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
    • Dissertation and Thesis
    • 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
    2020 3MT Competition Informational Session #3z_gs_pdevGraduate Professional Development An informational session about the 2020 Shaheen 3MT Competition, where all graduate students compete to effectively explain your research in 3 minutes to a non-spec...1-2112:00 PM
    NDIAS PhD Fellowship Program Informational Sessionz_gs_pdevGraduate Professional Development The Graduate School and NDIAS will be holding an informational session about their new interdisciplinary PhD Fellowship program, to be launched in the fall of 2020....1-2104:00 PM
    Unmasking Stereotype Threat & Impostor Syndromez_gs_pdevKaneb Stereotype threat, a fear of fulfilling negative stereotypes related to social identities, triggers physiological and psychological processes that can disrupt learn...1-2210:30 AM
    NDIAS PhD Fellowship Program Informational Sessionz_gs_pdevGraduate Professional Development The Graduate School and NDIAS will be holding an informational session about their new interdisciplinary PhD Fellowship program, to be launched in the fall of 2020....1-2212:00 PM
    Career Exploration with an Advanced Degree - Developing an Intentional Process and Building Meaningful Connectionsz_gs_pdevGraduate Career ServicesLearn how to work through an intentional career exploration process by leveraging online tools (ex. Imagine Ph.D., MyIDP, LinkedIn, Irish Compass) and informational ...1-2205:00 PM
    2020 3MT Competition Informational Session #4z_gs_pdevGraduate Professional Development An informational session about the 2020 Shaheen 3MT Competition, where all graduate students compete to effectively explain your research in 3 minutes to a non-spec...1-2305:00 PM
    Foundations of Teaching Week 3z_gs_pdevKaneb This four-part series will introduce and develop the fundamental skills of effective teaching, including communicating expectations, facilitating a class, grading, ...1-2709:30 AM
    LASER Info Sessionz_gs_pdevLeadershipThis info session will provide you the opportunity to learn more about Notre Dame's selective Leadership Advancing Socially Engaged Research (LASER) program for PhD ...1-2812:30 PM
    2020 3MT Distilling Your Researchz_gs_pdevGraduate Professional Development Are you a graduate student interested in fine-tuning your oral presentation skills? Will you soon be giving presentations as a part of a job interview? Would you li...1-2910:00 AM
    Bringing Ethical Reflection Into the Classroom: Teaching about Violence, Responsibility and Judgmentz_gs_pdevKaneb Registration opens 3 weeks before the workshop 1-2903:30 PM
    Foundations of Teaching Week 4z_gs_pdevKaneb This four-part series will introduce and develop the fundamental skills of effective teaching, including communicating expectations, facilitating a class, grading, ...2-309:30 AM
    Arts and Letters Graduate Career Community - Advanced Degree Career Optionsz_gs_pdevGraduate Career ServicesJoin a small group of fellow Arts and Letters graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to engage in open, interdisciplinary dialogue focused on exploring and plan...2-311:00 AM
    Gathering Early Semester Student Feedbackz_gs_pdevKaneb Research indicates that ongoing formative feedback from students and colleagues is the best way to improve teaching (National Research Council, 2003). Early semeste...2-302:30 PM
    Arts and Letters Graduate Career Community - Advanced Degree Career Optionsz_gs_pdevGraduate Career ServicesJoin a small group of fellow Arts and Letters graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to engage in open, interdisciplinary dialogue focused on exploring and plan...2-411:00 AM
    LASER Info Sessionz_gs_pdevLeadershipThis info session will provide you the opportunity to learn more about Notre Dame's selective Leadership Advancing Socially Engaged Research (LASER) program for PhD ...2-512:15 PM
    Grants and Fellowships: Sigma Xi Grants in Aid Workshopz_gs_pdev / Grants and FellowshipsGrants And Fellowships Take this opportunity to develop a strong Sigma Xi Grants in Aid of Research (GIAR) proposal (due March 15, open to all students including international students). ...2-503:30 PM
