Graduate Professional Development Courses

Compassion Cultivation Training (8 weeks)
Oct 14 to Dec 2, 2021 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

CCT™ is an 8-week program, developed at Stanford University, with insights and techniques from psychology, neuroscience, and contemplative practice. The course integrates evidence-based meditation techniques, interactive discussions, and lectures as well as real-world exercises to put learning into practice. The course includes:

-Weekly 2 hour class including lecture, discussion, and in-class exercises
-Daily meditation practices
-Real-world assignments for practicing compassionate thoughts and actions

Space is limited. Email to be added to the waitlist.

Courses from Mitacs Edge

Mitacs Edge courses are available to all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The courses combine synchronous and asynchronous learning. Register on the Edge Portal and begin the learning journey. Once you have taken the asynchronous portion, you are able to register for a synchronous session. Courses include:


-Communication Skills

-Reconciliation, equity, diversity, and inclusion

-Project Management

Previous CGPD Courses:

Designing Your Professional Life

In this course is based on Stanford’s “Design Your Life” course, we apply design thinking principles to the question of how to live a meaningful life.

The online class will be held on Tuesdays from 10-11:30 am July 6-20.

For more details or questions, please contact  To apply, please fill out this form. We will follow up with a zoom registration link.

Join us for this three-part series on improving your voice work with professional voice coach Tracey Hoyt.  We will cover setting up a home studio, voice relaxation, and professional voice recording & voice over.

Voice Work

Thursday, July 15th 12-1:30 pm  (Home Studio)
Tuesday, July 20th 12-1:30 pm (Vocal Relaxation)
Thursday, July 22nd 12-1:30 pm (Professional Voice Recording & Voice Over)

For more details or questions, please contact