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Professional Development Events

  • Tuesday, July 12, 2022
    1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

    A Career Path in Industry Product Development: Coffee Chat with Anthony Geonnatti, Ph.D.

    Join us for an informal chat over coffee and tea with a Duke alum who’s crafted a career path in product development at Johnson & Johnson. As head of Future Self Care Research & Development, director and fellow Dr. Anthony Geonnatti serves as the R&D leader for the Future of Self Care Squad. He works in collaboration with commercial, R&D, and external innovation partners, conducting in-market experiments across dietary supplement, OTC, medical device, and prescription categories to extend Consumer Health’s capacity to innovate beyond existing brands and product formats.

  • Wednesday, July 13, 2022
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    Professional Development Progress Lunch

    Summer is a wonderful time to make progress on your professional development goals. Join this informal lunchtime gathering to find community with graduate student colleagues from across disciplines as we share challenges and resources.

  • Thursday, July 14, 2022
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    The Art of Saying No (Webinar)

    Do you often say "yes" to requests without realizing the impact that the response will have on your time and productivity? Do you find yourself angry and resentful because you've said "yes" too often? You're not alone. In this webinar you will learn strategies you can implement immediately so you can add "no" to your vocabulary. This free webinar is provided through Duke's institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.

  • Tuesday, July 19, 2022
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Mentorship: Efficient and Effective Practices (Webinar)

    Mentorship is often uncompensated and undervalued; it is also an easy task to be cut when our plates are full. Most professionals are interested in mentorship -- to help others and to create a sense of purpose. But can we do this meaningfully with limited time, energy, knowledge? In this lecture, you will learn how to mentor efficiently. You will learn to protect yourself before and while you help others. This free webinar is provided through Duke's institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.

  • Wednesday, August 3, 2022
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    Professional Development Progress Lunch

    Summer is a wonderful time to make progress on your professional development goals. Join this informal lunchtime gathering to find community with graduate student colleagues from across disciplines as we share challenges and resources.

  • Thursday, August 11, 2022
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    Cultivating Your Network of Mentors, Sponsors and Collaborators (Webinar)

    This webinar will help you map your mentoring network, identify your unmet needs, and plan how to expand your existing network to meet your needs. This free webinar is provided through Duke's institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.

  • Wednesday, August 17, 2022
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    Professional Development Progress Lunch

    Summer is a wonderful time to make progress on your professional development goals. Join this informal lunchtime gathering to find community with graduate student colleagues from across disciplines as we share challenges and resources.

  • Tuesday, August 23, 2022
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Equitable, Accessible, and Inclusive Teaching Practices (Webinar)

    This session will provide strategies and supports to ensure teaching is equitable, accessible, and inclusive for ALL students, including (but not limited to) multilingual learners, students with disabilities, and first-generation students. This free webinar is provided through Duke's institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.

  • Tuesday, August 30, 2022
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    What I Wished I Would Have Known as a New Full-Time Faculty Member (Webinar)

    As many universities and colleges prepare to start the new academic year, many scholars are preparing to transition into the role of a new full-time faculty member. In this session, a panel of Assistant Professors from different disciplines and institutions will share their experience, insight, and advice to help support the success of new full-time faculty members. This free webinar is provided through Duke's institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2022
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    TechConnect 2022: Connecting Engineering and Computer Science Students with Industry

    TechConnect brings Engineering and Computer Science students and employers together for networking, education and connections. At TechConnect this fall, we are excited to offer students the opportunity to connect in-person with employer representatives in a variety of industry sectors in a vibrant networking recruiting environment!

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