The Endurance PhD Program was developed by Leslie Ellen Blood, PhD, to address common graduate student concerns as they transition from students to scholars. This five-year accountability program teaches students how to succeed in graduate school while providing important structures to support their newfound scholastic independence. Endurance PhD is backed by best-practices curriculum and original research on habits and productivity. Sign up today and set yourself up for a lifetime of success.
Grad+ seminars will be moved to an on-line format using Canvas as of March 16.
- Click on the appropriate link below according to your chosen seminar to activate/enroll in your Canvas page. Zoom meeting links have been posted in the Canvas announcements for each seminar.
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What is this group about?
Graduate students face unique challenges when it comes to balancing multiple projects in addition to research, publishing, and teaching obligations. The dissertation process can be particularly isolating. This accountability seminar helps graduate students working on their dissertations to set goals, manage their time efficiently, and maintain good writing habits, while fostering relationships with peers across disciplines.
The goal of the seminars is to improve work efficiency and productivity while keeping each other accountable on dissertation writing goals. This seminar focuses on managing four-hour productivity blocks.
For the first 30 minutes of the workshop, we review skills and tools for time management and productivity. The second half of the hour is devoted to accountability, where each participant reports on their progress and goals for the week (e.g., “This week I’m going to finish the outline for Chapter 3.”)
How often do I attend these seminars?
Participants attend one seminar every week online via Zoom. Consistent attendance is crucial for accountability: You have to show up and report to your peers on your dissertation progress. The goal is to create a consistent group that meets weekly, rather than irregular drop-in workshops.
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