2019 Professional Development Sessions

SRCD19 introduces a new professional development track on topics designed to build capacity in several areas. Examples of topics include, but are not limited to, science communication, promoting scholarly work through social media, mentoring for diversity, social and science policy activism, increasing diversity and representativeness in the conduct and teaching of developmental science, and data sharing. Many workshops or sessions include interactive exercises and attendee engagement. The Professional Development Sessions are organized by different tracks: Career Development, Communicating Research, Social Action, and Data & Methods. View the Professional Development Sessions on the SRCD19 Online Program.

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Career Development Track

Thursday, March 21, 2019

  • Building a Global Network: Conducting International Research as a Graduate Student or Early Career Scholar
    9:30 am - 11:00 am, Baltimore Convention Center, Level 3, Room 316
    This workshop aims to foster international research and collaboration among all SRCD members, with a particular focus on the needs of students and early career scholars. The workshop will begin with a discussion of the importance of international collaborations, followed by presentations of multiple strategies for expanding your work internationally. Learn more.
  • From Dissertation to Day Job: Pre-Doctoral, Early, Mid and Advanced Career Fellowships and Funding Opportunities
    12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Baltimore Convention Center, Level 3, Room 316
    This session will focus on career fellowships and funding opportunities available across the continuum of a researchers’ career trajectory. The goal of this session is to engage participants and provide information on several career advancement and professional development opportunities available from these organizations. The session will include both a panel presentation with question and answer followed by small group breakout sessions. Learn more.
  • Building a leadership career in global early child development
    2:15 pm - 3:45 pm, Baltimore Convention Center, Level 3, Room 316
    Much of our awareness of global early child development stems from the work of Patrice Engle, a pioneer in global early child development. This session brings together four of the earliest Patrice Engle dissertation grantees, together with several senior SRCD members with leadership careers in global child development. Learn more.

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Friday, March 22, 2019

  • Exploring My Prospects: Journeys Outside of Academia
    8:00 am - 9:30 am, Baltimore Convention Center, Level 3, Room 317
    PhD level social scientists are needed in many diverse contexts and capacities. During this panel we plan to cover a range of PhD level career trajectories outside of academia, including ones within federal agencies, non-profit work, advocacy and the technology sector. Learn more.
  • How to Land that First Job (and How Not To)
    8:00 am - 9:30 am, Baltimore Convention Center, Level 3, Room 316
    In this Q&A panel format, chairs representing institutions of various sizes will answer questions about the job candidate search process and give advice based on several decades of combined experience negotiating research start-up packages and making jobs offers. Learn more.
  • Emeritus Panel Discussion: Continued Engagement After Retirement
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Baltimore Convention Center, Level 3, Room 316
    A panel discussion dedicated to the opportunities and challenges associated with remaining active in the field after retirement. A light networking reception for our emeritus members will follow. Learn more.
  • Interdisciplinary Developmental Science Data Blitz and Career Panel
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, Baltimore Convention Center, Level 3, Room 333
    This is an inaugural event designed to bring together early career and mid-career/senior researchers interested in studying developmental science from interdisciplinary perspectives. The event will include brief data blitz presentations from the five 2019 SRCD Early Career Interdisciplinary Scholars who are conducting innovative research on child development from within the disciplines of pediatrics, communication science, social work, public policy, and nursing. Learn more.

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Communicating Research Track

Thursday, March 21, 2019

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Social Action Track

Friday, March 22, 2019

  • Community Based Participatory Action Research and Practice with Children and Youth in Diverse Communities
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Baltimore Convention Center, Level 3, Room 317
    There is a growing interest in the fields of human development and the health sciences in effective community based participatory action research (CBPAR; Muhammad et al., 2015). In this workshop, two community based participatory action researchers working with children, youth, expectant parents, and their communities in both the global North and South will facilitate a participatory discussion of key theoretical and practical considerations in effective CBPAR. Learn more.

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

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Data & Methods Track

Thursday, March 21, 2019

  • Navigating the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Trials Definition
    2:15 pm - 3:45 pm, Baltimore Convention Center, Level 3, Room 333
    Changes to the definition of what kinds of research constitutes a Clinical Trial at the U.S. National Institutes of Health have resulted in many experimental research protocols being subsumed under the definition that were not previously subject to Clinical Trial submission, registration, and reporting requirements. This session will offer some updates on where things stand and some guidance to researchers who are preparing or planning NIH proposals. Learn more.

