Posts tagged Skill Development

Looking to develop speaking and leadership skills? Toastmasters: Vanderbilt Chapter

Ashley Brady
October 21, 2015
Posted in Announcements

Looking to develop speaking and leadership skills? Get better at thinking on your feet? Ace your job interview or qualifying exam? Vanderbilt Toastmasters can help! Welcome! The Vanderbilt Chapter of Toastmasters meets at 6pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month in Buttrick Hall 310  on Vanderbilt's campus. For the rest of the fall 2015 semester, we have scheduled meetings on: Oct 14, 28, Nov 11, and Dec 9.

Event: Inclusive Teaching Graduate Student Workshop

Kate Stuart
October 15, 2015

What is an inclusive classroom? What practices and plans can instructors learn to promote classroom inclusivity? Together, we will examine issues of power and identity as they impact teaching and learning. This workshop is open to Vanderbilt graduate students & Postdocs from across the disciplines who want to improve their teaching portfolio materials. All teaching experience levels are welcome. Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching. Facilitators: Richard Coble and Dani Picard

The Quest for Women's Empowerment luncheon, Oct 29

Kate Stuart
October 14, 2015

On Thursday October 29, scholar-practitioner Pamela O’Leary will be speaking on “The Quest for Women’s Empowerment.” O’Leary will be talking about leadership development and career opportunities for women in settings as diverse as the United Nations, Capitol Hill, and grassroots organizations. O’Leary will share her diverse experiences from the field, including drafting legislation, directing leadership projects and networks, conducting research and policy analysis, and developing and facilitating leadership training for women.

NEW!! Vanderbilt’s STEM Pedagogy Journal Club

Ashley Brady
August 27, 2015
Posted in Announcements

Are you interested in learning more about teaching? Join us at the inaugural meeting of Vanderbilt’s STEM Pedagogy Journal Club- a student-driven initiative for graduate students and postdocs interested in teaching science at the undergraduate level. We will discuss teaching theory, teaching techniques, and the latest in research on science education. No previous teaching experience needed, just an interest to learn!  

ASPIRE Internships are here!

Ashley Brady
August 24, 2015

The ASPIRE Program along with the Office of Career Development is excited to announce the launch of ASPIRE Internships. Internships will be advertised on a rolling basis throughout the year, and applications are handled through SurveyMonkey.  Check out the current opportunities available including:

Evidence Based Teaching Workshop at Vanderbilt

Kim Petrie
August 12, 2015

The Evidence-based Teaching Workshop sponsored by the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) is designed for future faculty with no experience with teaching as research, however all Vanderbilt University graduate students, post docs, faculty, and staff are welcome. Workshop topics include how people learn, challenge-based learning, course design, assessment, classroom management, classroom technology, and scholarly resources. The next workshop is the afternoon of August 24th and all day on the 25th.

Apply by August 20 for ASM's 2-day entrepreneurship workshop

Kim Petrie
July 30, 2015
Posted in Announcements

The American Society for Microbiology is seeking applications from advanced graduate students, postdoctoral scientists and early career scientists for the 2015 ASM Turning Your Science into a Company. The workshop will be held at ASM Headquarters in Washington, DC October 1-3, 2015. This two and a half day entrepreneurship workshop provides basic information on establishing start-up businesses and utilizes examples from companies involved in biotechnology industries.

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