Professional Practice

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Through a combination of consistent, high quality workshop and course offerings, F&ES students are able to improve their competency in five core professional skills areas:Leadership & Interpersonal Skills, Communications, Project Management & Finance, Technical Skills and Work-Life Balance. The Professional Skills team coordinates targeted programming for F&ES students, while connecting students with other resources and courses across Yale and beyond.
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Professional Practice Team

Emily Dolhansky
Module Coordination
Josefina Cobian 
Module Coordination and Evaluation
Dora Xu 
Skill Share Coordination
Ad Walker 
Skill Share Coordination
Minna Brown
Case Study Integration Manager
Brad Gentry
Associate Dean of Professional Practice
PROGRAM OVERVIEW: NEW for 2017-2018!
F&ES students begin their programs with a Jumpstart – a set of optional workshops designed to familiarize students with skills they will need while at F&ES. Held in tandem with the CDO Jumpstart on the mornings of 9/1 and 9/8, these sessions cover:
• Time maximization & management
• Professional communications
• Excel
• Citation management
• Working with teams

Modules offered throughout the year focus on skills that every graduate will need in their professional lives. Modules are held on Fridays and are led by best in class facilitators.  Registration is required and space is limited. Topics include:
Verbal communications
Visual communications
Cultural Competence
Stakeholder engagement
Project management
• Working with data
For-credit FES courses focus on topics that are best taught over time. These include:
• Financial Concepts for Environmental Managers
• Environmental Communicator
• Fundamentals of Working with People
Not-for-credit offeringsare organized by students and others over the course of the school year. Past skill-share topics include backpacking basics for researchers, Google drive, photography, etc. If you have a skill you would like to share with your peers, and would like to run a workshop this year, please complete this proposal form here.
Looking for ways to best tap into professional skills resources or have workshop requests? Email the team, or stop by Minna’s OPEN OFFICE HOURS: TUESDAYS, 12-2pm, Kroon 3rd floor.

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