Graduate Training Events

    The list below shows the composite schedule for all currently scheduled professional development events.

    If you have questions about the listed events, or would like to suggest an event, please contact Professional Development.

    Note: The professional development events page focus primarily on academic and career-oriented workshops and events. For social events geared toward graduate students, we invite you to visit the Graduate Student Union's social calendar. For social events geared toward postdocs, visit the Postdoc Events page.

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    • Ctr for Social Concerns
    • Ethics
    • Graduate Career Services
    • Graduate Student Life
    • Graduate Professional Development
    • Grants and Fellowships
    • Hesburgh Libraries
    • Kaneb Center
    • Leadership
    • Postdoctoral Scholars
    • The Writing Center


    Upcoming events:

    TitleDescriptionDateTime
    Engaging Lectures for Effective Learningz_gs_pdevKaneb Center **Registration for this workshop will open on September 3rd** Are you preparing to give a lecture, for the first or the fiftieth time? Wondering how you can engage ...9-2303:30 PM
    Academic Job Search Series: Creating an Academic Websitez_gs_pdevGraduate Career Services Academic websites, portfolios, and an overall presence can be an important and effective way to demonstrate and market yourself during your academic job search. Com...9-2409:30 AM
    Arts and Letters Graduate and Postdoctoral Career Walk-In Appointmentsz_gs_pdevGraduate Career ServicesWalk-in appointments for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars focused on career development topics important to YOU. Topics can include but aren't limited to:...9-2412:00 PM
    Serving Up Knowledge: Becoming a More Self-Aware and Effective Self-Advocatez_gs_pdevGraduate Professional Development   It is critical in both our professional and personal lives to speak up effectively for what we need and want. But many of us fail to do so with unfortunate conseq...9-2512:00 PM
    Writing Effective Multiple Choice Questionsz_gs_pdevKaneb Center **Registration for this workshop will open on September 3rd** Multiple choice tests are easy to administer, but good questions are hard to write. This workshop prov...9-2503:30 PM
    Inclusive Excellence in the Classroom, Part 1 of 2z_gs_pdevKaneb Center **Registration for this workshop will open the week of Sept. 3rd** ***This is a two part series, please plan attending both sessions if possible*** This workshop se...9-2609:30 AM
    Arts and Letters Graduate Career Communityz_gs_pdevGraduate Career ServicesMultiple Thursdays Starting 9/12/19 (11am-12pm) - 15 spots available per sessionJoin a small group of fellow Arts and Letters graduate students and postdoctoral scho...9-2611:00 AM
    Career Pathway Seminar: Scientist to IP Manager for Tech Transfer Officez_gs_pdevGraduate Career ServicesJoin Notre Dame alum Dr. Katherine Richards, Intellectual Property Manager at Notre Dame’s IDEA Center, as she shares about her career pathway.Dinner will be served,...9-2605:00 PM
    Using Social Media to Enhance Your Academic Workz_gs_pdev This talk will discuss how social media can enhance the impact of your research and give you a competitive edge when it comes to identifying the key players in your...9-3012:30 PM
    Flipped Classroomsz_gs_pdevKaneb Center **Registration for this workshop will open w/o Sept. 10th** Have you ever wondered: what does it mean to "flip" a class? Is it effective? This workshop will discuss...10-103:30 PM
    Confidence & Careersz_gs_pdevGraduate Career ServicesJoin Dr. Liz Loughran for an interactive workshop exploring the topic of confidence. Liz will share insights from her experience during and after graduate school at ...10-105:00 PM
    Grants and Fellowships: Funding Your Graduate Training: Searching Databases Effectivelyz_gs_pdev / Grants and FellowshipsGrants And Fellowships Identifying potential awards is the first step in the fellowship/grant application process.  Learn how to navigate the comprehensive funding databases such as Pivot...10-210:00 AM
    Serving Up Knowledge: Setting Your Compassz_gs_pdevGraduate Professional DevelopmentWho and what is important to you? Who do you want to be? How much are these present and guiding your life? In Setting Your Compass, participants will learn how meani...10-212:30 PM
