Professional Development Programs

The PhD Project is committed to providing our doctoral students and faculty with opportunities and resources to promote their professional development.

AAA Audit Educator’s Bootcamp

The AAA Audit Educator’s Bootcamp, held each June, includes discussions of current practices related to the auditing profession. Coverage will include various topics including audit planning, internal controls, risk, materiality and substantive testing. Participants will receive a set of materials that they can customize for use in their classrooms as well as a list of available resources for audit-related teaching materials.

While it is directed to faculty, the organizers have provided The PhD Project with a limited number of spaces for doctoral students who are ABD and teaching or intend to teach auditing once on faculty. Please contact Myrna Varner by April 15th for details about this year’s event.

Aspiring Leaders Program – partnering with AACSB International

The PhD Project is proud to host the Aspiring Leaders Program with AACSB. Held each July for tenured PhD Project faculty, this program addresses all leadership roles from department chairs through provost and is facilitated by our friend, and Dean Emeritus, Dr. Andy Policano. For more information on this exciting program, contact Myrna Varner.

CARMA – Consortium for Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis

CARMA Affiliate Programs are a set of free programs offered in partnership with professional associations and groups from fields of management. Their focus is educating faculty and graduate students on discipline appropriate research methods. These programs allow access to resources already developed by CARMA, as well as new events developed for and in partnership with CARMA Affiliates.

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Strategies for Teaching Success – partnering with Bentley University

In July 2015, Bentley University piloted a program for PhD Project members to address teaching skills. This invitation only session has become an annual event, held each June for new and emerging faculty.  For more information contact Myrna Varner.

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The PhD Project and Baruch College Research Symposium

The PhD Project and the Baruch College at the City University of New York, invite doctoral students who are members of the PhD Project to apply to participate in the annual PhD Project – Baruch College Research Symposium in New York City. Accepted students will be designated PhD Project – Baruch College Doctoral Research Fellows.  For more information contact Myrna Varner.

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East Carolina Emerging Scholars

The East Carolina University (ECU) Emerging Scholars Symposium, held each October, is a program for scholars nearing the end of their terminal degree studies and recent graduates, including postdoctoral scholars. The program is designed to diversify East Carolina University’s faculty pipeline with emphasis on groups underrepresented in their field. Participants in this program will (1) engage with ECU academic leaders, (2) learn about faculty life at ECU, and (3) showcase their research.

Program Benefits

  • Networking dinners with academic leaders and faculty
  • Research presentations to faculty and students
  • Campus and community tours
  • Workshops and panel discussions regarding faculty careers at ECU

Please contact Myrna Varner by September 30th for details about this year’s event.

Providence College Case Writing Workshop

This summer case writing workshop, held in June, was motivated by the need for more diversity representation in business school curricula – especially in business school cases. Participants will hear from journal editors about how to source ideas and material for cases, about case publishing and about the importance of case teaching notes. AACSB staff will discuss the role case publishing can play in AACSB standards for faculty qualification and for impact. An interactive case “hackathon” will help you flesh out a case idea and develop a project plan for writing and submitting a case for publication in a peer-reviewed journal in 2022. This is open to both doctoral students and faculty members. There is no fee for the workshop, and you must commit to participating on both days.

Please contact Myrna Varner for details about this year’s event.

KPMG Board Fit

KPMG Board Leadership Center’s Board Fit program is an outgrowth of KPMG’s commitment to boardroom excellence and the importance of strong, diverse boards. Board Fit is conducted by our center’s board and governance experts.

For more information on these programs, please contact Myrna Varner.