Student leader

PhDs Who Excel in Leadership Apply Character to: 

Display Sound Judgment 

You earn trust from others who rely on your decision-making, and seek strategies to strengthen your judgment when decisions lead to negative outcomes.  

Drive Innovation & Creativity

You seek out challenges, experiment with new ideas, learn from failures, and adapt to change. 

Address Inequities 

You continually deepen your sociocultural understanding and examine your perspective to implement change that addresses inequities.

Manage Complex Projects 

You effectively plan and execute projects, and ensure transparent and timely communication of progress to stakeholders.

Make Ethical Decisions 

You navigate complex situations based on ethical principles being mindful of the impact of your decisions. You are accountable for your actions and decisions.










2023-2024 Schedule

Scholars to Leaders Speaker Series

Last Wednesday of the month 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET 

Scholars to Leaders showcases guest speakers who share valuable insight and expertise on critical aspects of leadership both inside and outside of academia.

Lunch & Learn: Positionality and Inclusive Leadership

November 30, 2023, 12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. ET

This workshop introduces essential skills and perspectives for fostering inclusive and equitable environments in both academic and professional settings.

SGPS 9201: Developing Leader Character

Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ET, beginning January 17, 2024; virtual

This course bridges your disciplinary expertise with the leadership journey ahead, all while embracing the spirit of sustainable excellence. By nurturing leader character, you're not only enhancing your leadership—you're deepening your commitment to societal well-being and catalyzing impactful change.  Embark on a guided journey of self-awareness, introspective assessment, and uncovering layers of your leadership potential. Navigate the convergence of education and leadership, where knowledge and character converge to create meaningful change.

Advancing Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization in Research

February 22, 2024, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET

In the session, we will cover basic concepts of EDID, and go through key principles and best practices of equity and inclusion in research, and how we can apply them in our research design and practice. We will also speak about how to approach writing EDID statements, and incorporating EDID in research funding applications.

Each and every one of us can be a transformative leader, with the ability to create a accountable and inclusive spaces for all!

Project Management: Essential Elements

March 27 & 28th, 2024, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon ET

Expand your skill set and gain the expertise, tools, and language necessary to navigate both academic and professional landscapes. This two-day program will help you effectively manage your current research project while acquiring the versatility to apply your project management skills across private, public, and non-profit sectors.