    Grants and Fellowships: Pre-doctoral and dissertation awards info session [STEM and SS]z_gs_pdev / Grants and FellowshipsGrants And Fellowships Learn about graduate fellowships and funding opportunities in STEM and Social Sciences. 10-204:00 PM
    Inclusive Excellence in the Classroom, Part 1 of 2z_gs_pdevKaneb Center **Registration for this workshop will open the week of Sept. 3rd** ***This is a two part series, please plan attending both sessions if possible*** This workshop se...10-309:30 AM
    Bootstrap 3 - Essential Training (Intermediate)z_gs_pdevHesburgh LibrariesWorkshop OverviewBootstrap is one of the most popular frameworks for rapidly building seamless, mobile-friendly websites with HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Those famili...10-301:00 PM
    Grants and Fellowships: Mini Grant Writing Boot Campz_gs_pdev / Grants and FellowshipsGrants And Fellowships Participants will have dedicated grant writing time and on-demand draft reviews. Get dedicated workspace while you write and receive immediate feedback from the G&a...10-809:00 AM
    Grants and Fellowships: Mini Grant Writing Boot Campz_gs_pdev / Grants and FellowshipsGrants And Fellowships Participants will have dedicated grant writing time and on-demand draft reviews. Get dedicated workspace while you write and receive immediate feedback from the G&a...10-909:00 AM
    Arts and Letters Graduate and Postdoctoral VIRTUAL Career Walk-In Appointmentsz_gs_pdevGraduate Career ServicesVirtual walk-in appointments for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars focused on career development topics important to YOU. Topics can include but aren't lim...10-910:00 AM
    Serving Up Knowledge: Authentic Presentations: How To Gain Attention When You Speakz_gs_pdevGraduate Professional DevelopmentThis session will focus on how-to’s and helpful tricks of powerful speaking. You’ll learn how  to give an engaging presentation, how to demand attention when talking...10-912:00 PM
    Getting Started with Refworksz_gs_pdevHesburgh LibrariesWorkshop OverviewCitation managers are indispensable for serious academic research, allowing users to keep organized records of the sources they find to include in t...10-901:00 PM
    Creating an Environment of Active Learning in the Classroomz_gs_pdevKaneb Center ***Registration for this workshop will open 9/18/19 Research into the effectiveness of educational methodology has increasingly suggested that students need to be "...10-903:30 PM
    Grants and Fellowships: Introduction to Diversity Fellowshipsz_gs_pdev / Grants and FellowshipsGrants And Fellowships How would you use the diversity of the human experience as an educational resource in teaching and scholarship? How have you advanced equity for underrepresented gr...10-904:00 PM
    Grants and Fellowships: Mini Grant Writing Boot Campz_gs_pdev / Grants and FellowshipsGrants And Fellowships Participants will have dedicated grant writing time and on-demand draft reviews. Get dedicated workspace while you write and receive immediate feedback from the G&a...10-1009:00 AM
    Academic Job Search Series: Preparing for a First-Round Academic Interviewz_gs_pdevGraduate Career Services Preparing for a first-round academic interview can be daunting. Learn how to organize and effectively prepare for your first-round academic interview from Notre Dam...10-1011:00 AM
    Arts and Letters Graduate Career Communityz_gs_pdevGraduate Career ServicesMultiple Thursdays Starting 9/12/19 (11am-12pm) - 15 spots available per sessionJoin a small group of fellow Arts and Letters graduate students and postdoctoral scho...10-1011:00 AM
    Managing Humanities Research with Zoteroz_gs_pdevHesburgh LibrariesWorkshop OverviewZotero is an open-source research tool that allows scholars to create bibliographies easily, but its capabilities also extend to broader areas of re...10-1011:00 AM
    Continuing the Conversation: Using Class-based Discussion Boardsz_gs_pdevKaneb Center ***Registration for this workshop will open 9/20/19 This workshop is targeted at the use of discussion boards as a means to engage students and build community with...10-1109:30 AM
    Academic Job Search Series: Answering Academic Interview Questions - Practice Sessionz_gs_pdevGraduate Career Services Interviews can be stressful, daunting, and seem overwhelming! Practice answering tough academic job interview questions in a unique group format, where you’ll have ...10-1402:00 PM
