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Moving from Resistance to Writing

Thursday, June 13 at 11:00am to 12:30pm

Virtual Event

Have you been putting off your writing all year by promising yourself that summer is when you'll buckle down and get it done? Are you finding yourself continuing to procrastinate and avoid your writing even though summer has arrived? Have you ever wondered why it is that you really want to write, but just don't do it until there's a looming external deadline?

Led by Joy Gaston Gayles, PhD, Head of the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development (ELPHD) & an Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professor at North Carolina State University, this webinar will help you identify:

- what's holding you back from writing and completing your ___________ (article, dissertation, book manuscript, grant proposal, etc...)

- the three most common types of writing funk and how to move around them.

- how to create the types community, support and accountability for your writing that will help you to ride through whatever type of writing funk you are currently experiencing.

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Joy Gaston Gayles, PhD, has established an international reputation for her research on intercollegiate athletics in higher education and women and underrepresented people of color in STEM fields. Issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice are at the center of her research agenda. In 2022, DIVERSE magazine named Dr. Gayles one of 25 influential women leading higher education, and she served as President of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). Dr. Gayles participated in NCFDD's Faculty Success Program in 2014 and now serves as a faculty success coach and campus workshop facilitator. She has coached over 125 faculty participants through the FSP program and has facilitated over five dozen campus workshops. Dr. Gayles loves to travel and make memories with her teenagers. As a former student-athlete, she is a sports and exercise enthusiast.