Events

Starting Strong and Staying on Track: Strategic Goals and Planning for Productivity

Managing projects and people Personal effectiveness

August 26th, 11:00am–12:30pm

1310 Sterling Hall

In this presentation for graduate students, Dr. Fatimah Williams, founder and CEO of Beyond the Tenure Track, will introduce you to holistic strategies and tools for strategic goal-setting and planning so you can achieve your vision of success in graduate school and beyond.

Flourishing in Graduate School: How to Manage Stress and Maintain Your Mental Health

Personal effectiveness

August 27th, 1:00pm–2:30pm

Union South, Check TITU

Want to make graduate school a time to thrive and not just survive? This workshop will focus on promotion of psychological well-being in graduate school. Topics covered will arm graduate students with strategies to thrive through the challenges of graduate school, including managing the transition/adjustment process, coping with stress, promoting work/life balance and establishing habits to maintain or improve mental health.

Time Management for Graduate Students

Managing projects and people Personal effectiveness

August 27th, 3:00pm–4:30pm

1310 Sterling Hall

In this interactive workshop, you will learn tips and techniques for staying on track and managing your time. We’ll cover goal-setting, minimizing distractions and staying focused, and overcoming some of the most common challenges to staying on task. Participants will leave with strategies that they can apply immediately. The strategies we’ll cover are appropriate for students in any discipline.

Cool Tools: Apps and More to Increase Productivity

Managing projects and people Personal effectiveness

August 29th, 3:00pm–4:30pm

1310 Sterling Hall

Prepare to maximize your time and energy this semester by taking advantage of software available to UW–Madison graduate students that can help streamline your workflow. This hands-on workshop, presented by Software Training for Students (STS), will introduce you to both basic and advanced software tools, including cloud storage services, notetaking apps, mobile scanners, research tools, tasks managers, password managers, lifestyle apps, and more.

Overcoming Academic Perfectionism

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Webinar

Personal effectiveness

September 12th, 1:00pm–2:30pm

Online

Do you struggle to share your writing at early stages because it’s not perfect? Do you find yourself devastated by criticism of your work? If any of these things sound familiar, CONGRATULATIONS! You’re a perfectly normal perfectionist! This webinar will explain the causes and consequences of perfectionism, features of academic life that may exacerbate it, strategies to identify perfectionism, and the secret to finding real satisfaction in every step of the writing process.

Top 5 Tips for Launching Your Career Beyond the Tenure Track

Career development Personal effectiveness

September 24th, 11:30am–1:00pm

159 Wisconsin Idea Room, Education Building

This session will explore ways to make the most of your time in graduate school to prepare for a career beyond the tenure track. From business terminology to lifestyle considerations, learn insider tips to help you land your non-tenure-track career. This session will be useful for students who want to get a better sense of their career options, as well as reassurance that support is available as they consider job opportunities across sectors. Lunch will be served with GF & vegetarian options.

How to Engage in Healthy Conflict

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity Webinar

Personal effectiveness

October 10th, 1:00pm–2:30pm

Online

Academics are notoriously conflict avoidant and the inability to manage conflict can result in negative physical, emotional, and relational consequences for tenure-track faculty. So why not learn early in your career to master the SKILL of healthy conflict so that you can effectively manage conflicts as they arise and avoid carrying around all of the negative energy, anger and resentment in your mind and body.