    Arts and Letters Graduate Career Community - Advanced Degree Career Optionsz_gs_pdevGraduate Career ServicesJoin a small group of fellow Arts and Letters graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to engage in open, interdisciplinary dialogue focused on exploring and plan...2-504:00 PM
    Arts and Letters Graduate Career Community - Advanced Degree Career Optionsz_gs_pdevGraduate Career ServicesJoin a small group of fellow Arts and Letters graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to engage in open, interdisciplinary dialogue focused on exploring and plan...2-604:00 PM
    Arts and Letters Graduate Career Community - Higher Education Administrationz_gs_pdevGraduate Career ServicesJoin a small group of fellow Arts and Letters graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to engage in open, interdisciplinary dialogue focused on exploring and plan...2-1011:00 AM
    Arts and Letters Graduate Career Community - Nonprofit and NGOz_gs_pdevGraduate Career ServicesJoin a small group of fellow Arts and Letters graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to engage in open, interdisciplinary dialogue focused on exploring and plan...2-1111:00 AM
    Arts and Letters Graduate Career Community - Higher Education Administrationz_gs_pdevGraduate Career ServicesJoin a small group of fellow Arts and Letters graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to engage in open, interdisciplinary dialogue focused on exploring and plan...2-1204:00 PM
    Arts and Letters Graduate Career Community - Nonprofit and NGOz_gs_pdevGraduate Career ServicesJoin a small group of fellow Arts and Letters graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to engage in open, interdisciplinary dialogue focused on exploring and plan...2-1304:00 PM
    LASER Info Sessionz_gs_pdevLeadershipThis info session will provide you the opportunity to learn more about Notre Dame's selective Leadership Advancing Socially Engaged Research (LASER) program for PhD ...2-1412:15 PM
    LASER Info Sessionz_gs_pdevLeadershipThis info session will provide you the opportunity to learn more about Notre Dame's selective Leadership Advancing Socially Engaged Research (LASER) program for PhD ...2-1811:30 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
    Active Learning in Flexible Spacesz_gs_pdevKaneb In this session, you will learn how to use a variety of configurations of furniture and technology when you teach in this room or another flexible spaces. You will ...2-2402:30 PM
    Grants and Fellowship: What's Up Wed, How to Write a Compelling Pitchz_gs_pdevGrants And Fellowships Briefly describe why you are well-suited for your role(s) in the project. Relevant factors may include: aspects of your training; your previous experimental work on...2-2611:30 AM
    Promoting a Culture of Wellnessz_gs_pdevKaneb Well-being implies an interdependent relationship of social, occupational, intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness. Learning to manage this relati...3-210:30 AM
    Universal Design for Learningz_gs_pdevKaneb Well-being implies an interdependent relationship of social, occupational, intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness. Learning to manage this relati...3-310:30 AM
    Using CIF Questions to Improve Student Learningz_gs_pdevKaneb3-503:30 PM
    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
    Grants and Fellowships: Fulbright Info Sessionz_gs_pdev / Grants and FellowshipsGrants And Fellowships The Fulbright Program is one of the world's most prestigious fellowships for students and scholars who wish to research or teach abroad. The University of Notre Dam...3-1602:00 PM
    Serving Up Knowledge - Mindfulness 101z_gs_pdevGraduate Professional DevelopmentNew to mindfulness or meditation? Interested in understanding more?  Not sure what all the hype is about? Or do you already practice mindfulness and want a space to ...3-1712:00 PM
    Grants and Fellowships: What's Up Wed, Preparing for Conference Travel, GSPDA, GSU, and more!z_gs_pdevGrants And Fellowships Join our round table discussion over lunch. Learn to fund your travel. This session will discuss identifying potential funding opportunities from Notre Dame (GSU, G...3-2511:30 AM
