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Personal Development Courses

Many Stanford departments offer teaching and pedagogy courses that are open to all graduate students. If in doubt, seek permission from the instructor.

We have identified and tagged courses that, based on their description in Explore Courses, appear to align with our Graduate Professional Development Framework or with our Preparing for Faculty Careers or Interdisciplinary Learning portfolios. We have not taken these courses, so please let us know if you think a course is not appropriate or if you identify a course we should include.

Use the filters on the left to refine your search or to view other course feeds. Click on any course to view the details in Explore Courses.

Please note that courses may have prerequisites or limited enrollment or may require permission from the instructor. You should contact the instructor if you have specific questions; the VPGE office does not have any influence over the courses offered by departments.

Title Instructor(s) Quarter Day, Time, Location
AFRICAAM 245 (section 1)
Understanding Racial and Ethnic Identity Development (CSRE 245, EDUC 245, PSYCH 245A)

This seminar will explore the impact and relative salience of racial/ethnic identity on select issues including: discrimination, social justice, mental health and academic...

2019-2020 Winter
Wednesday
11:30am - 2:20pm
160-325
BIOHOPK 315H (section 1)
Career Development for Graduate Students

The course will cover multiple skills required to succeed in graduate school and beyond, including fund raising, publishing, selecting career options, job application and...

2019-2020 Autumn
BIOS 225 (section 1)
Diversity and Inclusion in Science

Introduction to the social science literature on factors contributing to gender disparities in the scientific workplace (e.g. implicit bias and stereotype threat)....

2019-2020 Spring
BIOS 282 (section 1)
Clarifying Career Choices: Your Self-Reflective Research Project

Using the ADAPT Integrated Development Model, this course will focus on the areas of Development and Awareness. It is designed for students who aspire to gain clarity and...

2019-2020 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
8:30am - 10:20am
Li Ka Shing Center, room 208
CSRE 217 (section 1)
Expanding Engineering Limits: Culture, Diversity, and Equity (CSRE 117, ENGR 117, ENGR 217, FEMGEN 117, FEMGEN 217)

This course investigates how culture and diversity shape who becomes an engineer, what problems get solved, and the quality of designs, technology, and products. As a...

2019-2020 Winter
CSRE 245 (section 1)
Understanding Racial and Ethnic Identity Development (AFRICAAM 245, EDUC 245, PSYCH 245A)

This seminar will explore the impact and relative salience of racial/ethnic identity on select issues including: discrimination, social justice, mental health and academic...

2019-2020 Winter
Wednesday
11:30am - 2:20pm
160-325
DESINST 311 (section 1)
Design Abilities Studio

In this Design Abilities Studio students will learn and practice several applied skills with hands-on activities that vary in length, duration, deliverables, and concept....

2019-2020 Winter
Tuesday
10:30am - 1:20pm
100-101K
DESINST 366 (section 1)
Creative Gym: A Design Thinking Skills Studio

Build your creative confidence and sharpen your design thinking skills. Train your intuition and expand the design context from which you operate every day. This...

2019-2020 Spring
Tuesday
10:30am - 1:20pm
EARTH 200A (section 1)
Your Professional Development

Navigating the transition from student to professional is a daunting and often times unpredictable journey. This course is designed to help start the process of career...

2019-2020 Autumn
Wednesday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
320-220
EDUC 245 (section 1)
Understanding Racial and Ethnic Identity Development (AFRICAAM 245, CSRE 245, PSYCH 245A)

This seminar will explore the impact and relative salience of racial/ethnic identity on select issues including: discrimination, social justice, mental health and academic...

2019-2020 Winter
Wednesday
11:30am - 2:20pm
160-325

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