The Postdoc Academy: Succeeding as a Postdoc
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date_range Starts on April 26, 2021
event_note Ends on June 7, 2021
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assignment Level : Advanced
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language Subtitles : Spanish
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Are you a postdoc looking for flexible professional development? Are you looking for a place to connect with and regularly interact with other postdocs? This course is built for you!

Join us in the first professional development online course built specifically for postdocs and created with postdocs. The Postdoc Academy provides skill development for postdocs, from orientation to their next career step. Using inclusive, active-learning approaches, participants in this course will build skills to (1) find success as a postdoc, (2) draft an actionable career plan, (3) work in an effective intercultural environment, and (4) develop resilience. This course explores the research related to postdoc success and guides you in applying it to your environment. Connect to the experiences of the national postdoc community through the Postdoc Academy!

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  • Explore identities and roles you hold and how they impact your work environment, identify strategies to transition into a new community, and align your expectations with those of your mentor
  • Identify and apply strategies to use career planning tools effectively and build an actionable plan that can both guide and be integrated into day-to-day practice
  • Build an awareness of your own professional and personal identities and explore strategies to create and support an inclusive research environment
  • Develop, implement, and reflect on an action plan to support progress on personal or professional goals that effectively build and sustain resilience


Henry (Rique) Campa
Associate Dean, Graduate School
Michigan State University

Olivia Chesniak
Postdoctoral Fellow
Northwestern University

Sarah Chobot Hokanson
Assistant Provost of Professional Development and Postdoctoral Affairs
Boston University

Denise Drane
Director of Research and Evaluation at the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching
Northwestern University

Bennett Goldberg
Director of the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching
Northwestern University

Noah Green
Green Scientific and Educational Consulting

Robin Greenler
Assistant Director, Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Jessica Maher
Associate Director, Delta Program
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Rick McGee
Associate Dean for Faculty Recruitment and Professional Development
Northwestern University

Antonio Nunez
Associate Dean, Graduate School
Michigan State University

Anne-Sophie Bohrer
Michigan State University




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