Workshop Schedule

Beginning of Semester Success Workshops

Beginning of Semester Success (BOSS) workshops are open to all College of DuPage students and provide strategies for study skills, time management, as well as maintaining a positive attitude throughout the semester. Learn more about BOSS workshops.

Do You Want to Improve Your Skills?

Join us at the following 50-minute workshops conducted by coaches, tutors, or part-time faculty in the Learning Commons, SRC 2102. Call (630) 942-3940 for more information and to register. If you are unable to attend, video recordings are available for some workshops.

Fear of Public Speaking

Tuesday, August 21, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.

Learn the sources of public speaking anxiety and strategies to try to overcome that fear.

Catchy Attention Getters and Clinchers

Wednesday, September 5, 11 a.m. or 1 p.m.

Learn strategies for writing effective introductions and conclusions.

Presentations for Non-native Speakers

Monday, September 10, 9 a.m. or 1 p.m.

Giving a presentation can be intimidating and confusing for non-native speakers. This workshop will provide tools to help you understand and face your fears, to grow in confidence, and develop meaningful communication and organization skills. 

Effective Business Presentations

Monday, September 17, 4 or 6 p.m.

An overview of development, construction, and execution of effective business presentations, including tips for individuals and teams on logistics, citations, format, visuals, and delivery. 

Google It

Monday, September 24, 3 p.m.

Recognize ways you can use Google & Wikipedia to jump start the research process.

Oral Citations

Wednesday, September 26, 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.

This workshop focuses on proper oral citations and best practices for avoiding plagiarism in speeches.

Business Writing

Monday, October 1, 4 or 6 p.m.

In almost every profession, you will need to communicate with others in writing. Effective business communication skills show that you are articulate, organized and competent. This workshop will provide effective, concise, and coherent business writing tips.

Creating Effective Visual Aids

Tuesday, October 9, 9 a.m. or 1 p.m.

Learn strategies for creating impactful visual aids.

CRAAP Sources

Wednesday, October 10, 2 p.m.

Apply five criteria to help you select the best sources for your speech presentation research.

Transfer / Scholarship Essay

Wednesday, October 17, 10 a.m.

The Transfer/Scholarship Essay workshop familiarizes students with the prompts, generative writing strategies, revision tactics, and pitfalls to avoid for completing the best essays they can.

Effective PowerPoint Slides

Thursday, October 18, 11 a.m. or 1 p.m.

This workshop focuses on tips for creating presentation slides including the best background, words, and images to use.

Technical Writing

Tuesday, October 23, 2 or 6 p.m.


Google It

Wednesday, October 24, 1 p.m.

Recognize ways you can use Google & Wikipedia to jump start the research process.

Effective and Ineffective Persuasion

Wednesday, October 31, 9 a.m. or 1 p.m.

 Learn to effectively persuade an audience by constructing logical arguments.

Persuasive Speech Research

Thursday, November 8, 2 p.m.

Plan your arguments with organizational methods and find evidence to support your claims.

Persuasive Speech Research

Wednesday, November 14, 4 p.m.

Plan your arguments with organizational methods and find evidence to support your claims.

Contact Information

Learning Commons
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2102, (630) 942-3941

Mathematics Assistance
(630) 942-3339

Writing, Reading, and Speech Assistance
(630) 942-3355

Tutoring Services
(630) 942-3686

Text us for more information
(630) 942-3940

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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