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  • Friday, January 10, 2020
    11:59 pm

    Application Deadline: Emerging Leaders Institute

    The Emerging Leaders Institute is an in-depth professional development program for Graduate School students and postdocs, designed to prepare you to hit the ground running as competent, confident, and effective leaders at Duke and beyond. Learn more and apply to ELI by the January 10 deadline.

  • Thursday, January 16, 2020
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    Every Semester Needs a Plan (Webinar)

    This planning webinar from the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity will help you take the time to identify your personal and professional goals, create a strategic plan to accomplish them, and identify the types of community, support, and accountability you need to make this semester productive and balanced.

  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020
    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Spring Engineering + Computing Showcase

    The Spring Engineering + Computing Showcase is a unique networking event where graduate and undergraduate students share individual or team projects with leading tech-industry employers such as IBM, Microsoft, NetApp, SAP, NVIDIA, Stryker and Google. Register a project by December 13.

  • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    9:30 am to 11:00 am

    Handling Difficult Conversations

    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. 

  • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    Careers in Academic Administration

    What career opportunities are available within colleges and universities beyond faculty and teaching-focused roles? Learn about the landscape of careers in higher education administration.

  • Friday, January 24, 2020
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Making Genuine Connections: Using Improv to Effectively Network

    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.

  • Tuesday, January 28, 2020
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    How to Manage Chronic Illness and Academic Life (Webinar)

    Maintaining professional productivity while managing a chronic illness has several particular challenges. At times, the scheduling and culture of the academy actively ignores the needs of the body/mind in its demand for scholarly and professional productivity. Drawing on her scholarship and professional experiences, Therí Pickens will discuss strategies for living and working with chronic illness. This free webinar is provided through Duke's institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.

  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    9:30 am to 11:00 am

    Identifying Your Mentoring Style

    A mentor is someone who recognizes the potential in another person and helps them to develop that potential. Most of us can recognize potential when we see it. But the second part of the equation – helping someone to develop their potential – is where we struggle. If you are a mentor or expect to mentor others in the future, come learn about a powerful mentoring tool: the CliftonStrengths assessment. The CliftonStrengths assessment helps you discover what you naturally do best, and helps you to understand and work more productively with others.