You are here

Past Workshops

Master's Workshop image

Spring 2020 workshops for master's students

An Introduction to Your Professional Development at Duke: A Workshop for Master’s Students
Thursday, January 16, 2020, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Whether you’re a new master's student or about to finish your program, this workshop will help you familiarize yourself with the career and professional development resources, programs, and opportunities available at Duke and beyond. More information

Advanced Time Management
Friday, January 17, 2020, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

This workshop will equip you with strategies to understand your strengths in managing short- and long-term goals. You will also learn ways to build new habits and break with old ones to ensure your success. More information

Handling Difficult Conversations
Thursday, January 23, 2020. 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Difficult conversations are a part of our professional careers, so to be successful in them we must learn, practice and hone the skills necessary for this type of work.  As with many aspects of life, the more you practice the more confident you will be in handling difficult conversations.  In this workshop participants will learn how to actively bring their concerns to the table with the goal of working toward the best win-win scenario for everyone. More information

Making Genuine Connections: Using Improv to Effectively Network
Friday, January 24, 2020, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Does networking feel awkward? Do you hate small talk? Do you feel like networking is inauthentic? If so, this workshop is for you. Learn how to find your own networking voice to connect with others in an authentic way and develop strategies to overcome the doubts that you have about networking. Try out improv comedy activities in a fun and supportive environment to warm up and connect with others and then apply those simulations to tangible takeaways to help you connect with others in various networking settings. No prior acting experience needed. More information

Expressing Yourself: Improving Communication by Understanding Preferences
Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Have you ever wondered why a colleague always wants an agenda to prepare for a meeting or needs to know the big picture in order to work on the small details of a project? Using a free online assessment to explore your Myers-Briggs personality preferences, we’ll focus on how you can leverage a better understanding of others’ preferences to improve your communication with your research colleagues. More information

The Elevator Pitch, or Making a Successful Introduction
Thursday, February 13, 2020, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

The elevator pitch can serve as your introduction in networking opportunities. How can you make it as effective as possible? In this workshop, communication expert Joy Javits, President of In the Public Eye, will help you draft, edit, and practice your elevator pitch. You'll receive feedback on how to sharpen your pitch and establish your professional image in this limited-enrollment workshop. More information

fall 2019 workshops for master's students

An Introduction to Your Professional Development at Duke: A Workshop for Master’s Students
Friday, August 30, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Whether you’re a new master's student or about to finish your program, this workshop will help you familiarize yourself with the career and professional development resources, programs, and opportunities available at Duke and beyond. More information

Communication Styles: Mine, Yours, and How to Have an Effective Interaction
Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Ever wonder why you may have some difficulties communicating with certain people? Are there exchanges with others that frustrate you? It's probably not the person but rather the difference in the styles of communication. Participants will learn how to recognize the four different communication styles as well as how to best interact with those whose style differs from their own. More information

Making a Successful Impression (and How to Handle Mistakes If You Make Them)
Monday, September 9, 2019, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Do you have an upcoming interview, conference presentation, challenging conversation, or other situation for which you'd like advice? This workshop with In The Public Eye President Joy Javits will help you build the skills you need to make a good impression. More information

Graduate Etiquette Workshop and Luncheon
Friday, September 13, 2019, 11:15 am to 1:00 pm

Networking and interviewing activities frequently involve the challenge of balancing professional conversation with good table manners in handling food and drink. This workshop will build your skills and confidence in dining etiquette. Registration closes Thursday, September 5 at 11:59 pm. More information

Leveraging Your Strengths
Monday, September 16, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Using the CliftonStrengths assessment, this workshop will help you explore a new way to talk about your skills. We will investigate strategies for communicating your strengths to others, the challenges that your strengths might pose for you, and ways you can use information about your strengths to thrive in a team setting. All participants will receive a free CliftonStrengths assessment to complete prior to the workshop; registration closes September 8 at 11:59 pm. More information

Preparing Ph.D. Applications: A Workshop for Master’s Students
Friday, September 27, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Master's students can pursue many options after graduation. If you’re considering applying to Ph.D. programs, join us for a workshop that will provide insight into the decision-making processes of doctoral admissions committees. Learn how to tailor your application to the institution and compete successfully in this workshop. More information

Spring 2019 Workshops for Master's Students

An Introduction to Your Professional Development at Duke: A Workshop for Master’s Students
Whether you’re a new master's student or about to finish your program, this workshop will help you familiarize yourself with the career and professional development resources, programs, and opportunities available at Duke and beyond. More information

Advanced Time Management
This workshop will equip you with strategies to understand your strengths in managing short- and long-term goals. You will also learn ways to build new habits and break with old ones to ensure your success. More information

Pump Up Your Professionalism
Come to a fun, interactive and intimate session led by Certified Etiquette Trainer (CET) Ms. Sharon Hill. Learn essential networking skills such as the power of a handshake, the magic of eye contact, the secrets of small talk, and how to give and receive a business card. More information

Improving Your Presentation Presence
You spend a great deal of time preparing your presentation visuals and talking points. Do you invest the same preparation in your presentation presence--that is, the nonverbal components of your presentation like vocal quality, movement, and eye contact? In this interactive workshop, you'll learn strategies for projecting an effective presentation presence from Joy Javits, President of In the Public Eye: Effective Communication. More information

Showing Confidence in Oral Communication: An Interactive Workshop
Want to experience confidence that is truly felt, express yourself with clarity and conviction? Do you long to be engaging and engaged, curious, open, and persuasive? We will dedicate our interactive time together to these goals. In The Public Eye President Joy Javits will be your coach for this limited-enrollment workshop. More information

