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Designing Your Postdoc

Your postdoc training is more than just research! Apply design thinking to the wicked problem of a comprehensive postdoctoral training plan and make a bold plan that amplifies your interests and values as you transition to your career of choice. The work we do together will support new perspectives, identify mentoring needs, and ensure that your individual development plan is thoughtful and balanced.

Note: there is approximately an hour of required prework for this session. You will receive details for the prework upon registration.

Mentoring Monday: Maintaining Effective Communication

Monday, May 13, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, LKSC

How can you demonstrate to your mentee that you value their thoughts and concerns? Understanding your mentee's perspective and needs is crucial for effective mentoring. Active listening plays a vital role in this aspect as developing this skill can help strengthen your mentoring relationship.

During this session, we’ll identify effective strategies for improving communication, including how to give and receive feedback and engage in active listening.

Postdoc Spring Treats with OPA

Wednesday , May 29, 2:00pm-4:00pm, MSOB Courtyard

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) is hosting The Pop Nation gourmet popsicles for all postdocs!

Sign up and stop by for a hand crafted, gourmet ice pop, made with real fresh fruit!

All flavors are 100% vegan and gluten free!

Popsicles will be provided until supplies run out -- we recommend stopping by on the earlier side if you can!

Postdoc Spring Treats with OPA

Wednesday, May 1, 2:00pm-4:00pm, MSOB Courtyard

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) is hosting a Spring treats get together for all postdocs!

Sign up and stop by for a Kara's mini cupcake (gluten free and vegan options available) and other sweet treats on us!

Spring treats will be provided until supplies run out -- we recommend stopping by on the earlier side if you can!

Postdoc Coffee & Donuts with OPA

Tuesday, May 14, 9:00am-11:00am, LKSC Herb Garden

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) is hosting a coffee cart, plus Golden Gate Mini Donuts for all postdocs!

Sign up and stop by for some coffee and mini donuts on us!

During this event, BioSci Careers and Stanford Career Education will also be available to talk to you about events and resources currently available to Stanford postdocs -- so stop by to learn more!

Mentoring 101: How to Get What You Need to Thrive in the Academy

Thursday, October 3, 9:00am-4:00pm, Tresidder

In this full day workshop, we challenge the conventional wisdom about mentoring within academia and present a new framework to help you re-imagine how mentoring works. All participants will map their current mentoring network, identify the pressing areas of need that are not being met, and create a plan to expand their existing mentoring network.

This workshop is open to graduate students, postdocs, and early-career faculty.

Mentoring Monday at MSOB: Promoting Professional Development - MSOB

Monday, April 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, MSOB

Would you like to learn how to support your mentee’s achievement of their academic and professional goals?

In this session, you’ll learn about the role mentors play in the overall professional development of their mentees. This discussion will focus on identifying mentee goals, and balancing the competing demands, needs, and interests of mentors and mentees.

Facilitators: Amanda Dudek and Joy McKenna, Postdoc Peer Mentoring Coaches

Mentoring Monday at SRP: Promoting Professional Development

Monday, April 15, 10:00am - 11:00am, SRP - 3145 Porter Dr.

Would you like to learn how to support your mentee’s achievement of their academic and professional goals?

In this session, you’ll learn about the role mentors play in the overall professional development of their mentees. This discussion will focus on identifying mentee goals, and balancing the competing demands, needs, and interests of mentors and mentees.

Facilitators: Amanda Dudek and Joy McKenna, Postdoc Peer Mentoring Coaches

Mentoring Monday: How to Have Effective Conversations

Monday, April 22, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, MSOB

In this session, we’ll build on past workshops on Aligning Expectations, Listening Actively, and Enhancing Understanding of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to practice having effective conversations with mentees.

We’ll learn and apply a framework for conversations that focuses on fully understanding everyone’s perspective on a problem before collectively designing solutions.

Facilitators: Emily Aery Jones and Debra Van Egeren, Postdoc Peer Mentoring Coaches

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