MSU PDA - Professional Development

Upcoming Opportunities:

Understanding Implicit Bias Certificate Program - June 2018 

This series of three courses will allow participants experiential opportunities to thoroughly examine implicit bias and begin the work of interrupting their own biases as well as those embedded within systems at MSU.  The courses must be taken in order and all three courses must be completed to receive a certificate of completion. Learn more about the Implicit Bias Certificate Program, and how to register.

  • Course 1: Creating an Inclusive Environment (Wednesday, June 13, 9:00am-noon)
  • Course 2: Implicit Bias and Microaggressions (Wednesday, June 20, 9:00am-noon)
  • Course 3: Preparing for the Next Encounter (Wednesday, June 27, 9:00am-noon)

Campus Resources:

Post docs are able to take advantage of the resources, support, and personal and professional development opportunities offered by a range of offices and organizations at Michigan State University including: 


Past Workshops:

  • "I'm nearly done with my PhD, now what?" workshop by Dr. Tracy Costello (6/19/18).
  • “Interview as the Candidate They Want to Hire” workshop by Dr. Tracy Costello (6/18/18).
  • "Optimizing Mentoring Relationships to Promote Diversity and Research Excellence" workshop (6/8/18).
  • "Creating excellent meetings" with Graduate Student Life and Wellness.
  • "Conflict resolution: interactive workshop for developing communication skills and conflict resolution".
  • "Taking charge of your career: strategies for postdocs using individual development plans and mentor networks" with Victor DiRita.
  • "Addressing imposter syndrome in academia" with Valerie Young.