Workshops and Professional Development Library

Workshops and Professional Development Library

Below you will find the latest ASLO-sponsored workshops and professional development trainings, from work-life balance and well-being to conducting efficient peer review. Please note that while many ASLO events are open to the community, some recordings are only available to ASLO members. Not an ASLO member? Click here to join our vibrant community and start receiving exclusive member benefits today!

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Voices for Well-being in Aquatic Sciences

Sponsored by ASLO’s Early Career Committee, the goal of this webinar series is to increase awareness and offer support through open conversations about the importance of self-care, and provide information on self-help tools and techniques that can be implemented in day-to-day life to improve and maintain positive health and well-being across all career stages in academia.

Battling Imposter Syndrome

Webinar 1. Battling Imposter Syndrome

Led by Hugh Kearns, this session explores why high performing people often doubt their abilities and find it hard to enjoy their successes. It will also show the links to perfectionism and self-handicapping behaviors such as procrastination, avoidance, and overcommitment. Strategies for battling imposter syndrome are discussed.  Access here (Members only)

Navigating Uncertainty in Research

Banish Burnout: Move From Stress to Success

Webinar 2. Navigating Uncertainty in Research

In this webinar led by Dr. Desiree Dickerson, we discuss navigating the uncertainties in research and how to manage it by giving yourself permission (to be where you are and feel what you feel!), making micro-changes to maintain a solid emotional and mental foundation, navigating uncertainty and worry, recognizing the controllable from the uncontrollable and learn where to spend your emotional and mental energy, and filling your bucket when life is constantly emptying it. The webinar recording is no longer available, but you can download the Workshop Flyer here.


Webinar 3. Banish Burnout: Move From Stress to Success

In this lively, interactive program our facilitator Janice Litvin shows participants how to manage stress to prevent burnout. Based on the premise that you can change your reactions to stress, Janice’s methodology will teach you how to build awareness, convert negative thoughts into positive self-talk, and set healthy boundaries. You will come away with specific tools you can start using immediately. All you need is awareness, desire to change, and willingness to do the work.   Access here (Members only)

Common Misconceptions About Procrastination


Webinar 4. Common Misconceptions About Procrastination

Why do we procrastinate? What can we do about it? In this workshop, Dr. Timothy A. Pychyl, retired professor of psychology and expert on procrastination, will draw on decades of research to summarize answers to these questions and provide practical strategies for more successful goal pursuit.  Access here (Members only)

Publishing and Peer Review

ASLO’s journal editors and Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellows routinely offer training, tips and tricks for all aspects of the scholarly publication process, from finding the right journal to conducting effective peer reviews. Check them out below!

Roadmap to Effective and Efficient Peer Review

Webinar 1. Your Roadmap to Effective and Efficient Peer Review

This virtual event presents strategies for conducting effective and time-efficient review, including tips and tricks from editors of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) journals and a Q&A session with ASLO editors-in-chief. Hosted by the ASLO Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellows.

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Writing effective titles, abstracts, and keywords

Webinar 2. Writing Effective Titles, Abstracts, and Keywords

ASLO Raelyn Cole Editorial Fellow Dr. Kelsey Poulson-Ellestad discusses tools and strategies for writing impactful titles and abstracts, how to strategically choose your keywords, and ways to optimize the visibility of your research.

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Science Communication

Blogging 101: The Better Way to Share Knowledge

Webinar 1. Blogging 101: The better way to share knowledge

The LOREX program requires its participants to blog as part of ASLO's scientific communication. Here are some tips and tricks to help get started, presented by LOREX alum and former ASLO Sci Comm Intern Eilea Knotts.

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