Free ticketed event
This workshop will serve two purposes:
1) to share the findings and best practices we have discovered by implementing a graduate student professional development program under the support of NSF grant #1545211.
2) Provide participants with a number of resources, tools, and skills they can use to support their own professional development as well as foster it within their program’s graduate student population.
This workshop will include individual, small group, and large group activities. Facilitators will provide information about why each approach was chosen as an introduction to each of the resources and skills that will be presented. Participants will have an opportunity to work with the tools and resources, applying them to their own professional development. Activities will be conducted throughout the workshop to provide opportunities for participants to experience some of the tools in action but also to practice conducting these sorts of activities themselves.
Agenda (3 hours)
Part 1: Understanding Professional Competencies
o Professional development in grad school
o Generating the 9 competencies of interest
o Ownership vs. Mentorship responsibilities
o Optimizing the contribution of self, mentors, and peers towards graduate student professional development
o Activity: Self-assessment on 9 competencies
Tool: Competency discovery assessment
• Discussion of activity
o Discussing the experience of self-assessment
o Discussing the need for detailed feedback
Part 2: Personal Competency Discovery
• Identifying opportunities for professional development in graduate school
o Activity: Small group generation of roles and responsibilities for period
o Activity: Large group application of competencies to responsibilities
Part 3: Professional Development Goal Setting and Planning
• Creating professional development plans
o Activity: Determining 2-3 competencies to approach
o Activity: Setting short and long-term success goals
o Activity: Identifying activities to assist with a competency
Dr. Brummel is an Associate Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology at The University of
Tulsa. He received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He conducts research
on training and development with a specific focus on professional development, ethics, and coaching.
Alison Kerr is a graduate student at The University of Tulsa. She is pursuing a doctoral degree in
Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Her research interests include training development and evaluation
as explored across a variety of academic disciplines and organizational settings. She is currently assisting
on a number of training projects aimed at developing engineering students on relevant non-technical
professional skills including ethical practice and presentation.
Michael Keller is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the university of tulsa. His research
and teaching interests are in solid mechanics, both experimental and theoretical, and materials science.
Ilissa is a graduate student studying Industrial Organizational Psychology. Ilissa's interests include work stress recovery, training and development, and leadership.