Upcoming Professional Development Events

Creating an Individual Development Plan (IDP)
Tuesday, March 26 | noon – 2 pm
159 Wisconsin Idea Room, Education Building | Career Development | Personal Effectiveness

Creating an individual development plan (IDP) encourages you to think about what you need to do next – and over the next few years – so that you achieve your goals. We will discuss how to define achievable goals, identify resources, and develop strategies for implementing and sustaining your plans. Participants will begin to create a personalized plan that takes into account career interests and addresses the development of knowledge and skills for professional growth. This event is co-sponsored by the Graduate School Office of Professional Development and the Delta Program. Lunch will be served with gluten free and vegetarian options.

Intercultural Communication for Inclusive and Positive Collaborations
Wednesday, March 27 | noon – 1:30 pm
Multicultural Student Center Lounge, Red Gym | Communication Inclusion and Diversity | Interpersonal Effectiveness

Whether you are working with peers or mentors in a class, research, or work setting, in graduate school or beyond, effective communication is vital. In this workshop, ISS Director Dr. Roopa Rawjee will share insights, strategies and techniques for improving your intercultural communication skills. You will assess your cross-cultural competencies and learn more about leveraging cultural differences in group settings. You will come away with a personalized toolkit for developing your own cultural competencies.