building resilience to manage stress and challenges
Mastery of negotiation is a life skill in that we all negotiate every day with colleagues, bosses, domestic partners, friends, clients and many others. All classes are a dynamic mix of theory, demonstration, skills exercises and roleplay practice intended to increase your confidence and effectiveness in any negotiation you undertake.
Boost your productivity and build balance into your schedule. Come learn time management techniques from one of VPTL's Academic Skills Coaches.
Alana Garcia, academic skills coach, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
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The fear of public speaking ranks amongst the top fears out there. But there is hope as there are many foundational techniques you can learn 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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Looking for a cheap way to get some exercise and meet new people? Stanford Aerobics and Yoga offers a wide variety of classes taught by energetic, welcoming, and qualified instructors.
Fight fatigue and procrastination with these time management tips! Come hear from an Academic Coach on how to take control of your schedule and build in balance.
EVERY SETBACK IS AN OPPORTUNITY
“Fail early, fail often” is the motto of many inventors, educators, and scholars. Studies show that setbacks and subsequent reflection are integral parts of success. Learning from setbacks we encounter — and seeing failure as opportunity — enables us to develop the ability to adapt and endure.
Stanford students! Experience meditation practices that quiet the mind, refresh the body and support an open heart. You will be introduced to three ways to meditate so you can select and develop a practice that is right for you at this time. Learn first hand how meditation promotes inner peace, emotional balance, concentration, health, well-being, compassion and altruism. Join us to delight in learning how to meditate and nurture inner resources that support a life of sustained excellence, innovation and engaged service.
Being a graduate student requires sophisticated and often non-intuitive academic skills.
You may experience a heavy academic load while at Stanford, particularly in your first years as you learn to balance classes with research.
Being a successful graduate student requires effective management of time and well-honed academic skills.