best resources available on and off-campus

  • Maria McCarthy, Director, BUSPH Career Services
  • Recorded: 11/23/09 5-6pm BUSM, R110
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How to Write a Grant Proposal: Part 1 – OverviewClick to Play Video

Funding sources and the grant process are the inevitable underpinnings of most public health programs, but the journey from “great idea” to “funded project” can seem insurmountable especially for the new MPH student. This workshop focuses on identifying funding for investigators at all levels of experience, accessing information on available funding opportunities and implementing best practices in becoming a funded researcher.

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How to Write a Grant Proposal: Part 2 – Case Studies – Click to Play Video

Roberta White, associate dean of research and professor of environment health and a panel of successful grant awardees will be sharing networking, managing, and writing tips essential to getting funding for research and public health programs. The panel will include: Dan Brooks, associate professor of epidemiology, discussing his first R01 grant; Jennifer Schlezinger, assistant professor of environmental health, discussing her first R21 grant; Anne Fidler, assistant dean of public health practice and associate professor of environmental health, discussing practice-related grants.

  • Instructions: Click on the picture. This will take you to a short demographic form administered by the New England Alliance for Workforce Development to understand how these trainings are being used. Fill out the form and hit submit. The video will open in a new window.
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How to Choose the Right Statistical Test for the Occasion – Click to Play Video

A good statistical understanding could be considered a life skill, but in Public Health it is important for professionals to not only accurately interpret statistics, but also appropriately test and report on them. This work shops will help participants to, distinguish among different types of outcomes (e.g. discrete, continuous, time-to-event), select the appropriate techniques for estimation and hypothesis testing, employ estimation and hypothesis testing to address important public health problems, interpret confidence interval estimates and hypothesis tests applied to public health data.

  • Lisa Sullivan, Associate Dean of Education
  • Recorded: 07/7/10
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How to Communicate Technical Information to the Public – Click to Play Video

In our media rich world, it can be difficult to engagee the public in important public health discussions. This workshop will help participants to articulate the two most important goals in sharing technical or scientific information with the public; articulate the two most important goals in conducting media interviews; define a “SOCO” and explain its role in guiding the communication of information to the public; and write the headline and first paragraph of a press release.

  • Michael Siegel, Professor, Community Health Sciences
  • Recorded: 10/2/10
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How to be an Engaging Speaker

Engaging a crowd and motivating people from all walks of life to get involved with public health issues is an important skill for any leader or advocate. Thie workshop will teach participant how to design, practice and deliver a good speech, captivate your audience, reduce fear of speaking, use power point slides effectively and answer the question “What do I do with my hands during a speech?”

  • Harold Cox, Associate Dean of Public Health Practice
  • Recorded: 1/27/11
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How to Market Yourself for the Job You Want

This session is designed to help emerging leaders in public health understand how to establish their own personal brand and effectively communicate that brand to potential employers. This workshop will teach particpants how to identify each participant’s core brand attributes – both rational (skills) and emotional (style), understand the needs and expectations of prospective employers as they pertain to a candidate’s brand, build skills in telling one’s brand story through examples and professional references and create a personal brand that effectively positions and differentiates a candidate in a highly competitive job market.

  • Michele Levy, Brand Strategy Consultant
  • Recorded: 05/26/11
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Career Pathways in Global HealthClick to Play Video

This panel discussion focuses on the range of work performed by global health and development organizations, and the ways new MPH grads can start careers in such organizations. Specifically it addresses key background and skills needed for initial post-MPH employment, helpful courses/experiences for people entering the field, steps for continuing professional development in the field and advice for students preparing to interview at global health and development organizations. Panelist include:

Career Pathways in Health Delivery OrganizationsClick to Play Video

This panel discussion focuses on the range of work performed by healthcare delivery organizations, and the ways new MPH grads can start careers in such organizations.Specifically it addresses key background and skills needed for initial post-MPH employment, helpful courses/experiences for people entering the field, steps for continuing professional development in the field and advice for students preparing to interview at healthcare delivery organizations.Panelist include:

Career Pathways in the Pharmaceutical Industry – Click to Play Video

The Pharmaceutical Industry offers a wide range of services and employment opportunities, but figuring out how to break into the field can be daunting. This panel discussion focuses on the range of work performed by public health professionals in the Pharmaceutical Industry and the ways new MPH grads can start careers. Panelist include:

Date: 10/21/10, Time: 12-2pm

Career Pathways in Local and State Public Health Departments – Click to Play Video

Durning this discussion panel and excellent group of professional share their career paths through the diverse fields of local and state health departments. These professionals deal with the fundamental, complex and occasionally bizarre public health issues that crop up in major metropolitan cities and states.