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Women Leading with Influence: Application Deadline

In this highly interactive, two-day workshop, you will increase your self-awareness by understanding what limits women in attaining their pursuits and where blind spots may be sabotaging them. You will gain an understanding of how to effectively attain your goals and how to persuasively enroll others towards action.

Open and relevant to graduate students at any stage in any discipline or degree. Space is limited. Due to the workshop's interactive format, full participation in both sessions is required.

Navigating Career Uncertainty (PhDs & Postdocs)

Many PhD students and postdocs wonder about their next steps. Should I complete my PhD? Should I pursue academic, industry or government related positions? What are my options that would be best suited for me? This 5 session seminar class -- Wednesdays from 3-4:30 -- is designed to help you gain a better sense about your future plans. The dates are 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, and 3/7. There will be a number of assessments to help you understand ofwhat's important to you, and activities to help gain insight into the world of work.

Designing the Professional Mini Workshop: Ideate and Prototype Your Career: Application Deadline

In this highly interactive, two-session workshop, you will apply the innovation principles of design thinking to the "wicked problem" of designing your life and vocation in and beyond Stanford. This workshop offers you the opportunity to approach these lifelong questions with a structured framework and work out your ideas in conversation with your graduate peers.

Flourishing: The Art and Science of a Life Well Lived Deadline

What is human flourishing and how do we practice it in an age of hyper-complexity and ever-accelerating pace? You will engage with these questions by studying, discussing, and applying research on the psychological, emotional, and social factors that promote a life well lived.

Open and relevant to graduate students at any stage in any discipline or degree. Space is limited. Due to the workshop's interactive format, full participation in both sessions is required.

Designing the Professional Mini Workshop: Ideate and Prototype Your Career: Session 2

In this highly interactive, two-session workshop, you will apply the innovation principles of design thinking to the "wicked problem" of designing your life and vocation in and beyond Stanford. This workshop offers you the opportunity to approach these lifelong questions with a structured framework and work out your ideas in conversation with your graduate peers.

Participation in both sessions is required. The workshop is highly experiential and participants are expected to be on time and prepared for each session.

Designing the Professional Mini Workshop: Ideate and Prototype Your Career: Session 1

In this highly interactive, two-session workshop, you will apply the innovation principles of design thinking to the "wicked problem" of designing your life and vocation in and beyond Stanford. This workshop offers you the opportunity to approach these lifelong questions with a structured framework and work out your ideas in conversation with your graduate peers.

Participation in both sessions is required. The workshop is highly experiential and participants are expected to be on time and prepared for each session.

Winter Quarter TA Orientation

Each quarter, VPTL hosts a TA Orientation to help prepare graduate students to teach at Stanford. This event is highly recommended for all new TAs and is also open to returning TAs, postdocs, and other members of the campus community.

At the TA Orientation, you will be introduced to strategies for:• Effectively leading discussions• Using digital engagement tools• Holding office hours & grading

Each TA Orientation includes a video and Q&A session with representatives from Stanford’s major policy offices.

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