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ph.d. in business for executives

Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

Dissertation Writing Workshop

Monday, August 13, 2018, to Friday, August 17, 2018, Spears School of Business, OSU Stillwater Campus

This workshop is designed specifically for the PH.D. in BUSINESS for EXECUTIVE students beginning Year 3, Dissertation Year, who have begun or are ready to begin writing their dissertation. Students will receive instruction in several different dissertation writing topics, have a supportive writing environment to work on their dissertation with lunches provided, and are required to participate in an accountability writing group to facilitate the success of their dissertation writing. Registration is open and you must register by July 15th.

Time Event (sample agenda each day)
8:30-10:00 Goal Setting and Dissertation Writing Time with Accountability Group & Facilitator
10:00-10:15 Break & 3-Minute Writing Tip
10:15-11:30 Dissertation Writing Time with Accountability Group & Facilitator
11:30-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Writer’s Toolbox Topic Presentations
2:00-3:15 Dissertation Writing Time with Accountability Group & Facilitator
3:15-3:30 Break & 3-Minute Writing Tip
3:30-4:30 Dissertation Writing Time with Accountability Group & Facilitator
4:30-4:45 Goals Reporting and Assessment

The initial Monday morning meeting will cover how the workshop will work and organizing your writing effort. The daily schedule will consist of four 1 to 1 ½ hour sessions for students to work on their dissertations in accountability groups with other students and a writing facilitator. There will be a midmorning and midafternoon break with short writing tips (3-minute writing tips or 3MWTs). Lunch will be provided. The afternoon sessions will start with the Writer’s Toolbox topic presentations will then mirror the morning sessions with time to write as well as breaks and 3MWTs.

Participants are required to attend all of the all-day workshop sessions. Participants failing to attend all of the all-day workshop will be charged a $100 non-participation fee to their bursar account.