Fall 2018 workshops for Master's Students

An Introduction to Your Professional Development at Duke: A Workshop for Master’s Students
Whether you’re a new master's student or about to finish your program, this workshop will help you familiarize yourself with the career and professional development resources, programs, and opportunities available at Duke and beyond. More information

Developing Your Personal Leadership Brand
Learn how to define who you are to others, draw from your experiences to connect with team members, and effectively use your core values and principles in a leadership role. Learn why you need a leadership brand and what it can do for you. More information

How Do You Lead People Who are Not Like You? A Myers-Briggs Type Workshop
This interactive workshop will help you learn not only about your own behaviors and preferences but also how people with different personality types might perceive those behaviors and preferences, impacting your effectiveness as a leader. More information

Leveraging Your Strengths
Using the CliftonStrengths assessment, this workshop will help you explore a new way to talk about your skills. We will investigate strategies for communicating your strengths to others, the challenges that your strengths might pose for you, and ways you can use information about your strengths to thrive in a team setting. More information

Preparing Ph.D. Applications: A Workshop for Master’s Students
Gain insights into the decision-making processes of doctoral admissions committees with this workshop. More information

Spring 2018 workshops for Master's Students

An Introduction to Your Professional Development at Duke: A Workshop for Master’s Students
Whether you’re a new master's student or about to finish your program, this workshop will help you familiarize yourself with the career and professional development resources, programs, and opportunities available at Duke and beyond. More information

The Elevator Pitch, or Making a Successful Introduction
In this workshop, communication expert Joy Javits, President of In the Public Eye, will help you draft, edit, and practice your elevator pitch. You'll receive feedback on how to sharpen your pitch and establish your professional image in this limited-enrollment workshop. More information

Advanced Time Management
This workshop will equip you with strategies to understand your strengths in managing short- and long-term goals. You will also learn ways to build new habits and break with old ones to ensure your success. More information

Leveraging Your Strengths
Using the CliftonStrengths assessment, this workshop will help you explore a new way to talk about your skills. We will investigate strategies for communicating your strengths to others, the challenges that your strengths might pose for you, and ways you can use information about your strengths to thrive in a team setting. More information

Cultivating a Successful Presentation Presence
Enhance your public speaking skills with coaching from Joy Javits, President of In the Public Eye. This workshop gives you tools, not rules and an education, not a critique. Please bring a 2-minute presentation and your questions to this limited-enrollment workshop. More information

Fall 2017 Workshops for Master’s Students

An Introduction to Your Professional Development at Duke: A Workshop for Master’s Students
Whether you’re a new master's student or about to finish your program, this workshop will help you familiarize yourself with the career and professional development resources, programs, and opportunities available at Duke and beyond. More information

Graduate Etiquette Workshop and Luncheon
Learn how to project a professional image and optimize your confidence in professional interactions. This workshop will be centered around a catered lunch to demonstrate the art of dining graciously. All attendees must register and pay $10 to reserve a seat by September 8, 4 pm. More information

Preparing for Corporate America: A Workshop for Master's Students
This workshop will help you identify key skills and competencies that will help position you for a successful career launch and upward professional trajectory in corporate America. Priority registration for master's students through September 6. More information

How Do You Lead People Who are Not Like You? A Myers-Briggs Type Workshop for Master’s Students
This interactive workshop will help you learn not only about your own behaviors and preferences but also how people with different personality types might perceive them, impacting your effectiveness as a leader. Priority registration for master's students through September 6. More information

Cultivating Intercultural Communication for Collaboration: A Workshop for Master's Students
In this workshop, you will learn the three major cultural communication styles and how your preferences might interact with those of the people you work with; all participants must complete an assessment of communication preferences by September 20. Priority registration for master's students through September 13. More information

The Two-Hour Job Search, Featuring Steve Dalton
In this workshop, Fuqua career coach and The 2-Hour Job Search author Steve Dalton offers an exact process – rather than a series of tips – for effectively turning strangers into advocates, leading to more internal referrals and more job interviews. More information

Preparing Ph.D. Applications: A Workshop for Master’s Students
Gain insights into the decision-making processes of doctoral admissions committees with this workshop. More information

Spring 2017 workshops for  master's students

Advanced Time Management: A Workshop for Master’s Students
Join us for a workshop with Joy Birmingham, Senior Practitioner at Duke Learning & Organization Development. This workshop will equip you with strategies to understand your strengths in managing short- and long-term goals. More information

What does Confidence Look, Feel, and Sound Like? A Workshop for Master’s Students
How do you wish you came across to your colleagues? Want to experience confidence that is truly felt? Express yourself with clarity and conviction? This workshop with In The Public Eye President Joy Javits will help you develop skills in confidence and communication. More information

An Introduction to Your Professional Development at Duke: A Workshop for Master’s Students
Whether you’re a new master's student or about to finish your program, this workshop will help you familiarize yourself with the career and professional development resources, programs, and opportunities available at Duke and beyond. More information

Making a Successful Impression (and How to Handle Mistakes If You Make Them): A Workshop for Master’s Students
Do you have an upcoming conference presentation, challenging conversation, or other situation for which you'd like advice? This workshop with In The Public Eye President Joy Javits will help you build the skills you need to make a good impression. More information

Leveraging Your Strengths: A Workshop for Master’s Students
Investigate strategies for communicating your strengths to others, the challenges that your strengths might pose for you, and ways you can use information about your strengths to thrive in a team setting. More information