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CALS Solutions Seminar: Personal Resilience

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
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Oct 12 5:00PM - 8:00PM

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences will be hosting a Solutions Seminar focused on personal resiliency.

Personal resilience has become a very hot topic in recent years and is believed by many to be a key to personal and professional well-being and success. In preparation for this seminar, please use the link below to complete the Personal Resilience Questionnaire (PRQ) no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, October 6. Completion of the PRQ will generate your personal resilience profile, which will include your levels of resilience on seven dimensions in comparison to a national norm of more than 100,000 people. Having your resilience profile during this talk will make the ideas Dr. Osborne shares much more concrete and meaningful. A $15 fee is required to download each resilience profile, which is a special rate for students that Dr. Osborne has secured for those from the commercial owner of the assessment (the fee is normally $40). If you complete the PRQ, the fee will be taken care of up front. The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences will contribute $7.50 for your file download and we will collect the balance from you at the October 12 seminar (either $7.50 cash or a check made payable to the University of Florida).

The questionnaire will take about 20 minutes to complete, and you should plan to complete it in one sitting to avoid getting timed out of the session. To access the PRQ follow the link below and enter the codes shown when prompted:

Organization code: 1128

Group code: 4564

Dr. Ed Osborne

A past high school agriculture teacher, Dr. Osborne earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Virginia Tech and the Ph.D. degree from The Ohio State University, all in agricultural education.

Prior to accepting his current position at the University of Florida in 1997, Dr. Osborne was a faculty member in agricultural education for 15 years at the University of Illinois, where he taught undergraduate and graduate students in agricultural education and delivered professional development programs for agriscience teachers.

Dr. Osborne teaches graduate seminars on thesis/dissertation research proposal development and strategies for success as a university faculty member. His research interests include student motivation and teaching methods, including science-based, problem-solving teaching.

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