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Fellows Forum: Negotiating to Improve Results

Increase your mastery of negotiation as a life skill used every day in academic, business and personal situations in this fast-paced workshop. We will explore the competitive and collaborative tensions present in most negotiations and identify tools for maximizing outcomes while respecting and maintaining healthy relationships. We will also discuss and practice different approaches to influencing others, with attention to the psychology that underlies effective persuasion in a negotiation.

Jessica Notini, lecturer, Stanford Law School

Quick Bytes: Interviewing: How to Shine the Entire Time

From phone screenings to Skype calls to multi-day onsite visits, the interviewing stage of your job search can be daunting. This interactive session will give you the tools and practice to bring your best to interviews.

Urmila Venkatesh, assistant dean of Career Education & associate director of Career Communities - PhDs & Postdocs in Social & Natural Sciences, BEAM

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Women Leading with Influence: Session 2

In this highly interactive, two-day workshop, you will increase your self-awareness by understanding what limits women in attaining their pursuits and where blind spots may be sabotaging them. You will gain an understanding of how to effectively attain your goals and how to persuasively enroll others towards action.

Participation in both sessions is required. The workshop is highly experiential and participants are expected to be on time and prepared for each session.

Women Leading with Influence: Session 1

In this highly interactive, two-day workshop, you will increase your self-awareness by understanding what limits women in attaining their pursuits and where blind spots may be sabotaging them. You will gain an understanding of how to effectively attain your goals and how to persuasively enroll others towards action.

Participation in both sessions is required. The workshop is highly experiential and participants are expected to be on time and prepared for each session.

Women Leading with Influence: Application Deadline

In this highly interactive, two-day workshop, you will increase your self-awareness by understanding what limits women in attaining their pursuits and where blind spots may be sabotaging them. You will gain an understanding of how to effectively attain your goals and how to persuasively enroll others towards action.

Open and relevant to graduate students at any stage in any discipline or degree. Space is limited. Due to the workshop's interactive format, full participation in both sessions is required.

Fellows Forum: Speaking to Expert Audiences

Learn practical and effective presentation strategies for conferences, job talks, and many other speaking venues in this information-packed session, presented by one of our campus experts.

John Boothroyd, associate vice provost, VPGE, and professor, Microbiology and Immunology

This interactive workshop will be followed by refreshments and networking.

Fellows Forum is designed for early-stage doctoral students but is open to all enrolled graduate students. Space is limited. If over-enrolled, priority will be given to SGF and NSF Fellows.

Breakfast Bytes: Improvisation for Communication

Learn improvisational theater techniques to enhance communication skills for collaboration, mentoring, day-to-day conversations, presentations, or job searches. *Note*: this is a highly participatory workshop involving a lot of movement around the room and interaction with other grad students.

Annelies Ransomeassociate director of operations, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

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Quick Bytes: Improvisation for Communication

Learn improvisational theater techniques to enhance communication skills for collaboration, mentoring, day-to-day conversations, presentations, or job searches. *Note*: this is a highly participatory workshop involving a lot of movement around the room and interaction with other grad students.

Annelies Ransome, associate director of operations, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

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Quick Bytes: Effective Slide Design and Delivery: Strategies for Maximizing Your Impact

Take your presentations from blasé to bold in this interactive session on slide design and delivery. You’ll learn how to avoid the most common complaints about presentation slides; practice embodiment and vocalization strategies for improving your clarity, authenticity and impact; and then produce and share a few slides of your own. The techniques offered in this workshop can be used to enhance audience understanding and attention across fields.

Zandra L. Jordan, PhD, MDiv, MAT, director, Hume Center for Writing and Speaking

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