GDW 2014

2014 Graduate Development Workshop Series

Non-technical skills for graduate school and beyond

The Graduate Student Council is pleased to announce a three-part professional development series this spring. We invite you to register today!

Part 1: Learning to Manage Yourself, Your Colleagues, and Your Boss
Want to improve your ability to figure out what you need from your advisor and how to ask for and get it? During this workshop using the Myers Briggs type indicator as a framework we will address
Defining the difference between employee/student and advisor/boss
Judging/Identifying your needs/traits of yourself and your boss
Communicating and managing your needs
Understanding and leveraging your traits
Tuesday, March 25
9 am – 10 am Breakfast
10 am – noon: Workshop
noon – 1 pm Lunch
1-2:30 pm Faculty Panel Discussion and Q&A and closing

Part 2: Effective Communication for Your Career
Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D, will draw on compelling psychology and neuroscience research to speak about body language strategies for effective communication, collaboration, and negotiation, especially in today’s cross-cultural environment, and how to project authority, confidence, and charisma.
Tuesday, April 8, 7 – 8:30 pm
keynote by Dr. Carol Kinsey Goman (

Part 3: Doing Big Things: Managing Projects in Grad School
This session will address breaking down fuzzy tasks and projects into intermediate milestones and daily workflow.
Tuesday, April 15, 4 – 6:30 pm
facilitated by Larissa Charnsangavej (RLC)
featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Charles Elachi, Director of JPL
followed by a closing reception for the workshop series

Spaces are limited so please register now or visit the registration table outside Chandler Thursday 3/13, Friday 3/14 or Monday 3/17 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm!
Registration is $10 and includes all three sessions, meals, a t-shirt and the full Myers-Briggs test and report.

nb: This is a working agenda. The details are subject to change

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