What is a seminar?
A team of advanced students/ professional walking in association under the guidance of a teacher/ adviser. It is a place to discover new ideas, to relook an old idea or to develop insight (lecture, discussion, return demonstration) in connections among ideas. Planning
A. Identify issues and trends
We live in an age of constant scientific discovery, a world shaped by revolutionary new technologies. Just look at your favorite newspaper. The chances are pretty good that in the next few days you’ll see a headline about global warming, cloning, fossils in meteorites, or genetically engineered food. Other stories featuring exotic materials, medical advances, DNA evidence, and new drugs all deal with issues that directly affect your life. As a consumer, as a business professional, and as a citizen, you will have to form opinions about these and other science-based issues if you are to participate fully in modern society. B. Map out relevant issues/ trends
Issues and trends are all around us, it’s up to us students/ professionals to identify which are relevant and irrelevant to our study or profession. In mapping out issues we need to categories them as relevant or irrelevant. Then, further cut down the issue to field of interest such as medical, business, politics and etc. C. Assign specific topics to groups
A committee is a staff team which meets the purpose of affecting an integration of ideas leading to a meeting of minds, concerning a solution for some problems. Each member of the group is assigned one topic to be discussed. In assigning topics the leader should be careful to delegate topics to members in which they are adept or learned in such area. D. Prepare schedule for the seminars
Plan your seminar for a time of day when most members of your target audience will be able to attend. If your target group consists of middle-age working individuals, plan your seminar for a weekend or evening that won't conflict with work schedules and childcare commitments. Holding your seminar at a convenient time will make it easier for prospective attendees to fit your seminar into their schedule
E. Formulate objectives
DOMAINS OF LEARNING OBJECTIVES
A. Identify working committees for the seminar
People participate in the development and presentation of seminars in several ways. The following list provides definitions of specific roles referenced in the rest of this document. Please note that it is common (but not mandatory) for an individual to play multiple roles, e.g., be both the Proposer and Organizer of a seminar. B. Define functions of each committee
I. Seminar Preparation
Organizer: One who holds primary responsibility for the development of seminar content, developing and providing guidance for the theme, recruiting speakers and a moderator (unless also performing that role), and identifying equipment needs. Organizers who are members of the Seminars Committee communicate directly with the Committee’s Chair. Organizers who are not committee members will be assigned a Liaison with whom to communicate required information. Proposer: One who suggests an idea for a seminar. Anyone can propose an idea for consideration by the Committee and does not have to commit to organizing the seminar he or she proposes. Seminars Committee Liaison: A committee member assigned to be the primary contact for the Organizer in cases where the Organizer is not a member of the Seminars Committee. The Liaison assists the Organizer to refine the content of the seminar, emphasize seminar goals, and provide a communication link between the Committee and the Organizer during seminar preparation. II. Seminar Delivery
Moderator: One who serves as emcee for a seminar. The Moderator introduces speakers, enforces time limits, and oversees the question and answer period. The seminar Organizer often serves as moderator, but it is not required. The Moderator and the On-site Coordinator...
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