    Grants and Fellowships: Mini Grant Writing Boot Campz_gs_pdev / Grants and FellowshipsGrants And Fellowships Participants will have dedicated grant writing time and on-demand draft reviews. Get dedicated workspace while you write and receive immediate feedback from the G&a...10-1509:00 AM
    Academic Job Search Series: Navigating Social and Informal Elements of Academic Interviewsz_gs_pdevGraduate Career Services An often uncertain and unpredictable element of the academic job application and interview process are the informal elements of in-person interviews. From networkin...10-1511:00 AM
    Grants and Fellowships: Mini Grant Writing Boot Campz_gs_pdev / Grants and FellowshipsGrants And Fellowships Participants will have dedicated grant writing time and on-demand draft reviews. Get dedicated workspace while you write and receive immediate feedback from the G&a...10-1609:00 AM
    Serving Up Knowledge: Making the Most Out of Academic Conferencesz_gs_pdevGraduate Professional DevelopmentWhat are your goals for a conference? How do you plan and manage your time? How do you present yourself as a scholar and a colleague? In this session, you will learn...10-1612:00 PM
    Grants and Fellowships: Mini Grant Writing Boot Campz_gs_pdev / Grants and FellowshipsGrants And Fellowships Participants will have dedicated grant writing time and on-demand draft reviews. Get dedicated workspace while you write and receive immediate feedback from the G&a...10-1709:00 AM
    Application: Dissertation Break Week Camp - October 21-25, 2019z_gs_pdevHesburgh LibrariesYou are completing an application to be considered for the Fall Break Week Dissertation Camp. Read the overview and complete the application on this Google Form: htt...10-2108:30 AM
    Grants and Fellowships: Fall Break Grant Writing Boot Campz_gs_pdev / Grants and FellowshipsGrants And Fellowships Fall Break Grant Writing Boot Camp is back. Join us on Monday and Tuesday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Our grant writing event provides Food (continental breakfast and lunch...10-2109:00 AM
    Grants and Fellowships: Fall Break Grant Writing Boot Campz_gs_pdev / Grants and FellowshipsGrants And Fellowships Fall Break Grant Writing Boot Camp is back. Join us on Monday and Tuesday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Our grant writing event provides Food (continental breakfast and lunch...10-2209:00 AM
    Arts and Letters Graduate and Postdoctoral Career Walk-In Appointmentsz_gs_pdevGraduate Career ServicesWalk-in appointments for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars focused on career development topics important to YOU. Topics can include but aren't limited to:...10-2212:00 PM
    Arts and Letters Graduate and Postdoctoral VIRTUAL Career Walk-In Appointmentsz_gs_pdevGraduate Career ServicesVirtual walk-in appointments for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars focused on career development topics important to YOU. Topics can include but aren't lim...10-2310:00 AM
    International Postdoc Focus Groupz_gs_postdocsPostdoctoral Scholars Hi there, Nearly 60% of the Notre Dame postdocs are international scholars. The International Postdoc Focus Group is an exclusive platform for the international pos...10-2312:00 PM
    Arts and Letters Graduate Career Communityz_gs_pdevGraduate Career ServicesMultiple Thursdays Starting 9/12/19 (11am-12pm) - 15 spots available per sessionJoin a small group of fellow Arts and Letters graduate students and postdoctoral scho...10-2411:00 AM
    Grants and Fellowshisp: GSU and GSPDA info sessionz_gs_pdev / Grants and FellowshipsGrants And Fellowships Learn the goals, requirements, and practices of the Graduate Student Union (GSU) Conference Presentation Grant and the Graduate School's Professional Development Aw...10-2910:00 AM
    Course Design Bootcampz_gs_pdevKaneb Center ***Registration for this workshop will open 10/11/19 Interested in creating a course from scratch? At this intensive all-day workshop, you will learn and apply stra...11-109:00 AM
    Academic Job Search Series: Research Talks and Teaching Demonstrations in Academic Interviews (Humanities and Social Sciences)z_gs_pdevGraduate Career Services At an on-campus interview, you'll likely be expected to give a research talk and some form of teaching demonstration. In this workshop, you'll get practical suggest...11-402:00 PM
