Individual Development Planning

2021 Oct 27

[Career Navigator Workshop] Planning and Goal Setting with Jim Gould, Ph.D., Presented by the Office for Postdoctoral Fellows

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Zoom - Register for Details

As part of the annual Individual Development Plan (IDP) series, the Goal-Setting and Planning workshop goes deeper into the skills necessary to plan successful experiments all the way to an effective postdoc tenure. We will cover palnning tools and techniques such as assessing your situation, defining appropriate expectations, setting SMART goals, and accomplishing what you wanted to achieve.   

This will be a mixed event with both students and postdocs attending.

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2021 Oct 15

[Career Navigator Workshop] Making the Most of Your Lab Rotations with Taralyn Tan, PhD

1:00pm to 2:15pm

Location: 

Zoom - Register for Details

A primary goal of the first year of graduate school is to identify a dissertation laboratory. Lab rotations are a major mechanism to guide students in this process. This interactive workshop will provide students strategies to maximally leverage lab rotation experiences to identify a training environment for their dissertation research that is aligned with students' professional and personal goals and priorities. This workshop will also emphasize that lab rotations themselves are only part of the decision-making process and that the work of identifying a lab that’s going to be a “good...

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2020 Oct 15

[Career Navigator Workshop] Applying to Medical School (Dr. Temperance Rowell - HMS Curriculum Fellows Program & HMS Medical Students)

4:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Zoom - Register for Details

Join HMS MD students for a series of lightly structured panel discussions with time for Q&A from the audience about Applying to Medical School. This PGE PDD will be broken into 3 session discussions with short breaks in between. These sessions will including discussions on (1) crafting personal statements, (2) the medical school application, and (3) medical school interviews.

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2020 Oct 29

[Career Navigator Workshop] Meet the Individual Development Plan (IDP): What, How and Why (Dr. Jim Gould - HMS/HSDM Office of Post-Doctoral Fellows)

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Zoom - TBA

The Individual Development Plan (IDP) is a mentoring tool that links research goals with career development and progress towards independence. It is meant to foster an ongoing and recurring discussion that involves evaluation, goal setting and feedback with input from both postdoc and faculty mentor.  The NIH encourages trainees to make Individualized Development Plans to help them prepare for academic and nonacademic careers. This interactive workshop unpacks the IDP framework while helping students to prepare a working draft of the IDP that addresses research, professional...

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2020 Oct 01

[Career Navigator Workshop] Making the Most of Your Virtual Rotations (Dr. Taralyn Tan - HMS Department of Neurobiology, Dr. Jason Heustis - HMS Program in Graduate Education)

4:00pm to 5:15pm

Location: 

Zoom - TBA

PART 1: Understanding the Value of Rotations and Setting Your Goals

A primary goal of the first year of graduate school is to identify a dissertation laboratory. Lab rotations are a major mechanism to guide students in this process. Students are currently having to navigate rotations that are partially or wholly virtual due to COVID-19 and restrictions on in-person laboratory activities. This interactive workshop will provide students strategies to maximally leverage both in-person and virtual lab rotation experiences to identify a training environment for...

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Guide To Using IDP (My IDP & Me)

A guide for using an individual development plan (IDP) and other professional development tools in conjunction with the NPA postdoc career guide, timeline, and mentorship guides.

Navigating Life as a PostDoc

A prerecorded webinar from the American Society for Boichemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) about navigating life as a postdoc.
2020 Jun 09

NEW DATE! >>>> [PGE PDD Webinar] Backward Career Design: Using Reality and Resources to Inform Your IDPs (Jason Heustis, Ph.D.)

Registration Closed 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Zoom - TBA

The use of Individual Development Plans (IDPs) have been widely promoted to support graduate student professional development. IDPs are structured frameworks to consider short-term and long-term career plans, laying a foundation for meaningful goal-setting.   This workshop will introduce trainees to knowledge and skills to inform IDP discussions.  It is open to all trainees, including master's and doctoral students.

This workshop is designed to enhance Individual Development Planning by infusing facts and tools to supplement considerations at various...

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2020 Jun 02

NEW DATE! >>>> [PGE PDD Webinar] More Than Just Paperwork: Making IDPs part of a Meaningful Mentor-Mentee Discussion (Angela DePace, Ph.D.)

Registration Closed 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Zoom - TBA

The use of Individual Development Plans (IDPs) have been widely promoted to support graduate student professional development. IDPs are structured frameworks to consider short-term and long-term career plans, laying a foundation for meaningful goal-setting.   This workshop will introduce trainees to knowledge and skills to inform IDP discussions.  It is open to all trainees, including master's and doctoral students.

Students who complete IDPs may find it helpful to discuss these with advisors or peers.  Strategies to improve these discussions have...

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2020 May 08

13th Annual NIH Career Symposium- An Online Event

8:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

Online - Register/Contact for Details

This year we will be moving the NIH Career to an online event. Look for online panels, taped interviews, and Twitter chats to get the same information to plan your career path.

The NIH Career Symposium highlights the diversity of career choices available to your generation of biomedical researchers.  Whether you are a new graduate student, postdoc, or clinical fellow just beginning to consider career options or a senior student/fellow ready to look for a job, the NIH Career Symposium is for you.

We invite any postdoc, clinical fellow or PhD-level...

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Keystone Symposia Fellows Program

The Fellows Program aims to give early-career scientists from underrepresented (UR) and other disadvantaged backgrounds the support and skills they need to successfully pursue leadership and decision-making roles in academic, industry and government research sectors.

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