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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.
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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The fear of public speaking ranks amongst the top fears out there. But there is hope! You can learn many foundational techniques to help you feel and appear more confident. Come learn about several such practical tips to apply to your public speaking.
Matt Abrahams, lecturer in organizational behavior, Graduate School of Business
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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
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.
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!
Attend this session to go over different types of networking, develop your network skills and practice them. Learn how to connect with others, introduce yourself and develop your list of questions to ask.
On November 7, climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe will join Stanford Woods Institute Director Chris Field for a conversation on her career, atmospheric climate science, science communication, and the impacts of a changing climate for people around the world.
Ambassador Susan Rice, the S.T. Lee Lecturer, will discuss her book, "Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For." This event is open to the public and books will be available for sale. Amb. Rice has graciously agreed to sign books after the talk. RSVP is required.