Graduate School Seminar Series Schedule

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September 13

Leadership to address global grand challenges

Presented by Laura Bloomberg

September 27

The innovative mindset/design thinking

Presented by Tom Fisher

October 11

Using the Hogan Management Focus Report to understand types of leadership and consider best fit 

Presented by Rosie Barry | Scott Barnard

Note: The deadline for taking the Hogan Management Focus assessment has now passed.  If you were unable to complete the assessment, you will still find the session valuable and we encourage you to register.

October 25

Organizing research on “grand challenges": Transdisciplinary approaches

Presented by Nick Jordan

November 8

Setting up teams for success

Presented by Mary Plunkett 

November 22

Team leadership and facilitation

Presented by Mary Plunkett

December 6

Finding Solutions to Society's Most Difficult Problems: A conversation with faculty engaged in Grand Challenges research

Presented and moderated by U of M faculty

January 24

Community engagement as a strategy for addressing grand challenges

Presented and moderated by U of M faculty

February 7

Project management in research, innovation and development

Presented by Tim Tripp

February 21

Visual strategy mapping

Presented by John Bryson

March 7

Does—and Should?—Industry Balance Complex Challenges of Social and Economic Value in Research? If So, Why?

Panel of representatives from corporations and nonprofit organizations. Moderated by Tim Tripp

March 21

Stakeholder analysis

Presented by John Bryson

April 4

Putting it all together--strategic mentoring and the individual development plan (IDP)

Presented by Noro Andriamanalina


This seminar series is supported in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation and is offered in collaboration with many contributing units.