Register now for new sessions of Careers by Design: Building a Professional Development Blueprint, hosted by Medicine by Design’s Healthy and Inclusive Labs Committee. The series continues on Monday, July 26 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
This six-part workshop series and the Individual Development Plan (IDP) aim to foster healthy lab environments that support the inclusion and well-being of all members, while empowering graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and research/scientific associates to realize their academic and professional goals. All workshops will be led by Nana Lee, PhD, Director, Graduate Professional Development & Mentorship, and Assistant Professor in the departments of Biochemistry & Immunology at the University of Toronto.
Monday, July 26 – Wellness and Equity Diversity and Inclusion in Professional and Career Development
Through this workshop the goal is to introduce or re-emphasize the concepts of an equity-minded scholar, allyship and wellness issues and how to bring these concepts into daily practice as a graduate student, postdoctoral fellow or faculty member towards any career.
If you missed any of the previous sessions, you can still participate in the workshop series. The recordings from previous workshops can be viewed by using the links provided below.
*Once registered, you will be automatically enrolled in the remaining workshops.
This series is for trainees in past and/or current Medicine by Design-funded labs.
If you have any immediate questions regarding this program, please contact us at email@example.com.
*All workshops will take place from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Workshop 1: Monday, March 29 – Recording available
Individual Development Plans Intro – Optimizing Research Productivity and Professional Development
At the end of this workshop, both faculty and mentees (students and postdocs) will have an understanding of how to effectively use the AAAS individual development plan to plan SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound) goals in research productivity and career development while using the tool for optimal mentorship.
Workshop 2: Monday, April 26 –Recording available
Creating Your Individual Development Plans
Learners will be given peer and instructor-led feedback on best avenues to attain their SMART goals and an overview of the multiple career options available for them.
Workshop 3: Monday, May 31 –
Participants will gain an understanding of introductory design-thinking principles to brainstorm their wayfinding purpose compass around what they love, are good at and care about. We will also discuss specific action items for learners to help make their dream purpose a reality.
Workshop 4: Monday, June 28 – Recording available
Telling your story through your interview, cover letter and CV
At the end of this workshop, trainees will understand the difference between an academic and non-academic job application (CV vs resume), how to write the stellar cover letter, and gain tips on interviewing and a LinkedIn presence.
Workshop 5: Monday, July 26 –
Wellness and Equity Diversity and Inclusion in Professional and Career Development
The goal of this workshop is to introduce or re-emphasize the concepts of an equity-minded scholar, allyship and wellness issues and how to bring these concepts into daily practice as a graduate student, postdoctoral fellow or faculty member towards any career.
Workshop 6: Monday, August 30
Implementation/Feedback on Job Applications
At the end of this workshop, trainees will receive peer feedback (guided by the instructor) on their job applications to any career of their choice and a big picture review of workshops I-IV to strategically move forward in their professional and career development.