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Friday, March 22, 2019

  • Conducting Longitudinal Data Analysis: Knowing What to Do and Learning How to Do It
    10:00 am - 11:30 am, Baltimore Convention Center, Level 3, Room 316
    One of the most exciting trends in child development research over the past decades has been the increased emphasis on collecting longitudinal data. In this workshop, we will survey modern longitudinal data analysis techniques and discuss a variety of options for how to learn new data analytic techniques, including both formal and informal training opportunities. Learn more.
  • What SRCD is Doing to Address Open Science - Conversation Hour
    10:00 am - 11:30 am, Baltimore Convention Center, Level 3, Room 317
    Join members of SRCD’s Task Force on Scientific Integrity and Openness to discuss issues and learn about ways to incorporate best practices into your work, as well as SRCD’s new policies for research and for publication in SRCD journals. Learn more.
  • Tools for Improving the Transparency and Replicability of Your Research
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Baltimore Convention Center, Level 3, Room 316
    Psychology has increased focus on factors which influence the robustness and replicability of psychological research, illuminating practices which investigators might adopt to improve the credibility of their research. In service of facilitating adoption of these practices, several tools have been developed to support them. This workshop will provide brief tutorials in the use of these tools in the context of developmental research. Learn more.

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

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Federal Agency Sessions

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Saturday, March 23, 2019

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Special Events

Thursday, March 21, 2019

  • Meet the SRCD Editors
    9:30 am - 11:00 am, Baltimore Convention Center, Level 3, Room 317
    Come find out about the scope, vison, and goals of each of SRCD’s publications and participate in a Q&A session with the editors, followed by opportunities to chat individually with the editors about ideas for submission. Learn more.

Friday, March 22, 2019

  • SRCD at the Intersection of Science and Social Policy: A Town Hall Format
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Baltimore Convention Center, Level 3, Room 308
    In the midst of demographic changes and the current political climate, SRCD is at a critical juncture in its organizational history. The session will create an open dialogue regarding SRCD’s response to policies, such as the US family separation policy, as well as how SRCD proactively can use science to inform social policy. Learn more.

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Thursday March 21, 2019

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Friday March 22, 2019

8:00 am - 9:30 am:

  • How to Land that First Job (and How Not To)
    In this Q&A panel format, chairs representing institutions of various sizes will answer questions about the job candidate search process and give advice based on several decades of combined experience negotiating research start-up packages and making jobs offers. Learn more.
  • Exploring My Prospects: Journeys Outside of Academia
    PhD level social scientists are needed in many diverse contexts and capacities. During this panel we plan to cover a range of PhD level career trajectories outside of academia, including ones within federal agencies, non-profit work, advocacy and the technology sector. Learn more.

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1:00 pm - 2:30 pm:

  • SRCD at the Intersection of Science and Social Policy: A Town Hall Format
    In the midst of demographic changes and the current political climate, SRCD is at a critical juncture in its organizational history. The session will create an open dialogue regarding SRCD’s response to policies, such as the US family separation policy, as well as how SRCD proactively can use science to inform social policy. Learn more.
  • Tools for Improving the Transparency and Replicability of Your Research
    Psychology has increased focus on factors which influence the robustness and replicability of psychological research, illuminating practices which investigators might adopt to improve the credibility of their research. In service of facilitating adoption of these practices, several tools have been developed to support them. This workshop will provide brief tutorials in the use of these tools in the context of developmental research. Learn more.

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3:00 pm - 4:30 pm:

  • Emeritus Panel Discussion: Continued Engagement After Retirement
    A panel discussion dedicated to the opportunities and challenges associated with remaining active in the field after retirement. A light networking reception for our emeritus members will follow. Learn more.
  • Community Based Participatory Action Research and Practice with Children and Youth in Diverse Communities
    There is a growing interest in the fields of human development and the health sciences in effective community based participatory action research (CBPAR; Muhammad et al., 2015). In this workshop, two community based participatory action researchers working with children, youth, expectant parents, and their communities in both the global North and South will facilitate a participatory discussion of key theoretical and practical considerations in effective CBPAR. Learn more
  • Interdisciplinary Developmental Science Data Blitz and Career Panel
    This is an inaugural event designed to bring together early career and mid-career/senior researchers interested in studying developmental science from interdisciplinary perspectives. The event will include brief data blitz presentations from the five 2019 SRCD Early Career Interdisciplinary Scholars who are conducting innovative research on child development from within the disciplines of pediatrics, communication science, social work, public policy, and nursing. Learn more.

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Saturday March 23, 2019

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