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Research & Service Leadership Symposium

RSLS Spring Workshops

Participants: Get Prepared! 

If you have a project that has been accepted to the Research and Service Leadership Symposium, you are now ready to begin the preparation for the big event. 

Presentation Guidelines

One important step is to prepare your presentation. The second important step is to prepare for the day. Please use the following documents as a starting point. Then, attend our spring workshop series for the additional guidance you may need. 

Workshop Sequence

The workshops below are designed in a sequence, guiding you through the process of  crafting and submitting your personal bio and project updates,  providing you tools for presentation development, and ending with the final practice run of your presentation. The last of these workshops is required, but you may find all of them valuable. 

Spring Presenter Workshops 

All of the spring workshops will be virtual, and require Zoom registration. You can register and join directly through the Zoom links for each separate workshop below.  If you have questions or difficulties entering, contact Allison Herman. 

Email: RSLS@fhda.edu or hermanallison@fhda.edu

Optional AND Required Workshops 


The first workshops are optional, but everyone must attend one of the Presentation Prep* workshops the week before the event. If your schedule does not allow, please reach out  to the RSLS team, Allison Herman or Mike McCusker, for an alternative session for you or your team. 

Email: RSLS@fhda.edu  

Spring 2022 Workshop Schedule


Preparing Your Program Description & Bio

Get tips on describing your project and yourself  for the official event program.

Can't Attend? View the Slides 

Wed, Apr 20 @ 11-12

Zoom Registration


Wed, Apr 20 @ 12-1

Zoom Registration


Thurs, Apr 21 @ 11-12

Zoom Registration


Thurs, Apr 21 @ 12-1

Zoom Registration

Presentation Tools I: Slide Design

Explore Effective Slide Design in Google Slides, Canva, & PowerPoint

Can't Attend? View the Slides and review the Presentation Guidelines

Wed, Apr 27 @ 11-12

Zoom Registration


Wed, Apr 27 @ 1-2

Zoom Registration


Presentation Tools II: Video & Captioning

Learn how to use Studio in Canvas to record and caption your presentation.

Can't Attend? View the Slides and review the Presentation Guidelines

Thurs, Apr 28 @11-12

Zoom Registration


Thurs, Apr 28 @ 12-1

Zoom Registration

 FINAL Presentation Prep*

During this required workshop, practice your presentation before the big event and get tips on your final slides, videos, and/or performance.

Attendance is REQUIRED.* Choose ONE of the scheduled times or reach out for an alternate time.

Can't Attend? View the Slidesor the Workshop Recording, and review the Presentation Guidelines and the Checklist for RSLS Presenters

Wed, May 11 @ 11-12

Zoom Registration


Wed, May 11 @ 12-1 

Zoom Registration


Thurs, May 12 @ 11-12

Zoom Registration


Thurs, May 12 @ 12-1

Zoom Registration


Fri, May 13 @ 3-4 

Zoom Registration

Submit Final Presentation Materials For Judges' Review Friday, May 13 by 11:59pm

Thursday, MAY 19

Opening ceremony begins at 9:30am.

Presentations run from 10am to 6pm.

Closing ceremony begins at 7pm and ends at 8pm.

Research and Service Leadership Symposium 2023

Please contact us!

Allison Herman & Ryker, RSL Symposium Coordinators