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Fellows Forum: Mentoring Others in Research - Don't Be a Tormentor!

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, PhDassociate vice provost for graduate education, VPGE

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.

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