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General Catalyst managing director Hemant Taneja @ ETL

Hemant Taneja is a managing director at General Catalyst, and has been an early investor in market-leading companies like Digit, Grammarly, Gusto, Livongo, Mindstrong, Samsara, Snap, and Stripe. His 2018 book Unscaled articulates the need for accountability, transparency, and explainability in AI technologies as they permeate deeper into daily life, and his more recent Harvard Business Review article “The Era of Move Fast and Break Things is Over” encourages entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to adopt frameworks for responsible innovation and investing.

View From The Top with Rosalind Brewer, COO of Starbucks

Join us for a fireside chat with Rosalind (Roz) Brewer, COO of Starbucks. Roz leads the company’s operating businesses across the Americas and Starbucks license stores as well as the global functions of marketing, technology, supply chain, product innovation, and store development organizations.Prior to joining Starbucks, Roz served as President and CEO of Sam’s Club, the members-only warehouse channel of Walmart, and the 8th largest U.S. retailer.

Quick Bytes: Top Tips to Manage Graduate Life

Learn how to manage graduate life with a positive attitude and productive work habits from three campus experts. Whether you’re a new grad student or just want a refresher to start off the year, this fast-paced session is worth your time.

Anika Green, assistant vice provost for graduate education & director, DARE Doctoral Fellowship Program, VPGE

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Angie Hawkins, associate director of educational programs, VPGE

Introduction to Project Management

VPGE is partnering with University IT to bring virtual, professional instructor-led technology trainings to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Take advantage of these free virtual classes to learn and practice applying these technologies to your research, career planning, summer project or internship - or just to your life!  Add these trainings to your resume or CV to help demonstrate your transferable skills.

CANCELED: Leading from the Inside Out: Application Deadline

This event has been canceled in order to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Our community's well-being is our top priority. Stanford will continue providing health guidance that aims to support your personal health and safety at healthalerts.stanford.edu.

Learn to assess your core leadership strengths and areas for development to become an effective manager/leader. In each session of this comprehensive workshop, there will be a substantial experiential component.

Voicea Founder Omar Tawakol @ ETL

Backed by corporate investors that included Cisco, Google, Microsoft and Salesforce, Omar Tawakol founded Voicea in 2017, and served as the company’s CEO until its acquisition by Cisco in September 2019. Voicea’s core offering is EVA, the most widely adopted in-meeting AI assistant. EVA records and transcribes meetings, generates highlights, and pushes relevant meeting content to productivity tools like Slack and Microsoft Teams. 

Fellows Forum: Communicating Effectively with Your Advisor

Your relationship with your faculty advisor is an essential part of your graduate school experience. Learn practical skills and discover resources to help you communicate effectively and resolve issues with your faculty advisor.

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

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This interactive workshop will be followed by dinner and networking.

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.

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