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Diversity Works: Cultivating Opportunities for Working with Allies

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: Application Deadline

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.

Quick Bytes: Listen Up! - Lead Better (& Look Better) through Listening

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.

Fellows Forum: Mentoring Up: Learning to Pro-Actively Engage with Faculty Mentors in Managing Expectations

Engaging with faculty mentors can be challenging, because you both come with expectations that are often hidden and not explicitly discussed.  This can impact critical issues in communication, research directions, authorship, and so on.  Through this workshop, you will   gain skills and confidence to engage pro-actively with faculty.

Fellows Forum: Top Tips for Early-Stage (or not!) Doctoral Students

Learn how to manage the challenges and joys of life as a doctoral student, focusing on managing your schedule, your relationship with your advisor, and making the most of what should be a truly special time.

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 refreshments and networking.

Quick Bytes: Take the Wheel and Be the Driver of Your Graduate Education

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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