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Quick Bytes: Crucial Conversations

In this session, we will examine how conversations become difficult when the stakes are high, emotions escalate and we fear damage to relationship or other negative consequences. We will explore how to decide whether or not to engage in a difficult conversation, how to look for a beneficial purpose to frame a conversation more helpfully, as well as how to stop falling into the trap of avoiding difficult conversations that really matter.

Quick Bytes: Take the Wheel and Be the Driver of Your Graduate Education

Navigate through grad school with the Graduate Professional Development (GPD) Framework - also known as the "VPGE Wheel". You’ll walk away from this interactive workshop with a tailored list of campus resources and learning experiences to help you make the most of your time in grad school, succeed academically, and prepare for your career beyond Stanford.

Helen J. Doyle, PhD, associate vice provost for graduate education, VPGE

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Fellows Forum: Time Mastery: Strategies That Promote Productivity

Time management is a challenge in graduate school when you’re balancing coursework, teaching, research, and/or dissertation writing. In this workshop, you’ll learn tools and methods for planning effectively and working with focus. Learn to tailor strategies for planning your quarter, for planning a balanced week, and for setting up your workspace, resulting in greater focus, motivation, and productivity.

Nicholas Santascoy, PhD, academic coach, Center for Teaching and Learning

Fellows Forum: Finding a Postdoc Position that Fits YOUR Values and Goals

In this workshop, we will discuss everything from how to identify a postdoc position that fits your values and interests, through to how to apply, interview for, and land the ideal position.

John Boothroyd, PhD, associate vice provost for graduate education, VPGE, and professor, Microbiology and Immunology


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This interactive workshop will be followed by dinner and networking.

Take a break, pet a dog

The Terman Engineering Library is pleased to have therapy dogs again this quarter. Please join us in the Y2E2 Courtyard on the second Thursday of the month from 3-4pm. Dog and owner teams from Pet Partners will be providing relaxation and stress relief. In the event of rain, look for us under the covered walkway. Please join us!

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