The Commission on Pathways Through Graduate School posted a study that shows while recent graduates are prepared in their disciplines, many lack skills and knowledge in areas like working on teams, entrepreneurship, communication, and project management. The Professional Development Program is designed to address these needs
Our full-time faculty are seasoned professionals in their disciplines as well as experienced teachers and mentors, and they are complemented by part-time faculty who are active practitioners in their fields. Whether students want to start a business, find an internship or hash through career decisions, they will find an open door and a resourceful sounding board in CLE faculty.
The PDP Program offers a multitude of courses each semester that address the needs of the professional audience.
Explore the available courses included in the CLE Professional Development Program.
A complete list of course offerings
Fall 2021 Modules
Explore the Professional Development Courses for Fall Semester 2021.
They are a group of courses for Johns Hopkins students and post-docs who already are enrolled in graduate programs and want to improve their knowledge of business management and entrepreneurial topics, as well as in topics related to classroom teaching and lab set-up.
The first four modules were offered in fall 2013, with more added each semester; they will be offered on a rotating schedule. Some 20 different modules have run since the program’s inception.
Each course is a half-semester in length (seven weeks), and meet once a week, for 2.5 hours. This means, some classes begin in the middle of the traditional ASEN semester.
The primary module topics are communications, collaborative problem solving, leadership, management and entrepreneurship, and personal growth. There are a number of different courses related to each of these main topics.
Yes, some classes such as Developing a Business Plan expect/encourage you to use ideas you are working on as part of the content for the class.