    Serving Up Knowledge - Be the Boss of Your Own Career: A Professional Development Conferencez_gs_pdevGraduate Professional DevelopmentThe ND Graduate Professional Development Conference is a full-day career event that brings together Notre Dame graduate students, leading academia and professionals ...3-2708:30 AM
    Serving Up Knowledge - Nutrition 101 for the Grad Student Lifez_gs_pdevGraduate Professional DevelopmentWe've all heard the expression, "you are what you eat". That's because what you eat forms the foundation for overall health and wellness. And on top of that, what yo...3-3112:00 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...4-409:30 AM
    Grants and Fellowships: Fulbright Flash Workshop Iz_gs_pdev / Grants and FellowshipsGrants And FellowshipsFlash Workshop I: Letters of Affiliation and RecommendationThis workshop is for study/research applicants only. ETA applicants, please join us for the remaining sess...4-601:30 PM
    Grants and Fellowships: Fulbright Flash Workshop IIz_gs_pdev / Grants and FellowshipsGrants And FellowshipsFlash Workshop II: Statement of Grant Purpose/Teaching Statement Jumpstart your Fulbright application in this Flash Workshop. Describing yourself and your work to a ...4-701:30 PM
    Grants and Fellowships: Fulbright Flash Workshop IIIz_gs_pdev / Grants and FellowshipsGrants And FellowshipsFlash Workshop III: Personal Statement Jumpstart your Fulbright application in this Flash Workshop. You know you're a smart person with lots to offer. But who are yo...4-810:00 AM
    Serving Up Knowledge - Financial Wellness: Benefits, Bills & Budgetsz_gs_pdevGraduate Professional DevelopmentYou might be trying to figure out how to live financially on a graduate stipend or ready to accept your first professional position, but there’s much more than just ...4-812:00 PM
    Grants and Fellowships: Fulbright Flash Workshop IVz_gs_pdev / Grants and FellowshipsGrants And FellowshipsFulbright Flash Workshop IV: The Slate Application  Join the Grants & Fellowships team to jumpstart your Fulbright application in this Flash Workshop. The Fulbri...4-910:00 AM
    Serving Up Knowlege - Financial Wellness: Personal Investingz_gs_pdevGraduate Professional DevelopmentLed by Dr. Carl Ackermann, Professor of Finance with the Mendoza College of Business, this session will help participants craft a lifelong financial plan. Topics inc...4-1512:00 PM
    Grants And Fellowships: NSF GRFP Strategy & Designz_gs_pdevGrants And Fellowships Interested in applying for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program in October 2020? The session will provide an overview of the program, tips from recipients and r...4-1604:00 PM
    Serving Up Knowledge - McWell Outpost at Bond Hallz_gs_pdevGraduate Professional DevelopmentTake a break in 106 Bond Hall with the McWell Outpost.  You'll find hammocks, floor pillows, essential oils, snacks and more! Come for 10 minutes or stay the entire ...4-2112:00 PM
    Grants and Fellowships: What's Up Wed. Articulating Your Experiencez_gs_pdevGrants And Fellowships Articulating the impact of your rejected grant application(s). Join our round table discussions over lunch. Learn to spin your experience positively on your future ...4-2211:30 AM
    Grants & Fellowships: Dissertation and Postdoc Winners Panel Sessionz_gs_pdev / Grants and FellowshipsGrants And Fellowships Join us for a panel session featuring recent successful applicants to prestigious postdoc and dissertation completion fellowship competitions. Attendees will have t...4-2201:00 PM
    Grants & Fellowships: Identifying Postdoc and Dissertation Completion Awardsz_gs_pdev / Grants and FellowshipsGrants And Fellowships Everyone knows you're supposed to start early when looking for funding opportunities, but what does that process look like for completion and postdoc awards? This w...4-2202:00 PM
    Grants & Fellowships: Research and Writing Completion Plansz_gs_pdev / Grants and FellowshipsGrants And Fellowships The most important aspect of grant writing is being able to demonstrate a clear, step-by-step plan of your project from start to finish. This session will run two s...4-2203:00 PM