Developing a Personal Vision and a Personal Website (at the Same Time)

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Ancient wisdom advises: KNOW THYSELF. It's still good advice, but in our modern age we might add a codicil: MARKET THYSELF.

In this extended, hands-on, Saturday workshop, we will do both.

Articulating a personal vision has numerous benefits. It can re-energize your efforts, inform your short-term and long-term plans, even improve your daily time-management skills. A personal vision statement reminds you of your purpose, helps you stay focused, and allows you to set goals.

Establishing a personal website can be a powerful tool for presenting yourself to colleagues, students, and the general public; for promoting your research, publications, and professional activities; and/or for giving an overview of the classes you teach and your approach to teaching.

Participants will reflect on personal identity and professional priorities through a series of writing exercises, culminating in a personal vision statement. This self-knowledge will then be utilized in the creation of a personal website. Step-by-step instructions will be provided. At the end of the workshop, participants will have a clearer sense of who they are -- and so will the world.

Note: You'll need a free account. Please create an account if you don't have one. (You may be prompted to create a blog, but don't sweat the details.) You must come to the workshop with your username and password in mind. Also, it would be optimal if you have some images (such as a headshot) which you can use for your website.

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Tags: contemplative, technology, WordPress
Format: hands-on
Event ID: 01329

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