PhD Professional Development

This page supports the Johns Hopkins University PhD Leadership Education and Development workshop series (PHD-LEAD), funded by a grant under the PhD Professional Development Innovation Initiative (PPDII).


Past and Upcoming Programming


Topic Date/Time Instructor
Business or Contract Law (TBD) TBD TBD
Entrepreneurship: An Introduction to the Business Model Canvas February 24, 2021, noon to 1:30pm Prof. Supriya Munshaw
Accounting for the Non-Accountant: Manage Your Organization Better January 20, 2021, noon to 1:30pm

Prof. Jordan Rippy

Mentoring for Professional Success Nov. 4, 2020, noon to 2pm Vice-Dean Kevin Frick
Leading Teams Oct. 7 2020, noon to 1:30pm Prof. Chris Myers
Developing Effective Communication Skills Sep. 18 2020, noon to 2pm Prof. Steven Cohen
Digital Marketing & Personal Branding  Aug. 5, 2020, noon to 1:30pm Prof. Chris Harris
Negotiation Strategies for Professional Success  July 9, 2020, noon to 1:30pm Prof. Brian Gunia
Personal Finance for Ph.D. Students   June 10, 2020, noon to 1:30pm  Prof. Yuval Bar-Or
Contract and Salary Negotiation  May 13, 2020, noon to 1:30pm Prof. Yuval Bar-Or


If you're a PhD student or equivalent at one of the 7 Johns Hopkins Schools,* you may add yourself to the mailing list to be informed of upcoming professional development workshops.

* The JHU Schools involved in this initiative are:

  1. Bloomberg School of Public Health
  2. Krieger School of Arts and Science
  3. School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
  4. School of Education
  5. School of Medicine
  6. School of Nursing
  7. Whiting School of Engineering

Business Essentials Certificate of Completion

Attending seven unique sessions offered in this program along with a professional development session offered by your school's career office makes you automatically eligible for a Business Essentials Certificate of Completion from the Carey Executive Education office. We track attendance at each session so we'll be able to confirm your eligibility. Once your attendance is confirmed the certificate will be processed and an electronic version will be sent to you. Please contact Dr. Yuval Bar-Or at the Carey Business School with any questions.


You may use the Contact Us page on this site to reach out with any questions or suggestions. Please indicate clearly in the subject line that your comment is related to the PPDII.

Disclaimer: Johns Hopkins University is not involved in the Pillars of Wealth initiative. This page simply serves as a temporary location for eligible JHU graduate students to sign up for information regarding professional development workshops to be delivered online or on the JHU campus.