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Programs

Crucial Conversations

Through a dynamic mix of theory, demonstration, and practice, this two-session workshop provides a solid foundation for more principled, persuasive, and successful conversations in a variety of contexts.

Designing the Professional

Once you get your degree, how do you get a life? What do you want out of life after Stanford? Wondering how to weave together what fits, is doable, and will be truly meaningful? Then join us for Designing the Professional, offered in several different formats as a program or course.

Diversity Works

Come together with academic leaders to discuss issues related to diversity and excellence in higher education at Diversity Works. Relevant to students at any stage in any degree program, as well as postdocs, faculty and staff.

Fellows Forum

Expand your academic and professional skills and meet new people at Fellows Forum. Designed for early-mid stage doctoral students, and open to all graduate students.

Impostor Syndrome: "Am I An Impostor? And If So, So What?"

Hear about real life experiences with impostor syndrome from Professor Margot Gerritsen and discuss steps toward overcoming it.

Preparing Future Professors

What does it take to be a faculty member at a teaching-focused university or community college? Preparing Future Professors gives you a chance to experience faculty life first-hand by shadowing a faculty member at Foothill College, Menlo College, San Jose State University, San Francisco State, West Valley College, or University of San Francisco.

Quick Bytes

Gain valuable professional development skills that you can apply right away! Quick Bytes sessions cover a variety of topics.

WISE and WISSH Groups

Since June 2001, Stanford has sponsored mentoring groups for women PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in science and engineering (WISE). For the past several years, a similar program has also been available for women PhD students and postdocs in the social sciences and the humanities (WISSH).