Developing Your Core Competency in:
Leadership and Management
Leadership, management, and entrepreneurial skills are often overlooked in academic training. Yet these skills are vital for success within the academic realm and highly transferable for those seeking careers in industry, government, and the non-profit sectors. GradPathways offers workshops and panel discussions featuring faculty and industry experts on these topics, often in collaboration with the Graduate School of Management and the Mike and Renee Child Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Workshops and Events
*** registration not required
Winter 2020 Workshops and Events
Chancellor's Leadership Development Speaker Series: Ellen Hartigan-O’Connor, Ph.D. 2/06 Please Register Leaders For the Future Information Session 2/06 Please Register The Leadership Challenge with Kim Elsbach 2/11 Please Register Making the Leap 2/19 TBA Chancellor's Leadership Development Speaker Series: Dr. Elizabeth Spiller 2/20 Please Register Leaders For the Future Information Session 3/06 Please Register Chancellor's Leadership Development Speaker Series: Elizabeth Sturdy 3/12 Please Register
Courses and Programs
To develop and gain a deeper understanding, consider participating in the following programs designed to develop additional skills while in graduate school or as a postdoctoral scholar.
Big Bang! Competition Mike and Renee Child Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Graduate School of Management Leaders for the Future Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, GradPathways (Graduate Studies), Internship and Career Center and the Office of Research Business Development Fellowship Program Mike and Renee Child Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Graduate School of Management Keller Pathway Fellowship Program Mike and Renee Child Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Graduate School of Management Professors for the Future GradPathways (Graduate Studies) Graduate Writing Fellow University Writing Program and GradPathways (Graduate Studies) Teaching Assistant Consultant Center for Educational Effectiveness and GradPathways (Graduate Studies)
One-on-One mentoring or specialized programming to meet your individual needs is available. Consider the following opportunities offered through GradPathways and other on and off campus units.
An annual UC Davis Business Plan Competition organized by M.B.A. students of the Graduate School of Management. The goal of the contest is to promote entrepreneurship at UC Davis and the region supported by the university.
A non-profit start-up business accelerator with the shared goal of fostering the formation and early development of new high-growth ventures. It is located at 604 Second Street, in the Hunt-Boyer Mansion, in Davis, California.
Community Building and Activities
Join a community or program to develop your leadership and management skills:
Become a Graduate Writing Fellow
Serve as a Representative/Officer for the Graduate Student Association
Serve as an Officer for the Postdoctoral Scholars Association
Become a Teaching Assistant Consultant
Join Cultural Graduate Student Organizations
Participate in the Graduate Academic Achievement and Advocacy Program (GAAAP)
Serve as the Graduate Student Assistant to the Dean and Chancellor
Please visit the websites of the Office of Research and the Mike and Renee Child Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for additional resources.