The professionalization workshop is designed to help you think critically and strategically about the academic profession, from conferences to grants to publications, to jobs and tenure. Each day features a set of guests who will help facilitate conversation and bring new perspectives to our discussions. We have invited workshop leaders from different countries and from different stages of one’s career so that you have a variety of viewpoints. From 17-20 May, participants of the workshop will be involved with the NAVSA/AVSA conference at La Pietra. A last meeting on Sunday, 21 May will provide us with an opportunity to discuss what was learned from attending the conference itself. We’ll also discuss how to make the most of contacts established at such events. In addition, we will address contract negotiations and how to negotiate an institution after securing a position.