    Academic Job Search Series: Research Talks and Teaching Demonstrations in Academic Interviews (STEM)z_gs_pdevGraduate Career Services At an on-campus interview, you'll likely be expected to give a research talk and some form of teaching demonstration. In this workshop, you'll get practical suggest...11-509:30 AM
    Arts and Letters Graduate and Postdoctoral Career Walk-In Appointmentsz_gs_pdevGraduate Career ServicesWalk-in appointments for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars focused on career development topics important to YOU. Topics can include but aren't limited to:...11-512:00 PM
    Arts and Letters Graduate and Postdoctoral VIRTUAL Career Walk-In Appointmentsz_gs_pdevGraduate Career ServicesVirtual walk-in appointments for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars focused on career development topics important to YOU. Topics can include but aren't lim...11-610:00 AM
    Beyond the Abstgract: Teaching with Scientific Literaturez_gs_pdevKaneb Center ***Registration for this workshop will open 10/17/19 Fluency in reading primary scientific literature represents an important and complex set of skills for developi...11-603:30 PM
    Arts and Letters Graduate Career Communityz_gs_pdevGraduate Career ServicesMultiple Thursdays Starting 9/12/19 (11am-12pm) - 15 spots available per sessionJoin a small group of fellow Arts and Letters graduate students and postdoctoral scho...11-711:00 AM
    Create Your Professional Website with Wordpress.comz_gs_pdevHesburgh LibrariesWorkshop OverviewWe live in an age where having an online presence is becoming the norm for most professionals, particularly academics. A well-designed website enhan...11-801:00 PM
    Dissertation Day Campz_gs_pdevHesburgh LibrariesDissertation Day Camp offers a full day of writing, that the participant can extend beyond the 4:30 end time as they choose. The day begins and ends with goal settin...11-909:30 AM
    Improve your Teaching and Student Learning with Classroom Researchz_gs_pdevKaneb Center ***Registration for this workshop will open 10/24/19 Participants will explore the landscape of Discipline-Based Research (DBR) and Scholarship of Teaching and Lear...11-1210:00 AM
    Grants and Fellowships: Funding Your Graduate Training: Searching Databases Effectivelyz_gs_pdev / Grants and FellowshipsGrants And Fellowships Identifying potential awards is the first step in the fellowship/grant application process. Learn how to navigate the comprehensive funding databases including Pivo...11-1204:00 PM
    Arts and Letters Graduate and Postdoctoral Career Walk-In Appointmentsz_gs_pdevGraduate Career ServicesWalk-in appointments for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars focused on career development topics important to YOU. Topics can include but aren't limited to:...11-1912:00 PM
    Getting Started with Refworksz_gs_pdevHesburgh LibrariesWorkshop OverviewCitation managers are indispensable for serious academic research, allowing users to keep organized records of the sources they find to include in t...11-1903:00 PM
    Arts and Letters Graduate and Postdoctoral VIRTUAL Career Walk-In Appointmentsz_gs_pdevGraduate Career ServicesVirtual walk-in appointments for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars focused on career development topics important to YOU. Topics can include but aren't lim...11-2010:00 AM
    Academic Job Search Series: Negotiating an Academic Job Offerz_gs_pdevGraduate Career Services Congratulations! You earned the job offer! Now, how do you negotiate effectively to ensure you, your benefits, your dependents, and your lab/other potential fees ar...11-2003:30 PM
    Arts and Letters Graduate Career Communityz_gs_pdevGraduate Career ServicesMultiple Thursdays Starting 9/12/19 (11am-12pm) - 15 spots available per sessionJoin a small group of fellow Arts and Letters graduate students and postdoctoral scho...11-2111:00 AM
    Dissertation Day Campz_gs_pdevHesburgh LibrariesDissertation Day Camp offers a full day of writing, that the participant can extend beyond the 4:30 end time as they choose. The day begins and ends with goal settin...2-2209:30 AM
    Application: Dissertation Camp — Spring Break 2020z_gs_pdevHesburgh LibrariesOverviewSubmit your application to be considered for the week-long Spring Break Dissertation Camp to be held March 9-13, 2020. The application window will close on F...3-908:30 AM