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VIP Professional Development – Mitigating Implicit Bias

Marquez Hall 1600 Arapahoe St., Golden, CO, United States

This three-part interactive workshop unpacks implicit/unconscious bias, invites participants to consider their own biases and the ways biases manifest in an organization. Specific strategies and skill-building are offered for minimizing them on both personal and organizational levels. The workshop is facilitated by Mines DI&A Ambassadors and sponsored by the Vallejo Irvine Program for Professional Development. This […]

Free

VIP Presents: “The Fine Art of Building Business Relationships” Keynote and Etiquette Dinner

Ben H. Parker Student Center 1200 16th St., Golden, CO, United States

Join Debra Fine, former engineer, now nationally recognized keynote speaker, trainer and bestselling author, for her fast-paced, interactive and entertaining presentation. Together we’ll laugh, learn and leave with insightful and informative conversation skills and networking techniques on how to strike up conversations and keep them going, avoid conversation “killers”, and come across as composed and self-assured when […]

VIP Presents: Cross-Industry Communication: Lessons from Leading a City’s First Mixed Income Housing Development

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO, United States

It’s not easy to bring people from different industries together.  It’s even more challenging to get people with very different opinions—real estate developers, environmentalists, local residents, government officials, and engineers—to work together.  Meg O’Connell has first-hand experience uniting diverse stakeholders around a common project.  Learn how she’s led diverse teams to build the first mixed […]

Free

VIP Presents: The Power of Feedback w/ Kerry Siggins

Starzer Welcome Center 1812 Illinois St., Golden, CO, United States

Want to learn how a CEO handles challenging conversations? Join Kerry Siggins, Mines alumna and CEO of global manufacturer StoneAge Tools, for a practical session on giving and receiving feedback. You’ll learn how to approach someone with feedback, how to structure feedback conversations, and how to appropriately follow up afterwards.  Kerry will share how her commitments to authenticity, […]

Free

VIP Presents: Design Your Career w/Dr. Sid Saleh

Brown Hall 1610 Illinois St., Golden, CO, United States

Dr. Sid Saleh of the McNeil Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation joins us to discuss how you can chart a fulfilling career path and stand out to potential employers now and in the future.  This workshop will tie a variety of concepts including your personal brand, team communication, collaboration, networking, and storytelling to showcase how […]

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VIP Professional Development Symposium

Green Center 924 16th Street, Golden, CO, United States

The Mines VIP Professional Development program will be hosting our first annual VIP symposium on March 31, 2022 to celebrate and advance professional development efforts at Mines.  New York Times best-selling author and keynote speaker Lindsey Pollak will be joining us to talk about navigating your career in today’s rapidly evolving employment and work landscape, […]

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VIP Presents: An Awkward Person’s Guide to Networking (Pre-Mixer Workshop)

McNeil Hall 1400 Maple St., Golden, CO, United States

Do you find it hard to walk up to people and strike up a conversation? Networking doesn't have to be as scary and as painful as it many make it out to be.  More often than not, we let fear take over and we get in our own heads about how to navigate this crucial […]

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VIP Presents: Intern Launch Workshop

Ben H. Parker Student Center 1200 16th St., Golden, CO, United States

Want to learn how to maximize your success in an internship? Join us to learn more about how to stand out to prospective employers, tips on transitioning into the role and managing work projects and relationships. Hear from a Mines student panel on ways to stand out, their own internship experiences and useful advice.  Co-hosted […]

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2nd Annual Vip Professional Development Symposium

Ben H. Parker Student Center 1200 16th St., Golden, CO, United States

The Vallejo Irvine Program for Professional Development (VIP) is proud to host our 2nd annual VIP Professional Development Symposium on Wednesday, March 1st from 4:00 – 6:30 pm in the […]