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  • Friday, November 22, 2019
    3:00 pm

    Using Your Skills in Consulting: How to Make an Impact Beyond Your Academic Discipline (Webinar)

    Dr Kathleen Foote turned an expertise in Physics, with a focus on Physics Education Research, into a successful career in consulting by leveraging her diverse quantitative and social science skills. She is currently a Senior Consultant with Deloitte. In this webinar, Kathleen will talk about her pathway to non-academic work, provide insights into the world of consulting, and discuss the need to absorb and utilize knowledge. This VersatilePhD webinar is offered through The Graduate School's subscription to VersatilePhD.

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

    Emerging Leaders Institute Information Session

    Learn about the 2020 Emerging Leaders Institute from the program director and past participants. 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.

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2019
    9:30 am to 11:00 am

    Do You Know Your Rules? Improving Intercultural Interactions

    Knowing your own internal rules and expectations can have a positive impact on interactions with your fellow postdocs and students, family, and most importantly, your mentor.  The rules that direct our behaviors are often cultural – learned in childhood.  Like fish unaware of the water they live in, we can be just as oblivious to the cultural norms that drive our behavior.  In this workshop, we’ll explore some of our own rules and what values we are maintaining by following the rules.  We will also discuss how to communicate our rules and expectations to others in a positive way, and how to understand how others’ rules may affect their behavior.