Graduate Professional Development Program Survey: Towards a National Strategy

Graduate Professional Development Program Survey

General Information

Office responsible for graduate development programs:
Contact name:
Contact information:
Name of program:
Social media accounts related to program:
Who is responsible for updating information for websites?

Graduate Professional Development Programs

What sessions are available, in person or online? (workshops, webinars, blog, etc.)
Are there sessions specifically for international students?
Are there mentorship or internships opportunities included in the program?
What skills or competencies do the sessions focus on?
List sessions by topic and identify those in highest demand.
Who is eligible for sessions? (students, postdocs, alumni, etc.)
Are professional development programs mandatory for students to graduate; or are they part of a student-supervisor checklist?
Does the program offer academic credit or formal recognition (badges, certificates, etc.) to participants?
Who develops and delivers the sessions? (graduate studies, other departments, students, professors, alumni, external organizations, etc.)
How are the sessions promoted?
How do participants register? (through a centralized system or a partner company)
Is there additional cost or fees for registrants?

Statistic Information

How many sessions run each year?
How many staff members are involved in administering the central sessions?
What are the registration capacities and participation rates? (per each session, total enrolment, breakdown in number of students/ postdocs/alumni, breakdown by faculty etc.)
How is participation in sessions tracked?
Is there information available to measure the effectiveness of attending sessions and securing employment after graduation?

Departmental Level

Do departments offer professional development programs internally? If so, which?
Are there collaborative offerings between departments and the graduate professional development program office?

General Questions

Do you incorporate labor market information and outcomes into the development of specific components of graduate professional development programs?
Do you incorporate strategies for developing positive relationships with employers?
Is there any additional information you would like to share?