Leadership & Collaboration


Leadership and collaboration skills are essential in all work environments. Learn to manage multidisciplinary teams in creating breakthrough ideas and finding innovative solutions. 

Key Topics: 

  • Discover ways to lead and collaborate with diverse teams through inclusion practices 
  • Learn professionalism and ethics  
  • Foster innovation and entrepreneurship 
  • Gain project management skills and global and intercultural fluency

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Related Events

Ethics of AI: GradFUTURES Learning Cohort Spring 2021- Session 6

Mon, Apr 12, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Speaker: Yatin Manerkar, incoming Assistant Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering department at the University of Michigan beginning Fall 2021

Topic: Why is AI hard? A technical perspective

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Location: Virtual

Sustainability GradFUTURES Learning Cohort: Session 5- Mercator Student Engagement Opportunity at Princeton

Wed, Apr 14, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

This new Learning Cohort on Sustainability will offer introductory presentations, case studies, short readings, and discussion where participating graduate students will develop an awareness of the issues at stake, consider their application in real world situations, and explore related research and professional opportunities.

Location: Virtual

Inclusive Leadership Learning Cohort Session 2- Inclusive Leadership in Academia

Thu, Apr 15, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Speaker: Srikant Iyer, Associate Director, Science Alliance

Location: Virtual

Forward Fest: Thinking Forward the Environment

Thu, Apr 15, 2021, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

For more than half a century, forward thinkers have looked across the spectrum of environmental issues and have been making pivotal contributions to solving some of humanity’s toughest problems related to climate, food and water, biodiversity and energy. Princeton faculty will discuss the work happening at centers of excellence across the...

Location: Virtual


Your Leadership Roadmap

Early Stage
  • Explore serving on a departmental or campus-wide committee
  • Join or start a new graduate student organization
  • Participate in the GradLEAD series for leadership development
  • Take the Gallup Strengths assessment
Mid Stage
  • Take on a leadership role in a graduate student organization
  • Apply for an officer position in the Graduate Student Government
  • Apply for a University Administrative Fellows position
  • Apply to be a Community Associate, Diversity Fellow, Professional Development Associate in the Graduate School
Advanced Stage
  • Participate in the GradLEAD series for leadership development
  • Participate in the Keller Center’s Entrepreneurship offerings
  • Attend the Leading with a Ph.D. Graduate Student Conference
  • Seek out mentors who are leaders in their respective fields


Read how current students and alumni have applied their leadership and collaboration skills to various disciplines.

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