Professional Women’s Committee to offer seminar series

October 21, 2011

The Professional Women’s Committee is sponsoring the Professional Development Seminar Series, beginning Monday, Oct. 24. The series consists of five seminars that each addresses a unique topic or skill, including meeting facilitation, self-promotion, serving on boards, communication, resume building and use of social media.

The Professional Women’s Committee is chaired by Paulette Goeden and Clara Orlando. To register for any of these seminars, contact Nellie Toney at


Effective Meeting Facilitation

Presented by: Lori Pbert, PhD, professor of medicine in the Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine

South Street Campus: Monday, Oct. 24, noon to 1 p.m., Greece Conference Room

Worcester Campus: Thursday, Oct. 27, 9 to 10 a.m., Library Conference Room

Interested in Being a Board Member . . . What you Need to Know

Presented by: James Leary, vice chancellor for community and government relations; Tim Garvin, president and CEO of the United Way of Central Mass; and Jill Dagilis, executive director of the Worcester Community Action Council 

Worcester Campus: Tuesday, Nov. 15, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Michelson Conference Room, LRB

South Street Campus: Tuesday, Nov. 29, noon to 1:30 p.m., Greece Conference Room

Graceful Self Promotion

Presented by: Luanne Thorndyke, MD, vice provost for faculty affairs

South Street Campus: Wednesday, Feb. 1, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Greece Conference Room

Communicating Up

Presented by Deborah Plummer, PhD, associate vice chancellor for diversity and equal opportunity

Worcester Campus: Tuesday, April 24, noon to 1:30 p.m., Lazare Auditorium (Goff S1-607)

Resume Building, Social Media

Presented by Cynthia Ring, MBA, executive director of human resources, Commonwealth Medicine

South Street Campus: Thursday, May 10, noon to 1:30 p.m., Amphitheater

Worcester Campus: Wednesday, June 6, Lazare Auditorium (Goff S1-607)