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For more information, please refer to sample websites, articles, and books recommended in the handouts.


Handout References


Center for Creative Leadership. Adapting to change requires flexibility.

Ericsson KA. The influence of experience and deliberate practice on the development of superior expert performance. Cambridge Handbook…2006;38(685-705).

Maitland A, Walters A. The future is now. C-suite Survey Report. Lane4. 2019.

Wagner T. The Global Achievement Gap. New York, NY: Perseus Books Group; 2014.


Ackerman, CA. Resilience Activities and Worksheets for Students and Adults.

American Psychological Association. Building your resilience.

Doll, K. Resilience Building Tools and Exercises.

Milgram, S. NIH Becoming a Resilient Scientist Series. NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education.

Reivich K, Shatté A. The Resilience Factor: 7 essential skills for overcoming life’s inevitable obstacles. Broadway books, 2002

Smith et al, 2008

Scientific Communication Skills

American Association for the Advancement of Science. AAAS Communication Toolkit. & 

Three Minute Thesis (3MT). 

National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP). 

How to give a great scientific talk. Nature. 

Poster 2.0. National Public Radio. 

Lortie, C.J. (2017). Ten simple rules for short swift presentations. PLOS Computational Biology.10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005373 

Mensch, B. & Kording, K. (2017). Ten simple rules for structuring papers.PLOS Computational Biology. 

Feliú-Mójer, M.L. (2015). Scientific American Blog. Effective Communication, Better Science. 

Interpersonal Communication Skills

Patterson K. Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition 

Bowden, R. PhD students: how to improve your communication skills – and why you should. NatureJobs. 

Milosavljevic Ardeljan, J. The Times, They Are Changing. https://www-insidehighered-com/advice/2021/07/06/colleges-should-more-systemically-support-grad-students-communicating-their-value 

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (2018). Graduate STEM education for the 21st century. National Academies Press. 

Collaboration Skills

Cialdella, JS. Collaboration as Career Value.

Mindtools. Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing: Tuckman’s Model for Nurturing a Team to High Performance.

Mindtools. Conflict Resolution: Move From Harmful to Healthy Conflict.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Graduate STEM education for the 21st century. National Academies Press, 2018.

Thomas, K.W. “Conflict and conflict management: Reflections and update.” Journal of organizational behavior (1992): 265-274.


Campus Resources & Programs. Half of Us.

Online Resource for College Mental Health –

Hettler, B (1984). Wellness: Encouraging a lifetime pursuit of excellence. Health Values 8: 13–17.


Van Bavel JJ. Three research-based lessons to improve your mentoring. Science. 2019.

Burnette JL, Knouse LE, Vavra DT, O’Boyle E, Brooks MA. Growth mindsets and psychological distress: A meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review. 2020;77:101816.

Passmore J, Passmore J, Books 24×7 I, Association for Coaching. Mastery in Coaching: A Complete Psychological Toolkit for Advanced Coaching. GB: Kogan Page Ltd; 2014.