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Emerging Leaders Institute Information Session

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

2019 Emerging Leaders Institute participants and facilitatorsThe 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. In the course of five intensive workshops and a team project over approximately eight weeks, participants work with a team of experienced leadership facilitators and coaches to develop their communication, self-awareness, professional adaptability, interdisciplinary teamwork, and leadership skills.

Hear from the program director and past participants during this information session, open to research master's and Ph.D. students as well as postdocs at Duke. Confirmed panelists:

  • Tiffany Farr, master's student, Graduate Liberal Studies
  • Jessica Gokhberg, Ph.D. candidate, Literature
  • Letitia Jones, Ph.D., postdoctoral scholar, Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI)
  • Yining Liu, Ph.D. candidate, Biomedical Engineering
  • Alex McCumber, Ph.D. candidate, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Delicious pizza will be served; please bring a beverage to enjoy.

Questions? Contact Dr. Melissa Bostrom, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Professional Development, at

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Carpenter Conference Room, Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library (rm 249)
Map and directions

Event Category

  • Professional Development
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Professional Adaptability
  • Self Awareness