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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

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 Up Without Freaking Out

The fear of public speaking ranks amongst the top fears out there. But there is hope as there are many foundational techniques you can learn to help you feel and appear more confident. Come learn about several such practical tips to apply to your public speaking.

Matt Abrahams, lecturer, Organizational Behavior, Graduate School of Business

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This interactive workshop will be followed by refreshments and networking.

Management Consulting Behavioral Interviewing (PhDs & Postdocs)

The program website can be found at: https://biosciences.stanford.edu/current/career/adc-syllabus.html BEAM, the School of Medicine Career Center, and the Stanford Advanced Degree Candidate (ADC) Consulting Club are pleased to host global leaders in the management consulting industry in preparation for the recruiting season for Advanced Degree Candidates.

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