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Writing Retreat

Our half-day and full-day writing retreats are a staple of The Write Track initiative hosted by CTLE and Faculty Success.

In support of faculty success in publishing your scholarship, creative works, and research, we host writing retreats that bring faculty together as a community. Sometimes, we are fortunate to host an off-campus retreat in a fresh physical space that promotes writing productivity, focus, and supporting each other’s success.

Depending on the session, these community writing sessions include setting intentions and goals for the day, identifying our obstacles to writing, finding ways to overcome writing distractions, and strategic planning to meet your goals.Writing board [View Image]

Testimonials from past retreats:

"I have become more productive and more confident, and I have found different types of "writing villages" and gotten to know more people at VCU.  I cannot begin to tell you how beneficial these retreats have been."

"What a well-planned and well-executed retreat. It was great."

"I'm a first semester doc student. I received so much direction and so many great organization tips!"

Fall 2020 Writing Retreats

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We are happy to announce our second fall 2020 writing retreat with national guest speaker, Dr. Katie Linder.

Planning for a Productive Break: Strategies & Tips for Success

December 4th, 2020

Afraid that your break will pass you by without achieving the writing goals you have in front of you? Research says that goals are more easily accomplished when they are clearly articulated and written down. In this interactive workshop, participants will engage in reflective activities to design their upcoming break writing plans.

Key takeaways:

  • Create a project audit strategy
  • Explore six methods for prioritizing projects
  • Design an ideal schedule for personalized productivity

Register Today!

About Dr. Linder

Dr. Linder helps academics create more ease in their work and lives through coaching, online tools and resources, and practical strategies shared through podcast episodes and blog posts. Through her philosophy of radical self-trust, she helps faculty find more certainty and alignment on their career paths.

Dr. Katie Linder is currently the executive director for program development at Kansas State University Global Campus. Katie is an avid writer and researcher with a passion for process and peeking behind the scenes at what it takes to be a successful academic. She speaks on topics related to writing and publication, creativity and productivity, self-promotion and personal branding, and teaching and learning with technology.

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