Fall 2020 Graduate Student Programs and Information


Thriving in Graduate School Workshop Series

Workshop topics and registration details: http://bit.ly/thrivingworkshopseries
All workshops will take place here: https://rensselaer.webex.com/meet/smithc15


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Professional Leadership Series

If you are interseted in participating in the Professional Leadership Series in Spring 2021, please contact Dr. Obiero.

Facilitated by Dr. Judith Obiero from the Archer Center for Student Leadership, the Professional Leadership Series (PLS) is designed to assist graduate students in the development of their leadership and teamwork skills by focusing specifically on communication skill sets. Through experiential learning, students are exposed to specific leadership theories and skills. The seminar series encourages students to explore their beliefs about leadership and professional development in a discussion format. This learning approach is designed to promote further development of students’ leadership abilities. Communication in multiple forms will be emphasized.

When: Tuesdays, 5:30pm—7:30pm, beginning September 15 (day might change depending on interest from participants)
Where: Location TBA 
To register for series: Contact Dr. Judith Obiero obierj@rpi.edu

Example Timeline

Date Topic Guest
September  15 Welcome and Introduction to PLS Dr. Judith Obiero, Course Instructor
September  22 MBTI Activities Dr. Judith Obiero, Course Instructor
September 29 Emotional Intelligence & Impact of Personality Styles on Communications Stu Schlackman, Certified Speaking Professional
October 6 Marketing Your Ideas David Halwig, Independent Consultant
October 13 Formal Presentations Dr. Todd Wetzel, Lab Manager, GE
October  20 Networking Various guests
October 27 Cross Cultural Communication Sujata  Choudhry, CEO, Tangible Development, LLC