Managing people & projects
In this symposium, panelists will discuss gender equality today, what progress has been made in the last two decades, and what barriers prevent additional change. The audience will leave with a new understanding of the durability of inequality and with actionable steps to generate equality in their organizations and communities.
Join us for a conversation with Freada Kapor Klein, a founding partner at Kapor Capital and a pioneer in the field of organizational and cultural diversity. At Kapor Capital, Kapor Klein focuses on providing seed-stage funding to technology startups that make a positive social impact on low income communities and communities of color. Through her work with the Kapor Center and the Level the Playing Field Institute, she spearheads efforts to make the technology ecosystem and entrepreneurship more diverse and inclusive.
The gap between scientific knowledge and its effective use in decision-making is a major unsolved problem, especially for issues of global environmental change. This presentation will take a "how-to" approach to the problem. It will consider what is known about making knowledge usable and influential for governments, businesses, and the public at large.
“This workshop took away the fear of networking.” –Fun and Effective Networking Participant
Are you taking on a mentoring role in your research group? Have you been asked to work with undergrads or junior grad students? This interactive workshop will give you practical skills and tools to prepare for a happy and productive mentoring relationship. Come ready to learn about yourself and how you can become an inspiring and effective research mentor – not a tormentor!
Helen J. Doyle, PhD, associate vice provost for graduate education, VPGE
Graduate students from diverse backgrounds interact with individuals who, while we may consider them as members of ally communities, do not consistently act as allies. Participants will discuss examples of this challenge and possible methods to responding in constructive ways. Interactive activities include role-plays, scenarios, and vignettes in which participants can learn how to model “in the moment” response strategies.
Leadership from the Inside Out: Know Yourself Before Leading Others focuses on helping participants assess some of their core leadership strengths and areas for development. Each session includes a substantial experiential component.
The workshop will take on May 1, 3, & 6 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Participation in all three sessions is required. The workshop is highly interactive and experiential and participants are expected to be on time and prepared for each session.
Strong listeners are seen as more effective leaders; more credible, more likable, even more attractive!
In this fast-paced, interactive workshop you'll be guided through listening techniques to make people around you feel heard and valued--in turn, encouraging them to support you! You'll learn strategies to help you improve your relationships, become more persuasive, and turn conflict into cooperation.
Matt Vassar is a lecturer in the Technical Communication Program and the instructor of the popular course, ENGR 103/203: Public Speaking.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the many and varied opportunities for your own professional growth at Stanford?
Do you have a reliable and strong network of mentors? The Mentoring 101 workshop is specifically designed to address the unique concerns of mentorships and how to get what you need to thrive in academia. Learn to cultivate strong mentoring relationships and sponsors that help you move to the next level.
All participants will: