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Flourishing: The Art and Science of a Life Well Lived Deadline

What is human flourishing and how do we practice it in an age of hyper-complexity and ever-accelerating pace? You will engage with these questions by studying, discussing, and applying research on the psychological, emotional, and social factors that promote a life well lived.

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.

Designing the Professional Mini Workshop: Ideate and Prototype Your Career: Session 2

In this highly interactive, two-session workshop, you will apply the innovation principles of design thinking to the "wicked problem" of designing your life and vocation in and beyond Stanford. This workshop offers you the opportunity to approach these lifelong questions with a structured framework and work out your ideas in conversation with your graduate peers.

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

Designing the Professional Mini Workshop: Ideate and Prototype Your Career: Session 1

In this highly interactive, two-session workshop, you will apply the innovation principles of design thinking to the "wicked problem" of designing your life and vocation in and beyond Stanford. This workshop offers you the opportunity to approach these lifelong questions with a structured framework and work out your ideas in conversation with your graduate peers.

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

Winter Quarter TA Orientation

Each quarter, VPTL hosts a TA Orientation to help prepare graduate students to teach at Stanford. This event is highly recommended for all new TAs and is also open to returning TAs, postdocs, and other members of the campus community.

At the TA Orientation, you will be introduced to strategies for:• Effectively leading discussions• Using digital engagement tools• Holding office hours & grading

Each TA Orientation includes a video and Q&A session with representatives from Stanford’s major policy offices.

Solo Success: How to Thrive in the Academy When You’re the Only ______ in Your Department

The Solo Success Workshop is specifically designed to address the unique concerns of underrepresented graduate students and postdoctoral scholars entering academia.
 
Facilitated by Dr. Anthony Ocampo, graduate students and postdoctoral scholars will learn about common topics described by underrepresented faculty:
• Feeling overwhelmed by service requests related to diversity
• Pressure to serve as role models, advisors and mentors to all _______ students

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