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Getting work done efficiently & with style

In supporting UI scholars and artists, the Obermann Center organizes dozens of events each year, including a major humanities symposium that is planned starting two years in advance and pop-up events organized in a week or less. We have developed a myriad of strategies and campus and community partners that help us GET THINGS DONE, and we want to share them with you!

So, bring your lunch, pull up a chair, and let's get things done. 

Upcoming Workshops

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Starting & Sustaining a Writing Group — An Obermann Get It Done Workshop

Friday, February 4, 2022 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Those of us who write either by compulsion or necessity often yearn for a group of co-creators who will keep us company and hold us accountable. Writing groups seem like the answer to the often lonely work of crafting words. In this informal lunchtime session, Naomi Greyser will provide ideas for how to mindfully start a group and then sustain it—which can be trickier than it seems. Naomi is the head writing coach at the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. She is a faculty...
Kristi Fitzpatrick

Recent Collaborators

Meenakshi Gigi Durham, UI Faculty Ombudsperson, Professor in GWSS and Journalism & Mass Communication
Carrie Schuettpelz, Associate Professor in the School of Planning & Public Affairs
Mary Blackwood, Senior Sponsored Research Specialist at the UI Division of Sponsored Programs
Kristi Fitzpatrick, Director of the Grant Support Office in the UI College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

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Past Workshops

A list of Get It Done Workshops from 2017 to the present, along with speakers' presentation materials. 


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Video #1: Grant Writing with Mary Blackwood

Video #2: I Spy: How to Read a Grant Application with Kristi Fitzpatrick