Stanford University expects that its graduate students will have major
impact on the organizational, intellectual, and social communities
to which they will belong. We expect they will not only
contribute to those communities, but will help transform them.
To do this, our graduates will require competencies including:
- communication, persuasion and influence
- organizational effectiveness,
- an understanding of the broader contexts - cultural,
legal and ethical - in which they will work.
In addition, the challenges of the 21st century will
be multi-dimensional, requiring cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary
knowledge and approaches.
The VPGE develops and supports a comprehensive approach to the
development of leaders who can use the knowledge gained through
their graduate studies at Stanford to impact their fields,
their organizations, and ultimately the world.
Our programs in this area can be divided into the following areas:
- Interdisciplinary and Cross-School
Describes opportunities for graduate students to explore
topics that cross disciplinary boundaries, and to interact
with faculty and students with common intellectual interests
from other parts of the university. In addition, we highlight
graduate courses intended for students from other Stanford
- Graduate Professional Development
Describes programs for graduate students and postdocs to
develop skills that will help in the future, as well as
in completing their degree. Includes opportunities administered
by VPGE and other Stanford departments.