Expanding Horizons

Expanding Horizons

Expanding Horizons

Professional Development

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Workshops and Meeting Times

Orientation session

For all those interested in participating in the PhD-Community Initiative.

Date & time: September 19, 2019, 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Location: Gordon Hall 302

Meet the community partners

Learn about the proposed projects and partner organizations.

Date & time: September 24, 2019, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: Mitchell Hall 126

Preparatory Workshop 

Exclusive to those students participating in the PhD-Community initiative

Working Effectively as a Team.

Date: October 1, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (light dinner 5:45pm)

Location: Ellis Hall, room 226

Presenter: Diana Drury (Director, Team and Executive MBA / Master Coaching Programs, Smith School of Business)

Description: This interactive workshop will go through the essentials of working effectively as a team and managing a collaborative project to completion. You will learn how to arrive at agreement on team practices and processes, team decision-making, project planning and scheduling, monitoring and reporting progress, and positive management of unforeseen constraints or challenges. By the end of the session, each team will have identified a team coordinator, budget officer, and a plan outlining next steps to ensure the project gets underway.


Additional workshops

Dates and times tbd.

Skills inventory 

Presentation workshop


Progress report meetings 

Meetings will be held in 3-2-1 style: Three minute presentation, two slides, one minute for questions afterward. We will also allocate time to reflect on the progress and discuss any questions or concerns.

All meetings take place at 2:00-3:30. Dates for 2019-20:

October 25, 2019 - Gordon Hall 324

November 25, 2019 - Gordon Hall 302

December 13, 2019 - Gordon 302

January 20, 2020 - Gordon 302

February 21, 2020 - Gordon 302

March 23, 2010 - Gordon 302


Capstone event

April 2020 - details tbd!