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NDEP Webinars and Documents

Salary Negotiation Toolkit

Authors: Meredith G. Wagner, PhD, RD, LRD, FAND and Shontarius D. Aikens, PhD

The ability to negotiate salary is a key skill needed to support nutrition and dietetics professionals as they seek out and obtain employment to ensure they are appropriately compensated for the value they add to the employer. Use of this toolkit is intended to help nutrition and dietetics students, interns, and educators prepare for and achieve successful salary negotiation. More specifically, this toolkit is designed to:

  • Provide information on negotiation principles
  • Allow nutrition and dietetics students, interns, and educators to apply their knowledge of salary negotiation and assess their understanding using real-world case studies and quizzes
  • Highlight additional, credible resources pertaining to salary negotiation


Alternate Supervised Practice Activities and Assignments

To help provide educators with examples of activities and assignments to use for alternate supervised practice experiences, NDEP has compiled a listing of resources organized into four categories: General, Clinical, Community and Foodservice. Please note: the first item listed in the General category is the link to the Google folder titled Alternative Hours for Dietetic Interns - COVID-19 Restrictions. This folder contains many additional resources and activities shared by our NDEP members, and is a location where members may actively continue to post items to share.

Women's Health DPG Diversity Resource List

The Women's Health Dietetic Practice Group's Student Partners created this living resource list as a means to maybe make the journey a little less difficult. If you have a helpful resource to share - particularly resources that either aids in the work of diversity and inclusion and/or reduces barriers experienced by underserved groups - please feel free to email it to NDEP.

Open House Listing

Maintained by NDEP, this resource housed in the NDEP Portal lists open houses hosted by ACEND-accredited dietetic internships, coordinated programs and FEM graduate programs to provide supervised opportunities and training for achievement of required competencies.

Revised 2018 Standards of Professional Performance

View the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics article, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Revised 2018 Standards of Professional Performance for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (Competent, Proficient, and Expert) in Education of Nutrition and Dietetics Practitioners.

DEI Committee Inclusive Events and Observances Calendars

The NDEP DEI Committee created an inclusive calendar of events, holidays, and observances (EHO). NDEP will continue to build our calendars' inclusivity with additions.

NDEP Webinars

A Strengths-Based Approach to Self-Awareness

People who are self-aware are happier, more effective, peaceful and confident. In this video, learn about the importance of self-awareness, with a focus on capitalizing on strengths, specifically using the CliftonStrengths assessment tool. Become the best version of you with the information shared about personal growth and success for both you and the students you are guiding.

Presented by: Janice Watt, SNS

DICAS Upgrade Sneak Peak

DICAS and the NDEP Applications Committee Chairs previewed the upgraded platform and provided information related to timeline of the upgrade, features of the platform, and answered questions about the platform.

Eliminating the 'Top Ramen Years': How to Integrate your Nutrition and Dietetics Program with Your Campus Food Pantry

Food insecurity is a huge issue facing students on college campuses. This session describes the collaborative activities between a Nutrition and Dietetics program and campus food pantry. Specific opportunities for supervised practice and competency fulfillment, that can be integrated into your program, are discussed in detail. On-going challenges and opportunities for the future, including how the collaboration will continue during COVID-19 are included.

Presenter: Beth Blake, MPH, RDN

Inclusive Teaching Strategies for Dietetic Educators in Higher Education

Presented by the NDEP Development Committee. For many dietetic educators, teaching instruction and pedagogy are not a major focus of training. There are numerous aspects of what constitutes effective teaching and this webinar will review inclusive and engaging teaching strategies to create a student-centered classroom.

Presented by: Alessandra Sarcona, EdD, RDN; Dara Dirhan, EdD, MPH, RDN, LDN

Intern QI Projects in a Hospital Setting Led by Staff RDNs

Health care consists of complex systems that work together in a nonlinear manner with inconsistent outcomes. Quality Improvement (QI) programs attempt to increase the likelihood that system outcomes are consistent with current professional goals. At Children's Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado Hospital, the dietetic interns work with the clinical nutrition staff to identify QI projects and follow the PDSA frame work – Plan, Do, Study and Act – to implement the projects. Because of timing, the interns may only be involved in one of these steps but the experience allows them to learn the process and work on a project identified by staff members that ultimately benefits the hosting facility and patient care. Past projects included evaluation of a algorithm for nutrition assessment/intervention in lung transplant patients, updating formula mixing directions, and identifying patients with high alpha tocopherol levels on IV lipid solutions.

Presenter: Susan Gills, PhD, RD

Interrupting Microaggressions

This webinar includes a definition of microaggression in its many different forms and its implications on people who experience it. Examples are used to illustrate how some commonly used statements may be microaggressions. Suggestions on how to interrupt microaggressions from the perspective of the person experiencing, observing, or committing them will be discussed.

Presented by: Mridul Datta PhD, RD, LD, FAND

Practical Guidelines to Successfully Navigate the RDN/NDTR Examination

An expert approach to successfully prepare and effectively answer questions on the RDN/NDTR examinations, followed by shared stories and insights from students on their experience in passing the examination.

Presented by: Feraz Ferozali, EdD, RDN

Preceptor Engagement

Student and preceptor engagement is critical in a distance dietetic training program. This webinar focused on preceptor engagement strategies used in a distance dietetic internship program. Preceptor engagement used during the development and deployment of a distance Future Graduate Program was also shared. Participants shared best preceptor engagement practices for a stronger program-preceptor partnership for enhanced student learning experiences.

Presenters: Mridul Datta, PhD, RD, LD, FAND; and Alessandra Sarcona, EdD, RDN, CSSD

Simulation 101: Incorporating simulation in nutrition and dietetics education

A panel of experts discuss the value of utilizing simulation to further advance nutrition practice in dietetics education. The use of standardized patients, high fidelity, and virtual reality is highlighted as a way to meet the new 2022 ACEND required competencies. This NDEP-sponsored webinar is intended for DPD/CP faculty and preceptors.
Presenters: Tabitha-Jones Thomas, PhD, RN; Kathryn Fakier, PhD, RDN, LDN; Maria Kaiafas Plant, DCN, RDN, CNSC, FAND; Sandra Mayol-Kreiser, PhD, RDN, CNSC

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