GPD LEAD is a professional development and support program for Graduate Program Directors and staff offered by The Graduate School. Workshops and discussion sessions offered twice monthly during the academic year on a variety of topics of common concern run by the Graduate School in collaboration with a variety of offices on campus.

The objectives of GPD LEAD include:

  1. Dissemination of key policies and procedures governing graduate education
  2. Skill building in leading and evaluating graduate programs and graduate student success
  3. Community building, support and practical advice from peers on managing the challenges of graduate education in your program
  4. Best practices in admissions, annual reviews, mentoring, and fostering cultures of excellence and inclusivity.

2021-2022 Schedule